Know Your PM Chemicals


Item
Function
Schedule of Replacement
Effects if not replaced Regularly
Engine Oil

Fully synthetic, Synthetic and Mineral Oil

  • Provides cooling, sealing and cleaning effect on engine moving parts
  • Minimize friction to reduce parts wear and tear
  • All Models - every 10,000 km or 6 months, whichever comes first
  • Poor acceleration and fuel efficiency
  • Abnormal noise from the engine
  • Worst case, engine stalling
Transmission Fluid

Manual, Automatic and Continuous Variable Transmission Fluid

  • Lubricate parts within transmission system and promote smooth operation when changing gears
  • Petrol Models - every 40,000 km or 2 years, whichever comes first
  • CR-V Diesel - initial replacement is 80,000 km or 4 years, succeeding is every 60,000 or 3 years, which ever comes first
  • Gear screeching and hard to change gear
  • Worst case, driver may no longer be able to change gears.
Differential Fluid

DPSF, VTM-4

  • Lubricate parts rear differential internal components to enable smooth operation of clutch, which is essential for 4WD models
  • All Models - initial replacement is 10,000 km or 6 months, succeeding is every 20,000 or 1 year, which ever comes first
  • CR-V AWD Diesel - initial is 20,000 km or 1 year, succeeding is every 80,000 km or 4 years, whichever comes first
  • Abnormal noise and judder when turning
  • Worst case, rear differential needs to be disassembled and repaired
Brake Fluid

  • A fluid used to transmit hydraulic pressure to the car’s brake system allowing the vehicle to stop or slowdown.
  • All Models - every 60,000 km or 3 years, whichever comes first
  • Brake pedals is spongy or hard to press down
  • Decreased stopping power
  • Worst case, car does not stop
Engine Coolant

  • A fluid that circulates inside the engine. Used to cool the engine down and keep it at a suitable temperature preventing damage due to overheating.
  • Petrol Models - every 200,000 km or 10 years, whichever comes first
  • CR-V Diesel - initial is every 100,000 km, succeeding is every 60,000 km or 3 years, whichever comes first
  • Abnormal temperature gauge reading
  • Worst case, engine overheating