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  1. Is Gas-Oil dilution a real problem?

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    The reason why I'm asking this question is as follow. No, I'm not denying that we have fuel in the oil because I experienced it in my last oil change. Now what I'm not able to rationalize is how come my fake oil level does not continue to climb upward? After I changed my oil at 4K miles and...
  2. Real world fuel economy

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 (UK 2012-2017) CR-V
    Hey. First time poster here . I'm wondering what's a reasonable real world mpg for their crvs . Im currently driving a 2014 ex. I always use the econ mode. I am getting 20.8 mpg. I heard some people as high as 28. What can I do to improve the mpg other then driving habits.
  3. Real Truth in Honda Alignment, Believe it or not

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    2017 cr-v pulls to the right After reading the above thread in it's entirety from January of this year, I just have to give my opinion in hopes it will save someone hard earned money in the future. Front end alignment on Honda consist of three (3) settings, Caster/Camber/ &Toe[, the first two...
  4. Real Gas

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    With all the discussion ongoing about regular vs premium, I'm wondering if anyone has access to and is using gasoline with NO alcohol added. You should be getting better performance and better gas mileage (gasoline without alcohol has more energy). Probably no money savings. Comments based...
  5. Has anyone seen real world sales numbers?

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    Every person I talk to says the same thing. "We can't keep them in stock". Yet when I look at their lots they seem to have plenty of them. "This is our best seller". Yet I have only seen three so far out in the wild and I live in the Dallas area so I see a LOT of cars every day. Also truecar...
  6. Is there a real benefit to top-tier gas?

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    I'll start by requesting that this NOT be a discussion of premium vs regular, as that is being hotly debated in another thread. I'd like to focus solely on regular gas here, but examine the benefits of optimum/higher detergency. I'll also state that a) I know that Honda recommends top-tier in...
  7. CRV Real Time 4WD or FWD

    Dear Honda:
    Not applying force on 4 wheels at the same time. It's just switching from FWD to RWD.
  8. Gen 3 Maintenance Service Intervals - Honda Spec vs Real Life Use

    Maintenance and Service
    It seems that Honda specifies different service intervals for various maintenance items in different parts of the world. I suspect that part of the reasoning is different environments and typical operating habits, but I've also read comments that some items such as oil changes and possibly...
  9. 2015 CRV real key?

    Problems & Issues
    Hi everyone - I bought a 2015 EX-L today. After getting home I realized we don't actually have a real key.. just 2 smartkey fobs. Should there be a real key? The dealer told us we could get in the door with a real key in case the key fob battery dies. Of course, I forgot to ask about the...
  10. Is this for real??

    Problems & Issues
    I have a small exhaust leak in my 04 CRV. It's at the back of the Cat where it joins the resonator pipe. I crawled under with new gasket and bolts in hand and what did I find??? The freaking Cat has studs not bolts!!!! The flange from the resonator is rotted as are the threads from the Cat...
  11. First real car! 2007 CR-V EX 2WD

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hey everybody, I just recently bought a 2007 CR-V and I like it a whole lot so far. She's got some miles on her but I'm sure she's got plenty more. This is my first actual car (had a hand-me-down piece of junk prior) and she's got a couple quirks to her which I hope to find solutions to on this...
  12. After the test drive? real world owners of the new CR-V reviews

    Shopping & Test Driving
    Hey guys, So I'm moving towards getting a new CR-V. I go camping a lot so some big things for me are the MPG (distance driving up into the boonies and making it back down) the AWD (don't want to get stuck) and the towing (sometimes I like to go to the lake with my Sea-Doo) oh and off road ride...
  13. What Is The Real Power Of the 2013 CR-V Radio

    Problems & Issues
    I just purchased my CR-V a few weeks back. First of all, there are apparently two radios made for 2013 CR-Vs, one rated at 160 Watts, and another at 320, or so, Watts. Within a few days, I began to realized that its radio had just about the worst AM sound I have heard in years and only a...
  14. 2012 CRV - Should i change the 5th type with a real one

    Shopping & Test Driving
    Hi , On the CRV , i want to change the 5th tyre - to a real one. I checked on the net prices and a 215 / 70 R16 100S is about 100 dollars. Are other CRV owners doing this ? is it just me feeling un-confortable that i have a emergency tyre in my trunk that can be used for a few miles at best. I...
  15. 2012 CRV AWD Real World Fuel Efficiency

    Problems & Issues
    Can anyone out there tell me what type of fuel efficiency to expect with a 2012 AWD CRV? There seems to be some owners who are experiencing poor results which is a concern to me as a potential buyer. Further more, quite a few folks comment and don't acknowlege whether they're driving 2WD or...
  16. 2012 Honda CRV Technical explanation of the all-new Real Time AWD - Video

    Miscellaneous / General CR-V Discussions
    Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System. The more compact and efficient Real time AWD introduces a high degree of four wheel drive sophistication in Rain, Snow, Dirt roads and Dry pavements. System operation is completely automatic and virtually transparent in smoothness...:) 1. Efficiency...
  17. Pics of the real Japanese tuning scene
    Hey guys, Today we’d like to share an interesting post with you. It’s an inside look at the * tuning scene of Japan written up and illustrated by Chris Gray. Chris has been living between Ireland and Japan for many years and in his post for CARiD Blog he talks about the Tokyo Drift, Sport...
  18. Real Time 4 WD not working!

    Maintenance and Service
    Okay, I will give the full story. Last week my check engine light came on for about 20 miles, then went off. Three days later I noticed wisps of white smoke coming from my tail pipe. Today in a snow storm, my 4WD is not working! It feels like I only have rear wheel drive. I open my door and...
  19. Real Life Longevity Secrets

    Maintenance and Service
    I know manuals say to perform maintenance at specific times. I read certain types of maintenance is preferred to be done sooner then the official manual for optimum support of your cars most important systems. excuse if I sound corny Lol, What is your real life secrets toward CRV longevity?
  20. Newbie prospective buyer needs real life MPG figures please

    Diesel CR-V
    Hi guys, I'm thinking of buying a 2005 HONDA CR-V 2.2 i-CDTi SE with 94,000miles for £6000 (gbp). What sort of mpg can I expect and how many miles could I realistically expect these engines to live for. Any other buying tips/advice would be greatly appreciated. Also, very important to me is how...