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Hello I have a 2018 EX 1.5T AWD and was curious as to what type of diff fluid I need.
I can only find that "Honda Dual Pump Fluid II" is for a 2017 model CR-V but Im not certain if anything has changed on the 18 models.

I know ill need the 18 & 20mm crush washer and 35ft lbs of torque when re-installing. However Im not sure on what type of Honda Diff fluid I need.

I do all the maintenance on all my cars and I cant seem to google anything about the type of fluid required.

Also if anyone knows the type of transmission fluid / how much is needed for a drain & refill that would be much appreciated too.
I just want to purchase everything in advance and perform the required maint when the MM tells me it needs attention.

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Honda Dual Pump Fluid II works in the rear differentials of all Honda CR-Vs with RT4WD/AWD systems.

A couple of web searches show Honda HCF-2 transmission fluid is what you should use for your CVT transmission.
 

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The diff and transmission in the 2018 are the same as the 2017. Also the type of fluid you need can be found in the Specification section of the owner's manual (600+ pages) which you can download from Honda's website.
https://owners.honda.com

Diff is Dual Pump Fluid II AKA DPSF-II
Trans is HCF-2
 

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Thanks guys! Unfortunately, the nearest Honda depts in my area are unreliable as they provided me with oil dip sticks for a 2012 V6 Accord then a 2016 Civic for when I wanted a spare dipstick to remove the orange tip to accurately check oil levels.
I didnt provide them with my VIN to steer clear of having me purchased a spare dip stick on their records, and because of this they didnt want to look at the print outs of other Honda Parts websites. Nor offer to order them then have me come in when they're available.

The place where the CR-V was purchased told me they didnt come out with dipsticks yet since the car is still new...

Nissan/Infiniti/Acura have all been on point. But this is my first Honda and parts dept position knowledge is non-existent when applying.
However if either of you gents need Accord/Civic dip sticks LMK ill ship them to you.
 

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Thanks guys! Unfortunately, the nearest Honda depts in my area are unreliable as they provided me with oil dip sticks for a 2012 V6 Accord then a 2016 Civic for when I wanted a spare dipstick to remove the orange tip to accurately check oil levels.
I didnt provide them with my VIN to steer clear of having me purchased a spare dip stick on their records, and because of this they didnt want to look at the print outs of other Honda Parts websites. Nor offer to order them then have me come in when they're available.

The place where the CR-V was purchased told me they didnt come out with dipsticks yet since the car is still new...

Nissan/Infiniti/Acura have all been on point. But this is my first Honda and parts dept position knowledge is non-existent when applying.
However if either of you gents need Accord/Civic dip sticks LMK ill ship them to you.
I gotta ask... Why do you want your stick-buying habits to remain a secret? The VIN is used to make sure you have the correct part; parts purchases are not part of the service record.
 

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I gotta ask... Why do you want your stick-buying habits to remain a secret? The VIN is used to make sure you have the correct part; parts purchases are not part of the service record.
Im not sure if Honda USA keeps track of peoples purchases and associate it with VINs and then later share/sell that to others for metadata.
Kinda like if you google one item online you'll see ads for that on other sites/social media on the background, it eventually disappears if you did purchase that item or if you've stopped google searching for it.
I know in other countries (ie. Japan) they do associate it with the car if you provide them enough info, and they'll call you back months later to check up on you to see how your purchase is holding up etc.
Also car buying in Japan is completely different than here in the states, where salesmen flood your inbox, they actually make car buying a white glove/bespoke experience for the buyer (probably due to the limited parking spaces available in Japan which leads to if one consumer can only afford to purchase one car for the next 10 years they fight over other manufacturers to who gets the sale but thats my speculation).

But thats the larger scheme of things, besides if someone works in the parts department I can ONLY hope that they have some knowledge of cars.
Honda has what like 15 different models and 3-6sub models each year. Its not that much effort to actually go look and do some research on their end, & yet I provided clear print out of part numbers I wanted.

But for the dipstick in question, I was more concerned about when I initially purchased the CR-V and found this forum and the gas smell in oil threads and I didn't want to have Honda corporate grasping at anything to deny buy back if the CR-V was a lemon.
Im not sure what the Terms of Service is for each dealer/state but in NYC whenever I go to the local Infiniti/Acura parts dept and I order a part and provide my phone number the screen that shows up has all my info/address and models of cars I remember buying parts for friends and relatives. Im sure its not too difficult for a service manager to walk over to the parts dept and decline warranty on a faulty $90 parking sensor due to an aftermarket(non oem) bumper that had a functioning sensor but then decided to fail months later. A couple of areas like West Virginia require that all cars have OEM pieces or they can deny coverage of warranty (even if you just replaced the bumper with a cheaper alternative because the original one was cracked due to a shopping cart etc). Then it all comes down to can the consumer afford to battle it out and go the legal route with time away from work/family etc.
 

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Buy your parts online. The part number for your dip stick is 15650-59B-000 @ $7.05.
https://www.hondapartsnow.com/genuine/honda~gauge~comp~oil~le~15650-59b-000.html
Thanks Ive already purchased it back in Nov 18 off a place called hondapartshq.com for the same exact price minus shipping.

I also purchased the speedo plastic lens to wrap with PPF clear bra to prevent scratching #78156-TLA-A01 which took 2 minutes to remove and 36166-TLA-A01 the overhead cover that protects the sensors behind the rear view mirror to install an Acura Auto Dim Mirror since the current Odyssey costs north of $200+. That one I had to dremel a bit to allow the mounting arm to clear the tiny hole opening.
 

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I walk in. and out with my oil no questions asked about a vin. i do not think we need vin for fluids do we?
 
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