First oil change after recall service

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    Going in for service for the recall oil change and ecu reflash. I will do a oil change afterwards given I want to use my own oil. I don’t really trust to give the oil to the dealer as they are sneaky sometimes. Has anyone used 5w-20 instead of 0w-20? I can get the castrol edge for a good price from Costco. Apparently they don’t change the oil filter and only drain 3/4 of the oil which is unreal. For that reason I will go somewhere else and pay for a proper oil change that I can watch them and not give give Honda the business when they’re being greedy.
     
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    Just talk to the service adviser and ask that you want them to replace it filter at the same time. It will cost you probably $10, but worth it since you're technically getting the oil change for free.

    Oil discussions have been already made here...stick with 0w-20.
     
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    I searched the threads but I didn’t get a clear answer... How many litres of oil do our cars take?
     
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    as per the honda bulletin they do not change the filter and use 3.2 litres of 0w20. they do drain all of the oil but because of the filter not being changed .4 or so litres stays in the car. do not use 5w20 either they arent "greedy" as you dont pay for the oil with the recall. now if you choose to get a type 0/A service they change the filter but do not bill you for the oil; just the inspection and filter
     
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    5W20 isn’t a great oil choice. What is your reasoning? I you want something a bit “thicker” use a 0W30.

    As stated above, they drain all the oil but don’t change the filter unless you request it. The filter holds oil if not changed some that is why they need to put less in if it is not changed out.
     
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    3.5L or 3.7Q if you're changing the filter too.
     
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    When I got my recall done, they replaced the filter too and I just had to pay $6. Not sure why you wouldn't just do the same thing at your Honda dealer, vs. paying for the whole thing somewhere else.
     
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