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Old 01-05-10, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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06 MDX blown head gasket at 55K

Yup, Acura service manager could not believe it either. Check engine light came on, coolant in #4 cylinder. Acura is fixing it under 7/70 Powertrain warranty. They are ordering a new head in case it's not just the gasket.

Seems like a truly isolated incident. Though after they fix it I am going to be worried about the other head as well .

So what do you guys think ?

Should I worry ? Ever hear of anything like this happening to an MDX ?

Car was never overheated, and the first / only symptom was the check engine light.
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Honestly haven't heard this on the 3.5L engine.

Somebody else my have experience with this, but I'm kind of worried for our Pilot now!
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I think this is just a single incident. I have never heard of the J series V6's blowing head gaskets.
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Old 01-08-10, 07:22 PM   #4
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Fixed, put about 20 miles on it so far, all checks out. They said the head was slightly warped. It looks like this never happens and chalk it up to a 1 in a million defect. Hopefully we will last another 80K or so . The MDX is the wife's I drove a TSX while they had the MDX, not I kinda want one.
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