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oil does have gas smell, but oil level has not been any higher than what it is after oil change. Have changed oil about every 4,000 miles. Bought it with 18k miles and now has 35k and no issues as on now.

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oil does have gas smell, but oil level has not been any higher than what it is after oil change. Have changed oil about every 4,000 miles. Bought it with 18k miles and now has 35k and no issues as on now.

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Thanks for the update that there isnt any updates.
Looking forward to nothing new in your second year of ownership
 

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Spending $150 over a whole year is cheap insurance to protect a $25,000 purchase. And you would need to spend this with almost any vehicle, to the point is really irrelevant.
Depends really.

Since the original poster is observing no oil rise, changing more frequently than the MM flags, is a waste of resources (both the materials which must be manufactured, as well as the pocket book).

In addition, as was recently discussed over in the OD thread... more frequent oil changes, with these modern synthetic oil blends and all their additives, actually does increase chemical wear on the interior of the engine.. in the form of Tribochemical effects of the additives in the form of small incidence corrosion of metals. You can actually see this with higher then expected FeO in an oil analysis test results. Not out of range by any means, but measurable and noticeable.

[More information than most owners need to know about tribochemical effects in mechanical engines, pumps, etc. : Tribochemistry - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics ]

For all the imagined angst over possible engine wear (yet to be proven after more than 4 years of the 1.5T engine in production by Honda and around 5 million in the field) due to fuel in the oil... it is actually the fresh oil and it's additives that likely do more damage to internal parts through tribochemical reactions in a heated moving part environment. We simply do not live in the old age of loose tolerance engines and heavy weight conventional oils any more.. and so it is time to put old age thinking aside with respect to these modern vehicle engines and transmissions.
 

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Depends really ...
... and so it is time to put old age thinking aside with respect to these modern vehicle engines and transmissions.
Wow, williamsji, please keep the info coming. Did not know half of this stuff. Will now be killing my plans on purchasing a new CR-V simply because it is not yet needed. Waiting for next generation with its newer technology and even than I can wait after the first year until problems, if any, are fixed. I own a 2011, YES a 2011, the best repair record in the past how many years except for the climate system which has never affected me. One person, a friend not familiar with this forum, told me that I was crazy to get rid of my 2011 if it has never stressed me. Everyone, keep the info coming, thanks.
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My 2017 has 17k after almost three years and no issues and I don't always drive it very nicely on our local winding foothill roads. I plan to keep it for at least eight years so I expect that it is going to be a solid SUV over that time.
 

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2017 Touring, AWD 3+ years currently 23k on clock. Parts replaced: Shift knob updated part, updated door locking electronic module / replaced hood latch sensor (combination erratic auto locking issue) and a new battery all covered by warranty, no repeat issues with repairs/ replaced parts. I am basically satisfied with the CR-V so far as I purchase used / like new with 10k miles for $ 28,900 from FL dealer back in 2017.
 
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