I caught your joke! Good one!
Speaking for myself, I'm MANY miles away from being at the ~10k miles at which oil change is suggested (15% life remaining)... so definitely haven't changed oil yet on my own.
Fair enough... it's YOUR car, after all! The 10k estimate is based on 'normal' driving and average among members who've reported. But the car has its own oil life indicator calculated based on driving conditions, which is not a one-size-fits all round number scenario at 10k miles.Hey, whenever the mood strikes. Don't get me started on this round number thing. I'm an engineer, I get it. They're easy to come up with and remember. But I change when its gets dark/dirty and was definitely not waiting 10k on the break in change.
There's been discussion in this forum and Civic forums about factory oil containing higher molybdenum content, and that changing early can offset some of the protective benefits. What oil did you end up using for your oil change?
Was wondering - in your 3.5k miles of driving, how much would you estimate actual gas engine use to be?That may be true. Page 564 says that Honda oil is formulated to improve fuel economy.
I haven't had any problems. I'm just being fastidious DINGDINGDINGDINGwordoftheday but I just used Meijer brand 0W-20 full synthetic (Warren Oil, OK) and a Fram premo guard filter. I think I'll skip the filter every-other change.