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OIL CHANGE (How Often Do You Change Oil)?

 
Old 08-18-2004, 02:07 PM
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Hello. How often do you change oil on Honda Civic 2004? Is it true that I should change it every 5,000 miles.


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Old 08-18-2004, 02:13 PM
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3000-3500 is the norm
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5000 miles normal driving,

or 3000 miles aggresive driving/alot of stop and go
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have the hond dealer do it if you dont know... they'll send you a letter when they think its supose to be done... real good customer support (at least the valley honda by me)
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I change the oil every 2500-2800 miles on my turbo Si. I take the other Si to Honda whenever the sticker says it's due.
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Yeah right, Honda recommends like 7,500 miles with conventional dino oil. I never go by them unless it's timing belt.

Oil - 3,000 miles
Spark plugs - 10k
Ignition wires - 30k
Transmission fluid - 10k
Timing belt - 80k
Water pump - 80k
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Every 3,000 miles for my daily driving EG hatch
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people carry such strong opinions with different answers that youre not going to get a straight forward answer posting here.

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by aZnjCC &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">5000 miles normal driving,

or 3000 miles aggresive driving/alot of stop and go </TD></TR></TABLE>
this is what i tend to think makes the most sense personally.

have zimbrick or someone do it for ya though, they really do good work.
 
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whenever vtec doesnt engage! , I do mine around 2000-2200
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i change mine every two months
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Dimi &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yeah right, Honda recommends like 7,500 miles with conventional dino oil.</TD></TR></TABLE>
nope, thats how often they recommend an oil filter change...its right on the stock airbox
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by HATCHingMN &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Every 3,000 miles</TD></TR></TABLE>

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3 months, whichever comes first.
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I did mine at about 1800 last time, but that was after 4 months (and one track day) of driving. I don't do a lot of miles, but I do short trips every day
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your car its 5k for the first change

then go to 3k
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3,000-3,500 miles..
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Dimi &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yeah right, Honda recommends like 7,500 miles with conventional dino oil </TD></TR></TABLE>

You may want to double check that info.
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i change it every 2000-2500 miles makes it much easier when you get free oil and oil filter from the honda dealer
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8,000
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4k, and im boosted on 120k miles
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3,000 miles
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by HATCHingMN &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Every 3,000 miles for my daily driving EG hatch </TD></TR></TABLE>

same here in the del sol
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6000-6500 on mobil 1, synthetic with supertech oversized 3950 filter. Been doing that for over 50k miles on my gsr motor, and the motor loves it.
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i go 2,500 before changing oil... i drive my car pretty hard and in lots of stop and go california 91 traffic... at about 3,000 miles i have no more oil in the engine... so to be safe i just change it every 2,500 miles...
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When I worked very briefly as a salesman for Honda, we were told that "normal" driving does not exist anywhere on the planet. So, unless you have found a magical place with no stoplights, hills, and stays a perfect 70 degrees year-round; go with every 3k
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Art In Motion &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
nope, thats how often they recommend an oil filter change...its right on the stock airbox</TD></TR></TABLE>

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by EM1 MIKE &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

You may want to double check that info. </TD></TR></TABLE>

Are you guys sure? EVERY time I go to Honda to pick up my oil filters or any other part I need the chart does say 7,500 miles for an oil change with a new oil filter. Even my Chilton's says that aswell.
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