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  1. Oil Test Results on 1.5l Engine - It's Not Just Fuel Dilution

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    I have not weighed in on the fuel dilution until now. there is more going on than just fuel dilution. I have a 2018 CR-V EX and have had the oil professionally tested 3 times. Oil was tested by a top tier lab and interpreted by a top tier chemist. Here is what the test results show. 1. This is...
  2. Results: Trans fluid "flush" on my '01 CRV SE

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 (UK 1995-2001) CR-V
    This past weekend I "flushed" the auto trans on my 2001 CRV SE. I just bought the car and had noticed the strained shifting prior to purchase; I knew a trans fluid change was in immediate order. All the gears were shifting pretty consistently between 3-4k RPM. I picked up 10 US qts of Honda OEM...
  3. Consumer Reports full results in...

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    Consumer Report's full report is in: Summary: - #3 in the category, behind the Forester and RAV4 - Did well in the Road Test, not so well in "predicted reliability"; I have a feeling that the bright red Marks of Doom from the Gen3 A/C issues aren't helping in that department, and things will...
  4. What upgrades have you done to your cr-v? results?

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 (UK 2012-2017) CR-V
    Hi there, I am a new owner of a 2016 cr-v I owned an accord over a decade ago with the same 2.4 v-tec. loved that car and enjoyed the "pep" it had. I just saw an ad on this site for K&N air filters. I have always heard good things about them. does anyone here use them? any feedback? changes in...
  5. Lift Springs, Valve Adjustment, and Compression Test Results

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 (UK 1995-2001) CR-V
    I returned from deployment a while ago and spent some money and time on my V. I have a 2001 EX and here's what I've done recently: Iron Man lift springs with Tokico struts 215/70R15 tires Replaced trailing arm bushing and a couple motor mounts Flushed/refilled ALL fluids Cleaned injectors...
  6. U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: June 2016 YTD

    Miscellaneous / General CR-V Discussions
  7. compression test results

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 (UK 1995-2001) CR-V
    I have a 2001 crv 97000 miles.Just done a compression test and 3 cylinders were 190 but unfortunately 1 was down to 175.. Going to check valve clearances but i don't think that's the problem. Any ideas please.
  8. Auto quality survey results

    Miscellaneous / General CR-V Discussions
    Not good news for Honda except they tied with MB.
  9. Simple upgrade results in big resutls...2012 CRV LX

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi all, I just upgraded my audio system and am very satisfied with the results. I added the, just out, JL Audio HX280/4 amp...fuse holder, hi-low level adapter, RCA Y cables...and a pair of JL Audio C2-650x co-axial speakers in the front doors. I had the installer wire the rear door speakers to...
  10. Cold weather and poor fuel results get even worse..

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 (UK 2012-2017) CR-V
    I have been a bit p&4ed off with the realy poor fuel cosumption since I purchased my new CRV, it now has 30.000km and have hoped it would get better,I read about some people getting better results than I do,I am now fedup with driving with an egg under my foot hoping to get better than 12.8 km...
  11. Ultra4 Glen Helen Discount Tire Off Road Evolution Race Team Results

    Discount Tire
    Ultra4 Race fans! Some of you were fortunate enough to make it out to the Ultra4 Glen Helen Race last weekend. (I was not.) It sounds like an awesome event and I look forward to making it out there one of these years. Here's a recap from Ultra4 Driver Mel Wade of the Discount Tire Off Road...
  12. 2000 CR-V (115k mi) Compression Test Results

    Maintenance and Service
    Hello all, thought I'd share some 1st gen numbers. First a bit of back story. Took the valve cover off to do a valve adjustment and found the cams out of alignment with each other. That's what I get for not doing it myself last time. Replaced TB, WP, tensioner/spring, a/c idler pulley (bearing...
  13. AUX Port - 3.5mm Audio Cables - Mixed results (1 out of 3 work)

    Hi guys, We are having mixed results with various 3.5mm Audio cables, to plug any audio device into the AUX connector in our CR-V. Out of a handful of cables that we have tried, only ONE actually appeared to work. While plugging it into the port in the car, the Stereo automatically switches to...
  14. Had great results with:

    As a city street parker my black CRV can really take abuse. Over the summer at one point it was just awful. It had these baked in grey lines all over the car. Imagine ice cream melting at the top of your car and dripping down the sides and baking into the surface. I brought it back to life using...
  15. Why did the 2007 gen 3 have worse crash test results than the gen 2 2006?

    Shopping & Test Driving
    Why did the 2011 have worse crash test results? I noticed this when I was in the market for a 2011, gen 3. When I last looked at cr-v 's afew yrs back I loved how they had 5 star crash rating ALL AROUND , front, pass and driver, and side , pass and river. But I was disappointed to find out...
  16. 2010 road trip results

    Gen 3: 2007-2011 (UK 2008-2012) CR-V
    Just finished an 18-day, 5441 mile, 15 states road trip in our "V". 3 adults + all luggage & cooler. Take away 6 days of 4100 interstate travel, averaged about 100 miles per day. Some observations if you will: 1. Before trip, had tires balanced & rotated, 34 PSI. Changed motor oil 5w-20...
  17. improving '06 CRV MPG results???

    Gen 2: 2002-2006 (UK 2002-2007) CR-V
    Hello out there, I recently purchased a 2006 CRV SE AWD 5AT to accompany my 2004 CRV LX. (which the girlfriend drives) I purchased this used with 69,000 miles and it is certified. I run mostly highway miles and, after racking up about 1500 miles, have added the #2429 K&N air filter. (I had an...
  18. Oil change lab test results, part 2

    Maintenance and Service
    Back in this post: I sent in an oil sample to BlackStone labs, this time I sent in a sample with about 8,500 miles on it. Anyways, the summary is that they are would suggest another sample at 6,500 miles and some metals are high, but...
  19. Oil/Rear diff/Air filter and Oil Sample Test Results

    Maintenance and Service
    With the help of Black Pearl’s photo essays I was able to do my oil change, air filters, and rear diff for my 2008 CR-V, all for $125 including buying a torque wrench, dealer wanted $280. I bought all my parts from H and A: and it was pretty straight forward...
  20. TrueDelta Vehicle Reliability Survey Results - through March 31, 2008

    Miscellaneous / General CR-V Discussions
    Thanks to this forum (sticky topic at the top) and the help of members here, we've got the latest results for a couple model years of the CR-V. These cover owner experiences through March 31, 2008. For the 2007 we have an excellent sample size, with 51 responses. With 34 successful repair trips...