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Old 26 Apr 2010, 07:46 pm
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Default my 2004 civic has 130,000 miles on it. do i need to change oil 3,000 or 4,000 miles?

the sticker on the windshield usually states 4,000 mile intrevals. but lately its been 3000. what should it be. thanks

( i get it done from the honda dealer)
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Old 26 Apr 2010, 08:01 pm
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I never trusted changing oil by the mileage, i always go by color. check your oil color and level every week before you start it up in the morning, and when its getting dirty or low, get it changed.
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Old 26 Apr 2010, 08:16 pm
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There is no problem if you done your change oil 3,000 or 4,000 miles. You can do it earlier or after 4,000 and will have no problem with it. The most important thing is to regularly change it so that your car's engine will last longer. Hope this help!
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Old 27 Apr 2010, 08:18 pm
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Default Re: my 2004 civic has 130,000 miles on it. do i need to change oil 3,000 or 4,000 miles?

I'd do whatever the owner's manual says. However, the best alternative is below.

You can't quite go by the color of the oil. The most accurate way of knowing is to get your oil analyzed. There are places that you can send samples of your oil into, and they'll give you a chemical breakdown of what's in it and a comparison of other folks who've sent in samples as well. I believe each analysis (basic?) is about 20 bucks.
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