1st Generation (GD 01-08) The one that started it all! Generation specific talk and questions here!

First Maintenance Minder @ 5400 miles - normal?

  #1  
Old 12-09-2008, 01:15 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 134
First Maintenance Minder @ 5400 miles - normal?

First post here - great forum. I've read on here that the maintenance minder is dependent on your driving conditions. However, I'm curious if 5,400 miles is typical for the first time (15% oil life) Thanks
 
  #2  
Old 12-09-2008, 10:55 AM
Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Great White North
Posts: 127
My first was at 8,586kms, which is similar (~5,300 miles) to yours.

Like most commercial/industrial engine manufacturers, Honda seems to use a combination of time and fuel burnt to calculate oil change intervals. My minder comes on every ~750 litres (~200 US gallons) of fuel burned with my normal driving habits. I change it when it gets down to 5%.
 
  #3  
Old 12-09-2008, 10:59 AM
NBPturtle's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 449
yep thats when mine went off!
 
  #4  
Old 12-09-2008, 11:10 AM
SD_MR_FIT's Avatar
Member
5 Year Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego,ca
Posts: 4,812
arnt you suppose to do the first oil change at 5k miles?

yeah thats right i remember i waited till about 4k though and did it.
 
  #5  
Old 12-09-2008, 11:17 AM
NBPturtle's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 449
When i worked at honda they recommend either the maitnance minder system or 5k miles.
 
  #6  
Old 12-09-2008, 01:04 PM
HONDAMATIC's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: hawaii
Posts: 1,850
mine was about there too
 
  #7  
Old 12-09-2008, 02:11 PM
Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: socal
Posts: 174
just did mine 2 weeks ago at around 5900 miles
 
  #8  
Old 12-09-2008, 02:30 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 134
thanks everyone

Appreciate the responses!
 
  #9  
Old 12-09-2008, 02:57 PM
pb and h's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lexington, SC
Posts: 604
I changed mine around 4.5K but my father-in-law's light came on 7.*** k. I was like WTF! He took it to Honda and they said it wasn't an issue. It really depends on how you drive the car. The ECM bases is off the rpms I believe. As long as you aren't driving like a jackass then it should easily last to 5k. My light for the last oil change didn't come on until right at 11k.
 
  #10  
Old 12-11-2008, 01:14 PM
Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 50
i just did mines at 6200miles, it came on around at 6000m.
 
  #11  
Old 12-11-2008, 04:26 PM
Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 315
So do you guys all just change when the light comes on? Cause I was thinking of starting to change it every 3k miles, but most cars these days can run alot longer anyway. But yeah, I can say the same with mine, I'm just over 10,000 miles and i'm not even at my second oil change yet. 30% life left supposedly...
 
  #12  
Old 12-11-2008, 05:36 PM
NBPturtle's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 449
Originally Posted by tougerunner86 View Post
So do you guys all just change when the light comes on? Cause I was thinking of starting to change it every 3k miles, but most cars these days can run alot longer anyway. But yeah, I can say the same with mine, I'm just over 10,000 miles and i'm not even at my second oil change yet. 30% life left supposedly...
Yeah I change it either at or right before the light goes of. Changing it every 3k would be a waste of money to me.
 
  #13  
Old 12-12-2008, 11:58 AM
Member
5 Year Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Small town, KY
Posts: 613
Originally Posted by pb and h View Post
I changed mine around 4.5K but my father-in-law's light came on 7.*** k. I was like WTF! He took it to Honda and they said it wasn't an issue. It really depends on how you drive the car. The ECM bases is off the rpms I believe. As long as you aren't driving like a jackass then it should easily last to 5k. My light for the last oil change didn't come on until right at 11k.
It's based on some algorithm which uses total # of crankshaft revolutions and how hard you drive it (throttle opening, etc), IIRC. It's in the manual, which I don't feel like braving the cold to go get out of the car right now.

Obviously, the harder you drive the car, the sooner the percentage drops. My OLM light came on at 81-- miles and I had it changed at 84--. It's at 136-- right now, with 50-41% oil life, according to the OLM. I think that the slushbox transmission does make a difference, since my highway rpms are lower. I checked again the other day, and 80 mph (on the GPS) comes in right at 3000-3100 rpm. 100 mph is right around 3600-3700 rpm in 5th, or a little over 4000 in 4th, with the AT.... and I still got 38 mpg on that tank.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
KikeDiaz
3rd Generation GK Specific DIY: Repair & Maintenance Sub-Forum
0
11-15-2015 11:18 PM
SilverEX15
3rd Generation (2015+)
18
11-13-2014 06:36 PM
SilverBullet
Fit DIY: Repair & Maintenance
11
12-02-2010 04:26 PM
PatrickT
2nd Generation (GE 08-13)
11
09-09-2009 07:39 PM
prelude_guy97
General Fit Talk
6
10-11-2007 03:56 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: First Maintenance Minder @ 5400 miles - normal?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.