Great write up......!!!!
Thanks. Fortunately for me, I am doing the diff on my son's CR-V first. The CR-V takes less than 1.5 qt, so I should have extra fluid for the Passport.You need get 3 quarts, 2 was not quite enough on the Pilot and Ridgeline to get to the correct level.
Confirmed on the Passport that it is best to have a 3 quarts available, because...You need get 3 quarts, 2 was not quite enough on the Pilot and Ridgeline to get to the correct level.
As Mt.Man and DudeCS posted earlier, pumping the fluid is different than pouring the fluid ...... impossible to pump entire contents of quart container; hoses & pump retain some fluid (pump inefficiency). You may only use a small amount of fluid from the third container, but keep adding fluid until it lightly flows out of fill hole. Retain this unused fluid for use during your next change (second change only requires purchase of 2 quarts since you will have the unused portion you retained to account for that pump inefficiency).Not sure why the manual calls for 1.92 qts. yet you mention needing 2 1/2 qts.
Does the vehicle need to be level (as opposed to the rear being elevated) in order to properly check the level? Would having the front of the vehicle tipped downward affect how much fluid the case will hold before it trickles out?I did my ‘19 today. Simple. I ran the rear wheels on my ramps, removed the fill plug, the drain plug to drain the fluid and pumped 2-1/2 quarts of fluid into the rear end. I replaced both crush gaskets and torqued to 35#. I can’t imagine paying a dealer to do this.
It would be best to have the vehicle level, because the fill plug is at the rear. If not significantly more fluid, it may not be a problem. If you don't mind being on your back and able, there is ample room under the car for servicing.Does the vehicle need to be level (as opposed to the rear being elevated) in order to properly check the level? Would having the front of the vehicle tipped downward affect how much fluid the case will hold before it trickles out?
I keep reading that it's best to change it at 30k. Thoughts?
Honda doesn't detail specific mileage or timelines for most of its maintenance items; instead relies on Maintenance Minder. Below are some Recommended service details.My understanding is that you change every 15,000 miles. Never had a vehicle that required this type of service in over 50 years. [Head Scratch]