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#6912 of 6957 Power steering question
Apr 13, 2013 (2:48 pm)
Hi, I was at the dealer for an oil change on a Honda CRV 2008 and was told that the power steering rack had sweat on it. The car has 30K on it in mint shape. Reading a lot of reviews don't trust these guys. The dealer stated that I need to replace the rack fro $1250.00.
I asked if there was a lot of fluid loss, was told no.
Any opinions are highly appreciated.
#6913 of 6957 Re: Power steering question [ysauto]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 14, 2013 (6:43 am)
I would *carefully* snug up the hydraulic lines going to the rack, wash the rack off at the car wash, and keep an eye on it.
#6914 of 6957 Re: Power steering question [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 14, 2013 (6:49 am)
Thanks, I wish do the wash and keep an eye on the fluids, I didn't see anything dripping in the garage.
#6916 of 6957 service on 2012
Apr 27, 2013 (4:39 pm)
I think it was 85 - 90 dollars for the A1 (although I had a coupon for a half priced oil change so I did not pay that). However, the B1 appears to be nothing more than an O/C, rotate and check a bunch of stuff they check anyway, so when I go for the B1 I am going to insist they just do the A1.
I do have a question. Why is the oil change so much on this car? My dealer says a "regular oil change" for other years is 29.95 (which I pay on my 2004 CRV, but the 2012 use 0W 30 oil which they charge 59.95 for.
Is the oil that more expensive? I thought I heard them say it was synthetic, but the owners manual seems to imply that synthetic is an option, which to me means there is 0W30 that is not synthetic - Why so much for an O/C?
#6917 of 6957 Re: service on 2012 [theriver]
Apr 27, 2013 (8:55 pm)
I have a 2010 CRV. It requires 0W-20 oil, which is only available in synthetic. I suspect your 2012 uses the same oil. Go price 5 quarts of the stuff, an oil filter, and a replacement drain bolt gasket. $59.95 isn't a bad deal.
#6918 of 6957 Re: service on 2012 [oldbearcat]
Apr 28, 2013 (2:07 pm)
thanks oldbearcat. I guess when a person only buys a car once every 11 years things change!
I changed the oil last time as soon as the light went on. I realized afterwards I probably had another 1000 miles or so before it went to 5%. Given the price, I think Ill squeeze it as close as possible.
#6919 of 6957 Re: service on 2012 [theriver]
Apr 28, 2013 (7:38 pm)
I don't even use the dealer here. I do my own oil changes on the Honda - its pretty easy to do.
#6920 of 6957 Which year used CRV?
May 06, 2013 (1:10 pm)
Am looking to purchase a used CRV soon. Probably from carmax as they have a limited warranty. Am open to year and can afford up to a 2011. I hear certain years are 'avoid' years.
Am looking at the 4wd version. Any input would be appreciated.
#6921 of 6957 Re: Which year used CRV? [waynewal]
May 06, 2013 (2:27 pm)
The CVR resale values are so high that it's best to buy new. You'll get a "free" warranty, and neither sometimes-improper use and/or maintenance, nor the wear of several tens of thousands of miles. Don't pay for all wheel drive unless you would have substantial use for it.
I am quite happy with my 2005 CRV LX. No repair to date (admittedly, miles are quite low); even the battery was still good after 8 years (I proactively replaced it earlier this spring).