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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Engine Coolant (Diesel models)

uuMaintenance Under the BonnetuEngine Coolant  
Diesel models  
Engine Coolant  
1Engine Coolant  
If Honda antifreeze/coolant is not available, you may  
use another major brand non-silicate coolant as a  
temporary replacement. Check that it is a high quality  
coolant recommended for aluminium engines.  
Continued use of any non-Honda coolant can result  
in corrosion, causing the cooling system to  
malfunction or fail. Have the cooling system flushed  
and refilled with Honda antifreeze/coolant as soon as  
possible.  
Specified coolant: Honda All Season Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2  
This coolant is premixed with 50% antifreeze and 50% water. Do not add any  
straight antifreeze or water.  
We recommend you check the engine coolant level every time you refuel.  
Check the reserve tank. Add the engine coolant accordingly.  
Reserve Tank  
Do not add rust inhibitors or other additives to your  
vehicle’s coolant system. They may not be compatible  
with the coolant or with the engine components.  
1. Check the amount of coolant in the reserve  
tank.  
Reserve Tank  
MAX  
MIN  
2. If the coolant level is below the MIN mark,  
add the specified coolant until it reaches  
the MAX mark.  
3. Inspect the cooling system for leaks.  
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uuMaintenance Under the BonnetuEngine Coolant  
1Radiator  
Radiator  
1. Make sure the engine and radiator are  
cool.  
2. Turn the radiator tank cap 1/8 turn  
anticlockwise and relieve any pressure in  
the coolant system.  
3WARNING  
Removing the radiator cap while the  
engine is hot can cause the coolant to spray  
out, seriously scalding you.  
Radiator Cap  
3. Push down and turn the radiator cap  
anticlockwise to remove it.  
Always let the engine and radiator cool  
down before removing the radiator cap.  
4. The coolant level should be up to the base  
of the filler neck. Add coolant if it is low.  
5. Put the radiator cap back on, and tighten it  
fully.  
6. Pour coolant into the reserve tank until it  
reaches the MAX mark. Put the cap back  
on the reserve tank.  
NOTICE  
Pour the fluid slowly and carefully so you do not spill  
any. Clean up any spills immediately; they can  
damage components in the engine compartment.  
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uuMaintenance Under the BonnetuTransmission Fluid  
Transmission Fluid  
Automatic transmission models  
1Automatic Transmission Fluid  
Automatic Transmission Fluid  
NOTICE  
Petrol models  
Pour the fluid slowly and carefully so you do not spill  
any. Clean up any spills immediately; they can  
damage components in the engine compartment.  
Specified fluid: Honda ATF DW-1 (automatic transmission fluid)  
Check the fluid level when the engine is at normal operating temperature.  
1. Park on level ground, and start the engine.  
2. Wait until the radiator fan starts and then  
turn off the engine.  
NOTICE  
Do not mix Honda ATF DW-1 with other  
transmission fluids.  
Using a transmission fluid other than Honda ATF  
DW-1 may adversely affect the operation and  
durability of your vehicle’s transmission, and damage  
the transmission.  
Any damage caused by using a transmission fluid that  
is not equivalent to Honda ATF DW-1 is not covered  
by Honda’s new vehicle warranty.  
u Perform step 3 after waiting for about 60  
seconds (less than 90 seconds).  
3. Remove the dipstick (yellow loop) from the  
transmission and wipe it with a clean cloth.  
4. Insert the dipstick all the way back into the  
Upper  
HOT  
Range  
Mark  
Lower  
Mark  
transmission securely, as shown in the  
image.  
5. Remove the dipstick and check the fluid  
level.  
u It should be between the upper and  
lower marks in the HOT range.  
6. If the level is below the lower mark, add  
fluid into the dipstick hole to bring it to the  
level between the upper and lower marks,  
and have your vehicle checked by a dealer  
immediately.  
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uuMaintenance Under the BonnetuTransmission Fluid  
Diesel models  
Specified fluid: Honda ATF-TYPE 3.0 (automatic transmission fluid)  
Have a dealer check the fluid level and replace if necessary.  
Follow your vehicle’s maintenance service timing of when to change automatic  
transmission fluid.  
2 About Your Maintenance Service P. 530  
Manual transmission models  
1Manual Transmission Fluid  
Manual Transmission Fluid  
If Honda MTF is not available, you may use the API  
certificated SAE 0W-20 or 5W-20 viscosity motor oil  
as a temporary measure.  
Specified fluid: Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF)  
Follow your vehicle’s maintenance service timing of when to change manual  
transmission fluid.  
2 About Your Maintenance Service P. 530  
Replace with MTF as soon as possible. Motor oil does  
not contain the proper additives for the transmission  
and continued use can cause decreased shifting  
performance and lead to transmission damage.  
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uuMaintenance Under the BonnetuBrake/Clutch Fluid  
Brake/Clutch Fluid  
1Brake/Clutch Fluid  
Specified fluid: Brake Fluid with DOT 3 or DOT 4  
NOTICE  
Use the same fluid for both the brakes and clutch.  
Brake fluid marked DOT 5 is not compatible with your  
vehicle’s braking system and can cause extensive  
damage.  
Checking the Brake Fluid  
The fluid level should be between the MIN  
and MAX marks on the side of the reservoir.  
We recommend using a genuine product.  
Brake Reservoir  
If the brake fluid level is at or below the MIN mark,  
have a dealer inspect the vehicle for leaks or worn  
brake pads as soon as possible.  
MAX  
MIN  
Manual transmission models  
1Checking the Clutch Fluid  
Checking the Clutch Fluid  
If the clutch fluid level is at or below the MIN mark,  
have a dealer inspect for leaks or an excessively worn  
clutch plate as soon as possible.  
The fluid level should be between the MIN  
and MAX marks on the side of the reservoir.  
Clutch Reservoir  
MAX  
MIN  
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uuMaintenance Under the BonnetuRefilling Window Washer Fluid  
1Refilling Window Washer Fluid  
Refilling Window Washer Fluid  
Washer Reservoir  
NOTICE  
Do not use engine antifreeze or a vinegar/water  
solution in the windscreen washer reservoir.  
Antifreeze can damage your vehicle’s paint. A  
vinegar/water solution can damage the windscreen  
washer pump.  
Use only commercially available windscreen washer  
fluid.  
Avoid prolonged use of hard water to prevent lime  
scale build up.  
Models without washer level sensor  
Check the amount of window washer fluid.  
If the level is low, fill the washer reservoir.  
Models with washer level sensor  
If the washer fluid is low, a message appears on the multi-information display.  
Pour the washer fluid carefully. Do not overflow the reservoir.  
Fuel Filter  
1Fuel Filter  
Models with service reminder system  
Replace fuel filter according to the time and distance recommendations in the  
maintenance schedule.  
The fuel filter should be replaced according to the  
service reminder indication.  
Petrol models  
Except European models  
It is recommended to replace the fuel filter every 40,000 km (25,000 miles), or 2  
years, if you suspect the fuel you are using is contaminated. In a dusty environment,  
the filter may become clogged sooner.  
Have a qualified technician change the fuel filter. Fuel in the system can spray out  
and create a hazard if all fuel line connections are not handled correctly.  
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Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration*  
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)  
Collects PM (particulate matter) from the exhaust gas. The DPF is installed in the  
catalytic converter.  
1Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)  
The DPF must operate at a high temperature for the  
chemical reactions to take place. It can set on fire any  
combustible materials that come near it. Park your  
vehicle away from high grass, dry leaves, or other  
flammables.  
How the DPF Works  
The DPF periodically burns off the collected PM while driving at a high temperature  
of catalytic converter.  
When PM is burned off, you may notice white smoke in the exhaust gas, and the  
increase in the average fuel consumption. This is temporary, and normal.  
* Not available on all models  
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uuDiesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration*uDiesel Particulate Filter (DPF)  
1Regenerating DPF  
Regenerating DPF  
NOTICE  
If you see  
on the multi-information  
If you ignore the symbol and do not regenerate the  
DPF, the multi-information display changes to the  
DPF warning symbol. If this happens, take your  
vehicle to a dealer as soon as possible. Continuously  
ignoring the multi-information display warning  
symbol causes the DPF to be clogged with PM,  
seriously damaging the DPF and emission control  
systems.  
display, you need to regenerate the DPF:  
Drive your vehicle at a speed of 60 km/h (37  
mph) or over until the symbol disappears.  
u It takes about 20 minutes to increase the  
catalytic converter temperature to burn  
out and remove PM.  
Regenerate the DPF when this  
symbol appears.  
To minimize the accumulation of PM, always use the  
recommended diesel fuel.  
2 Fuel recommendation P. 523  
PM is accumulated in the catalytic converter when  
you drive at a low speed for a long period of time or  
by frequent short journeys.  
Take your vehicle to a dealer  
when this warning symbol  
appears.  
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Replacing Light Bulbs  
Headlight Bulbs  
When replacing, use the following bulbs.  
1Headlight Bulbs  
High beam headlight: 60 W (HB3 for halogen bulb type)  
NOTICE  
Low beam headlight: 55 W (H11 for halogen bulb type)*  
Halogen bulbs get very hot when lit.  
Oil, perspiration, or a scratch on the glass can cause  
the bulb to overheat and shatter.  
35 W (D4S for high voltage discharge type)*  
High Beam Headlight  
The headlight aim is set by the factory, and does not  
need to be adjusted. However, if you regularly carry  
heavy items in the luggage area, have the aiming  
readjusted at a dealer or by a qualified technician.  
1. Remove the coupler.  
Bulb  
u It can be removed by pushing the tab.  
2. Rotate the old bulb to the left to remove.  
3. Insert a new bulb into the headlight  
assembly and turn it to the right.  
4. Insert the coupler into the connector of the  
bulb.  
The HB3 and H11 types are halogen bulbs.  
When replacing a halogen bulb, handle it by its base,  
and protect the glass from contact with your skin or  
hard objects. If you touch the glass, clean it with  
denatured alcohol and a clean cloth.  
Tab  
Coupler  
Low Beam Headlights  
Model with high voltage discharge low beam headlights  
High voltage can remain in the circuit for a long period of time after the light is  
switched off. Do not attempt to inspect or replace the high voltage discharge type  
bulbs yourself. Ask a dealer to inspect and replace low beam headlights.  
* Not available on all models  
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuPosition Light and Daytime Running Light Bulbs  
Model with halogen low beam headlights  
1. Remove the coupler.  
u It can be removed by pushing the tab.  
Bulb  
2. Rotate the old bulb to the left to remove.  
3. Insert a new bulb into the headlight  
assembly and turn it to the right.  
4. Insert the coupler into the connector of the  
bulb.  
Coupler  
Tab  
Position Light and Daytime Running Light Bulbs  
Position Light and Daytime Running Light bulbs are LED type. Have an authorized  
Honda dealer inspect and replace the light assembly.  
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuFront Turn Signal Light Bulbs  
Front Turn Signal Light Bulbs  
When replacing, use the following bulbs.  
Front Turn Signal Light: 21 W (Amber)  
1. Turn the socket to the left and remove it.  
2. Remove the old bulb and insert a new bulb.  
Socket  
Bulb  
Active Cornering Light Bulbs*  
Active Cornering Light bulbs are LED type. Have an authorized Honda dealer inspect  
and replace the light assembly.  
* Not available on all models  
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuSide Turn Signal/Emergency Indicator Light Bulbs  
Side Turn Signal/Emergency Indicator Light Bulbs  
Door mirrors have the side turn lights. Have an authorized Honda dealer inspect and  
replace the light assembly.  
Fog Light Bulbs*  
When replacing, use the following bulbs.  
1Fog Light Bulbs*  
NOTICE  
Halogen bulbs get very hot when lit. Oil, perspiration,  
or a scratch on the glass can cause the bulb to  
overheat and shatter.  
Fog Light: 35 W (H8 for halogen bulb type)  
1. Pull the hole of the cover with your finger,  
then remove it.  
The fog lights are halogen bulbs.  
Cover  
When replacing a bulb, handle it by its plastic case,  
and protect the glass from contact with your skin or  
hard objects. If you touch the glass, clean it with  
denatured alcohol and a clean cloth.  
Hole  
2. Remove the screws using a Phillips-head  
screwdriver and carefully pull the fog light  
assembly out of the bumper.  
Screws  
* Not available on all models  
Continued  
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