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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter

uuMaintenance Under the HooduChanging the Engine Oil and Oil Filter  
Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter  
You must change the engine oil and oil filter regularly in order to maintain the  
engine's lubrication. The engine may be damaged if they are not changed regularly.  
1Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter  
NOTICE  
You may damage the environment if you do not  
dispose of the oil in a suitable way. If you are  
changing the oil by yourself, appropriately dispose of  
the used oil. Put the oil in a sealed container and take  
it to a recycling center. Do not throw the oil away  
into a garbage can or onto the ground.  
Change the oil and filter in accordance with the maintenance message on the  
information display*/multi-information display*/i-MID.  
1. Run the engine until it reaches normal  
operating temperature, and then turn the  
engine off.  
2. Open the hood and remove the engine oil  
fill cap.  
3. Remove the drain bolt and washer from  
the bottom of the engine, and drain the  
oil into a suitable container.  
Washer  
Drain Bolt  
Oil Filter  
* Not available on all models  
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uuMaintenance Under the HooduChanging the Engine Oil and Oil Filter  
4. Remove the oil filter and dispose of the remaining oil.  
5. Check that the filter gasket is not stuck to the engine contact surface.  
u If it is stuck, you must detach it.  
1Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter  
You will need a special wrench to replace the oil  
filter. You can buy this wrench from a dealer.  
6. Wipe away dirt and dust adhering to the contact surface of the engine block,  
and install a new oil filter.  
u Apply a light coat of new engine oil to the oil filter gasket.  
7. Put a new washer on the drain bolt, then reinstall the drain bolt.  
u Tightening torque:  
When installing the new oil filter, follow the  
instructions supplied with the oil filter.  
Reinstall the engine oil fill cap. Start the engine. The  
low oil pressure indicator should go off within five  
seconds. If it does not, turn off the engine, and check  
your work.  
30 lbf∙ft (40 N∙m, 4.0 kgf∙m)  
8. Pour the recommended engine oil into the engine.  
u Engine oil change capacity (including filter):  
4.6 US qt (4.4 L)  
9. Reinstall the engine oil fill cap securely and start the engine.  
10. Run the engine for a few minutes, and then check that there is no leak from the  
drain bolt or oil filter.  
Be sure to verify that the oil filter is designed for your  
vehicle. A genuine Honda oil filter is recommended  
for optimum lubrication flow and filtration properties  
to assure the reliability of the engine.  
11. Stop the engine, wait for three minutes, and then check the oil level on the  
dipstick.  
u If necessary, add more engine oil.  
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