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Old 05-27-2013, 02:15 AM   #35
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1996 Impreza outback


Originally Posted by gpshumway View Post
Given you've already changed it twice and have gone through a good break-in procedure, I see no reason not to let the current fill go to 3k mi or more. It actually takes a few miles for the additive package to activate, so changing oil too often increases wear. Take a look at the break-in UOAs recently posted around here, they're not nearly as scary as you might think.

Per Honda's recommendation I left the factory fill in my 2011 Civic for the full OCI (~6,000 mi). No problems. Two years later the car doesn't burn a drop of oil. Search for the UOA on BITOG under my same username.
Thanks for the info With the city driving that I am doing right now and the supertech hm 10w40 not having a bunch of additives I don't want to go too long and have issues with too much fuel dilution since the oil won't handle it as well as a more robust oil would.

Probably going to go 2k miles then send in a sample for an oil analysis and go from there then switch over to valvoline maxllife hm 10w40 for a couple of oil changes. Will post my findings here.
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