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#6520 of 6957 1997 crv just started to drip oil
Jan 29, 2010 (4:55 pm)
my 97 crv awd with 148,000 miles just started to drip oil. oil was changed 2 weeks ago, put in valvoline for hi mileage vehicle 30w, yesterday i saw an oil stain on my white painted driveway under the crv. Under the hood i see lots of black grease on engine, but oil on ground is fresh looking clean oil. Dipstick shows oil just a hair below full indicator when cold, and a hair above when hot. Oil filter looks dry, so leak not there, but underside of engine looks wet around crankcase and other lower parts. It looks a lot wetter than what i would expect for the possible 1/16 qt. approx i see low on cold dipstick, so if i had not checked dipstick after oil change i would suspect that it was overfilled, but dipstick looked perfect after oil change. Crv has been driven only about 300 miles since oil change. When my dipstick shows low enough to add, would it possibly fix this problem by adding a good oil leak sealer product? Also when a small slow leak like this first shows up, is it likely to become a complete blowout soon and cause all oil to blow out in one swift go? or is it likely to stay a small slow leak? This vehicle has never lost oil between changes, since i read on another post honda spec allows up to 1 qt every 1000 miles, are small leaks ok to live with as long as i make sure i keep level good? And more important is it likely to stay a slow leak? Or will it become a complete blowout on my wifes next 50 mile expressway drive?
Jan 30, 2010 (5:30 pm)
Some times oil will get inside the frame when changing the oil filter. It should stop after it has drained out and dried up. This has happened to me on several occasions. TOP CAT
#6522 of 6957 Re: oil leak [topcat8]
Jan 30, 2010 (6:23 pm)
Maybe thats what it is, it had oil all the way to full line after sitting all night and the oil change was at walmart. probably a hack who spilled a lot, that filter is in a hard to reach place, even on a lift. Thanks for replying, i hope its something that simple, the reason we drive a 13 year old crv is poverty, i need this car to last, got it from origonal owner 5 years ago with 120,000 on it, had proof of timing belt and water pump at 105000 and we got a recall letter from honda 4years ago covering all 97's with less than 150000 on them about emission system, honda did a complete tune up free as part of that, new plugs, wires, etc, all maintenance up to date, we need this to be a false alarm.Pray for us.
#6523 of 6957 humming/groaning sound on acceleration
Feb 01, 2010 (9:27 am)
Lately our 2001 CRV has been making a humming or groaning sound upon acceleration at 50 or more mph. What could this be? It is not loud, but noticable. No fluids appear to be leaking or anything.
#6524 of 6957 Re: 1997 crv just started to drip oil [barryz]
Feb 01, 2010 (5:45 pm)
Take it back to W-M and have them look for the leak. At the very least they will wipe off all the excess oil that they should have in the beginning. Make sure they wipe off the drain plug and then check to make sure it is dry later. Hopefully the dripping will stop but, Honda's have a rep for weak oil pan drain threads. Good luck.
#6525 of 6957 Re: 1997 crv just started to drip oil [barryz]
Feb 03, 2010 (10:00 am)
I highly doubt that Walmart replaced the SINGLE USE aluminum crush washer. What they do is just tighten the plug, which eventually strip the threads on the pan and require oil pan replacement, or thread repair...
If cost savings is the main reason for taking it to Walmart, change the oil your self. The oil can be found for Free After Rebate, so are filters. The crush washers are $0.25 at the dealer, $0.10 at auto parts stores.
CR-V is high enough that it does not require lifting to get under it (given that the person has not been consuming lots and lots of beer in the last 10-20 years).
I would not use any of those "oil leak sealers" as they are nothing more than snake oils.
#6526 of 6957 2008 Honda CRV's panel has partially come out
Feb 03, 2010 (7:16 pm)
My wife bumped 2008 Honda CRV into a lamp post while backing out. As a result, the panel between the rear door and bumper has partially come out. Now I see a visible gap next to the bumper, and overlapping panels behind the rear door.
Is this something I can attempt to fix myself, or do I need to go to a body shop? Does anyone have instructions on fitting panels? TIA.
#6527 of 6957 Re: 2008 Honda CRV's panel has partially come out [illcar]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 04, 2010 (6:46 am)
Depends on whether the panel is actually damaged or if, hopefully, just some anchor came loose and needs to be refastened. You might crawl under there and scope it out. If the panel has been bent or distorted, or the bumper frame underneath badly bent, you may need some hydraulic power to fix that.
#6528 of 6957 Services done on 2007 Honda CR-V on 2/3/2010 at 73390 miles
Feb 04, 2010 (8:49 am)
My father bought his 2007 AWD EX-L CR-V w/ Navigation new in Spring 2007. We're now approaching three years of ownership and the car is now a little over 73,390 miles. I try to handle the maintenance in it for him.
I'm replying to an older post of mine from 7/21/2009 when my dad's CR-V was at 62553 miles. In that post, I was wondering about what I should do next. Since then, at 63,662 miles, I had the oil change done along with a battery test and 19pt inspection (where everything was fine) all from the dealer for $30 even. A tire rotation for $19.95 was recommended (something I wouldn't do, I'll explain why below) along with the air filter/pollen filter for $154.95 (something else I woudn't pay them to do) and trans service for $90 (something I'm not sure about in general ).
I've been trying to take care of the maintenance myself as much as I can, and wherever possible, cutting corners to keep the costs down.
Unfortunately, my I believe dad just killed my "not-overpaying" streak by taking the car in for service yesterday to the dealer and paying about $250 to get the air filter, cabin air filter, differential service and oil change done. the car was at 73,390 miles at the time of service.
I would have done the cabin air filter and the air filter myself for I think around $40 total (the cost of the filters). I usually either order from www.handa-accessories.com/ or get the dealer to match the price. I know the filters were supposed to be changed at 60k so we were late on that.
I thought I saw on the Edmunds Maintenance Guide that the differential service is done at 90k, and should be pretty cheap. I think I've read that it's supposed to cost less than $20 to do (it's easier than engine oil to change right?). What are the details on this? I believe this is the first time we've dealt with this.
I'm not sure if the detailed inspection that the 60k service covers was done too as part of the $250 my dad paid, but usually I pay $20 to firestone and I think that covers everything.
Oil change is something I know I should be able to do myself but I still haven't gotten around to learning how to do it. I think I've been paying $25ish on average to have dealer do it. Sometimes it includes a tire rotation, but since I had all 4 of my tires replaced at walmart back in 2009 (w/ 4 Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza 225/65R17 tires, on or around 57,650 miles) I get my tires rotated and balanced for free now every so many miles (last time this was done was on 12/30/2009 when car was at 71609 miles, which I know is a long time to go w/out a tire rotation or balance).
The one last thing I'm confused about is the Trans service (89.95) that was originally recommended at the 63,662 visit. According to the Edmunds maintenance, this is done at 120k.
sorry for the long post but there's a lot I'm wondering. I'm hoping the info shared will help other CR-V owners too.
#6529 of 6957 Re: Winter is around the corner. What can we do to protect our car? [blueiedgod]
Feb 04, 2010 (8:59 am)
blueiedgod, in your suggestions to ohbaobei's post on preparing for winter (ohbaobei, "Honda CR-V Maintenance and Repair" #6391, 27 Sep 2009 12:56 pm#MSG6390) you said the following:
Replace the Automatic Transission fluid if you have 30,000 miles on it.
Replace the Rear differential fluid.
I thought the transmission fluid was good for 120k miles and the rear diffential fluid
didn't have to be done til 90k miles?
Also, thanks for the heads up on the:
Bleed the brakes and replace the brake fluid every 3 years, regardless of mileage.
Replace the Power steering fluid every 3 years.
The 2007 AWD Honda CR-V my dad bought new in Spring 2007 is approaching 3 years. We'll look into these services soon. The car's at a little over 73,390 miles now