New to me 2014 Honda Pilot!

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I'm not trying to go against your advice but I already had the gaskets and parts off.

I got it all back together.

New mahle gaskets fit well.
Lubed with a finger smear of oil on new gaskets.
Lower gasket needed a very slight amount of coaxing into place around strainer.
After holding it there for a minute it stayed in correct position for install.

Leak seems to be gone now now after driving around the block.

Does the valve always have oil flowing through it? Or only when VTEC engages?

Some sediment in strainer and lower middle channel. Guy must have been running Wix XP rock catchers before I got it. 🤣
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I think you may find some sludge in the front head after you remove the valve covers.
 

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I think you may find some sludge in the front head after you remove the valve covers.
Do you replace the VCG's proactively? I typically only take them off if they are leaking or I have to remove to check valve clearance.
When I got my odyssey at 110k the pcv was plugged as well as the channel it flows though in the upper intake manifold cover.
 
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Do you replace the VCG's proactively? I typically only take them off if they are leaking or I have to remove to check valve clearance.
When I got my odyssey at 110k the pcv was plugged as well as the channel it flows though in the upper intake manifold cover.
You're due for a valve clearance check anyway.
 
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Looks like you did well! That Pilot looks very clean. I hope it serves you well for years to come.
 

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So I ordered a set of weathertech mats for the Pilot.

1st,2nd and 3rd row

And here's what came in the mail today...
Sure seemed like a lot of boxes.
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Maybe they thought my pilot had a 4th and 5th row too? 🤷
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They sent me an extra 2nd row and an extra 3rd row...?
....coming to FB marketplace soon....
 
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