keep changing the oil at 9k intervals & youll be adding a engine to your listI've should have been more specific because I've had issues; but, they were minor or covered by warranty such as:
- all magnetic shocks/struts replaced, warranty
- both seat heaters replaced, warranty
- Driver 1 key fob replace, warranty
- 6AT TSB update
- replaced OEM battery (replaced with AGM)
- replaced stuck 2nd row cup holder, warranty
- system firmware update to fix "check charging system" yellow warning
- burn around 1 1/4 quarts of oil per 9000 mile oil change
I'm worried about oil consumption issue...I had done the test at couple oil changes ago and they said it was fineAnother nope!
The first thing you have to realize is that forums will always be heavy on complaint posters. That comes from people having a problem and doing a Google search then coming here and posting their problem either for help addressing it or just to blow steam. There are a small percentage of us here that focus on understanding the weak spots (all cars have them) with the purpose of addressing those issues early to avoid an expensive repair that could have been avoided. I come here for several other reasons as well. I used it to understand any particular model years or options that are trouble spots so I can avoid them, and to help others do the same or help them fix problems they have. Personally I would avoid the Advance models that have the active damper suspension due to early failure and expensive repair, as well as 2010-13 models due to oil consumption issues. A properly vetted '14-'15 could be my next move as I don't want anything to do with the 9 speed ZF transmission, but if in my budget I would consider a 2020+ with the 10 speed and possibly even a hybrid. I've been out of the new car market for quite some time due to other financial priorities and have settled on the strategy of finding 6-8 year old cars with 100K+ miles that have a proven platform with minimal repair issues that have been reasonably cared for. I can then drive that car with mostly DIY maintenance and repair for 100K+ miles at a very low cost per mile. By eliminating cars that have troublesome high cost components like a weak engine or transmission my chances of a low trouble car are pretty good.
That's a loaded question and of course everyone has their own opinion. The MID is supposed to calculate in your particular driving style and mile type. Personally I use full synthetic every 5K and naturally I am "wasting" perfectly good oil according to the MID and if I had it analyzed I'm sure the answer would be the same, but I feel a lot better have a nice clean engine.How often should oil be changed
I 9000 miles is about the average with the M.I.D. oil % around 10%-5% range. I probably could go to 10,000 miles to squeeze out more usage. The service due reminder starts to really bug me after a few weeks going from 15% to 10%.Why not 10k interval?
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Totally hear you, that’s why I target 6K - I often don’t get it done until 8K. On the MDX, I totally support 15% but I often don’t get to it until <=5%. Take now - it needs it but I can’t even go outside right now.I 9000 miles is about the average with the M.I.D. oil % around 10%-5% range. I probably could go to 10,000 miles to squeeze out more usage. The service due reminder starts to really bug me after a few weeks going from 15% to 10%.