I believe the oil in the car at build had additives to assist break in, so don't change it early.
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Honda/Acura does use different oil from the factory, it is very high in Moly to help your engine break in properly. I am speaking from a personal experience, I've had an oil analysis done on my 2014 Odyssey which came back with some crazy high Moly counts. I personally will be changing that oil at 5k miles then using a high quality synthetic such as Motul, Liqui Moly, Eneos or Penzzoil Ultra. You can also go with Mobil1. I personally would stay away from the dealer sold Honda/Acura branded oil as it is a very low quality synthetic, totally different from what you have in your engine now. If you still want to do an early oil change I would add a can of MoS2 from Liqui Moly to compensate for the Moly you'll be dumping with the factory oil, IMHO.Thanks NHHIEP, I wasn't aware that we had synthetic oil. I really need to read my manual! I was just curious. Back in the day, I remember if we bought a new car, you were supposed to not drive over 60 MPH for the first 500-1000 miles to break in the engine and at 1000 miles, replace the oil. I didn't baby the MDX for the first 1000 miles as far as breaking it in, but I was just curious if people changed the oil at 1K. I thought I saw a thread about it way back when on this forum when I was initially researching the car. But if there's synthetic, then i'll wait till my oil meter gets to about 15% to replace the oil.
Actually, I think Acura uses a blend - i.e. blend of synthetic and dino.I wasn't aware that we had synthetic oil.
Unless they're like BMW and stretch out the maintenance schedule to meet the minimum requirements of the warranty...ie, modern BMWs like to break down after the warranty is up because the maintenance intervals are too far apart...no diesel should ever have a 15K oil change intervalWhat I did - I followed the owner's manual because I'm quite certain the engineers who designed the engine and the company that backs it up with a warranty knows more about the details for this engine than any poster on this forum.
It appears that the maint minder on the MDX doesn't use a straight mileage formula but rather, takes other parameters into account.like BMW and stretch out the maintenance schedule to meet the minimum requirements of the warranty
HoneywellJust out of curiosity, does anyone know who the OEM is for Acura oil filters?
And ... Honeywell owns Fram. But this doesn't mean that a Fram and an OEM to Honda's spec are identical.Honeywell