How long a PM history do you have for current van? If you know it's been well maintained for a lot of years, could be worth it.I love this van and except for paint peeling is in good shape, but with that many miles should I do a tranny replacement or buy another van?
Are certain years better than others?
Mechanically, the '07 LX and EX were the same as the '08-'10 LX and EX. I assume kernel meant to include those years. However, the '07 EX-L is "recommended" over the '08-'10 EX-L, since the '07 has the less-problematic VCM-1. It is also recommended over the '05-'06 EX-L, since the '07 has a stronger transmission.Would you also include the '08-'10 without VCM (LX, EX) since they are also Gen 3, or did something else get changed?
I believe some 08-09 had cam issues with the J series
I believe the camshaft issues were prevalent with the VCM-2 J35A7. I'm not sure if the issue was actually VCM related or if it just coincidentally was a manufacturing defect with those specific engines.I believe those were mostly VCM engines, though. I don't think non-VCM J35s were really affected. And the cam issues affected a very small number of VCM engines, anyhow.