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2012 Honda CR-V Long Term Road Test

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2012 Honda CR-V: Dying Dinos

October 30, 2012

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Our CR-V's oil life is down to 15 percent now. We're at nearly 11,000 miles. In-house Jedi wrench Dan Edmunds changed the oil at around 3,100 miles, ahead of the recommended interval due to our initial track test regimen and Dan's subsequent road trip (read his post for a fuller explanation).

So we're at 8,000 miles on the current oil. The "B1" notification also reminds us that it's time for a full complement of factory recommended services: oil change, brake service, tire rotation, regular inspection of links, hoses, lines and levels.

I'm guessing we'll get it in for service (or DIY-it again) soon enough. How long should we wait? Should we take the oil down to zero percent and just thicken it with metal flake?

In times like this, it's helpful to ask: What Would Soichiro Do?

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

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