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Old 12-22-2010, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I stopped by the dealer yesterday to order a new shipping cap on front bumber (it fell out). Also inquired about the oil change intervals, I still have 60% oil life and I'm at 5424 miles. The guy did say they are seeing as much as up to 10,000 miles between oil changes for hybrids.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The oil change interval on my Cayman S is 20,000 miles. 10,000 is nothing any longer.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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12k I think. I'm not sure it actually measures the oil, unless the UK/US models are differentr.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm at 7500 miles and still at 40% oil life.
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The maintenance minder system actually determines your interval for service by checking your individual driving habits. If you drive it harder(like me) you can expect a 5-7k miles or so between oil changes. If you drive more "responsibly" you can achieve a 10-12k window.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The maintenance minder system actually determines your interval for service by checking your individual driving habits. If you drive it harder(like me) you can expect a 5-7k miles or so between oil changes. If you drive more "responsibly" you can achieve a 10-12k window.
How true is this?

I mean, I flog the hell out of my car, truth be told. Though I do a lot of highway driving. I had assumed there was some sort of viscosity measurement device to determine oil changes, but of course have not read exactly how maintenance minder works. Is that the official Honda description?
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Honad, I don't think it is very true. While I had my Si for 3 years and 21k miles, when I did drive it, I drove it fast and hard. My oil was only changed 2 times as they told me to do so between 15%-0%.

It has just become more common knowledge that you don't need an oil change every 5k.

Not sure if anyone listens to Car Talk but one of the brothers has an old 80's car that has had the same oil in it for 20+ years now as a pseudo experiment and last I heard it was still working just fine. He's been amazed that the engine hasn't seized up yet, which is understandable.
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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^ im pretty sure its true. The ECU monitors your RPMs and your driving habits (hard acceleration etc) and updates the interval to cater to your driving style. trebor works at honda so i think he knows. additionally i have heard this from several different people at honda including service advisors.

EDIT: From a honda dealer - http://www.rbhonda.com/maintenance-minder-system.htm
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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^ im pretty sure its true. The ECU monitors your RPMs and your driving habits (hard acceleration etc) and updates the interval to cater to your driving style. trebor works at honda so i think he knows. additionally i have heard this from several different people at honda including service advisors.
That's cool if it is, I just didn't notice his results with the way I drove my Si.
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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interesting - it says in the last line not to get an early oil change because there is in fact break-in oil in the engine. guess that settles all the rumors.

but i've already had my oil changed
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