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Old 03-11-2013, 10:50 PM   #31
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I changed mine at exactly 10,000... just like the manual says to. If you are using a good filter and oil then doing it any more often than that is a waste of money and time.

Also, I rotate my tires every 5,000.
10,000 is the absolute upper limit, I wouldn't recommend pushing it that far on the factory fill.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:18 PM   #32
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http://www.edmunds.com/car-care/top-...motor-oil.html

5. When you buy a new car, change your oil at 3,000 miles to remove metal particles from the engine break-in process. There might be a grain of truth to this, according to the experts at Blackstone. Oil samples from engines during the first 3,000 miles of driving show elevated "wear-in" metal levels, coming from the pistons and camshafts, says Ryan Stark, Blackstone's president. But he added, "To me, it doesn't make that much difference because if the filings are big enough to cause damage, they will be taken out by the oil filter."

However, a Honda spokesman says its cars come from the factory with a special oil formulation for the break-in period. Honda advises owners to not change the oil early. Stark said Blackstone Laboratories' test of Honda's break-in oil shows it contains molybdenum-disulfide, an anti-wear additive. But Stark said Honda is the only manufacturer he knows that's using special break-in oil. The take-away? If there are any special break-in recommendations from the manufacturer, follow them. And consider analyzing the oil at 3,000 miles.
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It is pretty simple, if you like to spend money and feel good doing so on your new car, then you can change your oil early. If saving money makes you feel good, then stick to the manufactures interval with your new car. The end result will all be virtually the same. So don't be hating on the early oil changers, it is just a lifestyle.
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I changed mine at exactly 10,000... just like the manual says to. If you are using a good filter and oil then doing it any more often than that is a waste of money and time.

Also, I rotate my tires every 5,000.
I like when people say "just like the manual says to" when they obviously haven't looked at the manual.
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I like when people say "just like the manual says to" when they obviously haven't looked at the manual.
I have. Mine says 10,000 miles. ?????
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2300 for my 1st oil change
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I have. Mine says 10,000 miles. ?????
It says a lot more than that. I doubt 95% of the people here constantly drive in a manner that they should wait until the 10,000 mile mark. That's all I'm saying.
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It says a lot more than that. I doubt 95% of the people here constantly drive in a manner that they should wait until the 10,000 mile mark. That's all I'm saying.
I see. Yes, I get your point, but the "chart" part of the service intervals are all based on 10,000 miles. That's about as far as most people are going to go in following instructions, I think.

I drive pretty much "light duty". That being said, I'm not comfortable waiting for 10,000 miles on the first oil change. I'm thinking 2500, then at 10,000, then every 10,000 thereafter.
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The more severe service intervals are more like the 5000-7500 mile level
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Might as well just put the full chart up then.

Miles

7,500-10,000:
– Normal commuting with highway driving
– No, or moderate, load/towing
– Flat to moderately hilly roads
– No extended idling

5,000-7,499:
– Moderate to heavy load/towing
– Mountainous or off-road conditions
– Extended idling
– Extended hot or cold operation

3,000-4,999
– Maximum load/towing
– Extreme hot or cold operation
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