Oil Dilution Update To Use Newest FlashPro Software

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Oil Dilution Update To Use Newest FlashPro Software

Post by jpro1 » Wed May 01, 2019 10:57 am

Hi, I have a 2016 Honda Civic 1.5T CVT in the U.S. with a Flash Pro (regular FlashPro without carb limits). I’ve read about the oil dilution issue a few times recently and I live in one of the northern states identified on the service bulletin, but I’ve not been contacted by a Honda Dealership to get the software update. I haven’t updated my FlashPro in over 6 months (in which during this time the oil dilution issue began).

My questions:

1) Has anyone been contacted by your Honda Dealership regarding this service bulletin or do most people need to contact their dealerships to schedule an appointment for ECU update?

2) Has anyone noticed any issues or problems with their Civics after the dealership updated ECU with oil dilution fix?

3) Since I’ve not had the oil dilution ECU update, will I still be able to use the latest FlashPro Software update on my Civic or is it necessary to get a dealership to flash the ECU prior to uploading the most recent FP software?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Oil Dilution Update To Use Newest FlashPro Software

Post by Spunkster » Wed May 01, 2019 11:08 am

I cannot answer the first 2 questions as we are not in a state that is doing the updates.

If you have a CVT and have not had the update from Honda then you will have to use the old 2016 calibrations. Once you get the update you will have to use the 2017 calibrations or you will get an error to do with the transmission mismatch.

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Re: Oil Dilution Update To Use Newest FlashPro Software

Post by jpro1 » Fri May 17, 2019 11:59 am

Spunkster,

I finally did receive a letter from Honda about updating the ECU. So, once my 2016 CVT EX-T is updated, I need to use the “2017 CVT EX-T” tunes going forward?

Thanks.

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Re: Oil Dilution Update To Use Newest FlashPro Software

Post by Spunkster » Fri May 17, 2019 12:35 pm

Correct.

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