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  1. Engine bay cleaning - using only STP Cleaning Wipes

    Maintenance and Service
    Cleaned most of the exposed surfaces in the engine bay using only STP Cleaning and Engine De-greasing wipes. The results turned out to be acceptable. I used the same camera and similar lighting. Before cleaning (picture taken 4 days before cleaning. A freeze frame from a video taken by the...
  2. Engine bay restoration: who's done it?

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    I've just purchased my first CRV, a 2001 SE with 220k miles. I got it for $1500. It had a clean Carfax with a decent number of records. I bought the car knowing there was going to be some initial work to clean it up and get it ready for the long Chicago winter. So, the engine bay is a little...
  3. Cleaning the engine bay of a '17 CRV

    so we used to have a 05 CRV that my dad use to clean by simply covering some parts with plastic and just spraying it with water/soap. Now We have a '17 crv and i feel like it may have too much electronics that doing it the old way is a no-no. If I wear to clean ours now, what parts would i have...
  4. Full size OEM tire, will it fit at the bay where its being kept on 2017 CRV?

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    Hey guys, finally i found how to post in here. Quick question. Will a full size tire fit on the cargo bay where we keeping the spare tire? I just saw a 1 piece OEM rim for touring and im thinking of making my spare tire a full size one. The only problem is I am not sure if it will fit on the...
  5. New Bay Area, CA 2018 CR-V Owner

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hello all. My partner and I are the owners of a white 2018 CR-V. We love it so far. :) I found this forum via a google search for Honda CR-V running boards/steppers/side steppers, etc. I'm hoping to find some photos of after market and OEM running boards installed on the new CR-V. Any...
  6. Bay Area CRV

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hi-I came across this site off an internet search for specific answers to various issues with my 2000 CRV. I found the many forums are related specifically to CRV issues that I have encountered and am encountering. I look forward to browsing through topics and sharing knowledge from past...
  7. Oil spray in left hand side of engine bay

    Problems & Issues
    Hello fellow CR-V owner. Recently acquired a 2003 CR-V with no service history. 95K miles on the clock, not well looked after if I'm being honest. Had it for 3 weeks so far, love it, but it has now shown signs of oil being sprayed/flung in the general area of the serpentine belt. Can't...
  8. New Member/Owner from SF Bay Area, CA

    Greetings & Introductions
    Just purchased a 2017 EX AWD in Gunmetal Metallic. Felt compelled to join since I've seen so much useful info and I didn't want to just be a lurker.
  9. New to the club, from The Bay area

    Greetings & Introductions
    Howdy all! Just bought my daughter a 2002 CR-V for her first car! Looking to get it fixed up a bit before I give it to her. Looks like a lot of knowledge here, glad to see! Marty
  10. Bay Area Shops

    Gen 2: 2002-2006 CR-V
    Hi All, New to this site. I was told by Honda of Hayward that my 2005 CRV (MT) with a 122k needs a RT front axle and clutch replacement with transmission tear down. It will cost me approximately $3200. The CRV is in great condition and I'm not sure I'm ready to part with it. That said, I'd...
  11. Smoke coming out from engine bay

    Problems & Issues
    Hey guys I have a 2001 Honda CR-V ex. Recently did a valve adjustment and when I started the car smoke was coming out of the engine dip stick area. I let the car idle for about 30 seconds and more smoke was emitting from there so I just turned it off thinking it would damage any internal...
  12. Newbie from Bay Area

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hello, new member here from San Francisco. We bought our first CR-V over the labor day weekend, a 2013 LX 2WD Twilight Blue. This replaces a 2008 Toyota Prius in our family. So far we love the CR-V though it feels like a Hum-Vee compared to the Prius. Can you help me find the answer to a...
  13. New 02 CRV Owner From San Francisco Bay Area

    Greetings & Introductions
    Would love to learn from other owners what irks and quirks this car has. Also looking for local parts. Good running Engine for one thing.
  14. Spraying 2001 CRV SE Engine Bay down

    Maintenance and Service
    Hey guys, I am in the middle of detailing my car, and my current project is cleaning the engine bay. There is dust and dirt all over the place, and I have been meaning to do this for a while. Any tips on how to go about this? I know that I will be covering the Distributor and the Alternator...
  15. Bay Ridge Honda Dealership Issue - Financing Amount

    Dear Honda:
    RESOLVED --- Bay Ridge Honda Dealership Issue - Financing Amount UPDATE (2/15/16) I met with the dealership today and they explained to me the financing. There was some confusion regarding the appointment on their end, but they did take time out of their day to discuss my contract. Long story...
  16. Good buy? 2005 CR-V SE with 103,000 miles for $7000 (Bay area, CA)

    Shopping & Test Driving
    Hi All, I'm trying to buy a used CR-V. I spotted one in a dealer (trade-in), a 2005 CR-V Special Edition, Pewter Pearl with black leather interior. The dealer listed it for $9500 a month back. I looked at the Autocheck and Carfax reports, they show no accidents, fleet use or auction sales. It...
  17. Wtb: 2002-2004 oem alloy wheels (bay area)

    Trading Post
    Anyone in the bay area selling a set of alloy wheels from a gen 2?
  18. Rattling from passengers side engine bay between 2000-2500RPM

    Problems & Issues
    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has every experienced this issue. It seems like my car is rattling from the engine as I accelerate. It only happens in 1st or 2nd gear between 2000-2500 RPM. Today, I noticed if I turn off the AC, it doesn't happen so I'm thinking it's related to that. I also...
  19. New Member from icy Green Bay, WI

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hi everyone! I'm new to the group but I have been lurking as a non-member for a couple of years now. I have gotten great advice and information from this site and I have always been thankful for it. I have a 2011 CRV EX-L 4WD in Glacier Blue Metallic. I love my vehicle, but every winter I...
  20. 99 CR-V with dead engine worth repairing? (Bay Area)

    Problems & Issues
    New member, so please bear with me. I posted this yesterday, but apparently in the wrong forum, so re-posting here. Sorry for the duplication. Not familiar with the CR-V, but no stranger to auto repair. My daughter, a new driver with very limited funds, acquired a 99 CR-V with 140K about six...