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Noel,
What is the factory recommended milage for first oil change for CL9 in Australia ?
 

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yo Noel ?
 

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ah sweet dreams
 

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I missed this ... Apologies. Okay, here are the "recommended factory" notes.

1000 KMs - Inspect fluid levels and fill up, inspect tyre wear and ensure tyre pressure meets placard levels, inspect front and rear brake pad and rotor wear, inspect seals, wipers, jets, lights. Carry out test drive.

10000 KMs - All of the above including replace engine oil and oil filter.
 

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Noel said:
I missed this ... Apologies. Okay, here are the "recommended factory" notes.

1000 KMs - Inspect fluid levels and fill up, inspect tyre wear and ensure tyre pressure meets placard levels, inspect front and rear brake pad and rotor wear, inspect seals, wipers, jets, lights. Carry out test drive.

10000 KMs - All of the above including replace engine oil and oil filter.
Noel - my Honda service book says replace oil at 1000kms - not just top up. Where is your notes from?
 

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Huh? come again ?

Noel said:
I missed this ... Apologies. Okay, here are the "recommended factory" notes.

1000 KMs - Inspect fluid levels and fill up, inspect tyre wear and ensure tyre pressure meets placard levels, inspect front and rear brake pad and rotor wear, inspect seals, wipers, jets, lights. Carry out test drive.

10000 KMs - All of the above including replace engine oil and oil filter.
wow :confused: whut teh....
Noel are you sure you have the numbers right ???

(1000 km = 621.37 miles)
The stuff you listed under "1000 KMs" is what's under "(First) Maintenance" which is :
(http://www.ahm-ownerlink.com/Maintenance/maint_faqs.asp)
10,000 mi/16,000 km Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Rotate tires (follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual).
Check engine oil and coolant at each fuel stop.
Check and adjust valve clearance, cold engine, only if noisy.
Anyway, if your number is correct then that means
FIRST oil change at 10,000 km = 6,213.71 miles
That is quite different from TSX recommendation :eek:

This is what we are told:

Why should I wait to change the oil the first time?

Your Acura engine was delivered with an oil that is specially formulated for new engines that have not yet developed their "natural" wear patterns and may contain minute particles from the manufacturing process.

American Honda strongly recommends this special oil be left in the engine long enough for these wear patterns to develop, usually until the first maintenance interval specified in your Owner's Manual, based on your specific driving conditions.
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yf1 said:
Noel - my Honda service book says replace oil at 1000kms - not just top up. Where is your notes from?
I think yf1 might be correct....that's what I think I heard...which is what prompted me to verify with you.


now all these diff numbers are making me confused :(
 

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Do you Aussie CL9s get this "special additive for break-in" in the initial oil ???
 

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Yoram, that is from my one and only dealership service sheet detailing what they did on the first service. If it isn't for the warranty, I'd wouldn't even bother. From my experience, not all dealerships change oil/filter on the first service especially those with the 5000 KM service mark instead of the 10,000 KM service mark.

Robert, no such thing as special additive. It's simply the Honda grade oil specified in their replacement guidelines. 1000 KMs = 600 MILEs sounds about right.
 

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???????
I am in Canada......and my first Recommended oil change is at......6000KM?>??
 

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Benz_05TSX said:
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I am in Canada......and my first Recommended oil change is at......6000KM?>??
WTF ?
6000 km = 3,728 miles
are you sure ?
Recommended FIRST in US: 16,000 km/10,000 mi
 
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