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    Today I changed the Automatic Transmission fluid (Using OEM ATF) on my 2007 Honda CRV LX 2WD. The vehicle was on level ground when I changed the Fluid. My question is, the owners manual calls for 2.6 Litres for a fluid change. For me it took almost 2.9 Litres to get the fluid level between the high and low marks after refilling.

    Is this normal? Anyone else find they had to add slightly more than 2.6L fluid after changing the ATF?

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    Yes.

    Now do it two more times (with some driving in between) and you'll see you will put in the same amount you removed.

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    Funny that there is a question regarding a transmision fluid change because I have a question regarding my 2010 CR-V.

    My dealer told me they recommend changing tranny fluid yearly and he recommended that I do my CR-V. He said that tranny fluid ages no matter how many miles and it is important to replace the fluid yearly. Well, I do about 6500 miles a year and to date, I have 14K miles. I think that is totally absured. The manual doesn't specify how often.

    Does anyone have pictures that they can share showing the location of the transmission drain plug for the 2010 CR-V? I would consider doing it myself if it is as easy as an oil change.

    Also, how about a picture showing location of the oil drain plug as well (even though I think I saw it). Just want to confirm its' location as well.
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    I can't tell you the location of the plug for sure but look on the bottom of the transmission case on the driver's side. More than likely, it will have a square hole in it where you insert a standard 3/8" drive ratchet into it.

    Concerning lubricants aging over time, the short answer is that he is correct. In the older model CR-Vs where there is a maintenance schedule listed, everything is listed by mileage or by a certain time frame, which ever come first.

    You might want to go to the honda owner link on the Honda site and log in as a 2006 CR-V owner. You could access the maintenance schedules for it that way and you do not need a VIN to do it. Look under the severe maintenance category since your mileage per year is so low.
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    The only fluid I know of that has to be changed strictly based on age is brake fluid.

    All other fluids are mileage or time, whichever comes first.

    For automatic transmission fluid on a 2006 CR-V the automatic transmission fluid change interval for the severe (most frequent change) interval as noted in the Honda Service Manual is:

    First change - 60,000 miles (96,000 kilometers) or three years, whichever comes first.

    After the first change, change it every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) or 2 years, again whichever comes first.

    Based on your comment about driving only 6,500 miles a year, change it when the CR-V is 3 years old, then every other year.



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    I might consider changing the tranny fluid in three years (and do it myself if I'm up to the task at that time) but not sure about doing it every other year thereafter. Also, the actual tranny fluid change isn't getting all of it out anyway unless a full flush is performed. Correct?

    Probably will get rid of the vehicle by then.

    Five years is all I plan on keeping my daily drivers. They all start to break down starting at that time; just after the warranty expires. I'm at that age where I want a reliable car and not have to worry about failures from age.
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    You're correct about only getting about 1/3 of the transmission fluid out when you do the Honda recommended drain-and-fill. And Honda explicitly says not to do a fluid flush.

    While I would agree that many makes of vehicles start failing shortly after their warranty expires, if you maintain your Honda it can easily last a decade or more.

    As you're driving around next week, watch to see how many 1st Gen Honda CR-Vs you see on the road. The newest 1st Gen CR-V is 11 years old now.

    You do have to do all of the recommended maintenance, just as you would on a newer vehicle.

    But they're your vehicles, so you will do as you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racoon View Post
    You're correct about only getting about 1/3 of the transmission fluid out when you do the Honda recommended drain-and-fill. And Honda explicitly says not to do a fluid flush.

    While I would agree that many makes of vehicles start failing shortly after their warranty expires, if you maintain your Honda it can easily last a decade or more.

    As you're driving around next week, watch to see how many 1st Gen Honda CR-Vs you see on the road. The newest 1st Gen CR-V is 11 years old now.

    You do have to do all of the recommended maintenance, just as you would on a newer vehicle.

    But they're your vehicles, so you will do as you want.

    I would most certainly agree with you about seeing many 1st Gen CR-Vs out there. Matter of fact, there are too many CR-Vs on the road. LOL!

    Service will always play a factor in the longevity of any vehicle but the biggest issue with today's vehicles isn't the mechanicals but the electronics. These are the components that fail over time due to heat, cold and time. And of course the electronics are the most expensive to diagnose and repair.

    I'm sure many of the older gen owners have spent plenty of money repairing their cars to keep their cars running. I would rather have a newer car and avoid all the frustration that goes with automobile failures. Hey, that's just me.
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    As absurd as it may sound, I change the MTF on mine and ATF on wife's annually. It is cheap, and I don't want problems later on.

    Depending on what you drive is like, 6500/year may be worse than 30,000 year because transmission fluid may never get to operating temperature (i.e. "station car").

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