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Re: When to service/oil change?

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:54 am
by jzchen
173xx miles on the ODO, car is saying 8 weeks to go. Go figure.

Re: When to service/oil change?

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:46 am
by jzchen
With 178xx miles, the car is now saying 4 weeks until service is due. With last service Jan 25, I must say that at least for our car it is not exactly based on time. I suspect it's a combination of the two, time and mileage. darthpuppy you must drive roughly 7250 miles every 6 months, so the mileage set by Honda matches up perfectly with the 6 month time frame that you note. I am under the belief that the car wants tire rotations every 7250 miles, and an oil change every 10k miles, or 1 year, whichever comes first. I plan on getting only the tires rotated when service due comes, and will see if it moves back A and 0 like it did last time. I wouldn't be surprised if it set it 4 months to January, or it's estimate of when 10k miles since last oil change was done.

Re: When to service/oil change?

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:11 am
by darthpuppy
I think you might be right. About 2 weeks ago, mine started asking for oil change, air filter change and tire rotation in 4 weeks. That prompt started almost to the day that my car turned 18 months old. I'm now at 20,200 miles and will be a little past 21,000 at the time it requests. So it could be time or it could be miles as you note my mileage seems to synch with the 6-month intervals. So my experience is probably not the best to use to assess.

Your experience suggests it is more mileage based.

Re: When to service/oil change?

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:12 am
by darthpuppy
BTW- The air filter change was easy to do. And now there are a couple youtube videos on it to provide guidance.

Re: When to service/oil change?

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:23 am
by jzchen
Honda has nice online links to the service items here specifically 2018 that I selected. I can't remember if I've already posted a link to these, and my apologies up front if this is a repeat!

Main Items:

http://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/cont ... =ownerlink

Sub Items:

http://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/cont ... =ownerlink

Here's the link to their complete database:

https://owners.honda.com/servicemaintenance/minder

Of interesting note about oil changes is this quote from the very top of the Main Items page:

If the message ‘‘Maintenance Due Now’’ does not appear for more than 12 months after the display is reset, change the engine oil every year.

I would assume that those who get little mileage, (under the mileage interval), in 1 year would not get a time based warning from this statement.

I am interested in the statement on the next line:

NOTE: Adjust the valves during services A, 0, 1, 2, or 3 if they are noisy.

How does this sound? (Maybe I should get off my lazy butt and just YouTube it I guess)....