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Old 23 Sep 2015, 01:09 pm
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Default 2010 RDX Trans Fluid Replace

Just got a warning to change Trans and Diff Fluids at about 85,000
miles.
Is this a calculated warning based on miles and driving conditions or
are there sensors that actually detect fluid condition?
That is, should I have the fluids changed now or is it safe to wait a
few thousand miles until the next oil change?
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Old 23 Sep 2015, 02:58 pm
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Default Re: 2010 RDX Trans Fluid Replace

In article <7cq50bt2dehcd120j3fg9b0kn1c5hqt7ei@4ax.com>, BF@nowhere.net
wrote:

> Just got a warning to change Trans and Diff Fluids at about 85,000
> miles.
> Is this a calculated warning based on miles and driving conditions or
> are there sensors that actually detect fluid condition?
> That is, should I have the fluids changed now or is it safe to wait a
> few thousand miles until the next oil change?


AFAIK, all of the Maintenance Minder items are driven by algorithms that
indicate when the fluids need changed.

It's based on things the cars are already monitoring: miles,
temperature, cold starts, RPMs, etc. All these things are thrown into
the mix and taken into account by the Maintenance Minder.

I don't believe there are any sensors actually looking at the fluids, no.
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Old 23 Sep 2015, 06:29 pm
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Default Re: 2010 RDX Trans Fluid Replace

Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
> In article <7cq50bt2dehcd120j3fg9b0kn1c5hqt7ei@4ax.com>, BF@nowhere.net
> wrote:
>
>> Just got a warning to change Trans and Diff Fluids at about 85,000
>> miles.
>> Is this a calculated warning based on miles and driving conditions or
>> are there sensors that actually detect fluid condition?
>> That is, should I have the fluids changed now or is it safe to wait a
>> few thousand miles until the next oil change?

>
> AFAIK, all of the Maintenance Minder items are driven by algorithms that
> indicate when the fluids need changed.
>
> It's based on things the cars are already monitoring: miles,
> temperature, cold starts, RPMs, etc. All these things are thrown into
> the mix and taken into account by the Maintenance Minder.
>
> I don't believe there are any sensors actually looking at the fluids, no.
>

Likewise on MDX. I got the code and have them replaced. Good insurance.
Since new I always used dealer service whenever code pops up. Also
timing belt and water pump. This '08 MDX is still running like new.

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Old 24 Sep 2015, 09:06 am
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Default Re: 2010 RDX Trans Fluid Replace

On Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:29:38 -0600, Tony Hwang <dragon40@shaw.ca>
wrote:

>Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
>> In article <7cq50bt2dehcd120j3fg9b0kn1c5hqt7ei@4ax.com>, BF@nowhere.net
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Just got a warning to change Trans and Diff Fluids at about 85,000
>>> miles.
>>> Is this a calculated warning based on miles and driving conditions or
>>> are there sensors that actually detect fluid condition?
>>> That is, should I have the fluids changed now or is it safe to wait a
>>> few thousand miles until the next oil change?

>>
>> AFAIK, all of the Maintenance Minder items are driven by algorithms that
>> indicate when the fluids need changed.
>>
>> It's based on things the cars are already monitoring: miles,
>> temperature, cold starts, RPMs, etc. All these things are thrown into
>> the mix and taken into account by the Maintenance Minder.
>>
>> I don't believe there are any sensors actually looking at the fluids, no.
>>

>Likewise on MDX. I got the code and have them replaced. Good insurance.
>Since new I always used dealer service whenever code pops up. Also
>timing belt and water pump. This '08 MDX is still running like new.


Thanks both.
Tony, I believe the RDX vTech engine has a timing chain. Anyone know?
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Old 24 Sep 2015, 07:15 pm
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Default Re: 2010 RDX Trans Fluid Replace

BF@nowhere.net wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:29:38 -0600, Tony Hwang <dragon40@shaw.ca>
> wrote:
>
>> Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
>>> In article <7cq50bt2dehcd120j3fg9b0kn1c5hqt7ei@4ax.com>, BF@nowhere.net
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Just got a warning to change Trans and Diff Fluids at about 85,000
>>>> miles.
>>>> Is this a calculated warning based on miles and driving conditions or
>>>> are there sensors that actually detect fluid condition?
>>>> That is, should I have the fluids changed now or is it safe to wait a
>>>> few thousand miles until the next oil change?
>>>
>>> AFAIK, all of the Maintenance Minder items are driven by algorithms that
>>> indicate when the fluids need changed.
>>>
>>> It's based on things the cars are already monitoring: miles,
>>> temperature, cold starts, RPMs, etc. All these things are thrown into
>>> the mix and taken into account by the Maintenance Minder.
>>>
>>> I don't believe there are any sensors actually looking at the fluids, no.
>>>

>> Likewise on MDX. I got the code and have them replaced. Good insurance.
>> Since new I always used dealer service whenever code pops up. Also
>> timing belt and water pump. This '08 MDX is still running like new.

>
> Thanks both.
> Tony, I believe the RDX vTech engine has a timing chain. Anyone know?
>

Yes, 2nd gen. RDX has chain.
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