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2014 Honda CRV - Overfill oil question...Help!

Old 02-07-2019, 05:25 AM
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Default 2014 Honda CRV - Overfill oil question...Help!

Hi All,

I recently purchased a 2014 Honda CRV with 14K through an estate sale. I know the family well so it's history is confirmed.... a one owner, no accident, low mileage vehicle. It had been sitting in a driveway for 6 months and needed a good detailing but looks almost brand new.

When I went to pick up the vehicle I noticed the oil level showed a very high on the dipstick but all other levels were good. It was the coldest day of the year in the Northeast ( Queens, New York - 5 degrees) so I just decided to drive it 20 miles to my house before looking into it further. The next day I did an oil change and discovered there was 7 1/2 quarts of oil in the drain pan!!!! The owners manual calls for 4,2 quarts. I checked the records on the vehicle and saw the oil was last changed a year ago and had been driven 1800 miles since then. It looks like the repair shop apparently overfilled the oil during that change. There is no evidence of oil in the engine compartment and the car ran fine on the trip to my house.

What damage could this have caused?

Any precautions should I be taking at this time?

Are their future issues I should be looking for or did I dodge a bullet because it is apparently running normal at this time?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Bob K

Old 02-07-2019, 12:40 PM
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welcome to the forum many cr-v owners are experiencing oil increase. there is fuel going into the oil system and making oil. check your oil level and if it continues to increase, change the oil and install the correct level. this may settle, it may continue. seems to be doing this more during the winter months.
Old 02-12-2019, 09:25 PM
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A 2014 CR-V non turbo should not have the fuel in the oil issue.
What OP is saying is that the previous owner had vehicle serviced and the oil in the system was 7.5 quarts
And it should only have 4.2 quarts of oil.

If engine is running well now then I would just keep an eye on it.
Check for any oil leak elsewhere.
​​​​​​​CR-Vs are good vehicles and should last a good long time.
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