Last post on Mar 23, 2013 at 12:10 PM
You are in the Honda CR-V
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Honda CR-V, SUV
Jun 27, 2011 (6:54 am)
I would like to put a tow hitch on my 2004 CRV. What is the tow rating for it and also, I would like to tow a Pop up trailer. What weight POP up trailer should I get
#16202 of 16202 Re: 2004 Honda CRV [blueiedgod]
Mar 23, 2013 (12:10 pm)
I read elsewhere recently you too have an 05 CRV with a stick. Curious your mpg and your driving style to get said fuel mileage?
There aren't very many sticks out there. There are times I would like the 5 sp auto, but if you really have to get up and GO, as in aggressive merging or passing on 2 lanes, the sticks will just annihilate the autos. The difference is like having a V6 under the hood. Do you find that? So many parasitic losses with an auto I guess. I miss the tall final drive ratios that all the autos have tho. Our highway mileage would be better if it had the identical ratio. Of course it would not be as quick if it did..I think due to the lower gearing, the stick CRV will beat a stick Accord of the same year. I suspect the Accord gets much taller gearing even with the stick. Their weight is similar, but the AWD has very noticeable hydraulic drag on the CRV's...and of course pushes a lot more air if the speeds are higher..
Also, did you purchase Honda Manual Tran Fluid to replace yours yet? Or did you use a different fluid? If you have gotten into this, I am curious about another drain plug on it...It is towards the front of the tran..same side as the vertical drain and fill plug but fowards from there on the front and is on an angle. Appears to be 12 or 13mm bolt head. Was getting dark when doing my oil change the other day and back was killing me, so never did get around to measuring it. Do you know if that is an extra drain area that maybe few people know about? I know my old Matrix (AWD) had two drain areas for the tranny and few knew about it.