The man, the myth, the legend
- Land of Cleve
- 2016.5 CX5
Exactly.I did it once (I don't remember exactly why) and I used a plastic bag to help contain the drool. You might lose a few ounces but if you fill the new filter with oil before you install it that should suffice.
This includes many Hondas. They actually do have a special factory fill.
I have read different, but I also won't die on that hill, as I bet we can both agree that it will do zero harm to follow Honda's recommendation, whether the oil is special or not.I see this mentioned often, but it's not true. The oil that Honda factories dispense into the crankcases of new engines is the same Honda-branded oil (currently made by Phillips 66 to Honda's specifications) that is sold in quarts over the counter at Honda dealerships. The only difference is that it's delivered by tanker trucks several times each week. You'll find molybdenum in the oil of a new Honda, but it doesn't come from the oil. Instead, it comes from the assembly lube that was applied to certain parts while the engine was being built to protect it during assembly and until the first time it is started after which the molybdenum has no further function. It's just there for a ride until the first scheduled oil change.
On vehicles with special instructions, I follow them. This includes many Hondas. They actually do have a special factory fill.
On vehicles without specific instructions, where it is confirmed they use normal oil from the factory, 1-1500 miles is when I change all service advised fluids. This includes transmission, diffs, all of it. If it is in the manual as a fluid to change...I change it.
On vehicles with normal fluids, and a break in, in the manual, i change fluids after break in interval, whether its 800, or 1200, or whatever, once it's up, i schedule a change the next week or two.
My cx5 is a 2019 GTR. This means that oil was all I changed, as the diffs and transmission are either "fill for life", or "verify only".
Once I select a fluid, I use it for life. This means I select common things that I can buy anywhere CONUS. For this application, Mobil 1 Extended Performance due to low NOAK, Ca, and Dexos G2 and Hot Tube specs as well as very solid anecdotal reports from UOAs, is what I went with in 5-30 oem weight.
I now have 41,594 trouble free miles and am enjoying it just fine.
Here is lifetime mpg. My vehicle uses no oil that is measurable. I change it every 5k miles.
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I have fewer miles but 26.7 is the exact same lifetime MPG that I have. I expect it to go higher over time. I did the same thing, did my first oil change at 1000 miles or so. I buy the exact same oil each time too, but it's really not necessary to do that. I get Castrol edge extended performance.
Agreed.You'd think if there was significant merit in performing the first oil change earlier than normal, Mazda would recommend doing so.