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Greetings, everyone. I recently purchased 2019 Honda Passport Sport. It's my first Honda and I'm new to MM. Before this, I owned Outback 3.6R for 9 years and I changed oil every 5,000 miles. I am thinking of doing the same with Passport. Has anyone changed or planning to change oil at 5k miles, and if so how do you deal with the MM? In reading various honda forums, I'm leaning towards changing oil at 50% oil life (approximately 5,000 miles) and not resetting MM. Then, once oil life drops to 0%, change it again and reset MM at that time. Any thoughts?
 

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If you aren't going to follow the MM to track your oil changes, but you want to get the service alerts for everything else, then the way you described is it what you want to do.
 

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That's what I do. Change around 5000 miles or so and don't reset. Then drive until around 5% and change and reset the MM at that time.
 

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Thank you both for your responses. Is973800, when you reach 5000 miles, what's does MM usually show for the % of oil life?
 

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I believe I was at 50%. My Pilot seems to be doing about 10% every 1000 miles.
That math works out if you do mostly highway driving. But if you are mostly city stop/go short trips you will be lucky to get to 5000 at 15%. So when you get to 50% then check how many miles you have traveled, and judge from there. If you are using a full synthetic oil, just go by the MM schedule and not worry about it.
 

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I agree with Mt.Man on the synthetic oil. Just follow the MM and you will be good. I flew jet engined aircraft most of my career, and they use synthetic oil. We never changed the filter unless we suspected oil contamination through oil sampling program. That dang synthetic was so clear, you had to really look at the oil dip stick to even see it after hundreds of hours of use.
 

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I just talked to my dealer about this. I previously had a 2017 Honda Accord Touring (V6) and I would drive it a year and still not be below 20% on the MM. I should state that I normally only drive about 8K per year. With my 2019 Passport and now have around 1,100 miles and am at 80% on the MM. Talked to the dealer and they stated that Honda was not happy with the previous settings on the MM which was allowing some vehicles to come in with 20% on the MM and they had traveled 15K miles. So, Honda has quickened up the MM so that 6-7K would be the average miles that the MM would recommend an oil change.
 

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I won't dispute the dealer said that but I BELIEVE he was FOS; Honda has been successfully running this MM system for many years.
I once got a 12K interval (2011 Ridgeline) and often get 9K-10K out of them thru easy driving over easy terrain.
 

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I believe, the a lot depends on the type of driving you do. Mine is mostly Interstate so I get about 1000 miles per 10% MM. Around town it seems to be less due to the stop and go nature and the fact that the engine doesn't get a good chance to really heat up the oil as well as a good long run at 75mph does.
 

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Seems everyone is making it more complicated than it has to be? Forget the reminders! Once a year! Unless you are doing crazy miles! When the dreaded reminder comes up, ignore it, or reset it. Wish I could turn it off completely! My cars did very well without all of "mother honda's" reminders and gimmicks! ...and don't get me started on the engine auto-off thing!!:coffee:
 
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