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Hi, I just changed my wife's CRV rear differential fluid and this is the second time. The first fluid change, I noticed the the unused Dual Pump II fluid color was like honey. For the the second time, I noticed that the color of the unused fluid is like pink or light red. I still have the left fluid from my first fluid changed as I only used about 1 1/3 quart total. Will appreciate if you could give any explanation or insight about this. Thanks in advance.
 

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Sounds like the red pink fluid you are talking about is VTM fluid, which is used for the differentials on Pilots and Ridgelines.

I know Honda changed their fluid a couple of years ago for the Dual pump Fluid. Dont recall if they also changed the color.
 

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It is always Good Practice to <<<shake>>> old or opened fluids before installing (even motor oil). (Of course, with motor oil you can leave the bottle draining upside-down in a funnel for several minutes...but you can't do that with diff fluid as easily)

The additives can settle out.
 

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Dual pump II should be a pinkish/red color. Honey colored wasn't dual pump II like you are supposed to use. Not sure what you used but it wasn't dual pump II the first time.

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