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Old 31 Dec 2009, 07:41 pm
Guy
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Default new Honda CR-V break in

I got a new 2010 CR-V and wife asked me how to break it in properly.
What is the proper way?

I don't care what the manual says. What do you guys feel is the best
mileage to do the first oil change? I normally change my oil and
filter around 3500 miles on my other cars with no synthetic.
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Old 31 Dec 2009, 07:55 pm
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Default Re: new Honda CR-V break in

On 12/31/2009 05:41 PM, Guy wrote:
> I got a new 2010 CR-V and wife asked me how to break it in properly.
> What is the proper way?
>
> I don't care what the manual says.


in that case, you should get rid of this vehicle and go buy a buick.
buh-bye!


> What do you guys feel is the best
> mileage to do the first oil change? I normally change my oil and
> filter around 3500 miles on my other cars with no synthetic.


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Old 31 Dec 2009, 08:14 pm
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Default Re: new Honda CR-V break in

On Thu, 31 Dec 2009 17:55:56 -0800, jim beam <me@privacy.net> wrote:

>On 12/31/2009 05:41 PM, Guy wrote:
>> I got a new 2010 CR-V and wife asked me how to break it in properly.
>> What is the proper way?
>>
>> I don't care what the manual says.

>
>in that case, you should get rid of this vehicle and go buy a buick.
>buh-bye!
>


I didn't mean the manual was wrong but wanted to know what
experience(s) work well with a new Honda. Maybe most don't follow the
manual???



>
>> What do you guys feel is the best
>> mileage to do the first oil change? I normally change my oil and
>> filter around 3500 miles on my other cars with no synthetic.

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Old 31 Dec 2009, 08:51 pm
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Default Re: new Honda CR-V break in

Guy wrote:
> I got a new 2010 CR-V and wife asked me how to break it in properly.
> What is the proper way?


What does the manual tell you to do in regards to the proper way to
deal with the break in period?

> I don't care what the manual says. What do you guys feel is the best
> mileage to do the first oil change? I normally change my oil and
> filter around 3500 miles on my other cars with no synthetic.


By the sounds of your second paragraph, you may as well disregard my
first portion of my reply. The manual was written by the people who
designed and built the vehicle. *They* know what the vehicle needs and
how it needs to be treated throughout its life.
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Old 31 Dec 2009, 09:31 pm
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Default Re: new Honda CR-V break in

In article <jaiqj59fcmiu02eqs7tsh5gcjm8a2bbhig@4ax.com>,
"Guy" <void@void.com> wrote:

> I got a new 2010 CR-V and wife asked me how to break it in properly.
> What is the proper way?
>
> I don't care what the manual says.


ummmm, yeah. You don't care what the engineers say--you'd rather come
to some newsgroup and have anonymous voices tell you something.

In other words, you're shopping for an answer that you think is right.
You've already decided, you just want someone to agree. You don't think
the engineers have it right, so that's why you're here.

Fact: the owner's manual is the only authoritative resource, and
anything you hear here is more likely than not to be nothing more than
old wives' tales, handed down from father to son without interference
from actual knowledge or facts.

Have fun with your shiny new $25,000 toy.
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Old 31 Dec 2009, 09:32 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: new Honda CR-V break in

In article <26mqj5pe66brehseqtiah36j5l7pkkrpr5@4ax.com>,
"Guy" <void@void.com> wrote:

> >in that case, you should get rid of this vehicle and go buy a buick.
> >buh-bye!
> >

>
> I didn't mean the manual was wrong but wanted to know what
> experience(s) work well with a new Honda. Maybe most don't follow the
> manual???


Or maybe most do.

Your owner's manual says...what? about oil changes?

Does it have a maintenance minder system?
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Old 01 Jan 2010, 01:38 am
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Default Re: new Honda CR-V break in

On 2010-01-01, Guy <void@void.com> wrote:
> I got a new 2010 CR-V and wife asked me how to break it in properly.
> What is the proper way?
>
> I don't care what the manual says. What do you guys feel is the best
> mileage to do the first oil change? I normally change my oil and
> filter around 3500 miles on my other cars with no synthetic.


Drive it normal, without a heavy foot, and change oil when the
maintenance minder tells you. The original oil is a special blend,
and it doesn't make sense to take it out before necessary.

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Old 01 Jan 2010, 07:44 am
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On 01 Jan 2010 07:38:46 GMT, Joe <joe@spam.hits-spam-buffalo.com>
wrote:

>On 2010-01-01, Guy <void@void.com> wrote:
>> I got a new 2010 CR-V and wife asked me how to break it in properly.
>> What is the proper way?
>>
>> I don't care what the manual says. What do you guys feel is the best
>> mileage to do the first oil change? I normally change my oil and
>> filter around 3500 miles on my other cars with no synthetic.

>
>Drive it normal, without a heavy foot, and change oil when the
>maintenance minder tells you. The original oil is a special blend,
>and it doesn't make sense to take it out before necessary.



Thanks Joe for answering my question. I wasn't trying to disrespect
the manual but I really just wanted to know what others actually did
or didn't do. Of course I'll read / re-read parts of the manual. I
remember the sales person mentioning something about a reminder
light?? I haven't had a new car in a while so I forgot what I did
exactly but I remember back in the 70's with a new car, driving under
55 for like 500 miles or so. I thought I read more recently that due
to tighter tolerances, break in wasn't necessary on newer cars. I
guess I was wondering what others thought. Perhaps I didn't word my
orig post well and most jumped down my throat. Thanks Joe for at
least trying to answer me without accusations. Appreciate that.
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Old 01 Jan 2010, 09:05 am
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Default Re: new Honda CR-V break in

In article <mgurj5leh45saqfk9jdeon1uropu5kjq19@4ax.com>,
"Guy" <void@void.com> wrote:

> Of course I'll read / re-read parts of the manual. I
> remember the sales person mentioning something about a reminder
> light??


wow.

Spend $25,000 and you don't read the manual first thing, and you don't
pay attention when the guy shows you details?

wow.

Yes, it's called Maintenance Minder. It will show a letter/number
combination when maintenance is due, and you look in the owner's manual
(yes, there's that nasty word again) to find out what services are
associated with that combination.

What you DON'T do is blindly walk into a dealer and tell them "I have B3
due" and let the dealer define what should be done. That's just license
to steal. Do what the owner's manual says.

And ignore the maintenance minder at your own risk, frankly--be that
mechanical risk to the car, or financial risk to your wallet.
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Old 01 Jan 2010, 09:33 am
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Default Re: new Honda CR-V break in

"Guy" <void@void.com> wrote in news:jaiqj59fcmiu02eqs7tsh5gcjm8a2bbhig@
4ax.com:

> I got a new 2010 CR-V and wife asked me how to break it in properly.
> What is the proper way?
>
> I don't care what the manual says. What do you guys feel is the best
> mileage to do the first oil change? I normally change my oil and
> filter around 3500 miles on my other cars with no synthetic.




You just entrusted Honda with tens of thousands of your dollars in exchange
for a complicated machine that might as well be a "black box" to you.

The engineers that designed the vehicle and its systems have performed
testing that consumed hundreds of millions of dollars and millions of hours
of time. Some of that testing was done in order to determine the
maintenance requirements.

The end result of all that testing is manifested in the Maintenance Minder
on your dashboard, and in the Maintenance Schedule in the Owner's Manual.

If you're willing to trust Honda enough to purchase a piece of their
complex, precision machinery, but regard as suspect Honda's official word
on how to take care of it, preferring the opinions of anonymous, uneducated
Usenet posters instead, you're asking for trouble.

Having said that, I am of the opinion that you can never change your oil
too often. I draw a distinction, however, between replacement of the
factory fill and subsequent oil changes.

It has not been established with 100% certainty that the factory fill is
indeed ordinary off-the-shelf motor oil. It might be slightly different
from off-the-shelf, but nobody really knows. For that reason I would leave
the factory fill in until the Minder says to replace it. After that, change
it /more/ often than required if you like. And always use an OEM filter.


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