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Picked this up from a Facebook closed group. PDF is 2.5MB so too big to upload to this forum. If there's a workaround let me know.

I've attached screen shot of first page. Engine whirling noise could require camshaft replacement.
 

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So now in addition to checking the oil level we also have to listen for a "whirling noise coming from the engine compartment". And this applies to all 2017 and 2018 CR-Vs. Way to go Honda.
 

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Can anyone explain what this whirling noise is and if is attributed to fuel-dilluted oil?
The TSB has a link to hear the "whirling" noise but you have to have "access" or purchase it. Some people with the damaged engine have posted the noise on FB's 5th Gen group but finding the posts is not easy there. And yes, it is attributed to oil dilution.
 

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The 'whirling' noise is attributed to the camshafts.
The TSB has a link to the audio, but it didn't work for me even when logged into techinfo.honda.com.

OK, fudged the links and was able to get it.
The fb recording sounds of more 'clatter'. (and I thought I remembered more to his story - something about same noise, but not as loud after repair)
The Honda recording sounds of 'clatter' and 'whirling'.
 

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The TSB has a link to hear the "whirling" noise but you have to have "access" or purchase it. Some people with the damaged engine have posted the noise on FB's 5th Gen group but finding the posts is not easy there. And yes, it is attributed to oil dilution.
I have been changing my oil no later than every 2,000 miles, hoping that will protect my engine. Does anyone know if the people with the damaged cams are trusting the MM to tell them when to change the oil? I am not.
 

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I have been changing my oil no later than every 2,000 miles, hoping that will protect my engine. Does anyone know if the people with the damaged cams are trusting the MM to tell them when to change the oil? I am not.
Does anyone actually know someone with a CRV that had damaged camshaft?

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Does anyone actually know someone with a CRV that had damaged camshaft?
What difference does that make? American Honda obviously does.
I only know one other person with a 2017-18 CR-V and if her cam is damaged she will find out when her car leaves her stranded. She would have no idea what a whirling CR-V sounds like and I don't think many would either. In fact based on the definition of "whirling" all cams should make a whirling sound - another A+ for Honda communications... :applause:
 

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I only know one other person with a 2017-18 CR-V and if her cam is damaged she will find out when her car leaves her stranded. She would have no idea what a whirling CR-V sounds like and I don't think many would either. In fact based on the definition of "whirling" all cams should make a whirling sound - another A+ for Honda communications... :applause:
Lol.. I agree..
I believe they meant "whirring".

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So now in addition to checking the oil level we also have to listen for a "whirling noise coming from the engine compartment". And this applies to all 2017 and 2018 CR-Vs. Way to go Honda.
If you have the whirling noise, you'd know it. I asked the dealer to check the water pump in the past, thats the only noise I know to compare what I've been experiencing the last year.

My friend Jim was in my CR-V (was: earlier this year) EDIT: September last year, and his reaction was, "WTF, I hope my CR-V doesn't start making this noise."
 

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If you have the whirling noise, you'd know it. I asked the dealer to check the water pump in the past, thats the only noise I know to compare what I've been experiencing the last year.

My friend Jim was in my CR-V (was: earlier this year) EDIT: September last year, and his reaction was, "WTF, I hope my CR-V doesn't start making this noise."
Have you had your cams replaced? And if so what "guarantees" do you have that the damage will not come back again? I don't see a long term solution with the current SB, they are only replacing damaged parts that will get damaged again or so it seems.
 

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Have you had your cams replaced?
No, They never really investigated the noise from what I can tell. Just sat the TSB the other day. I was like, "Son of a..."

I'll have it back to the dealer soon, my gear shift lever button is whompy and will need to be replaced. Plus my oil level is rising again. Had the AC/Software fix Dec 31st.
 
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