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  1. 2015 CVT seems smoother with synthetic fluid

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 CR-V
    We had the CVT Vibration TSB done a while ago. Definitely less vibration after the TSB work. Switching to synthetic CVT fluid had made it really smooth though. Could be in my mind (highly doubt it) or just putting in new Honda fluid could have the same effect. Either way, one would think if...
  2. Dealership used reg. oil instead of synthetic oil?

    Gen 3: 2007-2011 CR-V
    Hello everyone, this is my first posting! Took my 2007 to get oil changed at local honda dealer, they put regular oil instead of synthetic! How bad of trouble am I in? Always used synthetic since new!!!
  3. Synthetic Rear Differential Fluid for Honda CR-V ? ? ?

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V Anyone here on the forum know or use this synthetic rear diff fluid mfg by Ravenol? Thanks for all input. JimBob
  4. How does using synthetic oil affect the oil change schedule?

    Maintenance and Service
    Hi Is Maintenance Minder able to take the use of synthetic oil into account? I mean, if I use synthetic oil, will Maintenance Minder still remind me at the same schedule as for conventional oil?
  5. Free dealership oil changes synthetic blend or fully synthetic?

    Maintenance and Service
    Does my wife's 2015 take the 0w20 synthetic blend or fully synthetic? We have been taking advantage of the free dealership oil changes, and I attempted to purchase a couple quarts from the dealership, and I was given conflicting information on which one the car takes. The parts counter guy...
  6. Switching to Full Synthetic Oil and Extending Oil Change Interval

    Maintenance and Service
    I have a 2002 CR-V, with the K series 4 cyclinder engine. It's religiously had 3,000 mile conventional oil changes it's entire life. My owner's manual states to change the oil every 3,000 miles. Well, its 2017 now, and synthetic oils are becoming more prominent everyday. What if I was to switch...
  7. Loud Noise - VTC Actuator or Synthetic Oil Switch?

    Problems & Issues
    About 7 months ago I bought a 2010 Honda CR-V EX from Carmax, it had 55,000 miles on it. The car report didn't reveal anything shocking, yet about two months later, soon after my first oil change (choosing synthetic oil per Lube Tech recommendation) at Jiffy lube, a loud rattling noise would...
  8. Only synthetic oil?

    Maintenance and Service
    I came to pep boys in Dallas (Forest ln) and the guys tell me that they can only do synthetic oil. I checked with the honda website, and it reads that you MAY use synthetic. I show JJ, the manager, and the tells me that he will do synthetic, at the same price as normal, but next time I will...
  9. Synthetic or Synthetic Blend? (15 CRV Touring)

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 CR-V
    I'm finally ready for my 1st oil changed (I was going to do it early but decided to wait until the msg said it was time) I've called around for prices on a full synthetic oil change. I also called 2 Honda dealerships. One quoted me a price for synthetic blend. I asked what came in my car and...
  10. Synthetic blend vs full synthetic

    Maintenance and Service
    I have a 2015 CRV that has yet to have its first oil change and the Honda synthetic blend is recommended. I prefer to use full synthetic even though its more costly. Why the preference for synthetic blend by Honda?
  11. Synthetic oil for my 2011

    Gen 3: 2007-2011 CR-V
    I would like to know if using full synthetic is better than synthetic blend. I recently got my car 2011 from a pre-owned inventory. I have no idea on what type of oil they have put in it. If I plan to switch to full synthetic can I do it like a regular oil change or do I have to follow some...
  12. Mobil 1 0W-20 Synthetic in 2nd Gen?

    Maintenance and Service
    I have an 03 CR-V with 140,000 KM (about 90,000 miles). Went to the store to buy some Mobil 1 today but they were out of 5w20, but I noticed this 0W-20: On the bottle it says it's "suitable for Hondas & Toyotas" and it says...
  13. Switch to synthetic oil?

    Maintenance and Service
    Hello all, I'm recently a proud new owner of a 2005 CR-V EX and would like to change the oil myself. This vehicle was a one time owner that took it to the same dealership for routine maintenance, oil changes, ect. I'm considering switching to synthetic, however I know talking about oil can be...
  14. Oil change for 2014 CRV, full synthetic?

    Maintenance and Service
    Hi, my 2014 CRV is due for the first maintenance. When I called goodyear, jiffy etc I was told the car need full synthetic oil which cost 60+ bucks. Honda dealer told me that 0w20 semi-synthetic oil is used and cost about $35. I wonder if the dealer uses different type of oil from companies...
  15. Mobil 1 or Castrol full synthetic

    Maintenance and Service
    I have been using Castrol Syn-tec in my 2010 Tacoma and wifes 2012 Subaru. My 2012 Ural M/C w/side car gets Mobil 1. I believe they are both very good. For the new CRV- it looks like the 0-20w is going to be hard to find in Mobil 1. If I do use Mobil 1, I will use 5-20w. The Castol is a little...
  16. Anyone using synthetic ATF? I'm wanting to use Valvoline MaxLife

    Performance Modifications
    I came from a Honda Pilot and the forum. Over there, many swear by synthetic ATF, many using MaxLife/Dex atf for smoother shifting, better performance and longer life in their Pilots. In a hard working ATF, I tend to trust synthetic (full or blended) over conventional ATF. Since...
  17. Synthetic does not break down.

    Maintenance and Service
    I've been keeping up with Synthetic 'Oil' since the seventies when it was being used by fleets of city buses and commercial vehicles all over the country. The word then was that since syn never 'broke-down' the 'oil' did not have to be changed anywhere near the frequency of petroleum but the...
  18. COMMA 5--30 Fully Synthetic

    Diesel CR-V
    Im a little unsure of this oil suitability ,, for my 05 CRV 2.2 cdti there is a lot of confusing info ,, the auto part store said COMMA 5--30 Fully Synthetic is ideal ,,,,,, But when i checked a COMMA list it said the company had no oil for this engine at this time ??? Any ones help...
  19. Using Synthetic Oil - Preferred weight?

    Maintenance and Service
    HI It's time for an oil change on the 2006 CRV, US spec 2.4 liter 4 cyl. What weight oil do you guys use? I think the recommended regular/synthetic blend is 5W20 but I am not familiar with the full synthetics.
  20. Redline Synthetic 75w-90w rear differential fluid

    Maintenance and Service
    Has anyone used Redline Synthetic Differential Fluid ?