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Should I do service....

on my one year old 2016 Touring model Pilot?
It has almost 7,000 miles and the screen shows 30% oil life and all seems well at this point.
What do you think?
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In the past, Honda has recommended leaving the factory fill oil in for the full duration of an oil change interval as determined by the maintenance minder.
Honda also recommends that the oil be changed at least once a year, regardless of the reading on the oil life display.

My inclination would be to wait (about two more months) until the oil life display counts down to 15%.
At that point the maintenance minder codes will prompt you for the oil change and whatever other maintenance might also be due.
Likely you'll get a code for a tire rotation and, if you have AWD/4WD, possibly a code for a rear differential fluid change.

If you do decide to have the oil changed now, make sure that the dealer only resets the maintenance minder for the oil change.
Otherwise you may upset the schedule for all of the other maintenance items.

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I think u are over thinking it. The extra fee months wont matter and the oil in there now isnt special so changing it early wont matter either. So do whatever is most convenient. If it were me I'd change it and do it every year on anniversary of purchase date.
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Just follow your owner's manual.

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If it is a conventional oil I personally would not push it to the 15% maintenance minder. (I saw a thread on bobistheoilguy about a guy that ruined his Honda by doing this).

I would check my oil level next time I filled with gas. Make sure it is not low. I don't know if Honda is using synthetic or a synthetic blend for their break in oil.

The next question is, how handy are you and do you change your own oil? If you do, change it yourself.

It's really up to you and your car will most likely be fine. We each have our own preferences when caring for and maintaining our things


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AFAIK 0W20 isn't possible with "conventional oil". It will be either synthetic blend or full synthetic and it should be fine for satisfaction of the MM. If the thing were going to sit for years with minimal use, you might start to worry about moisture.
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