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I just took my 2018 CR-V EX in for its first oil change at 6 months/3500 miles. My Honda dealership told me it's their recommendation that all Honda owners follow a 4,000 mile/4 month service interval for oil changes. They explained that even though the Maintenance Minder recommends a much longer interval, their experience with the local driving/weather/seasonal conditions warranted that short an interval. My driving area is Western Washington State where the winters are fairly mild, as are the summers. My feeling is that they're just trying to get more service business for their dealership. Has anyone else experienced a recommendation like this from a dealer? The manual says to follow the MM, but I know from reading this forum that some folks believe in more frequent oil changes. Your opinions, please.
 

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I just took my 2018 CR-V EX in for its first oil change at 6 months/3500 miles. My Honda dealership told me it's their recommendation that all Honda owners follow a 4,000 mile/4 month service interval for oil changes. They explained that even though the Maintenance Minder recommends a much longer interval, their experience with the local driving/weather/seasonal conditions warranted that short an interval. My driving area is Western Washington State where the winters are fairly mild, as are the summers. My feeling is that they're just trying to get more service business for their dealership. Has anyone else experienced a recommendation like this from a dealer? The manual says to follow the MM, but I know from reading this forum that some folks believe in more frequent oil changes. Your opinions, please.
Ask them if this statement is from Honda Corporate. (it's not and don't let them bully you about it in regards to warranty)

If it's just an oil and not a filter change and they can do it for $30, it's not the worst of ideas, but it's a little too soon for most peoples' taste.
 

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we can talk about this. and where in Your Owners manual does it say that? Seems each car here, every one comes on at different times? people on this Form will say mine came on at 9K, mine came on at 2.4K etc, etc. The 7,500 mi is not on this car, it is a computer picking t he time it will be for your Oil by percentage not mileage if it was by mileage then why is there a percentage? IMHO
 

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Odd. Very odd from a Honda Dealership. I would report them to Honda corporate if it were me.

My dealership very specifically states that I should follow the MM... period full stop. And when they put the little oil change sticker on your window.... it plainly states to return for your next oil services when the MM = 15%. You don't even need to keep track of the calendar anymore for the old "MM or 1 year" guidance either because the MM in the 5th gen CRVs factors calendar time into it's calculations as well (which is nice for normally low mileage drivers like myself).
 

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Odd. Very odd from a Honda Dealership. I would report them to Honda corporate if it were me.

My dealership very specifically states that I should follow the MM... period full stop. And when they put the little oil change sticker on your window.... it plainly states to return for your next oil services when the MM = 15%. You don't even need to keep track of the calendar anymore for the old "MM or 1 year" guidance either because the MM in the 5th gen CRVs factors calendar time into it's calculations as well (which is nice for normally low mileage drivers like myself).
Where are you getting this information on how the mm is calculated?
 

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Interesting. Recently took my wife's V in for service at a "small" town dealership away from home for a tire rotation.Talking with the service writer, he agreed with me that he didn't agree with MM's. To me, at age 69, they are idiot lights. He recommended changing the rear diff at 15k,30k 60k, 90K, and the tranny every 30K, and oil change every 5k. We traded a 10 V with 85 K for our 18 V. I would change the oil in the spring and fall many times when oil life was at 40%. To me, it was cheap insurance. With possible dillution issues with water(0w-20 oil), it reinforces my old way.
 

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I used to be one of those "get-in-drive-get-out" kind of drivers. Didn't dare to work on cars because they were deemed "complicated". Nowadays I do most of the car fixing stuffs so whenever someone said "My car just has a major maintenance tuneup at the dealership", I feel sorry for them. Kaching for the dealers from both being overpriced and from being unnecessary.
 

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Where are you getting this information on how the mm is calculated?
Q: How does the Honda Maintenance Minder know when the 0% trigger occurs?

A: The system counts down oil life based on engine operating conditions (both normal and severe). The on-board computer continuously monitors engine operating conditions such as speed, engine temperature, ambient temperature, time, and vehicle use to determine when an oil change and regular maintenance is necessary.
- source: https://www.curryhondaga.com/honda-maintenance-minder-service-atlanta-ga.htm

I have also confirmed personally that the system keeps track of time.... as it popped MM = 15% one week before the anniversary of my taking possession of my CRV (mileage was just under 2800 miles). This is an important feature for me, as I drive on average between 150-200 miles per month. Now I don't have to keep track of the calendar for oil change at 1 year as the car is doing it for me.
 

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IMHO:

As I maintain the V, I do what's best. 3K miles is about right And on a Turbo no less. if this was a Non-Turbo, the oil then can get changed at around 7500 intervals. like I said you can read posts on this forum change out as close to 9K...

Never owned a Turbo best start learning about the turbo.... enjoy
 

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I just took my 2018 CR-V EX in for its first oil change at 6 months/3500 miles. My Honda dealership told me it's their recommendation that all Honda owners follow a 4,000 mile/4 month service interval for oil changes. They explained that even though the Maintenance Minder recommends a much longer interval, their experience with the local driving/weather/seasonal conditions warranted that short an interval. My driving area is Western Washington State where the winters are fairly mild, as are the summers. My feeling is that they're just trying to get more service business for their dealership. Has anyone else experienced a recommendation like this from a dealer? The manual says to follow the MM, but I know from reading this forum that some folks believe in more frequent oil changes. Your opinions, please.
Congratulations, you bought a Honda Diluter! I wouldnt go past 3000 miles on oil changes with that model. You have to remember, your operating temp 20w oil is being diluted down to about a 7w if you wait and follow the MM.
 

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My dealership also said do not follow the MM change oil at 5,000. Their reason was they just had better experience meaning fewer issues with cars when they stuck to their time frames instead of the MM algorithm.
 

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Odd. Very odd from a Honda Dealership. I would report them to Honda corporate if it were me.

My dealership very specifically states that I should follow the MM... period full stop. And when they put the little oil change sticker on your window.... it plainly states to return for your next oil services when the MM = 15%. You don't even need to keep track of the calendar anymore for the old "MM or 1 year" guidance either because the MM in the 5th gen CRVs factors calendar time into it's calculations as well (which is nice for normally low mileage drivers like myself).
Just curious, is your car a lease?
 

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Honda put the MM on the car to keep greedy dealers from ripping off customers. Honda is not going to have an interval that will harm the engine. If you fall for the dealer's suggestion of frequent oil changes, you deserve being ripped off. My dealer (which I never use) rips off a lot of widows that trust them and get their oil changed every 4,000 miles like the sticker they put on the windshield. My CRV is at about 20% when I change it around 10,000 miles.
 

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Back in 1980's the OIl change I did was 20W50 at 1500 mi. do you think that is extreme? and why?


this is a Turbo and a turbo needs attention and what more can one say...... Oil D... will get his thread closed keep that off this thread @Rocky will close it in a Heartbeat!
 
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