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I have a 2009 CRV that has been maintained and runs well.

I am very close to the 100K mile mark, so I know that major service is close at hand.

Are there any ASI Certified Honda mechanics on here?

I have 3 Honda dealers telling me different things, so I need to decide what I need to do to keep my vehicle
running for a lot more miles.

1st--I was told that 1/2 of the service is done at 100K and the other half is done at 105K--
So what should be done and when?
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2--Here is the list that is compiled from the 3 dealers---
*Replace power steering fluid
*Replace brake fluid
*Replace spark plugs & wires
*Replace water pump and thermostat
*Replace air cleaner & cabin filter
*Replace serpentine belt
*Transmission service (fill & drain 3 times)
*Clean throttle body

What are the details for each of these items?

Is there anything else that you would do if this was your vehicle?

What about the timing chain and gears?

Thanks to all who help me out with the answers...
 

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I have a 2009 CRV that has been maintained and runs well.
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I would just stick to the items that come up on the maintenance minder. At 100k, iirc, that is plugs and coolant, no wires, no flushing, believe those dealers are trying to upsale you big time. 2 items not real clear in the owners manual, brake fluid every 3 years, valve adjust if they're noisy (but it is recommended). Belts and hoses should be inspected at every service.
 

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So I should just wait till an item comes up on the mileage minder?

What is iirc?

Why would one dealer say that everything is done at 100K and the other dealer says that 1/2 is done a 100K and the other half is done at 105K?

I don't have an owners manual so how do I know what those numbers and letters mean?

If the valves are NOT noisy, do i have them adjusted anyway?

Thanks for the help...
 

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So I should just wait till an item comes up on the mileage minder?
Usually but not always. (On your vintage, for example, brake fluid changes DO NOT come up on the MM. Honda recommends every 3 years regardless of miles.)

What is iirc?
If I Recall Correctly. <-- perfect for us old-timers, LOL

Why would one dealer say that everything is done at 100K and the other dealer says that 1/2 is done a 100K and the other half is done at 105K?

To ease the monetary pain? The 100K stuff can usually go another 5K miles without worry.

I don't have an owners manual so how do I know what those numbers and letters mean?
If you are in North America, free PDF download at owners.honda.com Or Google it.

If the valves are NOT noisy, do i have them adjusted anyway?
I would suggest it.
The intake valves loosen over time.
Worse, the exhaust valves tighten silently, and that could result in burned valves and loss of compression.

I have adjusted our valves every 60K miles and some were out of spec each time. (185K miles presently)
 

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No, do it at ~ 125K miles. Every 30K miles is fine.
 
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