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OK so I just bought a used 08 civic ex about 3months ago just hit the 3,000 mile mark and oil life says 50% should I go get an oil change now? When do you do your oil changes at the exact 3000 mile mark the 3 month mark just wondering thanks
 

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I like to change my oil when it gets to 30% it never hurts to change your oil if anything it makes your car love you and shows your car that you love it...just dont let it go to 15% cuz if you do thats not good for your car...btw the marker is set by i think by the ammount you drive so cant tell exactly how good your oil is so always make sure you stay away from 15% marker and the percent signifies the quality of the oil...
 

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just dont let it go to 15% cuz if you do thats not good for your car

....and the percent signifies the quality of the oil...
BS.

Where do people come up with the crap???

- Letting the percentage go down to 15% is fine. It's letting you know your maintenance is coming up. Kinda like the gas light, it's letting you know you know your gas is getting low. It's giving you a heads up.

- The percentage is not based on the quality of the oil. This is a CIVIC, ACURA probably doesn't even have that technology.

 

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Change it at 15%!

If you haven't already, check it and make sure you didn't burn any off and are now low. If so, top it off and keep driving.

Lots of people don't trust the OLM???? I don't know why???? Honda engineers made this, the warranty covers you if you change the oil by it, so how could that be bad????
 

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You are going to hear a thousand different answers because this has been discussed a million different times in many different forums.

Basically, do what makes you feel better. If you want to go by what Honda says, you will change it when the car tells you to, around 15%/6-7k miles/5-6 months.

If you are conservative/cautious/obsessive like me, you will change it every 5k miles, which ends up being around 6 months/40% life remaining. I also use M1 full synthetic with Honda filter.

If you drive it like a race car everyday, you will probably benefit from changing it every 3,000 miles, but there's no benefit if you drive it normally.

Again, do what makes you feel better. Just remember to reset the oil life indicator after you change it. That can be found in the manual under Maintenance.
 

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first off i am correct about the oil percentage if ur at 15% it should be changed as soon as possible and the the % represents the quality of oil not the ammount dats why when you change your oil on the new civics you can reset the percentage to be a 100% even when you completely out of oil ive done it while i was changing mine so if you reset the percentage on your dashboard make sure you fill you oil all the way up because the percentile is not a sensor based system (for instance the gas tank is a sensored based system it actually measures how much gas you have) it doesnt check the quality or knows the quantity or ammount of oil you have its time based by a countdown system so next time before you try talk crap make sure you know what your talking about

READ THE OWNERS MANUL AV911 it says in the fine print "represents the quality of oil, but is not an exact estimate"
av911 you have a lot of learning to do bro calm yourself culero
 

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Try this...
change the oil and the filter, but don't reset the 'oil life percentage' indicator.

The engine will be ok, but the reminder on your guage will eventually start flashing.

It's just a reminder.
 

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first off i am correct about the oil percentage if ur at 15% it should be changed as soon as possible
You NEVER said change it at 15%. Here's what you said:

"just dont let it go to 15% cuz if you do thats not good for your car..."

and the the % represents the quality of oil
Prove to me that it's based on the quality of the oil. All I see in the owner's manual is oil life. There's a big difference.

not the ammount dats why when you change your oil on the new civics you can reset the percentage to be a 100% even when you completely out of oil ive done it while i was changing mine so if you reset the percentage on your dashboard make sure you fill you oil all the way up because the percentile is not a sensor based system (for instance the gas tank is a sensored based system it actually measures how much gas you have) it doesnt check the quality or knows the quantity or ammount of oil you have its time based by a countdown system so next time before you try talk crap make sure you know what your talking about
I never said the percentage was based on the amount of oil. I said it's letting you know your maintenance is coming, giving you a heads up. Just like how the gas light is giving you a heads up.

READ THE OWNERS MANUL AV911 it says in the fine print "represents the quality of oil, but is not an exact estimate"
av911 you have a lot of learning to do bro calm yourself culero
Yes, I do have a lot to learn. But based on your ""just dont let it go to 15% cuz if you do thats not good for your car..." quote, I don't wanna learn anything from you.
 

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first off i am correct about the oil percentage if ur at 15% it should be changed as soon as possible and the the % represents the quality of oil not the ammount dats why when you change your oil on the new civics you can reset the percentage to be a 100% even when you completely out of oil ive done it while i was changing mine so if you reset the percentage on your dashboard make sure you fill you oil all the way up because the percentile is not a sensor based system (for instance the gas tank is a sensored based system it actually measures how much gas you have) it doesnt check the quality or knows the quantity or ammount of oil you have its time based by a countdown system so next time before you try talk crap make sure you know what your talking about

READ THE OWNERS MANUL AV911 it says in the fine print "represents the quality of oil, but is not an exact estimate"
av911 you have a lot of learning to do bro calm yourself culero
Let me teach you something real quick. The ECU does not read any kind of sensor from your fuel tank. Your cluster goes off voltage from your sender connections in your fuel cage, and thats how it reads if its full, half full, empty etc.
 

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BS.

Where do people come up with the crap???

- Letting the percentage go down to 15% is fine. It's letting you know your maintenance is coming up. Kinda like the gas light, it's letting you know you know your gas is getting low. It's giving you a heads up.

- The percentage is not based on the quality of the oil. This is a CIVIC, ACURA probably doesn't even have that technology.

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yeah i'm with him on this one.
 

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OP, just because the oil life meter says "15%" does NOT mean you have to immediately change it.

think of it this way: when you get hungry, if you don't eat THAT exact moment, will you pass out and die? NO! it's an indicator from your body telling you that you are hungry.

and btw, remember the oil life meter is an ESTIMATE of the quality of oil.

OP, just change ur oil every 3 to 4k miles, depending on how u drive ur car.
 

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Sweet Lord....

The oil life monitor is a tool. It is based on engine cycles (on and off) and how much fuel your car has used. It does not read the oil level, condition, quality, water content, fuel content, dirt content, or pornographic content....

When running a normal API SM-approved dino oil, the oil life monitor is fairly accurate while remaining conservative. When you deviate and run a Non-SM approved, or a synthetic oil, the oil life monitor's accuracy as a tool is diminished.

Joe

P.s. Here's my oil change history

0-26k: Once every 5k miles or so
26-35.5k: One oil change
35.5k-50k: one oil change
50k-66.5k: one oil change
66.5k-76.8k: one oil change
76.8k - 86.2K: still running the same oil

Engine runs like a top, is super clean, and gets 30mpg in a damn hard driven SI.
 

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No, thats 100% incorrect.

It has nothing to do with what kind of oil you use, regular, conventional, synthetic.

The MAF senses loads on the engine and will adjust accordingly. Thats why when you upload a MAP tune, it will stay at 100%.
Did you read Joe's post? I think you misunderstood the oil type part.
 

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first off i am correct about the oil percentage if ur at 15% it should be changed as soon as possible and the the % represents the quality of oil not the ammount dats why when you change your oil on the new civics you can reset the percentage to be a 100% even when you completely out of oil ive done it while i was changing mine so if you reset the percentage on your dashboard make sure you fill you oil all the way up because the percentile is not a sensor based system (for instance the gas tank is a sensored based system it actually measures how much gas you have) it doesnt check the quality or knows the quantity or ammount of oil you have its time based by a countdown system so next time before you try talk crap make sure you know what your talking about

READ THE OWNERS MANUL AV911 it says in the fine print "represents the quality of oil, but is not an exact estimate"
av911 you have a lot of learning to do bro calm yourself culero
Seems like av911 was saying what you did. The percentage is based on how you drive - the number of revolutions the engine has gone through, possibly measured by the amount of fuel you've burned. Miles and some other things might also be considered. It has nothing to do with any real properties of the oil, but is there for the dum- I mean, non-car enthusiasts who drive their appliances from one place to the other and forget things like oil changes have to be done a couple times.
 
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