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I had a 2014 Honda CR-V LX AWD but I just traded in on a 2019 Honda CR-V LX AWD pretty much the same vehicle as I had before. The 2014 that I had was having some issues and it was out of warranty so I decided while I got a decent deal on the trade to get the 2019. I've only had in a few days and less then 200 miles and do already love it. I got the LX model because I was afraid of the gas in oil problem that the 1.5 engine was having. Well I noticed today that when I checked my oil it definitely smelled like gas, I even went over to my other car which is a 1998 Ford Mustang to smell its dipstick and it didn't smell the same as the CRV so either I'm missing something or the LX 2.4 engine is having the smell of gas in the oil too. Just wanted to see if this CRV is going to be ok, cause my old 2014 wasn't perfect either but I'm kinda of disappointment if this CRV is having this problem so new. I really do love the car but would hate to see problems like this already. Land vehicle Vehicle Car Motor vehicle Automotive design

Here's some photo's of it along with a photo of the 2014 I had before.
 

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The 2.4 is still a direct fuel injection engine and will have some fuel dilution, but not the extreme dilution the 1.5T is capable of producing.

I have 2 K24W Honda 2.4 DI engines. One in a sedan dilutes to the 2-3% range, one in a CRV goes 3 -5+%. This isn’t ideal but it’s at least manageable. And there are a lot of high-mile K24Ws out there and seemingly no pattern of issues.

So I wouldn’t worry about it but do watch the oil level for any increase and you may want to change oil more often than the MM suggests. Still a much better choice than the 1.5T imho.
 

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First off Congrats on the Purchase. the Non- Turbo engine is mighty fine, the Turbo I remember uses the exhaust back to the engine, that said enjoy your V, our Turbo is going on two years and appreciate another OD thread.... not

do not worry what others are reporting. And Enjoy her.

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Congrats on your new ride and welcome to the forum. I wouldn't worry too much about things since it is a DI engine. What issues were you having with your '14? My '13 has been great!
 

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Congrats and I gotta say shes a beauty! I noticed that you love the color silver huh? lol
I own an LX model as well and no issue so far. I've been monitoring my oil level even though like you said its 2.4 L non turbo and so far no fluctuation
 

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I loved my 2014 too but it got very problematic after the warranty was up for some reason. I had 2 major things go wrong, VTC actuator had a grinding noise that got very bad, the warranty fixed it 2 times and then happened once out of warranty dealership wanted $1000 to fix it, transmission was slipping and there was a bad whine heard over the radio I was told it needed a new transmission $3000+. I might of just had a lemon. I was torn to get another CRV with everything that happen with the 2014 but after many test drives from other brands and research, Mazda CX-5 was a very close choice but I decided to go back with the 2019 LX.
 
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