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2024 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter

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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 driver  
information interface.  
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 phillips head screws and  
slotted head screws by turning 90°  
counter-clockwise on the undercarriage  
and remove the under cover.  
Under Cover  
Screw  
4. Remove the drain bolt and washer from  
the bottom of the engine, and drain the  
oil into a suitable container.  
Drain Bolt  
Washer  
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5. Remove the oil filter and dispose of the  
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remaining oil.  
6. Check that the filter gasket is not stuck to  
the engine contact surface.  
You will need a special wrench to replace the oil  
filter. You can buy this wrench from a dealer.  
u If it is stuck, you must detach it.  
7. 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 filter gasket.  
When installing the new oil filter, follow the  
instructions supplied with the oil filter.  
Reinstall the engine oil fill cap. Start the engine. If the  
Engine oil pressure low warning appears, turn off  
the engine, and check your work.  
Oil Filter  
8. Put a new washer on the drain bolt, then  
reinstall the drain bolt.  
u Tightening torque:  
30 lbf∙ft (40 N∙m, 4.0 kgf∙m)  
9. Pour the recommended engine oil into the  
engine.  
u Engine oil change capacity (including filter):  
3.7 US qt (3.5 L)  
10. Reinstall the engine oil fill cap securely and  
start the engine.  
11. Run the engine for a few minutes, and  
then check that there is no leak from the  
drain bolt or oil filter.  
12. Stop the engine, wait for three minutes, and  
then check the oil level on the dipstick.  
u If necessary, add more engine oil.  
13. Reinstall the under cover in the same order  
it was removed.  
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