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Old 30 Aug 2003, 02:08 pm
Greg
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Default Break in period on tsx

My father just picked up a new tsx yesterday. It was that or a 4 cyl
accord, a bmw 325 or a mercedes that would've cost about the same as the
325. I think he made a good choice -- he likes 4 cyl cars and he is
geared more towards sports performance as compared to the luxury aspect
and since he had a '96 civic ex ( still has -- its going to my
brother) it's quite a step up in all 3 of those categories and so far he
really likes the new tsx.

The question is how long should he run the tsx with the factory oil
before switching over to his favorite Mobil 1 10w30?
How should he drive the 5-spd auto assuming there should be some sort of
break in on the trans too?
And any other useful info or comments on this car would be very helpful
so I can pass it on to him.

Thanks in advance, Greg

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Old 30 Aug 2003, 11:07 pm
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Default Re: Break in period on tsx

Acura recommends not changing the oil until 3750 miles at least according to
driving conditions which vary greatly but I would at least wait until 3750
miles before making any change.

David Short
Acura God

"Greg" <thegregathome@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:11267-3F50F63F-135@storefull-2295.public.lawson.webtv.net...
> My father just picked up a new tsx yesterday. It was that or a 4 cyl
> accord, a bmw 325 or a mercedes that would've cost about the same as the
> 325. I think he made a good choice -- he likes 4 cyl cars and he is
> geared more towards sports performance as compared to the luxury aspect
> and since he had a '96 civic ex ( still has -- its going to my
> brother) it's quite a step up in all 3 of those categories and so far he
> really likes the new tsx.
>
> The question is how long should he run the tsx with the factory oil
> before switching over to his favorite Mobil 1 10w30?
> How should he drive the 5-spd auto assuming there should be some sort of
> break in on the trans too?
> And any other useful info or comments on this car would be very helpful
> so I can pass it on to him.
>
> Thanks in advance, Greg
>



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Old 31 Aug 2003, 01:42 pm
Apexmeister
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Default Re: Break in period on tsx

In article <11267-3F50F63F-135@storefull-2295.public.lawson.webtv.net>,
Greg <thegregathome@webtv.net> wrote:

> My father just picked up a new tsx yesterday. It was that or a 4 cyl
> accord, a bmw 325 or a mercedes that would've cost about the same as the
> 325. I think he made a good choice -- he likes 4 cyl cars and he is
> geared more towards sports performance as compared to the luxury aspect
> and since he had a '96 civic ex ( still has -- its going to my
> brother) it's quite a step up in all 3 of those categories and so far he
> really likes the new tsx.
>
> The question is how long should he run the tsx with the factory oil
> before switching over to his favorite Mobil 1 10w30?
> How should he drive the 5-spd auto assuming there should be some sort of
> break in on the trans too?
> And any other useful info or comments on this car would be very helpful
> so I can pass it on to him.
>
> Thanks in advance, Greg



This statement was posted on Honda's/Acura's website in their
maintenance section:

Why should I wait to change the oil the first time?

Your Honda engine was delivered with an oil that is specially
formulated for new engines that have not yet developed their "natural"
wear patterns and may contain minute particles from the manufacturing
process. American Honda strongly recommends this special oil be left
in the engine long enough for these wear patterns to develop, usually
until the first maintenance interval specified in your Owner's Manual,
based on your specific driving conditions.
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Old 04 Sep 2003, 11:37 am
BE
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Default Re: Break in period on tsx - Put this one on your oil filter

That's right.

However, in order to avoid unneccessary or excessive wear and friction,
check this out and put this one on your oil filter.
http://www.turbo-mag.ca

to protect your vehicle from the wear, friction, noise and costly engine
problems.
to make your engine oil cleaner,
to reduce engine wear and friction,
to extend your engine or transmission life.

BE.


"Apexmeister" <Apexmeister@cornercarver.net> wrote in message
news:310820031143308495%Apexmeister@cornercarver.n et...
> In article <11267-3F50F63F-135@storefull-2295.public.lawson.webtv.net>,
> Greg <thegregathome@webtv.net> wrote:
>
> > My father just picked up a new tsx yesterday. It was that or a 4 cyl
> > accord, a bmw 325 or a mercedes that would've cost about the same as the
> > 325. I think he made a good choice -- he likes 4 cyl cars and he is
> > geared more towards sports performance as compared to the luxury aspect
> > and since he had a '96 civic ex ( still has -- its going to my
> > brother) it's quite a step up in all 3 of those categories and so far he
> > really likes the new tsx.
> >
> > The question is how long should he run the tsx with the factory oil
> > before switching over to his favorite Mobil 1 10w30?
> > How should he drive the 5-spd auto assuming there should be some sort of
> > break in on the trans too?
> > And any other useful info or comments on this car would be very helpful
> > so I can pass it on to him.
> >
> > Thanks in advance, Greg

>
>
> This statement was posted on Honda's/Acura's website in their
> maintenance section:
>
> Why should I wait to change the oil the first time?
>
> Your Honda engine was delivered with an oil that is specially
> formulated for new engines that have not yet developed their "natural"
> wear patterns and may contain minute particles from the manufacturing
> process. American Honda strongly recommends this special oil be left
> in the engine long enough for these wear patterns to develop, usually
> until the first maintenance interval specified in your Owner's Manual,
> based on your specific driving conditions.



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Old 04 Sep 2003, 08:02 pm
DH
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Default Re: Break in period on tsx - Put this one on your oil filter

It want against my nature, but I decided to wait most of the recommended
break in period (5K - 10K depending on driving habits) for my Acura RSX
before I did my first oil change/switch to Mobil 1. Car is running
great with no oil usage at 20k.




> > In article <11267-3F50F63F-135@storefull-2295.public.lawson.webtv.net>,
> > Greg <thegregathome@webtv.net> wrote:
> >
> > > My father just picked up a new tsx yesterday. It was that or a 4 cyl
> > > accord, a bmw 325 or a mercedes that would've cost about the same as the
> > > 325. I think he made a good choice -- he likes 4 cyl cars and he is
> > > geared more towards sports performance as compared to the luxury aspect
> > > and since he had a '96 civic ex ( still has -- its going to my
> > > brother) it's quite a step up in all 3 of those categories and so far he
> > > really likes the new tsx.
> > >
> > > The question is how long should he run the tsx with the factory oil
> > > before switching over to his favorite Mobil 1 10w30?
> > > How should he drive the 5-spd auto assuming there should be some sort of
> > > break in on the trans too?
> > > And any other useful info or comments on this car would be very helpful
> > > so I can pass it on to him.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance, Greg

> >
> >
> > This statement was posted on Honda's/Acura's website in their
> > maintenance section:
> >
> > Why should I wait to change the oil the first time?
> >
> > Your Honda engine was delivered with an oil that is specially
> > formulated for new engines that have not yet developed their "natural"
> > wear patterns and may contain minute particles from the manufacturing
> > process. American Honda strongly recommends this special oil be left
> > in the engine long enough for these wear patterns to develop, usually
> > until the first maintenance interval specified in your Owner's Manual,
> > based on your specific driving conditions.

>
>

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Old 05 Sep 2003, 12:41 am
Warpdryv
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Default Re: Break in period on tsx - Put this one on your oil filter

not another one of these cranks...

"BE" <spam@scare.me> wrote in message
news:AZudncDeI41b9MqiU-KYuA@magma.ca...
> That's right.
>
> However, in order to avoid unneccessary or excessive wear and friction,
> check this out and put this one on your oil filter.
> http://www.turbo-mag.ca
>
> to protect your vehicle from the wear, friction, noise and costly engine
> problems.
> to make your engine oil cleaner,
> to reduce engine wear and friction,
> to extend your engine or transmission life.
>
> BE.
>
>
> "Apexmeister" <Apexmeister@cornercarver.net> wrote in message
> news:310820031143308495%Apexmeister@cornercarver.n et...
> > In article <11267-3F50F63F-135@storefull-2295.public.lawson.webtv.net>,
> > Greg <thegregathome@webtv.net> wrote:
> >
> > > My father just picked up a new tsx yesterday. It was that or a 4 cyl
> > > accord, a bmw 325 or a mercedes that would've cost about the same as

the
> > > 325. I think he made a good choice -- he likes 4 cyl cars and he is
> > > geared more towards sports performance as compared to the luxury

aspect
> > > and since he had a '96 civic ex ( still has -- its going to my
> > > brother) it's quite a step up in all 3 of those categories and so far

he
> > > really likes the new tsx.
> > >
> > > The question is how long should he run the tsx with the factory oil
> > > before switching over to his favorite Mobil 1 10w30?
> > > How should he drive the 5-spd auto assuming there should be some sort

of
> > > break in on the trans too?
> > > And any other useful info or comments on this car would be very

helpful
> > > so I can pass it on to him.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance, Greg

> >
> >
> > This statement was posted on Honda's/Acura's website in their
> > maintenance section:
> >
> > Why should I wait to change the oil the first time?
> >
> > Your Honda engine was delivered with an oil that is specially
> > formulated for new engines that have not yet developed their "natural"
> > wear patterns and may contain minute particles from the manufacturing
> > process. American Honda strongly recommends this special oil be left
> > in the engine long enough for these wear patterns to develop, usually
> > until the first maintenance interval specified in your Owner's Manual,
> > based on your specific driving conditions.

>
>



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