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#6491 of 6957 Service B at 20K for 2008 CRV
Dec 15, 2009 (11:00 am)
My first oil change came up at about 10K miles. And now the CRV maintenance system is stating that I need to go for the next service (at 10%). According to the Honda service advisor, this service should be the "B" service which costs about $120. Service "B" includes the following:
1. Replace engine oil anf filter
2. Inspect Front and Rear Brakes
3. Check Parking Brake Adjustment
4. Inspect the following:
a) Tie Rod Ends, Steering Gear Box, and Boots
b) Suspension Components
c) Driveshaft Boots
d) Brake Hoses and Lines (including ABS)
e) All Fluid Levels and condition of fluids
f) Exhaust System
g) Fuel Lines and Connections.
Do you guys recommend going for the B service or just do a regular oil/filter change and tire rotation (I think they throw that in w/oil change)? If I can just do the regular oil/filter change and tire rotation for now, when do you think I should do a major maintenance?
#6492 of 6957 Re: Service B at 20K for 2008 CRV [nayak]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 15, 2009 (12:37 pm)
That's a lot of money to pay someone to lift a car up and shine a flashlight around.
I'd just do the oil and filter and have you or someone else check the fluids.
#6493 of 6957 Re: Service B at 20K for 2008 CRV [nayak]
Dec 17, 2009 (7:01 am)
A competent local idependan shop should prefrm those other items for free with an oil change. Why? Because maybe 10% of the time they inspect a vehcile, they discover an issue. Not only is that good for the customer to discover a problem early, it provides additonal business.
#6494 of 6957 Computerized Temperature Gauge
Dec 22, 2009 (5:07 am)
I have a brand new 2010 CR-V. I have been having fun driving it but I am having a hard time adjusting to the computerized gauges and read-outs. I notice that my temperature gauge is consistently reading at 2 notches below the middle......to the cooler side. The owners manual says that the gauge should read in the middle. I am assuming that they mean the "middle range" and to the cooler side would be OK. But now I am not sure if my assumption is correct. I plan on calling the dealer this afternoon but I would like some informed opinions before talking to the service tech.
On another note. I had a Subaru before this car. The Subaru's AWD system was great in snow. I got a chance to test out the CR-V's AWD since we got a significant amount of snow over the last few days. The car is remarkably stable and responsive, so I am very pleased.
#6495 of 6957 Re: Computerized Temperature Gauge [baydrive]
Dec 22, 2009 (9:39 am)
I don't have the 2010 OWNER's MANUAL, but the 2005's says that as long as the gauge stays between the blue (too cold) and red (too hot) zones it is fine.
The gauges in many modern cars are buffered, and as you said "computerized." If you want to get the accurate and up-to-date information, try ScanGauge. It plugs into the OBDII port and you can set it up to read out whatever information the computer receives.
Accordging to scangauge the engine coolant temperature fluctuates between 177°F and 190°F, but the water temperature gaues in the dash does not reflect those changes, ever.
If you want to have fun with the CR-V, go to a snow covered parking lot, away from poles, people and cars. Turn off the VSC. Put the vehicle in 1st gear. Turn the steering wheel to one side to almost full lock. And jab the gas pedal...
The front wheels will slip, sending the power to the back, and will turn the CR-V into a "drifto machine"
#6496 of 6957 Re: Computerized Temperature Gauge [baydrive]
Dec 23, 2009 (5:34 pm)
I have noticed the same temperature gauge reading - to the left of center, two notches!
Seems to me that the vehicle takes longer to start to warm up - at least longer than any other car/CRV I have had. And that means that the car interior is cooler for a longer time. And now that the cool season is upon me, the mpg seems to have dropped off more than I would have expected. That would be consistent with the engine "throttle" being too wide.
Could it be a defective thermostat?
When I take in in for its first oil change I will ask the dealer, but I would be interested in sharing what we - and others - find out.
I do really like the car!
#6497 of 6957 Re: Computerized Temperature Gauge [plum_tern]
Dec 23, 2009 (6:04 pm)
Plum Tern,I called the dealer and they told me that the gauges are set to a notch or so under the middle. I don't know if that is right or not, so I would be interested in hearing what your dealer says when you bring your car in for servicing. Unlike your car,my CR-V seems to warm up pretty fast and the interior feels very toasty (presently it is about 20 degrees out). I have driven about 700 miles so far and the mpg seems to be around 24 or 25. That is mostly highway and about 30% around town.I think that number is pretty good considering that the car was in it's break-in period.
Let me know how you make out at the dealer. I really like this car also!
#6498 of 6957 Re: Computerized Temperature Gauge [baydrive]
Dec 24, 2009 (6:05 am)
Thanks for the perspective.
I wll not get to the dealer for an oil change and gauge check until January, so please "standy by."
A longer drive this weekend may clarify mpg issues as well.
#6499 of 6957 How do I reset oil change reminder?
Dec 27, 2009 (6:43 am)
I recently bought a new CRV. I plan to change the oil myself. How do I reset the maintenance reminder after the oil change? Is it automatically done?
#6500 of 6957 Re: How do I reset oil change reminder? [warrenwlam]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 27, 2009 (10:23 am)
That should be something you can do. Check in your owner's manual for the procedure, as 2010 vehicles may be different from previous yearsI can only give you 2009:
Resetting the Oil Life Display
* The vehicle must be stopped to reset the display. If a required service is done and the display is not reset, or if the maintenance display is reset without doing the service, the system will not show the proper maintenance timing. This can lead to serious mechanical problems because there will be no accurate record of when the required maintenance is needed.
* The engine oil life and the maintenance items can be reset independently only with the HDS.
1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II)/
2. Push and release the Select/Reset knob repeatedly until the engine oil life indicator is displayed.
3. Press and hold the Select/Reset knob for about 10 seconds. The information display shows the reset mode display.
NOTE: If you are resetting the display when the engine oil life is more than 15%, make sure any maintenance item(s) requiring service are done before resetting the display.
4. Press and hold the Select/Reset knob again for about another 5 seconds. The maintenance item code(s) will disappear, and the engine oil life will reset to "100".