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When my minder gets to around 30%, there is a change that occurs and I get a noticeable amount of more engine sound. Rev match downshifts are much louder and raspier. It also sounds like it’s running worse on cold morning cold starts.

When I get fresh oil in it, it’s night and day how much smoother and quieter it is. Call me crazy, but something changes chemically around that time. I check the oil regularly. It doesn’t consume a drop.

Maybe it’s fine. The oil that is 5000-7000 miles deep since the last oil change could still be lubricating just as well. But I want that bitch running as smooth as it is now at 200k miles.
What brand oil do you use? That literally shouldn’t be, aside from the level dropping or contamination. Not in that short distance. Mine’s at 50% right now. I’ll try to pay more attention when it gets lower, but I’ve never noticed it.

This thread makes me paranoid. Is 3500 too often??
Why would you feel paranoid? You can’t really change your oil ‘too often’. The only things it hurts is the environment and your pocketbook.

What so you say running thicker oil will quiet the engine noises?
LOL! Incidentally, it probably would, but it also is thicker cold starting, so harder (slightly) on internals then. Will also affect fuel mileage a bit. As for your turbo? Unless you go to something like a 50w, it shouldn’t really care…

But try to stick close to what is recommended. Today’s engines have such tight tolerances it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine some spaces inside being starved for oil on a cold start in low temperatures.
 
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So after reading all this it's pretty cold here in PA and my oil life is 20% and I'm like 3 weeks away from my change should I just take it in now? Also my Ktuner is coming tomorrow so I'm figuring I should just wait to get all my fluids changed before I flash it idk if it's necessary but it just makes sense to me.
 

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So after reading all this it's pretty cold here in PA and my oil life is 20% and I'm like 3 weeks away from my change should I just take it in now? Also my Ktuner is coming tomorrow so I'm figuring I should just wait to get all my fluids changed before I flash it idk if it's necessary but it just makes sense to me.
Wouldn’t hurt to get some fresh oil in it before it gets too cold. Then you won’t have to change it in January when it’s 10 degrees.
 

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What brand oil do you use? That literally shouldn’t be, aside from the level dropping or contamination. Not in that short distance. Mine’s at 50% right now. I’ll try to pay more attention when it gets lower, but I’ve never noticed it.
Mobil 1 extended performance w/ mobil 1 filter as well.
 


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I have a powertrain warranty that requires changes at 7,500 so that’s what I do. Looking at and smelling my oil at 7,500 miles I wouldn’t want to go much further anyway.

My maintenance minder shows 50% at 7,500 miles (all highway). That’s 2 months of driving for me.

I use Mobil-1 0W-20 Synthetic. Costco has 6 qts. on sale frequently for $28. I use Honda OEM oil filters.
 

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I have a powertrain warranty that requires changes at 7,500 so that’s what I do. Looking at and smelling my oil at 7,500 miles I wouldn’t want to go much further anyway.

My maintenance minder shows 50% at 7,500 miles (all highway). That’s 2 months of driving for me.

I use Mobil-1 0W-20 Synthetic. Costco has 6 qts. on sale frequently for $28. I use Honda OEM oil filters.
We aren't mass spectrometers you can't go off of smell to see if oil has any life left in it.
 

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I changed mine after owning it a month, the dealer said they changed it when I bought it but at only 2,000 miles of my driving, the oil came out black. I changed it with a WIX oil filter and a Mobil 1 and a quart of Synthetic Lucas treatment
i just put one on i havent seen it yet.. so ya theres alot on the magnet?
 


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Do an oil analysis and if you have dilution issues do them earlier.
 

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I have a powertrain warranty that requires changes at 7,500 so that’s what I do. Looking at and smelling my oil at 7,500 miles I wouldn’t want to go much further anyway.

My maintenance minder shows 50% at 7,500 miles (all highway). That’s 2 months of driving for me.

I use Mobil-1 0W-20 Synthetic. Costco has 6 qts. on sale frequently for $28. I use Honda OEM oil filters.
Smelling it here and there for fun or?
 

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5K miles, its at 50% every time I change it
 


 


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