Remove the filter all the way. These advancements, along with the Honda Maintenance Minder, allow you to increase maintenance intervals without risking harm to your engine. If you like to reset any maintenance oil light after an oil change. Please follow proper jacking procedures to raise the car. For example, if tire rotation is normally done at 7,500 miles, but the oil life ends around 6,000 miles, the system will move up the tire rotation. How Often Do You Really Need An Oil Change? By the way, is this a Quickie Lube? It's a bit of an odd air filter. This is why you never take your car to Wal-Mart! But you really don't have to.
We'll fix you up with the proper oil at a great price. I stopped keeping up with Honda's a long time ago so I'm not sure on the build quality of the newer models as opposed to the older models. Also applies to any Honda Civic from 2001 to 2004 Estimated time to complete: 30 - 40 minutes The following article describes the necessary tools, equipment and process to perform an oil change on a Honda Civic. Most people maintain constant driving habits; this means that mileage between maintenance will be consistent. Mileage was about 4,000+ on the oil change so I went ahead and had it done. Apply a small amount of new motor oil to the rubber gasket on the new oil filter.
Or reset check engine light, airbag light, inspection key or insp errors when maint reqd, for Honda cars. Your oil should be changed at whichever interval, time or distance, occurs first. Always use Honda Genuine Oil, available at your Honda dealer. At most, visually inspect everything. I called my tire dealer and asked about recommended 15,000 mile alignments and they cracked up on the phone. Most vehicles will fall under the normal service category. All the smart buyers go with this.
That it is the full procedure how to. Like I said, by the book, you're supposed to be doing those things. The service manager actually showed me how to reset the wrench and put the display back to 100%. Since then, there has been much advancement in both oil technology and engine design. Why did I only get 4,300 miles? Donations are not tax deductible. If it's an older Civic, it probably calls for 5 W 30 engine oil; if it's a newer Civic, it may call for 5 W 20 oil.
In addition, if you racked up miles before you came to the dealer, there has been wear and degradation of the oil in your vehicle - your Honda dealer may have to change the oil again to properly set your Honda Maintenance Minder. Check the dipstick after 3 quarts and determine how much more might be needed. All of the petroleum-based products in a car that heat up and cool down lose their chemical compound after a while. No damage, but switch weights on the next oil chenge. Raise up the passenger side of the vehicle with the floor jack and secure it with at least one floor jack. He managed to keep the others running for 170,000 to 200,000+ miles so I think he might know what he is doing. Under the passenger side of the engine, you'll see the oil filter located closer to the front of the car and the horizontally orientated oil drain bolt located further back facing the rear of the car.
Place a wheel chock behind one or both rear tires. Whether your engine needs synthetic blend, synthetic, or high mileage oil, you can bet we'll do what's right for your car given your driving style, mileage, and climate. It is very important that all recommended maintenance be completed, if more than just an oil change was necessary, your Honda dealer would be doing you a disservice by resetting the light as the light is not just an oil change indicator - it monitors the complete maintenance requirements of your vehicle. From years: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. Can the Honda technician tell me? If not, you may have to check with your local dump and ask about their regulations for spent oil and filters. This is an information site where you can solve your car problems. This can eventually lead to stripped threads in the oil pan -- a very expensive repair.
That still isn't quite what I am looking for. That is, it must display the Starburst symbol, and match the weight grade recommended in your owner's manual. This was in addition to our regular oil and filter change. The Honda Maintenance Minder system is very intelligent and monitors engine load to determine oil usage. Step 17: So, once we've ensured that the oil drain plug and oil filter are reinstalled we can refill the engine. It has advanced synthetic technology that resists chemical breakdown for maximum wear protection for your vehicle which is well beyond the traditional 3,000-mile oil change interval. As you can see in this case the underside of this particular car is very dirty.
The Honda Civic Si requires 4. The maintenance item cods will disappear and the engine oil life will reset to 100. If that is now normal for a Honda, this will be our last one. Q: Along with the and the percentage of remaining life, there is a letter and sometimes, a number displayed - what do they mean? Now I work for a dealer in a nicer area, and when I told them what the previous one was doing they were laughing and were happy to bring me aboard. When I looked closely at the itemized list of work they would be doing, I saw that most of it I could easily do myself. Change oil when Oil Life Monitor tells you to change the oil or go by the owner's manual factory drain interval.
Some places will do this for free, and all you have to do is bottle up the oil and bring it back to them. The second time, it turned on at 12,000 miles. A is a basic oil change, and B is an oil change with an inspection. Step 2: The orange handle poking up from the engine block driver's side rear is the oil dipstick. Allow the oil to drain into the bucket. Look at the manual for your car before you begin.