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oil change intervals...

i've been told the 2005 7th gens only require an oil change every 10k miles?
so i was wondering how often do we need to change ours? i usually change mine every 5k...thanks in advance!
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thats fine....every 5k is very good.....
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i do mine every 7,500 with synthetic. 5k is a good interval.
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5k with dino shouldn't be a problem at all. synthetic 7500-10k no problem.
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Even driving hard?
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i do 5-6k but i also use lc20, just wanna be safe.
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damn forealz...i use mobile 1 full syn and change my oil every 4k =(
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Originally Posted by DaddyFatSacks
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yes.

if my S2000 can get 5000 miles on conventional oil (and i drive the heck out of it) and 9000 on synthetic, your civic will be just fine.

(i have had UOA's done to confirm that the oil was still properly protecting and working as intended)
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Every 10K with full Mobil 1 5W30 synthetic with both my Neon and Civic. If a Neon can last 120K miles and still not burn a drop of oil changing it every 10K, then surely a Civic should be able to handle it..
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Thats cool, i'm at 5 now with my Mobil 1. I'm gonna change it soon cause it's getting dark and it was in there during winter.
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the color of oil does not determine when you change it. oil gets dirty. it's supposed to. if it doesn't, then it's not doing its job.
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i usually go every 3k with 5w 20 oil, so i guess there is no need to do it that often than?
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no. you can get easily 5000.

the 3000 mile oil change is an old mantra from the past when oils were nowhere NEAR the quality of today's oils.
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Originally Posted by HondaSaurusLX
Every 10K with full Mobil 1 5W30 synthetic with both my Neon and Civic. If a Neon can last 120K miles and still not burn a drop of oil changing it every 10K, then surely a Civic should be able to handle it..

bad comparison, your neon and civic are econmy cars (I'm assuming you have a civic DX/LX/EX). This civic is an SI, totally different motor, your civic has an economy based motor, an Si has a performance based motor. They are built differently, in short the performance motors will have more blow by than an economy motor, hence eat more oil.
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Originally Posted by DaddyFatSacks
Thats cool, i'm at 5 now with my Mobil 1. I'm gonna change it soon cause it's getting dark and it was in there during winter.

s2kman is right, if your oil doen't turn dark, it's not suspending the blow by carbon, which means the carbon is getting deposited else where in the engine. oil should turn dark, if you ever take oil out and it looks like new, something is wrong.
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