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#1990 of 2050 Re: Oil Burning 2007 MDX After 100K Service [rd082298]
Jun 29, 2011 (5:36 am)
Seems like your dealer screwed up during the 100K service. It appears they damaged some engine components and are now trying to lay the blame with Acura. I find it hard to believe that the compression on one of the cylinders is now the culprit and they never discovered this during the past 4 years.
I would not rule out Acura as a brand for replacement but would certainly look to another dealer. I have a 2005 MDX which has 130K and runs beautifully. Of course normal wear/tear happens but most electronics/components work fine. Except for transmission problems, Honda has made very reliable cars/trucks.
My 0.02 and good luck.
#1991 of 2050 Re: Oil Burning 2007 MDX After 100K Service [wwest]
Jun 29, 2011 (5:46 am)
I have an '07 - interested in type of oil - brand and weight - frequency of oil change. Thanks
#1993 of 2050 Re: Oil Burning 2007 MDX After 100K Service [therealjab]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 29, 2011 (1:01 pm)
Sounds like a waste of oil.
The scheduled interval for the '07 MDX is 7,500 miles. Afaik, that's with using "dead dino."
I'm on the same interval (or worse ) with my minivan and it just rolled over 156,000 miles.
Stop Changing Your Oil
#1994 of 2050 Re: Oil Burning 2007 MDX After 100K Service [qali]
Jul 01, 2011 (4:10 pm)
I think that is exactly what happened but I don't think there is anyway that a John Bergstrom dealership will ever admit that. They probably think they have me over a barrel but at John Paul Jones once said "I have not yet begun to fight" or something like that.
#1995 of 2050 Engine MDX
Jul 01, 2011 (6:48 pm)
Not an Oil issue if you are using Mobil1 and changing at 3500miles. My Acura RL/MDX using nothing but 0w/30 Redline or Mobil1 and Fran Filter - at 6000 miles. And we have a brutal climate in Minnesota - 50 degree swing in Temp frequently - 103 to 55 in 36 hours or -30 to +30 in 24 hours
#1996 of 2050 Re: Engine MDX [topoff]
Jul 03, 2011 (7:30 am)
"Not an oil issue if you are using Mobil 1 and changing at 3500 miles."...... Not necessarily! I had an Infiniti FX45 (V8 engine) that lost compression in one cylinder at 101,000 miles. I had ALWAYS used Mobil 1 and never went more than 4,000 miles between changes, ALWAYS at the same dealer where I bought the car new. After the engine failed it took me a while to cool down, but I came to attribute the problem to "sh!t happens". Anyway, after Infiniti refused to pay for an engine replacement, which would have cost around $9,000, I decided to trade it in on a 2010 MDX. My MDX now has just 14,000 miles on it, and so far so good. I've decided with this vehicle I'm only going to have the oil changed when the indicator advises the remaining oil life is down to 15-20%. And I will have the dealer use the normal conventional oil. Lastly, I'm planning to replace the vehicle at around 75,000 - 80,000 miles, which is what I should have done with the Infiniti!
#1997 of 2050 Re: Engine MDX [topoff]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 03, 2011 (7:53 am)
Kind of a funny combo since Fram's have a so-so reputation with lots of people. But I use them, and I ran conventional oil for my 20 Alaskan winters and am using it now in the UP where summer is happening this week. Ditto the Boise decade with 105 temps. 7,500 mile intervals mostly. Plain old oil is a lot better than it used to be.
#1998 of 2050 Re: Engine MDX [JBaumgart]
Jul 03, 2011 (7:55 am)
If it is just misfortune, this is where a good dealer shines. I had a BMW 528e that was ~7-8 yrs old with 50-60k miles on it, lose its transmission (would only drive in reverse). I had no extended warranty but a good dealer. I had discussed trading it in prior to the problem but decided not to do it. The dealer offered the same trade-in value on the dead car. I declined. They then contacted BMW who offered a new transmission free of charge as they felt the transmission should not have occurred. They shipped me a new transmission and I paid a small labor fee to have it installed. I bought several cars over the years from the dealer (stopped when I bought the first MDX). Consider talking to the owner of the dealer about your problem before doing anything else and see what the owner offers.
#1999 of 2050 Re: Engine MDX [pete2815]
Jul 03, 2011 (10:05 am)
Thanks for the advice I will probably do just that.