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Old 02-11-2017, 02:54 AM   #1
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How long in between oil changes?

My 02 CL-S I picked up is not my daily driver, due to repairs I had to get done in late Nov/early Dec (started driving our Toyota to work).
I have had the car for 5 1/2 months and have put less than 4k miles total on it. I have read 5k miles is when oil change ideally would be done, but also know realistically I won't get to that mark until the Spring.

Will I be ok to wait?
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modern oil is great!!!
modern oil can last pretty long!

i believe the owners manual will state to change it out after a year tho.
in my brothers truck, he doesnt drive much, he hit's 6k every 6 months, and I change it then.
(not very scientific, more anecdotal...but you get the picture!)

I think it will be fine the way you are doing it now.
and also, in Texas...it's already Spring time!! lol

I chose 6k intervals because that's what my 3rd gen TL's maintenance reminder on the dash averages.. sometimes it'll hit 7k intervals and some times it will hit 5k intervals. I chose 6k intervals on all my families cars, to make it easier on myself on remembering mileages. For cars that dont have a "maintenance reminder" , like my bros Truck

your magic number seems to be 5k oil change intervals.

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follow Acura's recommended schedule as it is TIME or MILEAGE based
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follow Acura's recommended schedule as it is TIME or MILEAGE based
Thanks I have the manual, I was asking to see other's experiences.
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that IS my experience

Do what Acura tells you to do in regards to oil changes. I do mostly highway driving so I fall under 7.2K changes. In the winter time due to extreme temps I shorten it up accordingly to around 5K
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I just went 16k on generic synth and LC20.
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I go 7500 miles between oil changes--like all modern cars do. I use a good quality dino oil. I haven't lost an engine yet. I would say LACK of oil is more detrimental to an engine than a longer oil change interval. Just my .02.
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^great input!!
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