That does have a high mileage version. Forget about the advice to change the timing belt, since your car has a timing chain. A couple of notes regarding oil changes in Hondas. I've always had top-mounted filters in the past, and I use a TopSider vacuum devise to remove rge iol. So does heavy duty service under very high temperatures.
Theoretically, the two parts never touch, like hydroplaning your car on the road. I should mention that when I find a sale on the oil I want I buy for the entire year. Of course we don't need or want to do that. If you do inspect the filter and find a large number of metal chips or shavings highly unlikely , this would be an indication something is not right. I would check around to see what different shops ask for oil changes. Agree that this topic has been beaten to death and still comes up on this forum every couple of weeks. It would run like clockwork if the oil was changed every 2,000 miles, or 1,000 miles, or every 500 miles, but it wouldn't be necessary and a waste of money.
An oil change for my 2012 synthetic costs me more than twice as much versus my 2005 dino. Corolla on synthetic has 137K on it - doesn't burn a drop of oil and gets consistent mid 30s for fuel economy. You are sooo full of shit! Also I know that if I buy a car, the sticker price is the law, So the dealer put on a little higher price. When to Change Transmission Fluid? Honda calls it the Maintenance Minder system. Francis livesoft wrote:Once every 2 years or 12,000 miles or whenever I get around to it. Powertrain warranty covers engine and transmission. Mann filters are top notch.
If you use synthetic oil, which I recommend on a car that doesn't leak oil, then the weak point is the oil filter. The factory warranty is in effect with an oil change interval of 7500 miles. It's like those people that swear by only synthetic oil. An internally cleaner engine, less sludge and varnish. I ran conventional oil in my 4Runner the first 10k, then switched to synthetic. I am betting Amsoil is a fine product.
Even synthetics are not recommended to be run longer than 1 year, even if you do not make the prerequisite milage 12K. On wife new Honda Odyssey Maintenance Minder shows oil change every 7K and she drives very short distances often, so given tolerances she could probably go at least 7. Standard oil change intervals are typically listed at 5,000 miles or 6 months to ensure peak performance. Time is money and I'm confident you have something better to do with your time than performing repetitive, costly oil changes. That does have a high mileage version.
They're super clunkers on purpose - I want to drive the ugliest car on the road. Maybe I should bring it in to my mechanic??? I think you'll do fine if you change the oil every 3000 miles even in mostly highway driving like I do. Should I go ahead and rebuild the engine? All I can say is get a freaken life. Sludge on top of the head can also plug the oil drain back holes also causing oil to pool around the valves. When I bought the car, the car seems to be perfect.
Powertrain warranty covers engine and transmission. The truth is that the frequency in which you change your oil depends on your , your operating conditions and how much wear and tear your car has already experienced. My owner's manual recommends every 10,000 which is what I planned on doing. If this is how they treat everyone, they are raking in lots of illegal dollars. Most newer cars are equipped with oil-life monitoring systems that automatically determine when an oil change is needed and notify us with an alert on the instrument panel. If you are crunched for time yet in dire need of some quick vehicle maintenance, bring your Toyota to our service center for some attention, no appointment required! Additive packages changes from vendor to vendor.
Calculating on vehicle age, type of oil and driving conditions, oil change intervals will vary. Don't forget, Mobil 1, seems to always have some rebate promotion running. My 2007 Toyota Camry book recommends oil changes at 5K. If you really wanted to stretch your washer use, you could use it twice. What prior ownwers say about their cars and its care should be taken with a shovel full of salt. The root cause of the problem, whatever the details, is neglect by the previous owner. However according to the new standard typically you can change your oil every 5,000 miles.