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Old 01 Mar 2008, 10:10 am
Nino Nospam
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Default CR-V Fires?

In the past, 60 CR-Vs caught fire, (2003-2004 models)due to improper filter
changes, and dumb engine configuration by Honda engineers. Has Honda
changed their engine configuration in the 2007 models, or is the oil filter
still in the same place?


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Old 01 Mar 2008, 10:12 am
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Default Re: CR-V Fires?

Nino Nospam wrote:
> In the past, 60 CR-Vs caught fire, (2003-2004 models)due to improper filter
> changes, and dumb engine configuration by Honda engineers. Has Honda
> changed their engine configuration in the 2007 models, or is the oil filter
> still in the same place?
>
>

Hi,
It is due to filter not being tight causing oil leak. It's no brainer
how to prevent the fire.
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Old 02 Mar 2008, 07:47 am
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"Nino Nospam" <NinoNoSpam@unsubscribe@shaw.ca> wrote in
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> In the past, 60 CR-Vs caught fire, (2003-2004 models)due to improper
> filter changes, and dumb engine configuration by Honda engineers.




Honda traditionally sites its 4-cylinder oil filters at the rear of the
block. All Honda crossflow heads up to the K-series engine (the one you've
got) had their exhaust manifolds on the other side of the block from the
filter.

With recent tightening of emissions standards, some automakers (Honda with
the K-series, for instance) have seen fit to place the exhaust manifold at
the rear of the block, so as keep it from cooling off and thus help keep up
the cat's temperature.

Since the K-series is rotated 180 degrees from the old B-series it
replaces, I am at a loss as to why Honda did not allow the filter to move
with the rotation.



> Has
> Honda changed their engine configuration in the 2007 models, or is the
> oil filter still in the same place?
>
>



Yep. Same location. But change the oil properly and there's no problem.



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Old 02 Mar 2008, 10:48 am
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are you aware of fires occurring with the Ridgeline??
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"Nino Nospam" <NinoNoSpam@unsubscribe@shaw.ca> wrote in
news:Wdfyj.28243$w94.12398@pd7urf2no:

> In the past, 60 CR-Vs caught fire, (2003-2004 models)due to improper
> filter changes, and dumb engine configuration by Honda engineers.




Honda traditionally sites its 4-cylinder oil filters at the rear of the
block. All Honda crossflow heads up to the K-series engine (the one you've
got) had their exhaust manifolds on the other side of the block from the
filter.

With recent tightening of emissions standards, some automakers (Honda with
the K-series, for instance) have seen fit to place the exhaust manifold at
the rear of the block, so as keep it from cooling off and thus help keep up
the cat's temperature.

Since the K-series is rotated 180 degrees from the old B-series it
replaces, I am at a loss as to why Honda did not allow the filter to move
with the rotation.



> Has
> Honda changed their engine configuration in the 2007 models, or is the
> oil filter still in the same place?
>
>



Yep. Same location. But change the oil properly and there's no problem.



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Old 02 Mar 2008, 01:26 pm
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"trailer" <st74dummy@verizon.net> wrote in
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> are you aware of fires occurring with the Ridgeline??




Nothing from Honda. Nothing from the NHTSA.

There are two entries in the '06 NHTSA complaints database (same entry
listed twice) for an exhaust fire and one for the radio. But nothing the
NHTSA detects any sort of pattern for.



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Old 02 Mar 2008, 02:23 pm
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thanks Tegger.

I had seen on another web site about the Ridgeline catching grass on fire
underneath the engine. Just a single post.

I just purchased a 2008 Ridgeline. I don't need a 'truck' vehicle, but I do
need something for occasional light hauling, plus will pull my light boat.

The Ridgeline seemed to suit my needs.
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> are you aware of fires occurring with the Ridgeline??




Nothing from Honda. Nothing from the NHTSA.

There are two entries in the '06 NHTSA complaints database (same entry
listed twice) for an exhaust fire and one for the radio. But nothing the
NHTSA detects any sort of pattern for.



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Old 02 Mar 2008, 03:27 pm
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trailer wrote:
> thanks Tegger.
>
> I had seen on another web site about the Ridgeline catching grass on fire
> underneath the engine. Just a single post.


Trailer, those anecdotal stories concerning fires beneath vehicles are
typically the result of: "moron behind wheel + idling engine + hot
catalytic converter + tall, dry grass = Fire"

So long as you're aware of what can happen and make a conscious decision
not to let it happen or cause it to happen, you'll do fine.

As they say though, just when they make something idiot proof, along
comes a new, improved idiot.<g>



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