07 CRV How to do tune up help
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    07 CRV How to do tune up help

    I looked all over the forum and I didn't find any information on doing tune ups so here is the thread and I hope people can add to it.

    My 07 CRV is at 43,200 miles and I wanna do a tune up for it...any one that has done the tune up, please post info about your experience and any tips on doing it. thanks.

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    When you say "tune up" are you talking about just changing the spark plugs? Is there a reason you are wanting to tune up your V with 43k miles? Just wondering what you are planning on doing and your reasons.
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    tune up

    im in the same boat. I just bought a 45k mile 2007 CRV AWD from dealer. They told me i would get 22mpg city 27 hiway. i'm getting more like 16 to 17 mpg. Thinking/hoping minor tuneup (plugs/air filter) would help. Any other idea's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeezone25 View Post
    When you say "tune up" are you talking about just changing the spark plugs? Is there a reason you are wanting to tune up your V with 43k miles? Just wondering what you are planning on doing and your reasons.
    just felt it was time to do the tune up, and yes to just changing the spark plugs. Is there a certain mileage to do a tune up? My car will be 3 yrs old next month. For some reason I had the number 30k miles in mind for tuneups. I have been doing the following maintenance on my car:

    - oil change when the maintenance minder comes on which is about every 7k miles
    - rotate tires each oil change
    - Cabin and Engine Filter once a yr
    - a bottle of chevron fuel injector cleaner @ each oil change
    - Diff fluid change every 15k miles (Honda says 30k or maintenance minder but some people on forum have heard noises before the 30k mark)
    - Gonna start tranny fluid change sometime this week of a drain and fill every 15k (in my case I will be doing a drain and fill each oil change til I get to 60k because I started the tranny fluid change late. From a thread on this forum and advice from BlackPearl, doing a drain and fill every 15k would be very similar to doing a 3x drain and fill @ 60k.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bclark59 View Post
    im in the same boat. I just bought a 45k mile 2007 CRV AWD from dealer. They told me i would get 22mpg city 27 hiway. i'm getting more like 16 to 17 mpg. Thinking/hoping minor tuneup (plugs/air filter) would help. Any other idea's.
    Thanks, Bryan
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    If i were you, I would quickly get oil change, chevron fuel cleaner bottle, engine and cabin filter. I noticed these 4 items help put some mpg back into my car. I was getting 19 mpg the past month but once I got those 4 things done, I'm at 21 mpg now. Then of course do a diff fluid change because its an easy way to avoid an expensive repair bill. Also check your tire's treads, my car is 07 as well and at 30k, the tires were near bald.

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    Sounds like you are doing a great job maintaining your V. I suppose a plug change won't hurt. I don't think it's required until 100,000 plus miles. That's what they say at least. Anything new and clean should make a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyman42 View Post
    - Gonna start tranny fluid change sometime this week of a drain and fill every 15k (in my case I will be doing a drain and fill each oil change til I get to 60k because I started the tranny fluid change late. From a thread on this forum and advice from BlackPearl, doing a drain and fill every 15k would be very similar to doing a 3x drain and fill @ 60k.)

    You may want to do a 3x drain and fill to "start" off with and then do a 1x drain and fill every 15k. I'm the one who started doing the 15k 1x drain and fills from the get go so BlackPearl was referring to me.

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    The Problem With a Tune-up...

    What are going to tune? Other than changing plugs and filters, and adding the injector cleaner, there ain't much to do. There is no distributor, rotor, or plug wires to fool with. There is no way, I know of, to check the timing with out the dealer HDS system. A tune up sounds great, but I am just not sure there is a hell of lot to do. You could check your valve clearances, but I would recommend being knowledgeable in that regard.

    The spark plugs have individual coils on top. I have no experience with this but I would recommend caution. Of course, we gen 3 owners have no idea when the 4 subcode will magically appear but according to the 06 severe maintenance schedule it is 110K miles. My worry with changing the spark plugs is the individual ignition coils. How easy are they to damage, how difficult are they to remove and reinstall? I have nothing against premature maintenance, just be sure you understand what you are getting into. Don't forget, the spark plugs are threaded into an aluminum head. The book says to apply a small amount of anti-seize compound to the threads on the spark plugs, and to torque them to 13 foot pounds for a 2007. The new gap is 0.039 to 0.043 inches.

    Indeed it was Badgerland who was changing the fluid every 15 K. My tribologist buddy at work agreed it was a far better plan than changing 4X at 60K. Alas my buddy retired so I am left to my own tribological ends!

    Below is an image of the plug, and plug coil. Coils are $64.00 dealer, $46 internet plus there appears to be a seal in there also. Check out:

    http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/...PLUG+HOLE+COIL

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    I thought a "tune up" was just something dealers came up with to rip you off, at 43k you should look at changing the air filter maybe diff fluid other than that I don't know fuel economy always suffers from short in town rides. I don't drive the long highway routes anymore so most of my drives are less than 5 miles and in towns and cities my MPG per tank is crap part of this is due to winter fuel but mostly it is because I am sitting at lights then having to accelerate from those lights and then stopping at other ones. 43K isn't that much again engine and cabin filter should be replaced if they haven't already I would put in a bottle of chevron I don't know about spark plugs though seems way too low mileage for those things to go.

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    On bclark's "new" 45K car, I'd replace the brake fluid (should be done every 3 years regardless of miles) plus and maintenance you don't have records of. (In other words, don't ASSUME anything). Psyman42's car is well maintained, so just the brake fluid for him.

    The trans fluid was TOTALLY fresh when the car was assembled, so at the 40K mark a single drain and fill should be OK. That's the regimen I'm following with the 99 Acura with good results.
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