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post #1 of 55 Old 12-29-2008, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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How long do you go between oil changes?

I got my 06 Accord's oil changed when it was 65k miles and now with 69k on the odometer, the car said I still have 50% left! wtf. With my old Civic (Same year, 2006) it would be around 20-30% right now...

Going at this rate, it seems like I only have to change my oil every 9k miles? That's a lot for conventional oil/filter. I'm so used to changing it @ ~6k miles for my 06 Civic.
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I go 5,000.
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I follow Honda's recommendation. You don't need to change oil every 3,000 miles anymore. My 03 Accord doesn't have the oil monitor, Honda writes in the next service on the tag in the windshield. With my '08 Element, I drive it until it says 15% and the wrench is displayed.

Even though the Civic and Accord are the same year, they are different engines with different requirements.
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I tried 5000, but my oil looks too dirty.

Now I do 4000.

Unless you are a taxicab driver or drive all day up and down roads in a quarry, 3000 miles is overkill. However, most quick oil change places will try to scare you into 3000 intervals........

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Used to do the recommended 10K oil changes (in less than 6months because of the miles I drive). I now do 5K since the oil is dirty and uses more than a quart up till then. I do my own changes for the reason of the scare tactics and trying to practically rebuild the motor every oil change. Hopefully I wont pay the price for the long 10K changes down the road.


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I tried 5000, but my oil looks too dirty.

Now I do 4000.

Unless you are a taxicab driver or drive all day up and down roads in a quarry, 3000 miles is overkill. However, most quick oil change places will try to scare you into 3000 intervals........

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5k - 6k with regular dino oil.

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10k with syn oil. Yes, I live on the edge.

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I used to change the oil every 5,000 miles with sync but I am going for 10k miles with sync oil and bigger M-1 oil filter. My Honda Accord is doing 80% freeway.
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I go with 10,000 mile OCIs. I've used Mobil 1 0W-20 and Mobil 1 filters every oil change since new. Everything I've read suggests that Mobil 1 oil is nowhere near its breakdown point at 10,000 miles, and my car doesn't burn any detectable amount of oil in 10,000 miles.

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06 and newer accords have maintenance minder which does a ton of calculations to tell whether it is time for you to change your oil. Its completely different from the mileage-based monitors. It monitors the number of startups, idle time, acceleration rates and many other factors.

So my maintenance for my car ranges from 5000 miles to 9000 miles depending what kind of driving I do the most during that period.

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10,000 miles on mobile 1, but you can go longer...So I end up having to reset the computer once. This synthetic stuff is amazing.
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10,000 miles on mobile 1, but you can go longer...So I end up having to reset the computer once. This synthetic stuff is amazing.
What type of oil filter do you use?

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3k miles, M1 extended perf with M1 filter, I don't care that it's goode for 15k and yes I know it's overkill
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With my other cars, I'd change my oil about every 3K miles.

With my 07 Accord, I just wait until my maintenance minder tells me that it's time to change my oil. Probably because of my style of driving, I've changed my oil roughly every 7K miles.

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I go 5k MM is usually at 20-15% by then

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