Today it shows “B16”. The “6” indicates that rear differential oil is being replaced.
My dealer’s total cost was $280 for the b16 service.
Registered. Just had the A16 service at 36,000 miles. This service includes oil change, VTM-4 fluid filtering, checking of all joints, brakes, fluids, etc..
You should always use genuine Honda fluids in your 2021 Pilot. If you regularly drive your Pilot at low speed at high altitudes or frequently tow trailers, it is recommended that you replace the differential fluid at the 7,500 mile mark and then again every 15,000 miles. p>
The liquid itself can cost anywhere from $30-$80, and the labor costs anywhere from $40-$70. All in all, you’re looking at somewhere in the $70 to $150 range to change your differential oil, depending on your vehicle, where you’re taking it, and how much differential oil it needs.
Typically, differential oil is changed every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. This is a difficult task and must therefore be performed by an experienced technician. Only an experienced mechanic can properly remove the old dissimilar fluid from your vehicle’s powertrain.
The Honda B service code also states that the engine oil needs to be replaced, but adds inspections for the following: front and rear brakes.
The basic service, labeled B16 in the cryptic maintenance computer, consisted of an oil and filter change and new rear differential oil. Although our 2014 Acura MDX has relatively low miles, one service technician said that all Acura vehicles with the SH-AWD powertrain require regular fluid changes.
Minder asks for a b16, you need an engine oil and filter change, rear differential service, front and rear brake service and tire changes. Maintenance.
Differential fluid, also known as transmission fluid, is the fluid that is poured into the rear differential case. It must lubricate the clutches, gears and bearings in the rear triangle. It also keeps all of those components cool so all the parts in the differential and belt don’t overheat.
If you regularly drive your vehicle in these conditions, have the differential oil changed every 7,500 miles (12,000 km) and then every 15,000 miles (24,000 km). Change the brake fluid every 3 years regardless of the maintenance indicator. Check idle speed every 160,000 miles (256,000 km).
About changing the transmission oil
Most new vehicles are equipped with an automatic transmission. As a result, there’s not really much maintenance to do. Still, most owner’s manuals recommend changing the transmission oil every 90,000 miles or so.
Most differentials require a fluid change after approximately 50,000 miles. If left too long or if the fluid is low, the differential will become noisy and may eventually fail. In this case, the gears can lock, locking the rear wheels and potentially causing major damage or even an accident.
Changing the fluid in a differential is almost as easy as changing the oil in the engine. However, the process may differ from vehicle to vehicle as some differentials only have two plugs – one for filling the fluid and one for draining – while other vehicles require the case cover to be removed.
Because the differential is in the back and under the car, it doesn’t get the star treatment that the engine gets in the front. But if the lubrication in the car differential fails, you won’t get very far. Luckily you only need to change this oil every 30,000 to 50,000 miles.
Average Differential Repair Cost
These are light repair jobs that cost between $200 and $400 depending on the make and model of your vehicle. However, if you have major damage to your differential that requires disassembly or overhaul, then you should expect to pay around $400 to $800 in repair costs.