Which oil change was that (2nd, 3rd)? I saw where someone else needed it changed at 12,400 miles (corresponded with an oil change as well). I'm at 13,200 and 20% oil life left on my current oil (has been changed once) and was wondering if it would come due the same time as the oil change. I plan to do this oil change myself.ladyridge said:I had mine first changed at my last oil change which was at around 17K at the dealer.
I knew this, but it's nice to have an idea of what mileage this will occur at, so if I'm about to go on a trip I'll know whether to get the service early or not.Lingered_I said:You should replace the rear diff oil when the Maintenance Minder shows a '6'
For me...it was because I have have 20K+ miles and I tow frequently in hilly areas. I like it better safe than sorry.mcneon said:What's up with such a short diff oil change interval? I've never heard of having to change this so often, especially in a light-duty vehicle. Even a couple of diesel trucks I've owned recommended no less than 60,000 miles.
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Bob in Nashville
mcneon said:What's up with such a short diff oil change interval? I've never heard of having to change this so often, especially in a light-duty vehicle. Even a couple of diesel trucks I've owned recommended no less than 60,000 miles.
There are clutches in the rear differential of the Ridgeline -- you never had those on a diesel truck.
Okay, I can buy that. I was thinking that there's nothing to contaminate the oil back there, but wearing clutches create a different situation.Desert Ridge said:There are clutches in the rear differential of the Ridgeline -- you never had those on a diesel truck.
I've seen a couple in town...a red and a white one. I've also seen a blue one in Gordonsville (about 20 miles east of Lebanon where I work). I actually saw the blue one before I got mine. I occasionally see one on the interstate going to and fro work.mcneon said:Hey, swampler in Lebanon - any other Ridgelines out your way? In my disguise as a mild-mannered Realtor, I'm all over Nashville every day. So far I've seen a total of maybe ten Rigelines.
the dealer is correct, 7500 if driving under severe conditions for the first, then every 15000.UglyTruckling said:I just had my first oil change at about 6300 miles (at 15%), and the dealer's service manager tried to convince me I should have the rear differential fluid changed. When I balked, he said that it depends on driving conditions, and that if you drive mostly freeway, not much stop and go, no trailering, then you can wait until 15,000 miles, otherwise this particular dealer recommends 7500 miles. I'm going to wait and check with a more trusted, independent mechanic.
I remember the Acura dealer service people singing the same 7500 mile tune with our ex-MDX. And I remember being quite surprised at the cost.