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Old 18 Sep 2003, 02:09 am
bandabee
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Default 2003 Accord Oil Change, once a year?

In the manual, it says change once every 12 months under normal
circumstances, once every 6 months under extreme circumstances.

I'm guessing extreme means if u live in places with lots of snow and salty
roads n stuff.

But, once a year oil change?!?! Is that wut new cars are like these days?


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Old 18 Sep 2003, 03:37 am
Pahsons - Somnolent
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Default Re: 2003 Accord Oil Change, once a year?

Falling asleep through bandabee's post...

> In the manual, it says change once every 12 months under normal
> circumstances, once every 6 months under extreme circumstances.
>
> I'm guessing extreme means if u live in places with lots of snow and
> salty roads n stuff.
>
> But, once a year oil change?!?! Is that wut new cars are like these
> days?


Do it every 4500 miles, if you want to strech it out.

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"If you can't change a tire, you're not allowed to have a beard. It's the
most basic part of a car: If you don't know that much about a car, you
really shouldn't be driving, should you?" - Jimmy Kimmel
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digital© - A.A.T., wiru the tired - A.F.D., and that Gino guy who keeps
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Old 18 Sep 2003, 04:37 am
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"bandabee" <banXdabee@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:TScab.975769$ro6.19281738@news2.calgary.shaw. ca...
> In the manual, it says change once every 12 months under normal
> circumstances, once every 6 months under extreme circumstances.
>
> I'm guessing extreme means if u live in places with lots of snow and salty
> roads n stuff.


I'm sure your manual clearly states what "extreme circumstances" are. Most
people in fact fall in this category. IIRC, they include lots of short
trips, lots of stop-and-go traffic, driving in dusty areas, etc. Unless you
mainly do long highway trips, your circumstances are "extreme".

I doubt snow and salty roads apply, though. The worst that's going to do is
corrode your Accord's body and other parts. I doubt changing the oil more
frequently is going to cure it. ;-)

Cheers,

Pete



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Old 18 Sep 2003, 06:36 am
N.E.Ohio Bob
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Default Re: 2003 Accord Oil Change, once a year?

Thing about salty roads in this area is when the road dries out and the
salt stirs up in a dust storm and coats everything. I'm sure it gets
past the air filter. Kills the trees too. bob

Pete wrote:
>>

> I doubt snow and salty roads apply, though. The worst that's going to do is
> corrode your Accord's body and other parts. I doubt changing the oil more
> frequently is going to cure it.I

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Old 18 Sep 2003, 10:11 am
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Default Re: 2003 Accord Oil Change, once a year?

I'd have to look to be really sure, but the recommended oil change
interval is based on miles, not time. The time comes in as "or at
least" not as the primary measure. The V6 and 4 cyl have different oil
change mileage, I think. Most people seem to believe that more
frequent oil changes are better, but I suspect this is driven more by
the oil change industry than scientific fact. I'd suggest you just
follow the oil change mileage interval suggested by Honda.

On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 07:09:39 GMT, "bandabee" <banXdabee@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>In the manual, it says change once every 12 months under normal
>circumstances, once every 6 months under extreme circumstances.
>
>I'm guessing extreme means if u live in places with lots of snow and salty
>roads n stuff.
>
>But, once a year oil change?!?! Is that wut new cars are like these days?
>


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Old 18 Sep 2003, 11:25 am
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Default Re: 2003 Accord Oil Change, once a year?

Extreme means lots of stop and go driving, driving in very hot or cold
conditions or where its very dusty. Extreme conditions apply to more people
than you think.....especially for people only driving a mile to work and
back with not much other driving in between.


"Pahsons - Somnolent" <pahsons@juno.com> wrote in message
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> Falling asleep through bandabee's post...
>
> > In the manual, it says change once every 12 months under normal
> > circumstances, once every 6 months under extreme circumstances.
> >
> > I'm guessing extreme means if u live in places with lots of snow and
> > salty roads n stuff.
> >
> > But, once a year oil change?!?! Is that wut new cars are like these
> > days?

>
> Do it every 4500 miles, if you want to strech it out.
>
> --
> "If you can't change a tire, you're not allowed to have a beard. It's the
> most basic part of a car: If you don't know that much about a car, you
> really shouldn't be driving, should you?" - Jimmy Kimmel
> http://www.cafeshops.com/creexul.2534632
> Owner of the following: Henry Cotter - A.G.F.F., Eric Dreher AND mark
> digital© - A.A.T., wiru the tired - A.F.D., and that Gino guy who keeps
> chaning his nick on A.A.Acura.
> Don't be stupid, and I won't point it out...



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Old 20 Sep 2003, 10:54 am
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In article <TScab.975769$ro6.19281738@news2.calgary.shaw.ca >, "bandabee"
<banXdabee@yahoo.com> wrote:

> In the manual, it says change once every 12 months under normal
> circumstances, once every 6 months under extreme circumstances.
>
> I'm guessing extreme means if u live in places with lots of snow and salty
> roads n stuff.
>
> But, once a year oil change?!?! Is that wut new cars are like these days?


If you plan to keep the vehicle for two years or less--you can have the
oil changed every 12 months.

If you plan to keep the vehicle for more than 4 years--change the oil and
filter every 3000 miles.

Change the transmission fluid and clean the filter every two years.

Change the coolant every two years.
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Old 20 Sep 2003, 03:14 pm
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Default Re: 2003 Accord Oil Change, once a year?

On 9/20/03 10:54 AM, in article
billbjohnson555-2009030854320001@pm2...dialup.fix.net, "Bill B.
Johnson" <billbjohnson555@nospamhotmail.com> wrote:

> In article <TScab.975769$ro6.19281738@news2.calgary.shaw.ca >, "bandabee"
> <banXdabee@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> In the manual, it says change once every 12 months under normal
>> circumstances, once every 6 months under extreme circumstances.
>>
>> I'm guessing extreme means if u live in places with lots of snow and salty
>> roads n stuff.
>>
>> But, once a year oil change?!?! Is that wut new cars are like these days?

>
> If you plan to keep the vehicle for two years or less--you can have the
> oil changed every 12 months.
>
> If you plan to keep the vehicle for more than 4 years--change the oil and
> filter every 3000 miles.
>
> Change the transmission fluid and clean the filter every two years.
>
> Change the coolant every two years.



Huh? Where do you get this stuff? It sounds like you're reading advice
from Smokey in a Popular Science from about 1970.

I would really like to see some actual data that shows a reduction in a
modern car's usable life that was caused by following the manufacturer's
published maintenance schedule. How about it? Anybody? Didn't think so.

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Old 20 Sep 2003, 04:08 pm
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"Bill B. Johnson" <billbjohnson555@nospamhotmail.com> wrote in message
news:billbjohnson555-2009030854320001@pm2-broad-134.snlo.dialup.fix.net...
>
> If you plan to keep the vehicle for more than 4 years--change the oil and
> filter every 3000 miles.
>
> Change the transmission fluid and clean the filter every two years.
>
> Change the coolant every two years.


You forgot to mention changing the brake fluid every two years, as well.

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Old 21 Sep 2003, 10:48 am
DH
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Default Re: 2003 Accord Oil Change, once a year?

In article
<billbjohnson555-2009030854320001@pm2-broad-134.snlo.dialup.fix.net>,
billbjohnson555@nospamhotmail.com (Bill B. Johnson) wrote:

> In article <TScab.975769$ro6.19281738@news2.calgary.shaw.ca >, "bandabee"
> <banXdabee@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > In the manual, it says change once every 12 months under normal
> > circumstances, once every 6 months under extreme circumstances.
> >
> > I'm guessing extreme means if u live in places with lots of snow and salty
> > roads n stuff.
> >
> > But, once a year oil change?!?! Is that wut new cars are like these days?

>
> If you plan to keep the vehicle for two years or less--you can have the
> oil changed every 12 months.
>
> If you plan to keep the vehicle for more than 4 years--change the oil and
> filter every 3000 miles.
>
> Change the transmission fluid and clean the filter every two years.
>
> Change the coolant every two years.


3K oil changes are ridiculous, do it every 5k or twice a yeark,
whichever comes first.
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