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Some of you might know me from NSXPrime.com most of you probably don't so here I am to say hello!

Picked up my new baby yesterday and loved driving her so much she already has 300 miles on the clock. Gonna do an oil and filter change at 500 so I might be up late tonight! :D

Looking forward to learning, sharing and having fun with you lot of intelligent car owners.
 

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Greetings and congrats on your new acquisition. I have the same rig w/ Navi. Just turned 1k miles and thumbs up all the way. I took it to the Outer Banks of NC last week. It was funny to see wherever I parked it, people would stop and look at if for a while. Sometimes a small group of them...
 

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Why so early for an O/C?
Because in the first few hundred miles a new motor is going to spit out all sorts of minuscule pieces of junk such as metal shavings, gasket sealant etc.. I've made it a rule to do a complete oil/filter change each 500 miles of the first 1500 for any new vehicle and 3,000 to 5,000 miles thereafter. I also use http://www.auto-rx.com/ religiously and so should you!

To everyone, thanks for the greets!
 

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Welcome Hugh. What part of Florida?
 

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All - Same here. I have the White Diamond with Black interior. EX-L with full Navi and since I'm an avid skier, 4wd. I'm looking forward to following hte forums and adding where I can. Awesome car so far. It replaced an 03 Element EX. I'm, trying to get the wheels balanced as they shimmy some around 75mph :). Break in drive was from Maryland to Buffalo NY - hit 115mph a couple of times - rock solid all the way. I call it my poor man's Panamera!
 

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Early Oil CHanges

Because in the first few hundred miles a new motor is going to spit out all sorts of minuscule pieces of junk such as metal shavings, gasket sealant etc.. I've made it a rule to do a complete oil/filter change each 500 miles of the first 1500 for any new vehicle and 3,000 to 5,000 miles thereafter. I also use http://www.auto-rx.com/ religiously and so should you!

To everyone, thanks for the greets!
I asked about early oil changes and the service guys said no-way. The bits and pieces adage is wrong these days as the manfacturing process is so clean it doesn't require an early oil change. The break-in oil is specially formulated and they highly suggest leaving it alone until the recommended first change - although I do have it done earlier, at about 3000 miles. I did this with my element and it never had an issue (110K miles) or burned a drop of oil. My wifes '08 Pilot the same.
 

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I asked about early oil changes and the service guys said no-way. The bits and pieces adage is wrong these days as the manfacturing process is so clean it doesn't require an early oil change. The break-in oil is specially formulated and they highly suggest leaving it alone until the recommended first change - although I do have it done earlier, at about 3000 miles. I did this with my element and it never had an issue (110K miles) or burned a drop of oil. My wifes '08 Pilot the same.
Welcome, JG....and congrats on the CT......Wow, 115! You're a braver man than me.....

I've also heard of the so called break-in oil and suppose it's legit. In any case I won't be going by the maintenance minder.....as you I'll go about 3k miles and change it out.
Going by the maintenance minder results in very black and smelly oil. Not good as far as I'm concerned......

Hope you get your imbalance issue sorted,
enjoy the new ride.
C.
 

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I asked about early oil changes and the service guys said no-way. The bits and pieces adage is wrong these days as the manfacturing process is so clean it doesn't require an early oil change. The break-in oil is specially formulated and they highly suggest leaving it alone until the recommended first change - although I do have it done earlier, at about 3000 miles. I did this with my element and it never had an issue (110K miles) or burned a drop of oil. My wifes '08 Pilot the same.
Looks like you are correct about this. Since I haven't bought a new car in some time I never learned this important information. It is also mentioned in the owner's manual in the break-in section.

Thanks for saving me an unnecessary and potentially damaging oil change! I'll leave it alone until 3 to 5K miles.
 

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You do realize the first oil change isn't until approximately 10,000 miles, right, and is based on the vehicle telling you when to change the oil? The days of 3,000 mile oil changes are long gone.
 

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You do realize the first oil change isn't until approximately 10,000 miles, right, and is based on the vehicle telling you when to change the oil? The days of 3,000 mile oil changes are long gone.
So very right! My husband was determined to have our CT in for an oil change at the 3,000 mile mark until the salesman told him (twice; hubby isn't the best listener at times...) that it is *not* in our best interest to do anything until the vehicle says it's time. Seventeen years out of the auto market brings many, many changes!
 
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