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I’m a long time Honda Fan. We’ve had 3 Accords and 2 Ridgelines since 2000 and all great. I’m thinking about getting my first CRV but not until I’m sure the gas ou issue in the 1.5 has been fixed. Does anyone know if the 2019 is good to go?
 

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No one on here has a crystal ball. There have been no changes, except they are supposed to be performing "the fix" on them before sale. You can read the threads on post fix CR-V's and decide for yourself.
 

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I was at the Honda dealer down the street from my work yesterday getting an oil change for my 2019 Pilot. While in the waiting room I heard a guy complaining about lack of heat, oil dilution and a strong smell of gas in the cabin at times, my ears perked up. Turns out he was driving a 2019, built in November CR-V. After he got done giving the service manger a lot of grief we started talking and he was well aware of the problems with the 2017-18 line and was assured the problem had been corrected on the 2019, he had traded in a 2013 CR-V He bought the car 6 week ago and has about 900 miles on it. To say he was pissed off was the understatement of the year

Personally I think their are too many other good choices out there to take the risk. I love my Pilot, you have the Passport coming out, lots of options
 

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Nobody has seen a long-term issue yet regards the consequences of oil dilution (unless they let the crankcase level get too high).
 

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So what is too high?
Checked every 500 miles, if the level is on top of the orange thingie on the dipstick, the amount of lubricant needs to be addressed.

There are several Topics here about the correct method of checking oil, and also many reports that dealers over-fill. There are also a topic or two regards how much extra oil is in the sump at dipstick levels.

EDIT: I saw that yours was 1" higher than the top dot. THAT is too high!
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I've been checking my sister's '18 about once a month. The issue has promoted family bonding! :eek:
 

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Checked every 500 miles, if the level is on top of the orange thingie on the dipstick, the amount of lubricant needs to be addressed.

There are several Topics here about the correct method of checking oil, and also many reports that dealers over-fill. There are also a topic or two regards how much extra oil is in the sump at dipstick levels.


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I've been checking my sister's '18 about once a month. The issue has promoted family bonding! :eek:
Not trying to blow the problem out of perspective but there are likely 10’s of thousands of engines that have racked up a lot of miles with an overfilled sump. My oil is over the orange tip within a few miles of getting an oil change. Having 55,000+ miles without a blown turbo, crank, or broken rod. I think it’s safe to say they were well aware of the problem. The legal battles will likely require proof of damage which would be difficult to differentiate from normal wear. The civic forum has an organized oil analysis page for this engine and this forum has at least 4 posted. None have shown high wear metals even with high dilution. How can high dilution not cause damage to the turbo bearings, and then not show up in people’s oil analysis?

How can everyone that has dilution end up with oil with relatively the same amount of oil? What if the rate of “fuel return” increases only after it’s made it’s way 1/8” over the orange tip? That would be in line with their official video, stance, and people’s experience including my own. I fill 3.7qts, and get a gallon and a .3qts every time. They could have easily updated the dipstick with a “true” overfill mark if this is true, during the product update. It is troubling for current crv owners for sure especially people that have joined this forum just to find out what is going on.


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Checked every 500 miles, if the level is on top of the orange thingie on the dipstick, the amount of lubricant needs to be addressed.

There are several Topics here about the correct method of checking oil, and also many reports that dealers over-fill. There are also a topic or two regards how much extra oil is in the sump at dipstick levels.

EDIT: I saw that yours was 1" higher than the top dot. THAT is too high!
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I've been checking my sister's '18 about once a month. The issue has promoted family bonding! :eek:
So I should change my oil about every 2 months when I have about 500 miles in? Because that is how fast its rising. I'm sorry but that's crazy.

No instead I plan to use this CRV as a long-term test case to see how long it takes before the maintenance minder tells be to change the oil or it starts to stall or it blows up from the oil dilution.

I'm on a mission from God now.
 

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So I should change my oil about every 2 months when I have about 500 miles in? Because that is how fast its rising. I'm sorry but that's crazy.

No instead I plan to use this CRV as a long-term test case to see how long it takes before the maintenance minder tells be to change the oil or it starts to stall or it blows up from the oil dilution.

I'm on a mission from God now.
That’s kind of what I’m pointing out. I can go from low to overfilled within 50-100 miles, as I currently have just after the update. If I remove the excess I’m reducing the oil volume and oil/fuel ratio. I don’t know if this is true so I would recommend following Honda.
Another reasonable action would be to get it to low then add fresh oil to below the middle mark. I wouldn’t be doing this every 100 miles more like a 1,000 miles. Using a $15 electric oil pump it could take 2-3 minutes total.
 

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Somewhere on this forum, I read that 21mm (about 7/8") over high mark on the dip stick is a real problem. It can stall the engine and god knows what else :=(
 

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Careful, simply removing excess does NOT reduce the oil/fuel ratio.
To reduce the oil/fuel ratio you MUST add oil.
I meant to say % your right the ratio would increase. To be clear the amount of fuel in your engine would decrease slightly but the chances of gasoline lubricating engine components would increase.


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My point was that simply removing excess oil(mixed with fuel) will do nothing to help - it will not affect ratio / % /ability to lubricate properly.
Your sentence as written is misleading.
 

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I am less than thrilled with Honda. Had a rear diff problem in a 2009 CRV @ 100K miles, that couldn't be resolved, even with the service bulletin. My '07 Ridgeline shot a sparkplug out of the cylinder (original plug from the factory) and I had to pay to have the head fixed, and now I have to be checking the oil in our 2018 CRV, should've got a Toyota I guess.
 

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I am less than thrilled with Honda. Had a rear diff problem in a 2009 CRV @ 100K miles, that couldn't be resolved, even with the service bulletin. My '07 Ridgeline shot a sparkplug out of the cylinder (original plug from the factory) and I had to pay to have the head fixed, and now I have to be checking the oil in our 2018 CRV, should've got a Toyota I guess.
So much for Honda quailty.... or lack of it
 

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What's amazing to me is that the OP started this thread more than 2 months ago, read some replies...has a total of TWO posts...and hasn't been seen since 1/24/19... yet many are still posting in this thread. It seems it is now mostly an "OD" thread.

No, not Over Dose, or Over Drive.
 

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I am less than thrilled with Honda. Had a rear diff problem in a 2009 CRV @ 100K miles, that couldn't be resolved, even with the service bulletin. My '07 Ridgeline shot a sparkplug out of the cylinder (original plug from the factory) and I had to pay to have the head fixed, and now I have to be checking the oil in our 2018 CRV, should've got a Toyota I guess.
Every vehicle company has issues such as you list.
 
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