The break-in oil contains molybdenum (hence its dark color) so you shouldn't change it early.I'm near 8 months in on my 2019 crv lx and have around 3k miles and the oil percent is at 50%. Is it better to wait further or go ahead and change it? Any harm in changing it now?
Absolutely no harm in changing it now.........necessary?......no.I'm near 8 months in on my 2019 crv lx and have around 3k miles and the oil percent is at 50%. Is it better to wait further or go ahead and change it? Any harm in changing it now?
Good advice. Neither my wife or I drive more than 10,000 miles a year. We have our oil changed once a year at the Honda dealer, including the first oil change after we bought each car. That's what the Honda dealer recommends and it works for us.As already noted... you generally should leave the factory oil in until the MM alerts you with the 15% remaining oil life indicator.. then change the oil. The factory oil has additives in it that Honda would prefer you leave in until the MM triggers. No big tragedy though if you want to replace it 8months in and at 50% remaining oil life.
The MM on the gen5 CRVs is smart and will either issue a 15% notice based on calculations of driving conditions, miles, etc... OR when the one year calendar point is reached.