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  1. 2011 MDX Reliability

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    I have a 2011 MDX Advance with 119,000 miles and going strong. I did my timing belt service (+belts, water pump, etc.) at 116,000 miles. I plan to keep it at least until 200K miles.. It still feels and rides solid. It even runs better than when I bought it, since I did an alignment, put good...
  2. Staggered wheels

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    Sorry for the delay.. My computer is in a box since we are changing all the floors in our house. I just took a couple of new pictures in a hurry.. I don't have my wheel adapters on, and my tires/wheels are 285/45R19 on 8.5" wheels.. There is plenty of space on the OEM wheel that has 45 mm...
  3. Hitch ? OEM or Third party.. Spare? Donut or full size

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    I use the OEM hitch and a full 285/45R19 full size tire spare with a cover. No problem at all with the OEM hitch. My full size spare tire has a TPMS but I align it to point to the hitch so that there are no problems with the TPMS sensors picking up the tire sensor by mistake. I decided to...
  4. Staggered wheels

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    I see they have removed all the old posts from years ago, where I had a series of photos from my wheel spacers, the front and rear look, and my 285/45R19 tires.. When I go home, I will get some photos and/or take some new ones.. It's too bad that the site forum decided to remove all those...
  5. Staggered wheels

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    I have been wanting to get the BMW staggered wheel setup too for some time. I never liked the 8.5" wheels since they are tucked in and too thin. I wish Acura will have 9" OEM wheels to begin with since I cannot go more than 285/45R19 tire size on a 8.5" wide wheel. I use Michelin 285/45R19...
  6. Thinking of letting the MDX go, cant find a proper alternative

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    I have a 2011 MDX Advance with 109,000 miles. Though since my 2011 MDX is still going strong and looking still new, I am going to see if I can keep it to 200K miles. But I have been thinking for the future and what is available now. The current MDX model, unluckily, is not for me. It does not...
  7. Stuck on park, vsa, sh-awd, abs after battery change!

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    Disconnect the battery again and leave it for 15 minutes and connect again to make sure all your modules boot/reset correctly. Make sure the battery connections are clean(sandpaper) and tight. Some new terminals are narrow and need to tighten securely. Check your ground connections to the...
  8. Cylinder with zero compression

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    Like people recommended, do a non-invasive inspection first, if you can capture images of the condition, it will be great. You may want a mechanic to open the engine valve cover to see if there are any hints of damage/issues. You can over-rev (until the limiter kicks in) the MDX if you are in...
  9. My 2012 MDX is burning oil, any others?

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    To check if it is carbon deposits increasing the compression ratio, you can perform a compression test on the cylinders and see if that is the case. You changed the PCV valve, and I wonder if there is a simple way to check the pressure inside the crankcase to make sure something else is not...
  10. OFF ROAD Trip MDX Edition.

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    Great post.. I use my MDX for light off-road too, and it is more than capable. My mdx has 6 gears, so the 1st gear gets closer to a usable low range gear. I come from 3 excellent Jeeps and later 2 Mercedes SUVs ML 320, and ML 500 V8, which had low range gears, and a low range down hill...
  11. Excessive Oil Consumption Question

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    Or like older folks do when this happens, use a 5-30 SAE synthetic oil that doesn't filter that easily through like the 5-20 but protects the engine too.
  12. 2012 cracked windshield

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    If you are in the Houston, TX area, it just runs $200.00 for a complete high quality (same as OEM) full windshield replacement. Mine crack, and I was pretty annoyed, but luckily I found a great place with same OEM quality (advance windshield, tint, electrostatic mirror, etc). What I like most...
  13. Best TIRE size for OEM Acura 19 x 8.5 wheels

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    Same at your own risk warning here.. I use the Michelin Latitude Diamaris HP 285/45R19 and used before the 285/45R19 Michelin Latitude Tour HP, too. I had already 4 sets of them, they are great but they are soft so they were fast. They have great wet braking braking and handling abilities. Don't...
  14. 2007 MDX wipers will not stop working.

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    Can't find the attach image in this new web layout.. I had to cut and paste info.. In short look at the Acura MDX service bulleting 10-011: B10-011 Windshield Wipers Intermittently Come On By Themselves.pdf Service Bulletin May 14, 2010, 10-011 © 2010 American Honda Motor Co., Inc...
  15. Brake Pads & Rotors, how many miles should they last?

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    Just to let you know that you can get good rotors from $50.00 each w/2 year full warranty replacement (front-Autozone?) and are very easy to change. Instructions can be found in the forum.. The dealer charged me $450.00+ dollars for front pads and resurfacing the the front rotors, and it did...
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