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#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
#6764 of 6957 Re: 2008 EX AWD - Brake Fluid Flush and Cabin Air Filter [mcdermott]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 13, 2011 (7:41 am)
Every 3 years sounds like a good plan to me. I was responding to the question of (paraphrase) 'how do i know IF it needs changing right away", and in the worst case scenario, certainly dirty brown brake fluid would be an indicator.
I flush coolant every two years and brake fluid at around 30,000. I do this because I drive hard and fast and am often in the boonies, so I need for my car to be dead-on reliable. Driving a MINI, this isn't easy to accomplish
#6765 of 6957 Re: 2008 EX AWD - Brake Fluid Flush and Cabin Air Filter [srizvi1]
Sep 14, 2011 (11:40 am)
I don't think it's in the manual. however, i have noticed lower mpg. and rough shaky idle. and taking longer when cranking up/starting the engine.
unfortunately i just had the oil change and since we can go for like a year before the next oil change i guess i guess i'll have to wait before i put in the bottle of bg44k since most people are saying it should be done before the oil is changed.
#6766 of 6957 Re: 2008 EX AWD - Brake Fluid Flush and Cabin Air Filter [niteflite888]
Sep 14, 2011 (3:55 pm)
Try a bottle of Seafoam or Chevron Techron - both available at Walmart or Advance Auto for about $9. You add it to the gas once or twice a year. This is not that cheap STP injection cleaner. I would never pay for the fuel injector cleaning from the dealer.
#6767 of 6957 Re: 2008 EX AWD - Brake Fluid Flush and Cabin Air Filter [tomk17]
Sep 16, 2011 (7:59 am)
ok. would like to try that but is that on an empty tank of gas any time or right before an oil change only?
#6768 of 6957 Re: 2008 EX AWD - Brake Fluid Flush and Cabin Air Filter [niteflite888]
Sep 16, 2011 (8:53 am)
Nothing to do with and oil change. Add the Seafoam or Techron to the GAS tank and then, fill her up. Run the gas tank to as reasonably close to empty before you fill up again.
On another note, you can add a little Seafoam to the oil as well to free up sticky valves or clean out the engin a little. That I would do maybe 2-3 weeks before an oil change. Not saying this will cure your hesitation as that is more likely fuel system related. Your CRV is still pretty new but I've added a little Seafoam to the crank case of my 04 with 150K miles, doesn't hurt.
#6770 of 6957 Honda CR-V - 2006 - Bad Front Axles at 53,000 miles
Sep 18, 2011 (5:22 pm)
My 2006 Honda CRV, which has 53,000 miles, has been on the road for 5 years and 2 months. Several weeks ago I noticed my car had a little bit of a vibration upon acceleration, therefore, I asked my mechanic to check it out when I took it in for it's most recent service visit. My mechanic informed me that the 2 front axles were going bad and that they would eventually need to be replaced. I gave the mechanic the go-ahead and he replaced them with non-Honda parts. After the replacement, my mechanic told me he wasn't happy with the results and thought the new axles were defective. Several days later the newest set of replacement axles were installed and the problem continued or was worse. Fortunately my mechanic held onto the original axles until he knew my car was up and running properly, so they wound up being reinstalled on my car. After my mechanic did some research, he discovered that the only way to fix the problem is by installing genuine Honda axles (which is a cost of $1,700). When speaking with Honda regarding the axles, my mechanic discovered that Honda is finding more and more of these front axle problems. Unfortunately my car is 2 months out of warranty, so in order to have the problem fixed, I'll need to pay $1,700 for this repair.
Has anyone else had these front axle problems? I'm hoping that if there are enough people with this problem, there may be a way to present it to Honda to get some kind of recall for this part.
Additionally, does anyone know how to file complaints with Honda so they can start looking into the problem. Thanks!
#6771 of 6957 Is an AWD cr-v (2011) more apt to break than a FWD cr-v?
Sep 19, 2011 (9:58 pm)
By break and I mean have more mechanical issues over time. I am considering a 2011 crv and I was wondering if AWD is worth it or is it something else to go wrong as my friend says? We live in snowy chicago and go up to wisconsin alot.
#6772 of 6957 Re: Is an AWD cr-v (2011) more apt to break than a FWD cr-v? [idic5]
Sep 20, 2011 (5:01 am)
Sure, AWD, as with anything else, is something more to go wrong, but Honda's system is reliable. It requires a little extra maintenance, fluid changes occasionally . And it dings you about 1 mpg. But that seems to me like a small price for the added safety it provides on snowy roads.