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by wasp09
Fri May 24, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

It covers all vehicles with the 1.5 engine but not the 2.4 engine which these vehicles also have. Approx. I million vehicles were sold with the 1.5 engine these years in the US - that is what this extended coverage includes. Honda had already recalled 591,055 vehicles due to OD in China by 2018 Sep...
by wasp09
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

New TSB posted in crvownersclub:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1axlDuG ... PcsFz/view

Honda says engine is running normally but somehow no good for spark plugs and camshafts.

Perhaps owners should start checking spark plugs and listening to engine for whirling sound.
by wasp09
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Not as bad as dropping in a new motor for warranty work and charging for an oil change at the same time. :)
by wasp09
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

I am a bit confused. Isn't timing belt part of an engine? If we replace an engine, do we keep the old timing belt, pulleys, water pump..., to cut cost? Perhaps keep using the old oil filter too. :)
by wasp09
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Sorry to hear that it does not fix.

My guess if the fuel is getting through a weaken/worn priston ring, no software update can repair that.

Rising may stop when the rings are worn further for the same volume of oil/fuel mixture to leak through and burn.
by wasp09
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

C U Later,

Is the "fix" good? It is getting cold, -40 C/F in wind chill, one morning this week.
by wasp09
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Just a small technical detail on this: It was fairly simple to install a dual oil filter remote on this engine. Having 2 remote large oil filters increases the total capacity to 5 qt and makes the issue less threatening. Original capacity is 3.7 qt and most dealer service departments do not fill it...
by wasp09
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

That forum keeps shutting down threads mentioning about oil dilution. It is a Honda forum after all...
by wasp09
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

The "fix" included an update to the calculation of MM for more frequent oil changes: https://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/137-2017-present-official-specs-features-etc-gen-5/191807-fix-worked-did-not-work-post1511889.html#post1511889 Oil change every gas fill up, oil dilution problem fixed....
by wasp09
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

CR-V is probably the heaviest of all, i.e. more stress to the small engine. I guess it is the latter. My wife's badminton friend bought a new CRV a couple months ago before we could tell her about the dilution and no heat issues. Before that she told us about looking for a car and it had to be a Hon...
by wasp09
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

...One benefit -- you never have to add oil between oil changes anymore. Correct. It still auto increases after the fix. https://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/137-2017-present-official-specs-features-etc-gen-5/192371-2019-crv-available-post1510161.html#post1510161 Heating is marginally improved thou...
by wasp09
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

I heard that the first recall attempt in China also included a new dipstick with a higher upper marking. That was rejected back in Feb. I wonder if the 2019 CRV would have that "fix".
by wasp09
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

The "fix" is slowly rolling out and a few people are reporting on the crvownersclub website. Not many yet, but so far the results are not encouraging. No-one has said "voila! it works!", but some are saying "&%^*!". Keeping an eye on it but not especially surprised...
by wasp09
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

The official news released by Honda.ca did include the phrase of "over-dilution of oil with fuel" : http://www.hondanews.ca/en/news/release/Statement-Regarding-Irregularly-High-Oil-Levels-in-Certain-Honda-Vehicles--UPDATE3 It also mentioned about checking "www.honda.ca/recalls". ...
by wasp09
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Those were posted under the oil dilution threads on CRV owners club. It is hard to admit there are defects, they call them TSBs. :shock:
by wasp09
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

... I don't plan to do anything because I figure that if Honda ever does start offering a fix, it will be on the owner to take the vehicle into the dealer to complain and document they have the problem with the oil level being abnormally high and smelling of fuel. I honestly don't believe they'll b...
by wasp09
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

If it is LSPI (low speed pre-igition, AKA the super knock found in turbo DI engines), it cannot be stopped by retarding the ignition timing since it is really not ignited by spark. the pre-ignition is caused by glowing particles left floating inside the cylinders at the intake cycle. One counter mea...
by wasp09
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Good approach. The extended warranty does not cover a worn engine unless it breaks.
by wasp09
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

We know that all engines use a rich mixture when they are cold. Put an eye on heavy load conditions say, a loaded up CRV against a strong wind or uphill, after warm up. I wonder if the air fuel ratio would dip way below 14.6:1 as the CVT tends to keep the rpm low and put the engine in the LSPI regio...
by wasp09
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

One important clause of the 1.5T engine recalls in China was a life time warranty on some internal engine parts. The RM500 gift certificate would also make owners happier. We'll see if the "counter measure" is really effective next 6 months in Canada/China. BTW, if the mixing ratio was ste...
by wasp09
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Lack of heat? What is this issue? Did I miss something in this 11 page thread? https://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/CR-V/2017/AC_heater/heat_not_working_properly.shtml CRV with 1.5T engine won't warm up idling on the driveway. Remote starting and idling would result in dilution. Don't :oops:
by wasp09
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

It was posted inside this Chinese article:

http://www.sohu.com/a/235990048_452983

It said recall was done May 28. Owner found oil still increased and gas smell was still there after driving 500km. The complaint was made on June 7. Location was Canton, tropical climate.
by wasp09
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

I guess it is difficult to fix the issue without changing the injection hardware-wise, like adding port injectors. In June, owners in China still protested about gas in oil after the implementation of the May recall. That was not even cold yet, evaporation should not be a problem. Gas getting throug...
by wasp09
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need help on car decision: Honda CRV vs luxury car used
Replies: 68
Views: 7700

Re: Need help on car decision: Honda CRV vs luxury car used

We've owned a Civic, an Accord, a CR-V, and an Odyssey. Maybe you want a smaller vehicle, or maybe your Odyssey is ready for the great parking lot in the sky, but In my opinion, the CR-V is a big downgrade from the Odyssey. For whatever reason, I was just never able to get comfortable in the CR-V. ...
by wasp09
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

When have you ever seen a car recall in the USA for a non-safety related issue? While some may argue that the oil dilution could impact safety, isn't it really a reliability and engine-life issue? From the governments website: "Initiated safety recalls require a manufacturer's action to announ...
by wasp09
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

I doubt anyone wants to run a regular oil-gas extraction. Most owners don't event check their oil levels. Density difference is irrelevant, since they are almost infinitely soluble. In fact, IIRC the oil and gasoline chemically combine to make a mixed oligomer. Oil analysis labs use either a GC or ...
by wasp09
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

If someone can come up with a cheap circulation system that separates gas from motor oil safely instead of heat and evaporate, that would be nice. Imagine just plug it in to clean up diluted oil after driving, put the extracted gas back into the tank to save more if possible. Problem solved... :) It...
by wasp09
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1212
Views: 207035

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Let me try to guess the answer for why fewer civics are in trouble by pointing to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aO2vC_iMTI Small turbo DI engine needs a richer fuel mixture at higher throttle to cool down the engine avoiding knocking. Richer mixture would lead to more oil dilution. Ci...