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MDX's First Oil Change is due when...?

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I've read some MDX owners have change their oil at around 3000-3500 miles. The manual's scheduled first oil change is not until 7500 miles-I guess due to the "break-in additive" in the engine oil for brand new MDX. When is the RIGHT time/mileage to schedule first oil change and is Synthetic oil recommended? Anybody knows? Thanks in advance.
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My dealer stated that the 7500 mile interval does not apply since they consider use in New England as severe duty. Hence the 3750 interval recommended to me. Generally, severe duty is warranted if the vehicle is used in lots of stop and go driving.

Unless you are a travelling salesman, I'd stick with the 3750 recommendation, at least until after you've switched over to synthetic (if that's your plan).
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