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Took my CR-V to my local shop for a routine oil change, have 21k miles on it (bought new in May 2018, yes I drive A LOT!) and the mechanic called me up and told me I needed two new filters, one an engine filter? and the other cabin filter. I get the cabin filter, but the other one, I'm a little leary of, since I only have 21k on it. He also called me again and told me that it came with another code to drain and fill rear diff fluid, which would be about another hundred bucks...

Anyone else have these kinds of maintenance done this mileage?
 

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Yes, mine is also a 2018 with 20k, did the rear diff drain and fill $115 and engine air filter $28 but not the cabin filter. I also did the CVT oil $125, my CVT had a noticable loud whine when first driving off in cold weather. Did this at a Honda dealer, they changed the engine air filter at cost due to all the other labor I was paying for the fluid changes. You can buy and change the filters in a few minutes, the dealer wanted $100 to change both. I read a little around the forum and I think first CVT fluid change is around 30k to 40k but I asked for it early and it did bring that whine noise down to a normal level.

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Engine air filter gets dirty faster than cabin. 20k between air filters is actually really good. Cabin air filter is probably in better shape than the engine air filter. I change at about 10-12000 miles (once a year unless I do a lot of driving on gravel roads).

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Ac cabin filters I go with a spring & Fall change, stop the allergies issues. Air Eliment filter each and every day you are in pollution, from a construction zone to a car in front of you, they are to be inspected and changed as well.

Today should be a video day for me to do mine again, the Cabin filter, my Air Eliment schedule never showed and what the heck might as well do it make it a 5 hour video for you all or minute vid Lol good luck on yours.
 

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I guess I live in a clean air area, and/or don’t tailgate, because I can easily get 50k miles from my engine air filters.
Lol.. Heck, you can do 100k air filter changes if you want..

No one recommends going 50k on air filter changes.....for a reason.

I live in what I consider a "clean area" but can tell you my engine air filter was very dirty at 25k miles.

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I recommend the DIY approach to air filter replacement. Cheap, easy and money in your pocket.
 

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I guess I live in a clean air area, and/or don’t tailgate, because I can easily get 50k miles from my engine air filters.
Lol.. Heck, you can do 100k air filter changes if you want..

No one recommends going 50k on air filter changes.....for a reason.

I live in what I consider a "clean area" but can tell you my engine air filter was very dirty at 25k miles.

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Good for you. You have to replace your air filter more often than I have to.
 

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My dealer charges $75 to change the cabin filter, such a ripoff for an $8 filter that takes 5 min to replace.

As for the fluid changes, 20k seems very early for the MM to be saying the rear diff and CVT fluids need to be changed, most likely the dealer just wants to make some extra money while you have the car in their Service Dept. BTW, the MM will show the NEXT service needed in the display, don't let the dealer fool you into thinking that service needs to be performed early.

BTW, any filter can "look" dirty but still provide more than enough air flow for the system. There is really no way of knowing for sure just by looking at the filter. Just follow the manufacturer recommended service intervals.
 

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My dealer charges $75 to change the cabin filter, such a ripoff for an $8 filter that takes 5 min to replace.

As for the fluid changes, 20k seems very early for the MM to be saying the rear diff and CVT fluids need to be changed, most likely the dealer just wants to make some extra money while you have the car in their Service Dept. BTW, the MM will show the NEXT service needed in the display, don't let the dealer fool you into thinking that service needs to be performed early.

BTW, any filter can "look" dirty but still provide more than enough air flow for the system. There is really no way of knowing for sure just by looking at the filter. Just follow the manufacturer recommended service intervals.
'17 touring, My MM rear diff went off at 17k. This car requires an early change.

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I'm at 20k and so far no MM message saying I need to change the rear diff yet on our AWD Touring. At the earliest it will be 30k or even 40k for ours, (our MM is at 80%). Be sure you are reading the MM correctly. If it says for it to be done at your next service when you Oil Life is at 100%, this means you don't need to perform the service for another 10k. I can see how it can be confusing for some people.
 

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You people shouldnt be living by the MM indicator light. Quit being lazy, read your owners manual, check your fluids and filters yourself.

As for 50k between air filter changes, obviously waits until the engine is barely running to change it. No air filter anywhere lasts that long before needing changed.

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As a former tech & Honda service advisor I always cringe when I hear of people changing engine air filters before 30k but Jiffy lubers always want to sell you something. Now changing CVT fluid early may be a wise move (I still have Nightmares about 98-99 cvts burning up at 30k). cabin air filters,
eh. I have a 2001 crv and only changed it maybe 4-5 times...
 

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Have my 2017 CRV from Dec/2016. I average 15,000 miles per. Year. At this time I have close to 34,000. I have to tell you that on average I’ve been changing my air filter every 5 to 6 months. I drive in the boroughs of N.Y.C. Not exactly a Dust Bowl of a environment . I believe it’s the SuperSuction of Air that’s pulled in by the Turbo that causes this situation. I’m 63 & had plenty of cars in my day & this is my first turbo engine. I’ve been buying my air filters & cabin filters in bulk to save money. Do it yourself, it’s easy enough!!
 

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Yes in the Big Apple we change more often then others. Construction, Sand pollution, Pollin, congestion and traffic. If you think a clean filter I change more often then less for those and many other reason city or country

FISH

Still waiting to do mine maybe tomorrow.
 
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