new Honda CR-V break in - 12-31-2009 , 07:41 PM
I got a new 2010 CR-V and wife asked me how to break it in properly.
What is the proper way?
I don't care what the manual says. What do you guys feel is the best
mileage to do the first oil change? I normally change my oil and
filter around 3500 miles on my other cars with no synthetic.
Re: new Honda CR-V break in - 12-31-2009 , 07:55 PM
On 12/31/2009 05:41 PM, Guy wrote:
Re: new Honda CR-V break in - 12-31-2009 , 08:14 PM
On Thu, 31 Dec 2009 17:55:56 -0800, jim beam <me (AT) privacy (DOT) net> wrote:
experience(s) work well with a new Honda. Maybe most don't follow the
Re: new Honda CR-V break in - 12-31-2009 , 08:51 PM
deal with the break in period?
first portion of my reply. The manual was written by the people who
designed and built the vehicle. *They* know what the vehicle needs and
how it needs to be treated throughout its life.
Re: new Honda CR-V break in - 01-01-2010 , 01:38 AM
On 2010-01-01, Guy <void (AT) void (DOT) com> wrote:
maintenance minder tells you. The original oil is a special blend,
and it doesn't make sense to take it out before necessary.
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Re: new Honda CR-V break in - 01-01-2010 , 07:44 AM
On 01 Jan 2010 07:38:46 GMT, Joe <joe (AT) spam (DOT) hits-spam-buffalo.com>
Thanks Joe for answering my question. I wasn't trying to disrespect
the manual but I really just wanted to know what others actually did
or didn't do. Of course I'll read / re-read parts of the manual. I
remember the sales person mentioning something about a reminder
light?? I haven't had a new car in a while so I forgot what I did
exactly but I remember back in the 70's with a new car, driving under
55 for like 500 miles or so. I thought I read more recently that due
to tighter tolerances, break in wasn't necessary on newer cars. I
guess I was wondering what others thought. Perhaps I didn't word my
orig post well and most jumped down my throat. Thanks Joe for at
least trying to answer me without accusations. Appreciate that.
Re: new Honda CR-V break in - 01-01-2010 , 09:33 AM
"Guy" <void (AT) void (DOT) com> wrote in news:jaiqj59fcmiu02eqs7tsh5gcjm8a2bbhig@
You just entrusted Honda with tens of thousands of your dollars in exchange
for a complicated machine that might as well be a "black box" to you.
The engineers that designed the vehicle and its systems have performed
testing that consumed hundreds of millions of dollars and millions of hours
of time. Some of that testing was done in order to determine the
The end result of all that testing is manifested in the Maintenance Minder
on your dashboard, and in the Maintenance Schedule in the Owner's Manual.
If you're willing to trust Honda enough to purchase a piece of their
complex, precision machinery, but regard as suspect Honda's official word
on how to take care of it, preferring the opinions of anonymous, uneducated
Usenet posters instead, you're asking for trouble.
Having said that, I am of the opinion that you can never change your oil
too often. I draw a distinction, however, between replacement of the
factory fill and subsequent oil changes.
It has not been established with 100% certainty that the factory fill is
indeed ordinary off-the-shelf motor oil. It might be slightly different
from off-the-shelf, but nobody really knows. For that reason I would leave
the factory fill in until the Minder says to replace it. After that, change
it /more/ often than required if you like. And always use an OEM filter.
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Re: new Honda CR-V break in - 01-01-2010 , 09:35 AM
On 12/31/2009 07:31 PM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
the bit where people can spend a bunch of dough, then completely
disregard what they put it into. if they had a suitcase with $25,000 in
hundreds, would they toss it out of a moving car with the lid open and
watch the notes get blown away in the wind? of course not. but when
those bills are all stuck together and shaped like a "car", psychology
completely changes - owners manual? pshaw!
this is contrasted with their behavior when getting on a plane. they
pay money to sit compliantly and unquestioningly while they put their
lives literally into the hands of other people who they have faith will
proceed to follow the thousands and thousands of instructions in the
plane's "owners manual", precisely and exactly, and thereby arrive at
their destination safely.
* flying on a plane - they trust experts to know what they're doing.
* driving a car - johnny shade tree is trusted and the experts are
freakin' humans - they are so bizarrely perversely weird.
Re: new Honda CR-V break in - 01-01-2010 , 09:36 AM
On 01/01/2010 05:44 AM, Guy wrote:
Re: new Honda CR-V break in - 01-01-2010 , 09:49 AM
On 01/01/2010 07:33 AM, Tegger wrote:
we read: "Testing with partially stressed oil, which contained some wear
debris, produced less wear than testing with clean oil."
provided you're not using cheap garbage oil with a poor additive package
or a poor base that's breaking down, there is no point changing your oil
more frequently than factory spec. especially with a maintenance
minder. better yet, get oil analysis done - with analysis and a quality
full synthetic, i'm looking at 20k miles between changes, based on my