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If Acura wanted it changed at 1500 miles it would be in the book. Some of us oldtimers come from a different school and what we believe to be true is not true any more. There was a time when you wanted to change all your fluids very soon as they used break in oils, and all kinds of contaminants metal, fiber etc, now the way these engines are machined, deburred, cleaned etc., it just isn't needed. I still do it, DUH!!!
 

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The book says 7500, and I'm sure Honda knows what they are doing. It may be over kill to change my oil every 3-4 k but when you look in an engine that has 3k oil changes verses 7 k oil changes there is a noticable difference in staining. It may not mean much of anything but I feel better doing it. These engines are about as broke in as they are going to get at 1500 miles, so I can understand someones reasoning with wanting to change it at 1500 miles. You do find more contaminants in the oil filter in that first change. I do my own oil changes and I figure the extra money is worth it to me. But if you want to do it as Acura recommends, feel comfident everything will be ok. I just figure if it keeps me up at night thinking about the pros and cons of oil changes on these new cars I'm gonna change my oil.
 
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