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Hey guys, I'm Gerard. Just bought a 06 ridgeline rtl. It has 230km (143miles) I love it so far. It has a very detailed service history. Since I bought it iv done the engine, trans, centre and rear diff oils. Timing belt, water pump, front and rear rotors and spark plugs were done 15km ago. Just replaced the pcv valve today. Plan to replace the radiator soon. Just had a look and the washers today and there is no rust at all, but it's got to go. Can you recommend anything else that should be done help keep up reliability.
 

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Congratulations on your "New to You" Ridgeline

Very nice early post, with Pictures no less..

Best of Luck, Enjoy the Ride!!!

Overall, that sounds like a pretty complete list.

Maybe Brake Fluid and Power Steering Fluid, the Brake Fluid should be done every 3yrs, so your close to what should be the 4th change, Honda recommend's the fluid to come out in a different than standard order, Drivers Front, Passengers Front, Passengers Rear, Then Drivers Rear. Others have done the typical furthest from the Master Cylinder to closest, without issue, YMMV.

http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/71-problems-issues/87505-you-should-bleed-your-brakes-here-why.html

As for the Power Steering, it's not in the MM system, and there is no yearly interval, those in cold climates, have found a whine or squeal as the from PS system, as the fluid ages, and either develops contaminates or water? Some have gone the extra "mile" and replaced the PS Reservoir, which has a small metal screen/mesh which seems to 'develop' contaminates or residue. There are also a few 'O-rings' which are simple to replace about the same time.

http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/7-under-hood-performance/38889-power-steering-fluid.html

http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/7-under-hood-performance/43780-changing-power-steering-fluid.html

http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/71-problems-issues/122682-2006-power-steering-noise-when-cold-new-pump.html

http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/7-under-hood-performance/39728-diy-power-steering-fluid-leak-fix.html


Maybe update your profile, and provide some info, such as where your located, and YMM (year, make & model) of your G1, there are a few things which seem to happen in certain regions of the country, dealerships recommended for parts or service and so on
 

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The only thing I can think of that you and mak didn't cover is a valve adjustment. I'm a strong believer in having that service done at least by the TB/WP service.

Sounds like your new-to-you RL is in great shape!
 

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Wow great info thanks guys. Checked the service history on the vehicle. Valve adjustment was done with timing belt 15km ago thankfully. How often is the valve adjustment to be done? Also the 2 rear callipers were changed with the rotors but it doesn't say if they flushed out the whole system. So I'll do it anyway. the power steering got a flush at 185km so 45km ago. How often would you recommend it is changed.
 

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Valves are supposed to be done when "they get noisy", that would be the paraphrase/condensed version from the owners manual. Problem is this Honda V6, the valves have been determined to "get tight" there by making less noise. Some are doing it with the timing belt, others have done them by about 150k miles / 240k km. Personally I'd say your good for a while.

Glad to hear you'll do your brake fluid, while in there clean & lube the slider pins, and clean the stainless steel pad clips. Watch for corrosion, it's caused pads and/or calipers to sieze & ware prematurely.

As for the PS Fluid, sounds like it was done recently. Many of us have been doing the "turkey baster" suck and replace with each oil change, for now you may want to just do that. You'll get familiar with the current color, and can best decide when to do it again
 
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