New car 1st oil change
MIL's mech says that Honda's last longer (from his experience) if changed at the 1000km mark. Is this true?
I asked my Honda dealer and he said 5000 km is perfectly fine, the 1000km is for the previous generation of new cars.
Apr 28th, 2010 11:28 am
Apr 28th, 2010 11:40 am
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Apr 28th, 2010 12:09 pm
It is not an oil 'level" warning. It is to indicate that the calculated life of the oil is within 15% of expiring. If there is no specific requirement for the "firsst" change, then ask if the light (wrench) is an absolute insdicator or if it is purely based on usage. Sometimes you need to change the oil on a calander basis, particularily if you do not drive much (ie, 5,000 kms or 3 months, 10,000kms or 6 months etc)
Apr 28th, 2010 12:17 pm
Apr 28th, 2010 12:30 pm
Apr 28th, 2010 1:24 pm
i recognize that manual -- the fonts of a honda manual? at any rate, yes, MID should tell you when, or barring that, i probably would change it 12 mos after my last oil change (assuming the indicator doesnt tell me so before that time which hasnt happened - i think honda requires every 12 mos if you dont drive it often - though i have to leaf through the manual again)
Apr 28th, 2010 4:10 pm
LOL, that's from the owner's manual of a 2008+ Accord.
Apr 28th, 2010 4:30 pm
Apr 28th, 2010 4:53 pm
not really - your cars system is not sophisticated ... it's only measuring rpm and time .. and not actually seeing the oil
Apr 28th, 2010 5:09 pm
I know that MMS is nothing fancy and it does not measure real-time engine oil life. It is a simple algorithm that takes into consideration driving habits, engine temps, etc to calculate a close to accurate number. However, if you were to dispose the oil upon MMS showing 15% for example, then it should be visible that the old oil has about a 15% worth of life left. That should prove that MMS does an adequate job to show a driver when the next maintenance is due without posing any adverse negative effects/damages on an engine.
Apr 28th, 2010 5:23 pm
I'll skip the chance to make a piss on honda joke.
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Apr 29th, 2010 10:55 am
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