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My service guy said the factory oil has special break-in components and to wait for the change until the maintenance minder indicates it's time. You'll likely hear a different opinion with every post :)

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It was a confusing time for me, looking back...

I was only 16 but had always been mechanically curious.

This nice, older, woman noticed me in my after school auto shop class and we struck up a dialogue.

If I recall correctly her name was Seglinda Aceite de Motor.

Time seemed to slip by quickly and we had a deep and meaningful conversation about my Peugeot 504 wagon and it's enticing panhard rod - the 504 sedans had fully independent suspension - but not he wagons that had a solid axle and benefited significantly from a panhard rod...

Looking back after all these years I do not know if it was the wind, the thunder and lightning or the dogs howling outside as the electricity went out...but something happened that night to me that changed me...soon we were deep into a full oil and filter change.

No longer was I afraid to get a 'bit of dirty oil' on my hands and, as a result I became proud of my dipstick prowess.

Seglinda eventually was drawn towards a younger man who had a BMW Isetta - the 600 model.

She always gravitated towards to the compact, powerful and quirky in the world.

I think of her occasionally as I polish my Mazda Laputa, wondering...wondering...wondering...
 

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When does one take the owner’s manual out of the cellophane and read a little. I’d bet stuff like oil changes and lug nut torque is in there........maybe even the hood release and dipstick locations are in there.:whistle:
 

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Yes the vehicle's owner's manual is such a neat invention. All those words on paper or in pdf form written by the manufacturers experts provided to guide us in the best care and use of what they made.
 

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My CRV has 4000 miles on it, is it time to do a first oil change and what oil should be used to replace?
Wel-come to the forums

Car was at the Dealer they inspected it all. the first Oil change can be done at any given time. I normally change out at 600 mi. whatever the KM is for overseas Lol.

Here is two other one's to think hard about

Transmission and Rear diff Fluid

they ar not with Break in or are they with Break in fluid?

Some think it'ss afe to ride it like you Stole it and change out when the MM (maint Minder pops on) and some baby it and change out early?

It is safe to say change it when you like you are good to do that. if you are a DIY'er or trust a machanic. what fluid is best, right now you can continue to use GH HOnda Full Synthetic until you find a OW20 you like

good luck and do not mind the others they know there is another thread about this made a few months ago ago Lol


https://www.crvownersclub.com/forum...-gen-5/168138-when-your-first-oil-change.html
 

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I always have somebody else do the first oil change because it is a devil to get the old filter off. I never let the oil go beyond the 40% level. ALWAYS use synthetic oil, and if it has a turbo, use API "SN PLUS".
 

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I did mine when the maintenance reading was at 10% for the oil warning.. my mileage was less than 8000, and I had the vehicle almost 11 mths.
after the oil change was done, they sticker they put in my window was 3000 higher than the actual - in their opinion i could have waited.
 

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Maintenance minders are wonderful things. However, I have always used and continue to use the 5K method. I change the oil/filter at every multiple of 5K miles (5,000 - 10,000 -15,000 - 20,000 - etc.). With three vehicles it's easier for me to keep track with just a glance. I used to use an oil analysis service as well and they always reported back I was changing too frequently and suggested extending the intervals. But that's OK, too soon is better than too late. Just reporting what works for me. I'm sure others have better ideas.
 

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Well, you know we all have to support poor little OPEC. These are trying times for them, you know, having to switch to summer blends and all.
 

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Next time buy an EV. No oil dilution, no gas, no spark plugs, no filters, no tuneups, no explosive gas on board, no transmission, etc., etc. Saves money over the long run. Thumb your nose at the gas stations as you drive by in silky silence.....or blast on by with a motor that delivers 100% of its prodigious torque at 0 RPM. I'm really looking forward to a HR-EV, currently for sale in China. Oh, and help end the $5TRILLION Wars OF Terror for Oil, Poppy, the Petrodollar, and the Defense of Israel and SA.
 

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Next time buy an EV. No oil dilution, no gas, no spark plugs, no filters, no tuneups, no explosive gas on board, no transmission, etc., etc. Saves money over the long run. Thumb your nose at the gas stations as you drive by in silky silence.....or blast on by with a motor that delivers 100% of its prodigious torque at 0 RPM. I'm really looking forward to a HR-EV, currently for sale in China. Oh, and help end the $5TRILLION Wars OF Terror for Oil, Poppy, the Petrodollar, and the Defense of Israel and SA.
So, from what you have posted, this Vehicle is a Full EV.
That's not bad but I have a Question.
Let's say You're going to drive to Disney World.
The range of the EV is 300 Miles.
You drive 300 Miles and now you have to recharge.
How long does that take?

One more thing--Keep your Stinkin Politics out of the Conversation.
 
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