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#16166 of 16202 2002 CRV Clutch Oil Reservoir
Jan 12, 2010 (7:47 pm)
My wife's CRV manual show a clutch reservoir that you can check oil level and top it up just like the steering wheel and brake reservoirs. I cannot see it anywhere under the hood!
Does it apply only if you have a stick shift?
#16167 of 16202 Re: 2002 CRV Clutch Oil Reservoir [pt95148]
Jan 13, 2010 (4:51 am)
Yes, only for manual transmission vehicles.
#16168 of 16202 RE: keeping the car you have [steve_]
Jan 14, 2010 (11:58 am)
I'll have to go have a read there when I have more time...
but let me guess...they are saying the demise in the manual tranny is inevitable?
And will be replaced with CVT's I suppose?
I urge anyone who considers buying a relatively high miler used CVT car.
You think automatics are expensive to rebuild?? You better be sitting down when you price out the CVT rebuild..
And like it or not, the news will spread, once we encounter a few high miler CVT vehicles. It is just now starting to happen.
And when the news spreads, this will have a direct affect on the depreciative value of your used car/trader-in.
One of the reasons they want to pursue CVT's is because it just makes their use, easier to integrate into hybrid systems. Yet again another sham until we discover a far far better battery technology than we have so far.
Just my 5 pennies..
#16169 of 16202 Re: 2002 CRV Clutch Oil Reservoir [pt95148]
Jan 14, 2010 (12:02 pm)
I'll run down and have a look at mine and tell you where to look ok?
Also, thanks to those who replied about how far they fuel it up when refueling.
Ok, so the clutch fluid reservoir is just to the right of the brake fluid one. It is mounted on a steel bracket bolted to the side of the shock tower. It has a grey plastic screw on lid, about 1.5 inch dia (approx)
It's not hiding at all, right up easy to see. I didn't have my glasses but think it said to use DOT3 brake fluid stenciled on the lid, same as brakes is my guess...someone here can confirm.
#16170 of 16202 RE: keeping the car you have [gimmestdtranny]
Jan 15, 2010 (11:14 am)
A new clutch is cheapest, and that didn't stop the slushbox from taking over market share from the manual, 93 vs. 7 percent.
#16171 of 16202 RE: keeping the car you have [ateixeira]
Jan 15, 2010 (11:28 am)
What you say is only true in NA.
And we tend to be lazy, and we tend to not want to take responsibility for our inadequacies, so look for ways to lower the bar and ease of admission. (ease of acquiring a licence/entitlement to drive).
Personally, I think if it was mandatory to get/be tested your licence, using a standard tranny, then our roads would automatically be a lot safer, because then we would have true drivers, rather than just people being behind the wheel. If, after getting their licence, they choose to drive an automatic, then so be it, but at least they would have indicated the skills necessary to really know and appreciate true friction and it's relativity to what is going on under them and with the tires to the road.
Like it or not, there is a very real visceral difference between the communication of a car and it's operator, dependent upon which tranny it has.
#16172 of 16202 RE: keeping the car you have [gimmestdtranny]
Jan 15, 2010 (11:32 am)
Here they spend the whole time in Driver's Ed teaching you how to parallel park. A skill most people forget about a week after they pass the test.
#16173 of 16202 Re: keeping the car you have [isellhondas]
Jan 15, 2010 (11:21 pm)
Just the person I need to talk to. Would you purchase a 2006 CR-V SE for about 11 grand less than a 2010 EX-L? (17,000 compared to 28,000). Same engine and drivetrain (from what I can gather) in each vehicle. I guess it comes down to personal preference, but I still would appreciate your opinion.
#16174 of 16202 Re: keeping the car you have [johnnymurph]
Jan 18, 2010 (6:01 pm)
Power from that engine had crept up consistently, FWIW. The boost it got this year has been praised by the media who have tested it.
It's always hard to compare new vs. used, though. Is the used one certified?
#16175 of 16202 crv rollover accident
Jan 19, 2010 (5:40 pm)
My grandparents were in a rollover accident but the none of the airbags deployed. Thank god that the only injurys they received were only a few bumps and bruises. Does anyone know if the crv has rollover sensors because I would think that this kind of accident would at least trigger the frontal airbags to deploy. btw they bought the crv new and model year is the second generation (2002-2006). thanks