Coolant Replacement CR-V

Coolant Replacement

NOTE: How to read the torque specifications- 1.Expansion Tank Cap - Remove

1- Wait until the engine is cool, then carefully remove the expansion tank cap (A)- 2.Engine Coolant - Drain

1- Loosen the drain plug (A), and drain the coolant- 3.Cylinder Block Coolant - Drain

1- Remove the drain bolt (A)- 2- After the coolant has drained, reinstall the drain bolt with a new washer (B)- 3- Tighten the radiator drain plug securely- 4.Expansion Tank Coolant - Drain

5.Engine Coolant - Refill

1- Pour Honda Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 (for except Ecuador)/Honda All Season Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 (for Ecuador) into the expansion tank (A) to the MAX mark (B)- Except Ecuador

NOTE:

Always use Honda Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 or Honda Extreme Cold Weather Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2. Using a non-Honda coolant can result in corrosion, causing the cooling system to malfunction or fail-

Honda Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 is a mixture of 50 % antifreeze and 50 % water. Honda Extreme Cold Weather Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 is a 100% concentration coolant. Do not add water to either coolant-

If the vehicle is regularly used in very low temperatures (under -22 °F (-30 °C)), a 60% concentration of coolant should be used- Operation

Vehicle Usage (Desired Mixture)

Current Mixture

Coolant Drain

Add Amount of Honda Extreme Cold Weather Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 (100% concentrate)

Then add Honda Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 (50/50)

Coolant Change

Normal Area (50/50)

50/5060/40unknown

Drain radiator, engine block, and expansion tank

None

Top off the cooling system

Very Cold Area (60/40)

50/50unknown

Drain radiator, engine block, and expansion tank

About 1.6 L (54 fl oz)

60/40

About 1.3 L (44 fl oz)

Engine Overhaul

Normal Area (50/50)

-

-

None

Very Cold Area (60/40)

-

-

About 1.6 L (54 fl oz)

Coolant Winterizing

Very Cold Area (60/40)

50/50

Drain about 2.0 L (68 fl oz) from radiator

About 1.6 L (54 fl oz)

unknown*

Drain radiator, engine block, and expansion tank

*: When you want to winterize the coolant with the minimum amount of coolant change but the current coolant concentration in the vehicle is unknown, you must drain all coolant from the cooling system.

Ecuador

NOTE:

Always use Honda All Season Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2. Using a non-Honda coolant can result in corrosion, causing the cooling system to malfunction or fail-

Honda All Season Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 is a mixture of 50 % antifreeze and 50 % water. Do not add water- Engine Coolant Capacities (Including the expansion tank capacity of 0.8 L (0.21 US gal, 0.18 lmp gal))

With cooler valve body

At Coolant Change:

6.3 L (1.66 US gal, 1.39 lmp gal)

After Engine Overhaul:

7.6 L (2.01 US gal, 1.67 lmp gal)

Without cooler valve body

At Coolant Change:

6.2 L (1.64 US gal, 1.36 lmp gal)

After Engine Overhaul:

7.6 L (2.01 US gal, 1.67 lmp gal)

6.Engine Coolant - Air Bleed

1- Loosely install the expansion tank cap- 2- Start the engine and let it run until the cooling fan comes on at least twice. Do not operate the air conditioning system- 3- Turn off the engine. Check the level in the expansion tank, and add Honda Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 (for except Ecuador)/Honda All Season Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 (for Ecuador), if needed- 7.Engine Coolant Leak - Check

1- Put the expansion tank cap securely, then start the engine again, and check for leaks- 2- Clean up any spilled engine coolant- 8.Maintenance Minder - Reset (With Maintenance Minder System)

1- If the Maintenance Minder required to replace the engine coolant, reset the Maintenance Minder with the gauge (see "Resetting the Maintenance Minder"). If the Maintenance Minder did not require to replace the engine coolant, reset the Maintenance Minder with the HDS (see "Resetting the Inpidual Maintenance Items").

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