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30% Oil Life and 7000 Miles.
I don't care what the manual states I amgoing in for an oil change. It's driving me crazy
I use to get on evey 5000 mile. Just call me old school......
 

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If it feels good, do it.

My Ridgeline went over 8k on its first oil change. Average around 7.5k now.

It does measure out on how you drive. My guess is that you drive highway or freeway for a good portion of your time. Others with Ridge's with short trips and city driving usually got around 5k before the MM told them to change it.

Hey, it sure won't hurt anything, that's for sure.
 

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30% Oil Life and 7000 Miles.
I don't care what the manual states I amgoing in for an oil change. It's driving me crazy
I use to get on evey 5000 mile. Just call me old school......

Oil has to be changed? :rolleyes:
 

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My first oil change on the Mercedes was 10,100 miles. Taking the Honda to 10,000 is nothing surprising or distressing to me. Sorry a few of you feel compelled to change the oil early, but it's your dime. Do as you please.

Me? I'm waiting until the car is begging for mercy before I change the oil.
 

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Like many of you, I too am old school about my car's oil. It took me a long time to get use to the multi viscosity oils, and until I purchased my CT I have never had any experience with synthetic oils.

My dealer tells me that my CT comes with synthetic. I know that some of you disagree with this based on information in the owner's manual. I don't know the answer to this, but one thing is apparent to me, Honda wants us to use synthetic.

I have always been under the impression that using synthetic oils allowed the user more miles between changes, but as I said, I don't really know this as fact. This thread and my CT has caused me to have to learn more about synthetics.

I found a February 2009 article published in Car Craft that is about Synthetic Versus Conventional, talks about Viscosity, Temperature, and Horsepower. It's a good article backed by tests, and a recommended read.

http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles/synthetic_vs_conventional_oil/index.html

This article does not address the question of how far we can drive between changes, but based on the information and supporting tests it appears that our cars can go much further between changes than we are use to with conventional oils. I will have to continue to research this issue and learn more until I feel comfortable about it. Richard ;)
 

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My first oil change on the Mercedes was 10,100 miles. Taking the Honda to 10,000 is nothing surprising or distressing to me. Sorry a few of you feel compelled to change the oil early, but it's your dime. Do as you please.

Me? I'm waiting until the car is begging for mercy before I change the oil.

We regularly take our 2004 Accord to 7,000 and even 8,000 miles between oil changes. The car now has almost 99,000 miles on the clock and runs as smoothe as she did the day bought her. The dealer usually makes the reminder sticker say 5,000, but it rarely goes in for service until somewhere between 7,000 and 8,000 miles.

-fred
 

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OK I did it, Service manager said I could wait but I gathered I was already there so WTF. I feel much better, now I can sleep :rolleyes:
 
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