New to me 2006 Honda CRV EX maintenance questions
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    New to me 2006 Honda CRV EX maintenance questions

    I picked up a CRV in good condition with 90k miles and had some questions on service/maintenance. I have some money left over and want to do some scheduled and preventative maintenance to make sure this vehicle is ready to go for a long time. I plan on doing the following now:

    New spark plugs
    Clean throttle body/MAF sensor
    New air/cabin filter
    New PCV valve
    Oil change to mobile 1 synthetic
    Valve clearance adjustment (dealership)
    Replace serpentine belt (dealership)
    Flush transmission fluid (3 drain and fills)

    Anything I am missing? Would it be a good idea to have the coolant system flushed? What about replacing the water pump? (My old civic had this at 90k).

    Thanks for the help

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    If an AWD model, replace the rear diff fluid as well.

    Check the brakes for even wear.

    The coolant you can do yourself as its a Honda and you just drain and fill.

    The water pump is up to you but is generally left alone in these due to having a timing chain and not the belt.
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    It's 2wd so no rear diff. What's the expected life span of the water pump? I figured even though it's a chain the pump would still be a good idea to replace around 100k?

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    if the coolant is still green. It is a good time to change it to the blue type 2 coolant. Also bleed the brakes, change the power steering fluid, and check the suspension for wear and tear

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    How often do you plan on plan on changing the oil?

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    It's a small thing, but if you pull the Honda PCV, flush it out, and it rattles, there is no need to replace it.

    Good practice with CR-Vs is to pull the brake caliper sliding pins and lube them (especially the rears). That will give you a good opportunity to inspect the brake pads for wear. (Uneven wear is usually stuck pads or slider pins.)

    Flushing the brake fluid is advisable. Do it every three years regardless of mileage.

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    Water pumps last a long time these days especially with the OEM Honda Type II blue coolant. So, don't lose any sleep over that item.

    On a car with a water pump that is timing-belt driven, you would change it because of the labor savings to bolt another one in 'while you are in there'. Not needed with the K24 engine.
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    I was planning on going with what's recommended in the manual. Haven't looked it up yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLCRV View Post
    How often do you plan on plan on changing the oil?
    I was planning on going with what's recommended in the manual. Haven't looked it up yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbuff2 View Post
    It's a small thing, but if you pull the Honda PCV, flush it out, and it rattles, there is no need to replace it.

    Good practice with CR-Vs is to pull the brake caliper sliding pins and lube them (especially the rears). That will give you a good opportunity to inspect the brake pads for wear. (Uneven wear is usually stuck pads or slider pins.)

    Flushing the brake fluid is advisable. Do it every three years regardless of mileage.

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    Water pumps last a long time these days especially with the OEM Honda Type II blue coolant. So, don't lose any sleep over that item.

    On a car with a water pump that is timing-belt driven, you would change it because of the labor savings to bolt another one in 'while you are in there'. Not needed with the K24 engine.
    Thanks for the tips, what do you suggest lubing the brake pins with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighSierraGuy View Post
    Thanks for the tips, what do you suggest lubing the brake pins with?
    If it were mine, this is what I would use.

    https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/SLRSL3303

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