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Old 04-02-2019, 05:58 PM
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I hope for they find a solution for the sake of all fifth generation owners! We have lucked out (for now) with our 2018, we have normal heat and minimal oil dilution. There is a slight gas smell at the dipstick and it is maintaining a 1/8 inch rise in oil level. I monitor it closely and change the oil at 3,000 mile intervals. I think I'll have my mechanic pull the valve cover and check the cam lobes before the drive train warranty expires, there are only around 7500 miles on it now.

Otherwise the new CR-V is very well designed--handles very well. It is a pleasure to drive.

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Old 04-02-2019, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
I have a friend with a 2019 Civic SI and beyond upset having been back to the dealership 5 times this winter
I have a 2017 Si and have had no problems with oil dilution. The problem that I did have was my own doing, but as far as the engine goes, no problems at all. The car has been great.
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:08 PM
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^^^
Same here,
1.5L 32000 kms.no problems whatsoever,only had to have the battery changed,while in Florida,$220.00 on warranty.
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Old 04-08-2019, 03:33 PM
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Does anyone here read Chinese? Or know someone who reads Chinese? I would love to know what this chart is saying?

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Old 04-08-2019, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by dlq04 View Post
Does anyone here read Chinese? Or know someone who reads Chinese? I would love to know what this chart is saying?

It's saying "Hey American, stop fussing over the oil dilution, it's a great engine" (Maybe not, but it's a great engine in my Si)
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Old 04-14-2019, 02:06 PM
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Rob, this guy sums it up much better than I could. Here my reply to your "its a great engine". Please take the time to listen all the way through, even tho it is long.

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Originally Posted by ralper View Post
I have a 2017 Si and have had no problems with oil dilution. The problem that I did have was my own doing, but as far as the engine goes, no problems at all. The car has been great.
Rob, how often are you changing the oil? I seem to recall it was 3,000 miles no matter what on you S2000.
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This is keeping me from purchasing a new CR-V. Honda is blowing this one!
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Old 04-14-2019, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Kyras View Post
Rob, how often are you changing the oil? I seem to recall it was 3,000 miles no matter what on you S2000.
No. Actually I change the oil every 1,000 miles on my S2000. That could take me 2 years as I've only averaged about 450 miles per year on the S in the last 5 or 6 years. I've always changed the oil this often since I own the car. In the 40,000 miles that I have on the S I've changed the transmission fluid and rear diff oil 4 times each. Part of the reason is because I want to keep the car forever, and the other part is that when Adam was a little boy this was something we'd do together. If you came down our driveway on a Saturday morning years ago, you'd see 4 feet sticking out from underneath an S2000.

I don't take quite such good care of my Si. I had the oil changed at 7,000 miles and at 14,000 miles. My Si is my daily driver and I don't baby it the way I do with my S2000. I don't abuse it, but it's an outdoor car that I use most every day. My only problem with the engine is that it only revs to 6,500. My other Si revved to 8,000 and the S, of course, revs to 9,000. I like the revs. Other than that the car has been solid (except for the problem that I caused myself).

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Originally Posted by ralper View Post
No. Actually I change the oil every 1,000 miles on my S2000. That could take me 2 years as I've only averaged about 450 miles per year on the S in the last 5 or 6 years...

I don't take quite such good care of my Si. I had the oil changed at 7,000 miles and at 14,000 miles...
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