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Should I wait until the car say 15% or replace the oil on mileage? 5000 miles? If so, what brands of oil and filter should I be using? I am coming from a Volvo background and they have very specific oil requirements.

Thank you in advance!

Dustin
 

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I use the MM and wait for the 15%. My car, a 2009 LX calls for 5W20, and I use Mobil 1 full synthetic, and got ~ 9,000mi on my last oil change(your results may vary:eek:).
 

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Dustin,

I feel that the MM's oil life prediction is fairly accurate (this, from 150K miles of experience on our Fit).



Oil recommendations for Hondas are not as stringent as some Euro makes. (They don't specify a 'specification' number) So any oil of the weight mentioned on the filler cap should be OK.

Oil recommendations vary dependent on your locale, and the type/weight varies by model. Tell us what you own! Put it into a SIGNATURE when you get 5 posts. :eek:



Regards a filter, if you DIY, the 6-packs of factory filters from online dealers are very cost-effective. If you prefer to buy at a retail outlet, don't get the cheapest, and don't waste your money on an expensive boutique brand, either.
 

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Got it, thanks. I might change the oil sooner than the 15% indicator says since it will be Winter soon here in MN. We have a 2007 Crv with about 215K on the clock. This car has been great for us.

It does, however, have an unsettling wobble around 1500-1800rpms. I'm guessing that is an engine mount problem? I haven't had an opportunity to look at that yet - too busy working on my Volvos ?

Dustin

PS. Go Delmarva Shorebirds!



Dustin,

I feel that the MM's oil life prediction is fairly accurate (this, from 150K miles of experience on our Fit).



Oil recommendations for Hondas are not as stringent as some Euro makes. (They don't specify a 'specification' number) So any oil of the weight mentioned on the filler cap should be OK.

Oil recommendations vary dependent on your locale, and the type/weight varies by model. Tell us what you own! Put it into a SIGNATURE when you get 5 posts. <img src="http://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/images/smilies/redface.png" border="0" alt="" title="Embarrassment" class="inlineimg" />



Regards a filter, if you DIY, the 6-packs of factory filters from online dealers are very cost-effective. If you prefer to buy at a retail outlet, don't get the cheapest, and don't waste your money on an expensive boutique brand, either.
 
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