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Old 15 Jul 2008, 01:01 pm
Wayne
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Default New Civic oil change question

The new Civics have a digital readout on the oil quality. The dealer said
we should change the oil at 40%. Is that just the first oil change or all
changes? Should we wait until 10% or less?

Thanks, Wayne
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Old 15 Jul 2008, 01:20 pm
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"Wayne" <wayne2201@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> The new Civics have a digital readout on the oil quality. The dealer said
> we should change the oil at 40%. Is that just the first oil change or all
> changes? Should we wait until 10% or less?


Crack the manual open. The dealer is just trying to get you in sooner/more
often for increased revenue.

The maintenence light doesn't come on (indicating time for an oil change
among other items) if I remember correctly till 15%. Also, I'm not sure if
it still holds true for 2008 models, but previous years the owners manual
strongly warns to NOT do the first oil change prematurely for proper engine
break-in.



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Old 15 Jul 2008, 02:06 pm
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Default Re: New Civic oil change question

Wayne <wayne2201@hotmail.com> wrote in
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> The new Civics have a digital readout on the oil quality. The dealer
> said we should change the oil at 40%. Is that just the first oil
> change or all changes? Should we wait until 10% or less?
>
> Thanks, Wayne
>


what does the OWNERS MANUAL say?
I'd follow that before I'd listen to a dealer who says otherwise.

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Old 15 Jul 2008, 08:35 pm
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Default Re: New Civic oil change question

On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 17:01:21 GMT, Wayne <wayne2201@hotmail.com> wrote:

>The new Civics have a digital readout on the oil quality. The dealer said
>we should change the oil at 40%. Is that just the first oil change or all
>changes? Should we wait until 10% or less?
>
>Thanks, Wayne



Just to make them look like idiots, ask them to tell you where in the
book it says that you should change it at 40% and then find a new
place to get your car serviced at because if that shop hoses you on
this, you can imagine what else they will be taking you to the
cleaners on.

You should leave the break in oil as long as possible but no sooner
than 15%. If you can leave it at 10 or 5 the better.


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Old 16 Jul 2008, 12:14 am
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On 2008-07-16, nick@nowhere.com <nick@nowhere.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 17:01:21 GMT, Wayne <wayne2201@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>The new Civics have a digital readout on the oil quality. The dealer said
>>we should change the oil at 40%. Is that just the first oil change or all
>>changes? Should we wait until 10% or less?
>>
>>Thanks, Wayne

>
>
> Just to make them look like idiots, ask them to tell you where in the
> book it says that you should change it at 40% and then find a new
> place to get your car serviced at because if that shop hoses you on
> this, you can imagine what else they will be taking you to the
> cleaners on.
>
> You should leave the break in oil as long as possible but no sooner
> than 15%. If you can leave it at 10 or 5 the better.


Heh. My dealer now comes to me after each service reporting that they
have a new service schedule that they recommend, rather than following
the maintenance minder. Oil changes at 3500 Miles, and changes for
everything else as well...

I laugh at them each time, tell them to keep thier pamphlet, and walk
out... ;-)


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Old 16 Jul 2008, 01:08 am
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Joe wrote:
> On 2008-07-16, nick@nowhere.com <nick@nowhere.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 17:01:21 GMT, Wayne <wayne2201@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> The new Civics have a digital readout on the oil quality. The dealer said
>>> we should change the oil at 40%. Is that just the first oil change or all
>>> changes? Should we wait until 10% or less?
>>>
>>> Thanks, Wayne

>>
>> Just to make them look like idiots, ask them to tell you where in the
>> book it says that you should change it at 40% and then find a new
>> place to get your car serviced at because if that shop hoses you on
>> this, you can imagine what else they will be taking you to the
>> cleaners on.
>>
>> You should leave the break in oil as long as possible but no sooner
>> than 15%. If you can leave it at 10 or 5 the better.

>
> Heh. My dealer now comes to me after each service reporting that they
> have a new service schedule that they recommend, rather than following
> the maintenance minder. Oil changes at 3500 Miles, and changes for
> everything else as well...
>
> I laugh at them each time, tell them to keep thier pamphlet


no, there's a much more appropriate place for them to locate it...


>, and walk
> out... ;-)
>
>

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Old 16 Jul 2008, 01:36 am
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On 2008-07-16, jim beam <spamvortex@bad.example.net> wrote:
>
> no, there's a much more appropriate place for them to locate it...


I've stopped getting most of my services done there anyhow, especially
now that the warranty has expired on my '06. The dealer I used didn't
offer Mobil-1, anyhow, so I have been using a local car wash that also
has a "fast oil change" that they added about 6 years ago.

These guys are more thorough than a couple of the dealers I have dealt
with, and all of the fast-lube chains. They always change the drain
plug and crush washer on every Honda, without it needing to be
requested, and they have never given a bad recommendation (air
filters, cabin filters, oil or tranny "flushes", etc). If anyone is
in the Western NY Area and looking for a place they can trust, I
HIGHLY recommend the Delta Sonic chain, especially the location on
Delaware Ave in Buffalo.

Now enough of the commercial... ;-) Not too often you find a
service place you can really trust, though, and I have put them all
through the paces locally... ;-)


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Old 16 Jul 2008, 01:09 pm
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"Wayne" <wayne2201@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> The new Civics have a digital readout on the oil quality. The dealer said
> we should change the oil at 40%. Is that just the first oil change or all
> changes? Should we wait until 10% or less?
>
> Thanks, Wayne


Bullshit. Please read your owners manual. It will answer this question and
it is loaded with all kinds of other useful information.


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Old 16 Jul 2008, 07:41 pm
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"Truckdude" <shrub@thedeecider.com> wrote in
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>
> "Wayne" <wayne2201@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns9ADC7A457AEFAwayne2201yahoocom@207.115.33. 102...
>> The new Civics have a digital readout on the oil quality. The dealer
>> said we should change the oil at 40%. Is that just the first oil
>> change or all changes? Should we wait until 10% or less?
>>
>> Thanks, Wayne

>
> Bullshit. Please read your owners manual. It will answer this question
> and it is loaded with all kinds of other useful information.
>
>
>


I can't BELIEVE that people would seek 'advice' from newsgroup posters
before their own new auto's owner's manual.
Especially on something like a new car's oil changes.
Or that anyone would trust a "digital readout of oil quality".


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Old 16 Jul 2008, 08:14 pm
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Default Re: New Civic oil change question

Jim Yanik wrote:
>
> I can't BELIEVE that people would seek 'advice' from newsgroup posters
> before their own new auto's owner's manual.
> Especially on something like a new car's oil changes.
> Or that anyone would trust a "digital readout of oil quality".
>


Well, in this case I believe that the owner's manual says to trust the
"digital readout of oil quality"...


At least mine does...
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