I used to own a 95 corolla and once it got to 180k a brake line rusted thru and I lose braking, which is dangerous. I wonder if the 2006 CRV is prone to this. Do you know what material the brake line is made out of? Hope it's copper or something.
I'm thinking about rust proofing the underside since I live in snowy areas with lots of salt and I intend to drive my CRV for a LONG time. What's your take? thanks
The underbody is painted and galvanized, so that isn't a big concern.
The pieces most susceptible to rust on the Gen2 are the brackets that hold various pieces underneath. I've seen brake lines rust FROM THE INSIDE from moisture, if brake fluid isn't flushed periodically. Honda recommends every 3 years regardless of mileage.
Good Practice is to wash the underbody weekly in salty areas...and a yearly inspection check on a lift is good, as well. (That way if the lines appear to be rusting, they can be coated with paint or undercoating)