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I have a 2012 ex-l . if I understand the owners manual correctly, the oil change interval will vary depending on the driving conditions. For those of you that pay attention to the pilot's prompts to change oil/ service, how long does an oil change last when you drive 3000 miles in a week compared to 300 miles in a winter week ?

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I found my first oil change came up at around 10k. You can watch your oil percentage indicator count down the percentage of life your oil has left. At 15%, you should start planning on when you will bring the car in for servicing.

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Mine showed 50% remaining at 4000 miles. According to the OM, that 50% remaining number really means "less than 60% but more than 50%". I changed it myself anyway, but will let Honda do the next one at closer to the calculated interval. Was about $35 in oil and filter using M-1, we'll see what the Honda service costs when we get there. I may still supply the synthetic oil for that one.

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Let the original oil (whatever they use) out today at 1000 miles. Replaced with M1 0W20 Synth. and Pur. 14610. I'll wait until 7.5k until next change.

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oil change interval

If you do 3k miles a week the maintenance minder will probably give you over 12k miles between intervals.

Get a good quality synthetic and some used oil analysis's done if that's going to be your driving habit.


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Re: oil change interval

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If you do 3k miles a week the maintenance minder will probably give you over 12k miles between intervals.

Get a good quality synthetic and some used oil analysis's done if that's going to be your driving habit.


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I think this is a good strategy. I barely drive my Pilot and finally hit 15% at about 6000 miles and 1 year of ownership (it was a locate with 200 previous miles) and after a 1, 500 mile roadtrip. Bottom line, if you are concerned then change it. Considering how many miles you rack up having your oil tested would probably be smart.

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I asked a friend who works for the dealership and said to rely on the % and not the mileage the sticker indicates. The % is according to your use of the car and the time you had the last oil change. Mileage is according to how much you drive, whether city or highway it will depend when you change the oil.

Mine says 3000miles/15%.
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