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First Oil Change

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I am new to the boards as well as a new MDX owner.

I am reading the owners manual and notice that the first recommended oil change is at 7500 miles.

A friend of mine who is an engineer in the automotive industry (steering systems) tells me I should do the first oil change between 1000 and 1200 miles. He says the reason for this is that when a new engine begins, small metal shavings are released into the oil stream and only after changing the oil and filter do I rid the system of these particles.

This makes good sense to me, but I am not sure if it is necessary. I plan on using Mobil One, as it has helped my previous vehicles work very well and I see no reason to change.

Thanks for your thoughts on this.

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Follow the manual

Acura built the car - I would recommend doing what the book says; no less and no more!

Houston heat dictates that I follow the extreme conditions, so I change oil every 3750.

By the way the search feature works great. This question has come up many time before. A search will take you to extensive commentary regarding this. Good luck.
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