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Fuel, Oil, Cleaners & Other Maintenance Extending the life of your Civic requires the proper fuel, oil, and cleaners, along with other regularly scheduled maintenance.

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Old 02-12-2005   #31
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its just oil guys. Nothing to fight over. Change the oil whenver you guys want. Just not longer then what the manual saids. Its like the people who buy 91 and saids it makes a difference to each there own.
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Better to change earlier than later.
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its just oil guys. Nothing to fight over. Change the oil whenver you guys want. Just not longer then what the manual saids. Its like the people who buy 91 and saids it makes a difference to each there own.
lol, my point is still the same as Gearbox's, changing soon cann't hurt, but waiting can
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my mom oricinally leased htis car for herself. during her lease she followed the maual's suggestion of every 10k change the oil. but i bought it out of the lease in august of '04..since then i change the oil every 3k
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lol, my point is still the same as Gearbox's, changing soon cann't hurt, but waiting can


eh change it whenever you want. I drive 120+ miles a day so changing it every 3k would mean i would to change my oil almost every month.
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changed my oil today...

Well, I guess I will change my oil every 5,000 miles...I went to 7,000 miles this time, but I agree 5,000 miles change is safe...for all you who change at 3k you are wasting your $$$$$ waste is away .........
The manual says 5,000-10,000 ....5,000 is very safe 10,000 max.
less than 5,000 - unessary and waste of money
you should belive the honda manual made by honda techs experts. new cars can wait longer to change...5,000 miles it is.
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always at 3k but mostly before that
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Did some guy ask what oil was? Anyway Royal Purple every 3k.
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you can run as long as you want on the same motor oil, recommend you dont go over the limit the manual states or what the oil manufacuter states.

basic rule of thumbs are
regular oil: 2500 miles -+
super/part syntheic: 3k -+
fully syntheic: 5000-+


i use fully syn and change every 4k -+
everyone has different driving habits. some go highway most of the time, some race, etc.
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waste that $ dude

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always at 3k but mostly before that
Ya'll playin right into the oil /filter manufacturers hands...make them millionaires
every 3k is unnessary bro.....
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eh change it whenever you want. I drive 120+ miles a day so changing it every 3k would mean i would to change my oil almost every month.
Well driving 120+mile a day, I'm going to guess you do lots of highway driving, in that case I would go 5k, maybe even 6 if you drive with a lite foot and use synthetic
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Ya'll playin right into the oil /filter manufacturers hands...make them millionaires
every 3k is unnessary bro.....
I would rather make them rich than me poor. Can afford a little extra oil, but a new engine install is way to much for me
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Well driving 120+mile a day, I'm going to guess you do lots of highway driving, in that case I would go 5k, maybe even 6 if you drive with a lite foot and use synthetic

yeah i go 60 going and 60 back plus some local. i probably change my oil every 2 to 3 months. Just from going by the 5k average. Kinda sux i have a 04 and i have 31k on my car.
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The paranoia in this thread is astounding Any oil under normal conditions in this car can go 5K miles. If you're autocrossing in the desert you might want to reconsider that, but Honda isn't going to give out BS advice when their reputation is on the line. There's definitely no way I'd change even dino oil BEFORE 3K, that's just insane. I run my Mobil 1 to 5 or 6, which puts me at two oil changes a year. My UOAs come back looking great too.
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3K oil changes are called Dealer Added Profits. That's why the dealers keep telling their customers to change every 3K when clearly the manual saids 10K under normal condition. If you drive mostly city driving, then use the severe interval recommended by the manual. It is ridiculous how many people still believe this deceptive mantra. Another thing, use any brand you like as long as the viscosity is correct. All oil has to meet a minimum industry requirements, which is stated in your manual (Read It!). Stick with it and your life will be alot less stressful.
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3K oil changes are called Dealer Added Profits. That's why the dealers keep telling their customers to change every 3K when clearly the manual saids 10K under normal condition. If you drive mostly city driving, then use the severe interval recommended by the manual. It is ridiculous how many people still believe this deceptive mantra. Another thing, use any brand you like as long as the viscosity is correct. All oil has to meet a minimum industry requirements, which is stated in your manual (Read It!). Stick with it and your life will be alot less stressful.
Hummm... my dealer says to do it every 5k. Yet I still go every 3-4k, why, because no body has ever shown me hard proof that it can go 5-6k on organic oil and not cause harm. When many poeple reaches 200k+ mile and only changes their oil every 5k, then I'll do it. Untill then I'll stick with it what works. Yes it is paranoia, peranoia that I may have to change an engine at 100k which is far more costly than changing oils every 3-4k.
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i change my oil whenever i feel is needed. i check the dipstick every weekend and if it looks ugly (and i know what used oil looks like compared to new), then ill change it. regardless if i drove only 1000 miles or 5000. when the oil is black or fades closely to black, i will change it.


and 3k oil changes are dealer profits? MAYBE if your bringing it in to the dealer to get it changed. but other than that, not at all.
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Ok, kinda newb q, please dont flame...

How many quarts is it for the change, I have been using 4 and check the dipstick and it appears correct, but I can not find anything in the manual that says how many quarts to use (this problem may have somthing to do w/ that fact i got my car w/o one, and hit up ebay for a replacement for $4, so pages may be missing, lol). I not new to cars, just to the civic. Thanks!
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Ok, kinda newb q, please dont flame...

How many quarts is it for the change, I have been using 4 and check the dipstick and it appears correct, but I can not find anything in the manual that says how many quarts to use (this problem may have somthing to do w/ that fact i got my car w/o one, and hit up ebay for a replacement for $4, so pages may be missing, lol). I not new to cars, just to the civic. Thanks!

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Ok, kinda newb q, please dont flame...

How many quarts is it for the change, I have been using 4 and check the dipstick and it appears correct, but I can not find anything in the manual that says how many quarts to use (this problem may have somthing to do w/ that fact i got my car w/o one, and hit up ebay for a replacement for $4, so pages may be missing, lol). I not new to cars, just to the civic. Thanks!
Do you have an EX or LX/DX?

EX I think is 3.4 w/o oil filter and 3.8 with the oil filter

I think the LX/DX is a little less, like 0.2 less or something? not sure never had one?

I usually just make the dip stick is to the full mark, then start the car turn it off, wait for the oil to drian down and check it agian. It usually comes to just a little under 4 quarts.
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Honda says:
EX/HX/SE
oil change with filter:3.5
oil change with out filter:3.3
oil capicity:4.2 (remember some oil is left in the engine during the change so this much should not be put in)

DX/LX
oil change with filter:3.2
oil change with out filter:3
oil capicity:4.2
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yeah i go 60 going and 60 back plus some local. i probably change my oil every 2 to 3 months. Just from going by the 5k average. Kinda sux i have a 04 and i have 31k on my car.
I only have 5k on my 04
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i use 3 qts. everybody says thats too low but when i check the dip stick it read in between min and max.

I perform my oil change every 5,000 miles b/c i drive 400 highway miles every weekend.
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Honda says:
EX/HX/SE
oil change with filter:3.5
oil change with out filter:3.3
oil capicity:4.2 (remember some oil is left in the engine during the change so this much should not be put in)

DX/LX
oil change with filter:3.2
oil change with out filter:3
oil capicity:4.2
Sweet, thanks for the info, but what do they mean by with or with out filter?
I change my filter every time I change my oil, do some pplz not change the filter w/ the oil? O and btw if anyone is intrested I go every 5k for change, which w/ my long commute to work makes the change like every month and a half ta to months

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Sweet, thanks for the info, but what do they mean by with or with out filter?
I change my filter every time I change my oil, do some pplz not change the filter w/ the oil? O and btw if anyone is intrested I go every 5k for change, which w/ my long commute to work makes the change like every month and a half ta to months
Honda says you can go 10k without changing your filter. So you can do two 5k oil changes in that time. I personally change my filter every time, but I guess you don't have to. I have to change my oil about every 6 weeks too, I go about 3-4k depending on the weather out side and how busy I am.
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I just put this in. I'll see how it goes, but one oil change per year sounds good to me.
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Ok, kinda newb q, please dont flame...

How many quarts is it for the change, I have been using 4 and check the dipstick and it appears correct, but I can not find anything in the manual that says how many quarts to use (this problem may have somthing to do w/ that fact i got my car w/o one, and hit up ebay for a replacement for $4, so pages may be missing, lol). I not new to cars, just to the civic. Thanks!
Hey man, here's the exact info found in your honda manual and my honda manual and my haynes repair manual, I don't know where the others got the info
2001/2002 Honda civic Lx, Dx = 3.4 quarts including oil filter
2001/2002 honda civic hx, Ex = 3.7 quarts including oil filter

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