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#6754 of 6957 2008 EX AWD - Brake Fluid Flush and Cabin Air Filter
Sep 06, 2011 (12:51 pm)
Hi, all. Went in for an oil change to a non-dealer yesterday and got recommended a # of things. But here is what I have questions on for my CR-V with 32k miles:
1. How much brake fluid do I need for a full brake fluid flush? I have another independent mechanic I go to and I doubt he carries Honda OEM. I plan on picking some up at the dealer's parts department.
2. Is a purolator brand cabin air filter good enough? Or should i spend more for Honda OEM?
3. Finally, they also recommended a BG fuel induction service at $150. What is the best way to handle this? I have noticed a rough idle when the car is stopped in Drive and some lower MPG. I am willing to spend some money, not an excessive amount, though, to get these issues addressed.
#6755 of 6957 Re: 2008 EX AWD - Brake Fluid Flush and Cabin Air Filter [niteflite888]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 06, 2011 (6:25 pm)
There are different quality levels of cabin air filter so the best I can tell you is to compare what types they are. Filters with CARBON in them cost more.
You don't need the other stuff at 32K. If you want to treat the car to fuel injector cleaner go to NAPA auto parts and ask for some BGK-44 or order some online. It'll be about $130 cheaper !!
You don't need a brake fluid flush unless you can see that the fluid is no longer honey-colored, but rather brown and gooey (I rather doubt it but go look).
#6756 of 6957 Re: 2008 EX AWD - Brake Fluid Flush and Cabin Air Filter [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 07, 2011 (5:57 am)
What is the best way to check the color of the fluid? I don't need to bleed the brakes myself, do i? can i just open the hood and look at the brake fluid container?
#6757 of 6957 Re: 2008 EX AWD - Brake Fluid Flush and Cabin Air Filter [niteflite888]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 07, 2011 (8:40 am)
Yep. Just peer into the reservoir. I mean this is a rough check but generally a good rule of thumb. If you were racing the car, I wouldn't suggest this as definitive.
#6758 of 6957 Sticky gear shifter
Sep 11, 2011 (3:12 pm)
I have a 2009 CR-V with 39,000 miles. I have recently noticed that it is sometimes more difficult to shift from P to D or R to D. The gear shifter seems to stick and I have to give it a little extra pressure to put it in gear. It does not happen all the time, but happens frequently. The car otherwise runs fine and I have done all the scheduled maintenance at my Honda dealer. Has anyone else experienced this? (Please do not tell me to fully depress the brake before I shift, b/c I already know that). Thanks.
#6759 of 6957 Re: 2008 EX AWD - Brake Fluid Flush and Cabin Air Filter [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 12, 2011 (10:52 am)
Mr. Shiftright, Are you sure it's just as simple as peering at the Brake Fluid Reservoir and checking out the filter? I heard that you should change the brake fluid every 3 years regardless of mileage because it picks up moisture etc. I read this in my old (now my family's) '04 Accord manual. On forums for my '08 IS 350 I believe I've read 2 year interval for the brake fluid change. I was assuming the same for my dad's '07 CR-V (and my wife's '07 Accord EX i4 which I also maintain).
But I did want to follow up on the OPs question - how much brake fluid should you flush through? 1 bottle, 2 bottles? You're supposed to visually see when the color changes but I remember when I changed my IS 350's brake fluid, I couldn't tell. So I just went through I think like 4 bottles, spending about a bottle for each of the axles.
#6760 of 6957 Re: 2008 EX AWD - Brake Fluid Flush and Cabin Air Filter [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 12, 2011 (10:55 am)
I don't think I've ever done the fuel injector service. That's not in the manual right? The dealer's always recommended it but I never really thought anything of it.
#6761 of 6957 Re: A/c blown off [jjoseph5]
Sep 12, 2011 (11:08 am)
My dad sent me a message a few days ago about his A/C no longer working in his '07 CR-V AWD (currently at almost 117k miles). I'm wondering if perhaps the cabin air filter needs to be changed or something's blocking it? I remember in my '08 IS 350, I had a similar issue and when I went to change the cabin air filter on the car, I pulled out some papers that were blocking it.
If not, what was your experience with getting it fixed? From where did you get it fixed and how much was it?
#6762 of 6957 Re: 2011 CRV Oil Change Interval [berri]
Sep 12, 2011 (11:13 am)
My '08 IS 350 still says get the oil change every 5k. However, a lot of people in forums for my car have done an UOA (used oil analysis) and the oil seems to be good even at 10k miles. I'm using Mobil 1 which I think can go up to 12k miles but I have to change the filter along the way.
Look into a UOA in the near future to make sure you're not throwing away oil when it's still good.
#6763 of 6957 Re: 2008 EX AWD - Brake Fluid Flush and Cabin Air Filter [srizvi1]
Sep 12, 2011 (11:23 am)
Mr. Shiftright: The owner's manual for my 2005 CRV states the brake fluid should be REPLACED every three years without regard to mileage. Regarding FLUSHING, the "Honda Service News" of February 2006 clearly states: "Honda maintenance schedule neither requires nor approves of aftermarket flushing of systems." Your local Dealer/Stealer will always recommend flushing various systems, because that is how they earn a living. I would simply drain and replace the brake fluid every three years, like Honda recommends, and refuse any unnecessary Dealer-recommended add-on services, which may in fact be harmful to your vehicle. I will email you the cited "Honda Service News" if you wish, and provide me an email address. My personal email is N4YICarrl.net