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

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

Post by wasp09 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:08 am

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 ... s--UPDATE3

It also mentioned about checking "www.honda.ca/recalls".

It is no longer an unknown issue... in Canada.

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

Post by CULater » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:42 pm

HONDA CRV - WATCH THIS VIDEO BEFORE PURCHASE - OIL DILUTION
(Pretty much what I've been living with)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrtULlp ... 5pCmGfO2VM

Who knows? -- maybe the 2019 will be OK. :confused

But I wouldn't want to roll the dice....
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Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Post by Jack FFR1846 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:12 pm

zaplunken wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:36 pm
Jack FFR1846 wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:16 pm
Horsefly wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:07 pm
So Colorado is not considered a "cold weather" state? That will come as a shock to some of the ski areas here that have snow from late October through June....
Well, Colorado isn't included because states starting with "C" are specifically excluded. Note Connecticut, which gets slightly more snow than Florida.
I don't know if that is mean to be funny or if you actually think that? :shock: I hope it is the former and not the latter! I assure you Connecticut gets plenty of snow though if you live along Long Island Sound it is much milder than inland. 60" is the average snowfall, I doubt Florida gets 6" on average in the northern most part of the state.
It was a joke. Note that I live in Massachusetts, not far from the Connecticut border and own a "Plow Truck" to clear my driveway of snow. I found it humorous that states NOT included in the campaign included Colorado and Connecticut. Thus my assumption that Honda does not like states beginning with "C".
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Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Post by parsi1 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:51 am

In the new issue of Consumer Reports (Dec 2018) there is an article about problems with the new turbo engines but there is no mention of CRV problems. Actually CRV is still on their recommended list.

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

Post by CULater » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:25 pm

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 so far. PT Barnum would be amused.

https://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/13 ... re-50.html
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Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Post by UpperNwGuy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:31 pm

CULater wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:25 pm
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 so far. PT Barnum would be amused.

https://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/13 ... re-50.html
Is the fix just a software change, or does it include hardware changes? I fear that the problem relates to the physical design of the engine, so I would be skeptical of a software-only fix.

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

Post by CULater » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:51 pm

Authorized Honda dealers performing the free product update will upload new software into vehicle, change the engine oil, and, in certain vehicles, replace the air conditioning control unit.
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Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Post by wasp09 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:47 am

CULater wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:25 pm
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 so far. PT Barnum would be amused.

https://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/13 ... re-50.html
Fix-here thread got shut down. No need to do that if fix is convincingly working.

I guess if your piston rings are already worn out in diluted oil, a software fix cannot repair them...

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

Post by CULater » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:27 pm

I was following that thread also to see comments from owners who have gotten the "fix." Results seemed mixed so far. I doubt that a software update will help much, as it seems to be intended to heat the engine up more quickly to help in colder climates, and I don't have that problem. Am still interested in other sites where owners are posting their experience before I decide to get it done.
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Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Post by HondaOwner5150 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:01 pm

I wanted to add to this forum to report that this problem is more prevalent than claimed. The problem in my honda developed within 2,000 miles. Stalling, lurching, fuel in oil. No fix for Kansas or Missouri currently slated. However, Honda must recognize that this is a real problem. It is widespread. I'm documenting everything with the dealer and will enact the lemon law if this is not repaired within 4 efforts as stipulated under law. As the first occurrence happened within a month of ownership, I would expect that Honda must fix this within the next few months. Advice to all: DON'T BUY A HONDA UNTIL THIS PROBLEM IS ADDRESSED.

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

Post by CULater » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:08 pm

HondaOwner5150 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:01 pm
I wanted to add to this forum to report that this problem is more prevalent than claimed. The problem in my honda developed within 2,000 miles. Stalling, lurching, fuel in oil. No fix for Kansas or Missouri currently slated. However, Honda must recognize that this is a real problem. It is widespread. I'm documenting everything with the dealer and will enact the lemon law if this is not repaired within 4 efforts as stipulated under law. As the first occurrence happened within a month of ownership, I would expect that Honda must fix this within the next few months. Advice to all: DON'T BUY A HONDA UNTIL THIS PROBLEM IS ADDRESSED.
Thanks and Amen to that. I hope you are successful with a Lemon Law claim. There is a major defect with this engine and until it is replaced with a new engine, this problem will remain. Maybe next Gen CRV, but I won't be interested. Will be looking hard at the 2019 RAV4. Has port as well as direct injection and no turbo. I'd stay away from all small turbo, direct-injection engines, especially the ones in Hondas. Major engineering screwup.
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