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#5723 of 6928 Re: 2001 crv valve job [marleyw]
Dec 26, 2007 (2:04 pm)
I have a 2001 CRV which I have had maintaince done to the schedule in the owners manual. I now have 104,000 miles on it and 2 days ago it started running rough. Only to be told I burnt one of the intake valves. I am 2 hours from the nearest dealership and after talking with them they are telling me I should have had a valve adjustment every 30K miles-the owners manual says 105K. Does anyone know anything about this?
You have a really good case for Honda to pay for the head replacement. They put in the manual 105,000 mile interva for valve adjustments on the CR-V, but the same engine in the Integra gets 30,000 mile adjustments, and the same engine in Europe, I believe, requires 15,000 mile adjustment.
This is what happens when Marketing People, with out any engineering background, are allowed to work for a technology company.
Call Honda Corporate and open a case, stating exactly what happened, and how the manual is misleading.
#5724 of 6928 Is my CR-V oil life normal?
Dec 26, 2007 (7:06 pm)
Hi everyone, I have a CR-V 2007 LX. I bought it in May and now it's over 5000 miles. The oil life is still at 60%. Is it normal? Should I wait it drop to 15% for the first maintenance? Thanks.
#5725 of 6928 Re: Is my CR-V oil life normal? [starhusker]
Dec 27, 2007 (9:38 am)
Yes it means change oil soon it's up to you when you want to do this.
#5726 of 6928 Re: No "Pull to the Right" with OEM steel wheels [user777]
Dec 27, 2007 (5:36 pm)
Definitely torque steer. Notable during highway driving. No snow here in Florida and car runs from the middle lane to extreme right within seconds when accelerating. I've seen another explanation suggesting engine placement and shaft configuration are the culprits for this. I convinced the dealer to take back the vehicle in the first 2 days after purchase. He did not want an hysterical woman in his showroom and I was very close to that point. (LOL)
#5727 of 6928 Re: No "Pull to the Right" with OEM steel wheels [tinkerbell07]
Dec 28, 2007 (6:40 am)
Glad to hear the dealer worked with you. You might want to check out the new Nissan Rogue due to the design it has no PTR issues. I really like mine. IMO its quieter and has more power than a CRV and was a better choice for me than the CRV.
#5728 of 6928 Re: Is my CR-V oil life normal? [starhusker]
Jan 01, 2008 (1:47 pm)
My 2007 CR-V didn't hit 15% until almost 12k miles. It was driving me nuts, to wait for the indicator light to come on. They make a big deal about waiting until 15%, especially before the first oil change, due to the factory oil having special additives in it for the break-in period. The maintenance minder takes into account mileage, driving habits, and driving conditions. Wait until you hit 15%. Hang in there!
#5729 of 6928 "Re: Br(e)aking the Bank [blueiedgod]
Jan 01, 2008 (5:20 pm)
My daughter has a similar brake experience with her 2003 CRV bought new Jan 2003:
11,200 mi-Jan 05-Rear pads replaced (I attributed this to 2 upstate NY winters and not much driving while she was at college). Noticed lots of rust on rotors, even had them ground clean once by dealer no charge.
30,000 mi-Dec 06-Front rotors and pads replaced
35,000 mi-Dec 07-Rear rotors and pads replaced
I acknowledge my daughter doesn't drive the car much, but she's been in NJ & SE PA since June 06, not snow belt areas.
This doesn't sound like a brake part lubrication issue. It sounds like a manufacturing defect to me:
1. I read a couple of other messages on this board mentioning rotor rust "that accumulates when the car sits" and "makes a weird sliding/scraping noise, until the pads clear off the rust". I'm 56 and never heard of this with other cars.
2. Clearing off the rust seems to accelerate pad wear and leads to rotor replacement.
3. I have a 2001 Nissan Altima sitting in front of my house most of the time (my son's car), 36,000 mi on it but no rusty rotors, no rotor/pad replacements.
4. My wife has a 2004 CRV, 38,000 mi on it, but it's been garaged the whole 4 years--no brake work needed yet!
Sounds like routine outside weather rusts the rotors and wears out the brakes. Sounds like my daughter's in for rotor/pad replacements every 3 years or so even with her low mileage--ridiculous! It's going to be enough to buy a different car next time even though we like almost everything else about the CRV.
Any other suggestions/helpful comments for my daughter and other brake-suffering CRV owners are welcome!
#5730 of 6928 Re: Honda CRV 2002 45000 mile service [markocp]
Jan 03, 2008 (11:59 am)
Have them check the differential for contaminated (metal Shavings) quite common to the all wheel drive cr-v.
#5731 of 6928 Re: "Re: Br(e)aking the Bank [msilverscrv]
Jan 04, 2008 (5:01 am)
I have a 2004 CRV with 40,000 miles on it. Its needed brake pads every 6000 to 10,000 miles since I've had it. Doesn't matter whether it sits (gets rust) or runs (I use it mostly in the winter). Clear design flaw.
I'm 60 years old - have probably had 30 cars and never had anything like this. If you know a class action lawyer you can probably make money on this.
#5732 of 6928 Re: 2005 crv clunk noise from front end [topangan]
Jan 04, 2008 (9:40 am)
Our 2006 CR-V starting making the same "muffled" clunking you describe after about 18 months and 16,000 miles. Went to dealership and they concluded that it is normal and, they claim, is a sound from the pneumatic motor/transmission mounts.
They said they reproduced the noise in new vehicles. I have never heard of a motor mount like this before! Can anyone verify that this exists?
Corvo3 (Ken, Arlington, MA)