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#6842 of 6928 Services and Maint. needed for 2007 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD now at 132k miles
May 16, 2012 (1:04 pm)
Haven't posted in here in a while. For a while I was good about posting service updates for our 2007 CR-V AWD EX-L. My last detailed post was Feb 2010 when the car was at 73,390 miles (the post I'm replying to). The car is now at 132k miles. Again, it was bought new in Spring 2007.
I'm not sure of everything that's been done with it since then. I know the oil changes were done pretty regularly whenever the maintenance minder went off. Usually at the dealer. I think the oil changes were usually accompanied by the 19th pt inspection.
Last year, I Tried to do the oil change my self once but couldn't do it. But the dealer said he will only charge $10 for the oil change if I bring the oil and filter.
We try to do the Tire Rotation and balance as often as we can. When we replaced the tires, we mounted them at Walmart and got free lifetime rotation and balance. Last time this was done was in September, need to do this soon.
In 9/2011, when the vehicle was at 116k miles, we changed the Air and Cabin Air filter on our own.
In 11/2011, my brother and I did the brake fluid change on our own. I think this is supposed to be every 3 years regardless of mileage. We were over a year late on this and the car was something between 120k-121k.
Looking through Edmunds, browsing over the the past 80k of inspections, here's what I think we should be looking at:
Brake Fluid Flush/Replace(mentioned this above)
130k (and every 10k up until here)
Replace oil(at 30% according to the maintenance minder, don't need to worry about this now. Plus instead of doing just the oil change and not the filter change, I like to just do both in one shot.
tire rotation (I mentioned this above)
Lubricate Hinges, locks & latches
-Change Automatic transmission fluid
120k (and every 60k prior)
-Inspect/adjust Drive belt(s)
120k miles (and every 30k miles prior):
Replace Air filter and Cabin air filter I mentioned what's up with the air and cabin air filter earlier.
120k (and every 20k miles prior)
Replace Engine Oil filter I mentioned what's up with the engine oil and filter above
-Inspect Brake lines, hoses & connections
-Inspect boots & seals Drive axles
-Inspect Exhaust system
-Inspect Fluid levels
-Inspect Fuel lines & hoses
-Check operation Lights & accessories
-Inspect/adjust Parking brake
-Inspect Tie rod ends, steering gearbox & boots
-Replace Spark Plugs (Anyone know any good spark plugs?)
-Inspect Valve Clearance
Rear Differential Fluid - This was actually done at 73k. I made a post on it here.
Any thoughts on everything I'll have them focus on?
I also have a few other issues which aren't related to Scheduled Maintenance:
1) The A/C still isn't working. I posted about that a while ago over here. The dealer fixed something. That wasn't the problem. Then they looked at it again and said the part needed was the "CONTROL MODULE, ENGINE (REWRITABLE)" (Part NO.: 37820-RZA-A77). I googled and the cheapest I found it was from hondapartsnow.com for $362: http://www.hondapartsnow.com/genuine/honda~control~module~engine~37820-RZA-A77.h- - - tml
But before I get the part, I want to have it confirmed.
2) A loud noise is under my car when the car is in drive but held in place by the brakes. It's like a loud rattle. I think I bothered something when I went over a dip.
3) Tire Life - we've had our Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza 225/65 R17 tires since June 2009 when the car was at 57k miles. They've been great. I'm wondering how much life they may have left though. We've tried to rotate them regularly.
4) The little yellow exclamation mark is on which I Think means that there's an issue with tire pressure. But I think the tire pressure is fine so I'm thinking there could be a problem here.
#6843 of 6928 Re: Services and Maint. needed for 2007 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD now at 132k miles [srizvi1]
May 17, 2012 (5:34 pm)
My service person at the dealer is saying if I bring my own parts, the cost breakdown would be as follows:
Transmission Fluid service: $43 (4 quarts needed, one drain washer plug)
Coolant Replacement: $56 (1 bottle needed)
Spark Plugs Replacement and Valve Clearance: 2.5 hrs x $109 = $272.50 (Spark Plugs and Valve Cover gasket needed).
Drive Belt (he's saying at this point, it should just be replaced, not just inspected and adjusted): 1hr of service $109 (Serpentine belt needed).
I took a print out from handa-accessories.com of all the maintenance items needed for the 2007 CR-V and their prices to the Parts department of this Honda dealer.
I got them to match handa's prices for the:
- transmission fluid $6.18 a quart and got 4 of them along with the drain plug washer
- Coolant $14.43 (got 2 of the gallon containers, keeping 1 for later, and actually already have 1).
- Air Filter $19.98 (don't need this now but will later.
Couldn't get them to match the price to handa for the cabin air filter but it makes sense because handa has an Aftermarket Pollen Filter not an OEM. Theirs is $12.45, The dealer went down to $25 for their OEM one. I just grabbed it.
Anyways, total was $100ish for everything.
Tomorrow I'll get just the Coolant and the Transmission fluid taken care of. And in this visit, they'll check out all the non-service items issues that I have - the A/C, tire sensor, tires, and the loud noise.
I'll research the spark plugs and see what's good. handa has the NGK Laser Iridium Spark plug at $14.49 each and 4 are required. I'm not sure if that's the one that Honda Dealer would have and if they do, if they would match this price (Assuming it's the cheapest).
Then next time get the spark plugs and valve clearance taken care of. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about the valve cover gasket because I don't see that available from Handa.
But Handa does have the Serpentine Belt at $43.85. I may push that for an even later visit. split up all these major maintenance items a bit.
Also in my next visit my oil change should be do. I'd like to start using Mobil 1 Synthetic Oil from now on. I wonder then how far I can push the oil. I'm thinking it'll be at least 10k miles in between oil changes.
#6844 of 6928 How much for an oil change at the dealer??
Jun 20, 2012 (8:39 am)
Just took our 2012 CR-V in for it's first oil change at the dealer. I was charged $38.18. Is this the going price for an oil change at a Honda dealer?
#6845 of 6928 Re: How much for an oil change at the dealer?? [ndmike88]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 20, 2012 (9:09 am)
Sounds like a great deal, actually.
#6846 of 6928 Re: How much for an oil change at the dealer?? [Mr_Shiftright]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 20, 2012 (9:50 am)
Ten bucks cheaper than what the Edmunds Car Maintenance Guide says it would cost.
Let me guess - they didn't rotate your tires?
#6847 of 6928 Re: How much for an oil change at the dealer?? [steve_]
Jun 20, 2012 (12:03 pm)
You're right. Just an oil change. Only had 4000 miles. Leaving for vacation on Friday..wanted the oil changed before we left.
#6848 of 6928 Re: How much for an oil change at the dealer?? [ndmike88]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 20, 2012 (6:48 pm)
Honda says the oil is good for 10,000 miles. They used to make a big deal about not changing the initial factory "break in" oil early too.
You could have saved yourself $30 and the engine would be just fine.
Of course, most dealers won't tell you that.
Enjoy the road trip!
#6849 of 6928 Re: How much for an oil change at the dealer?? [steve_]
Jun 21, 2012 (6:14 am)
I did it for peace of mind.....old school I guess.
#6850 of 6928 Re: How much for an oil change at the dealer?? [ndmike88]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 21, 2012 (10:26 am)
I doubt that you're any older than me and I quit dumping good oil down the drain back in the 80s. Okay, 90s.
#6851 of 6928 Re: How much for an oil change at the dealer?? [steve_]
Jun 21, 2012 (1:05 pm)
Born in 1954......your turn