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  1. Crossbars: for flush rails, straight, and not too tall?

    Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    Hello! I'm trying to find appropriate crossbars for the roof of my 2012 Honda CR-V and just keep striking out. Maybe I have too many incompatible requirements: 1. I'm going to be putting a rooftop tent on them, so the bars need to be straight from one end to the other (not a curved line). 2...
  2. 2017 CRV 30K Service - ATF and Brake Fluid Flush... Really?

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    Wife took 2017 CRV in to dealer as it was time for an oil change per the Maintenance minder at 30K. Our car gets mainly highway miles. Get a call back from the wife telling me service rep recommending ATF and Brake Fluid flush... oh really I thought.. never heard of having to worry about...
  3. 98 CRV anti-freeze change and flush

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    Would like recommendations on a good type anti-freeze to use, mixing amount, and proper procedure for flushing the system. Can an additive be use, like anti rust and water pump lubricate ? Thanks Honda4fun
  4. radiator flush

    Gen 3: 2007-2011 CR-V
    anybody know about how much it costs at a honda dealer?...thanks
  5. Results: Trans fluid "flush" on my '01 CRV SE

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    This past weekend I "flushed" the auto trans on my 2001 CRV SE. I just bought the car and had noticed the strained shifting prior to purchase; I knew a trans fluid change was in immediate order. All the gears were shifting pretty consistently between 3-4k RPM. I picked up 10 US qts of Honda OEM...
  6. Brake fluid flush?

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 CR-V
    replacing all the pads with Akebono ProAct pads and doing brake fluid flush. Looking under the hood looks like the LR would be the farthest away,then RF, RR,LF. what are your thoughts? 14 CRV w/ 79.5K.
  7. Differential flush -rear

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 CR-V
    I am driving 2016 Honda CR-V and have 27k miles accrued. Do I need to have differential flush rear done? The dealership said it needs every 15 k. Also, how often do I need to replace engine air filter and cabin air filter . I have a feeling the guys just looking to make money. It's my 4 th crv...
  8. 2017-2018 CR-V Touring - Flush Roof Rails

    Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    I have a 2017 CR-V Touring that came with flush mount rails. I need a set of cross bars that are adjustable and can be separated much further than the Honda made cross bars that screw into the rails. I see a number of posts discussing the situation, but nobody seems to know where you can get...
  9. Looking at reciept, shop flush and filled trans with ATF-Z1, not DW1

    Gen 3: 2007-2011 CR-V
    Hi all, I was looking at recpeipts just recently and saw that AFT-Z1 was put back in on the the parts list. I was under the impression that ATF-Z1 was superceded by ATF-DW1, right? So why would they put Z1 back in? Should I call and ask them what's up with that? What are you thoughts and how...
  10. Homebrew power steering flush.

    Gen 2: 2002-2006 CR-V
    (See post #6 before doing this...for some reason, on Toyotas, you dont need the engine running.....this COULD possibly work on a CRV. See vid. Update 4-19-16. After watching a million you tube vids and experimenting with my wife's cars, I suspect the engine off meathod that works on the...
  11. 30k Miles, dealer requested Trans and Radiator Flush

    Maintenance and Service
    I got 30K, was about to go for a long road trip, so took it to a deal to get an oil change and a quick inspection. They said I am due for a Trans and Radiator Flush. Now I looked at the Maintenance Minder and seen Trans was a B3, and Engine coolant I think was B5. When I took it in, I don't know...
  12. Tranny fluid flush after 50K? Go, no go?

    Maintenance and Service
    There's a bit of a controversy in the "Official" tranny flush thread that's pinned, whether or not the fluid should be flushed after 60K because it will stir up gunk that may clog the internals of the tranny. Does this mean you shouldn't change it after 60K if it's never been done before or it...
  13. Brake fluid flush tutorial video

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 CR-V
    Hey guys, I know most of the members here are already familiar with the procedure, but I just made a video tutorial on the process. Figure it might help some of the newer/younger members. Cheers, Tim
  14. Flush method when previously filled with non-Honda ATF

    Maintenance and Service
    Hi, I just purchased a 2005 Honda CR-V. It had the transmission replaced before I bought it and I am not sure if the transmission shop used Honda ATF. Will the fill and drain 3 times method be good enough, or should I look into some other way of getting more of the other ATF out? Thanks!
  15. What exactly is needed for transmission flush

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    I've read a lot of different things about doing a transmission flush for our hondas. Am I correct in this; Need 12 bottles of honda atf, need to drain/ refill three times, but my question is do you drive the car between each flush cycle? By that I mean drain/fill then drive for a day then...
  16. Question about heater core flush in a 2012 CRV LX

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 CR-V
    Hi! I am a first time Honda owner. I bought a 2012 CRV LX last week, and a few days later realized there was no heat on the drivers side. I did some Googling and found out about it being a common problem, and saw the Honda service bulletin that says a flush should correct the issue. I took the...
  17. Engine Coolant flush - periodicity

    Maintenance and Service
    Dealer performed "Engine Coolant flush" at 100,000 Km (Canadian CR-V). How often does "Engine Coolant flush" need to be done for CR-V 2010 2wd?
  18. Auto Transmission flush - supply line disconnect?

    Maintenance and Service
    I saw a video on youtube that described a procedure of disconnecting the supply line to the transmission(cooler?) in order to get more of the old fluid out. A section of hose was fitted to the supply line, the vehicle is turned on, new fluid is added as old fluid is pumped out into a drain pan...
  19. DIY transmission fluid flush (ATF) @ home - youtube link (2010 crv)

    Maintenance and Service
    DIY - complete atf replacement - 2010 CRV Greetings! I haven't seen a diy for this method yet here so I figured I will post it up for anyone interested. This is for a full flush of the ATF in your system (or atleast most of it) and not the drain and fill 3x method. I think the amount of time...
  20. CR-V 2006 revving high when cold

    Problems & Issues
    My 2006 LX has almost 94,000 miles on it, mostly "passive" driving and not carrying loads. Recently it began surging when cold. By that I mean the engine revs up freely while acceleration is slow. It is similar in effect as a slipping clutch would cause in a stick-shift car. I have kept the...