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Old 10-07-2005, 01:10 AM
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Can't help ya on this really but being a synthetic oil user I'd say use it after the break in period and feel free to go 10k miles after that.
I agree with you using regular pet. oil I'd feel pretty worried about going 10k on that stuff. Sounds like an invitation to sludge city down the road going that route. I'm a strictly Amsoil user and I feel fine going one year or 25k miles (with 6month filter changes) and the engine is getting cleaner as I go. In fact cleaner than when I got it from my cousin with tons of miles on it. It had a lot of sludge in it then but it's getting cleaner over the years I've had it using synthetic. I did change the filter more often the first year I changed over just to be sure it wasn't getting too much stuff in it right off. I don't trust regular oil that much with todays tighter higher reving engines.
And with all the sludge it did have in it he changed it every 3k anyway using pet. oil. It doesn't burn oil and runs great but it sure isn't what I'd call a clean engine after being so careful about the 3k oil changes. That tells me enough about that junk. Sorry if I'm off topic a bit. Just wanted to say there is a option to trust that 10k oil change use that is viable. It's not good that it doesn't give better information in the user manual. Mercedes-Benz made a mistake like this with extended oil changes in their user manual that wasn't worded well and it caused a lot of owners to have ruined engines and they did a class action lawsuit because of it. They (MB) were talking about using synthetic oil for so many miles but didn't really word it right to tell people that's what they were supposed to use. So your right to be concerned and to get this cleared up. Maybe they can go that far with reg. oil, don't know. I sure wouldn't want to even if it could though.
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Old 10-08-2005, 03:07 PM
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Hi there to you and your Wife..the back bone to us married folks...

I'm a real believer in just doing what your owners manual tells you about your maint, schedule...If you dont will find out that your Dealor will be the HAPPY Ones in this, cause if you dont follow the set schedule in your owners can KISS YOUR warranty that is for real!

Anyway Please take our WELCOME to the forums as serious also (we are Happy to have you with US!)

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Old 10-08-2005, 03:37 PM
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Thanks for e-mailing me back, and your welcome...

Go to your dealer and talk to the HEAD service Manager, not one of his service writers who only listen to him any way and ask him for a correct schedule of what you have to do to maintain your warranty and if he wont comply...ask to see the service DIRECTOR and I'm sure he will..The HONDA dealership has to maintain certain % of good service to keep their rateings...

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Old 11-28-2005, 01:10 AM
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I had basically the same question on my 2006 Accord. I HATE not knowing exactley when to service the car. If you go to the Honda website you can log in, give your VIN # and your specific service intervals will be displayed. It also has alot of other cool stuff listed here.

Here is a link to the site.
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:13 AM
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Old 12-04-2005, 11:31 PM
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the schedule i will post might differ from honda's but trust me follow it and ur car will last like the energizer battery .....oil and filter every 3000 miles,,,,,if u reside in a cold winter climate use 5-20 oil if warm climate use 10-30.... if it is a manual tranny replace fluid ever 30k if it is AT every 15k, use honda atf z1,,,,cabin filter once a year ,, brake fluid flush every 30k , air filter every 15k if u reside in a dusty climate do sooner ..rotate tires every 7500 miles ,,i believe u got platinum plugs ,, replace those every 60k,,, use NGK plugs only.....
Do not i repeat Do not change the oil like they said 10k miles,, it is way too long ..

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Old 05-31-2011, 12:27 PM
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Thumbs up Here is how I do it..

I pay attention (and my wife does too) to the Maintenance Minder. For oil changes, we have it changed when the Minder says 50% (that is about 3750 miles for her Accord). Having been around Hondas since 1981 (owning 11 of them in that time), my experience is that if you keep up with the maintenance, you will rarely have a problem. Keep the oil changed and the fluids/brakes/tires in good condition and you will be happy with your vehicle. My Hondas usually go to 175,000 miles (and up) before I trade them in.

Drive safely!!
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