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I hope I didn't wait too long to change it. I didn't change it by the minder system.
you are a tech?...and past due your oil change?.....i wouldnt hire you after that....cant even follow the maintenance minder correctly......I am a dealer tech (20 years with Acura/Honda) every couple years we get another service bulletin from Engineering stating that doing the first oil change early can damage the engine, and we are NOT to change the factory fill early. The factory fill oil is not the issue, it is the high moly assembly lube used they want retained in the oil. Doing the first oil change early can cause hot spots to form in the engine.
you are a tech?...and past due your oil change?.....i wouldnt hire you after that....cant even follow the maintenance minder correctly......
It's an oil thread, and you're going to get 100 different answers from 100 different know-it-all's (myself included). I've done full synthetic changes on all of my cars since 1999 at 5,000 mile intervals, which is perhaps a bit sooner than necessary (the oil likely has a lot of life remaining at that point) but I prefer to err on the side of caution.When are you actually supposed to do the first oil change? The dealer sticker says 3000miles but the computer in the car will probably still say 50% oil life remaining at 3000 miles.