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Old 03-08-2019, 09:09 AM
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Here is a new article that seems to do a nice job of summarizing the oil dilution issue.

https://www.wardsauto.com/engines/ho...lution-problem
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Thanks for the info.
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Originally Posted by dlq04 View Post
Here is a new article that seems to do a nice job of summarizing the oil dilution issue.

https://www.wardsauto.com/engines/ho...lution-problem
Thanks for the "heads-up", Dave. I was actually thinking about purchasing a CR-V turbo.
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Honda should have bitten the bullet and made the ECU programming changes to every 1.5T equipped car in every state. It gets plenty cold in Tennessee and Arkansas, and Oklahoma. What about the guy who has short commutes to his night shift in Flagstaff Arizona. By failing to step up and address this issue across the board, Honda will spend just as much in the long run while managing to turn what could have been a positive PR outcome (Hey, we found the problem but we are going to fix it no matter what it takes.) into a potential PR disaster. It won't be as bad as Diesel-Gate over at VW because Honda didn't cheat on a government exam. But it will be bad. And it seems like just the latest in a long string of product missteps Honda has made over the last decade.
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Good information as the wife was talking about trading in our ‘13 CR-V for a new one. Not now!
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When it was severly cold here in the Chicago area my '15 2.4L TLX DI engine would NOT warm up in around town driving. Not sure if related but seems like it could be.
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Morris says he has seen oil levels an inch above the “FULL” mark on his dipstick.
Anyone have one of these engines? Seen anything like this?

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Anyone have one of these engines? Seen anything like this?

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Read any of Dave's post in Ralper's I need help with a car problem thread.
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Anyone have one of these engines? Seen anything like this?

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We have a 2018 CR-V EX with the 1.5 turbo. So far we have been spared of any problems with it, but I am monitoring it closely. It is my wife's daily driver, she drives a mixture of long and short trips. We live in Western PA on the lower edge of Lake Effect weather, so we have experienced sub-zero, single digits, etc. this winter. I've noticed a small amount of oil dilution and no issues with heat which is the other complaint that I've read about on the CR-V forums. We bought it in May, had the oil replaced in Nov. with 3900 miles on it and no abnormalities. It was complimentary from our dealer and they overfilled it by a 1/2 inch which made it difficult to be exact with measurements. My wife had it in a short time later for the "Service Update" on 12/28/18 which I was surprised to read on the invoice included an oil change. There was no mention of oil dilution, just a software update and replacement of the AC control unit. They filled it to the full mark that time, it rose approx. 1/8 inch on the dipstick after 500 miles but has remained that way with around 1500 miles on the oil now. From what I have read, almost all manufacturers have this issue to some extent with their small turbocharged engines.

I became aware of the OD problems associated with these engines in January and have been checking the CR-V forum daily since that time. There are many dismayed Honda owners that post regularly, but no data on how many of these vehicles have this problem. Why are some affected and not others? From what I've read it doesn't always correspond to climate or driving habits. I was leery of owning a vehicle with a small turbo and the CVT transmission. Only the base model comes standard with the 2.4L N/A V-tech which we had in the 2006 Accord that we traded in, it was bullet proof for 12 years!

Hopefully Honda can come up with a real solution to this issue for Dave (dlq) and everyone else with this problem! Hopefully ours doesn't develop it later, my wife loves the CR-V--it really is a very well designed vehicle otherwise. It is a shame that we have to be subject to these little turbo engines with 0W20 oil to meet our government EPA regulations!

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Hi Bob, who know what an MGA was. It appears you are one of the lucky ones, for-what-ever-reason that know one can explain. Thanks for sharing.
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