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Acura RDX, Concept Cars, SUV
#2693 of 2736 Re: Acura RDX Service Interval [infinitimn]
Sep 04, 2008 (4:46 pm)
My wife got her RDX in June and the service light didn't come on until 5,000 miles and it will still have 5% service life left when it goes in for service tomorrow with 6400 miles.
#2694 of 2736 RDX 1st oil change
Sep 23, 2008 (12:42 pm)
My service light went on at about 4k miles - time for first oil change. When I called the dealer, they said it costs $89!!! Why so much? Can I just go to Jiffy Lube and do a change for $20? Is it any special kind of oil that only Acura can do the change?
#2695 of 2736 Re: RDX 1st oil change [mfeirman]
Sep 23, 2008 (3:52 pm)
Acura RDX requires synthetic oil. You should be able to get synthetic oil at Jiffy Lube, but the price will be similar to your Acura dealer.
#2696 of 2736 Re: RDX 1st oil change [johnny98]
Sep 24, 2008 (7:29 am)
May as well go to the dealer. See if they have coupons on their web site or something.
Ask for a discount, I bet you get one.
#2697 of 2736 Re: RDX 1st oil change [mfeirman]
Sep 24, 2008 (8:22 am)
Most dealers use bulk re-refined oil purchased from a local refinery.
#2698 of 2736 Re: RDX 1st oil change [johnny98]
Sep 24, 2008 (8:29 am)
Or simply recommended..??
I always use Mobil 1 but I'm quite sure the only short term advantage is slightly improved FE (maybe...) and possibly (???) extended engine component life long term, say beyond 150,000 miles.
ALL engine lubricating oil is made from molecules resulting from the big bang eons ago.
#2699 of 2736 Re: RDX 1st oil change [wwest]
Sep 24, 2008 (10:55 am)
One reason why it may be required is the extended oil change intervals.
That's why, for instance, some BMWs go 10,000 miles between service stops.
#2700 of 2736 Re: RDX 1st oil change [wwest]
Sep 24, 2008 (1:55 pm)
It's Required. From the Owners Manual (everyone who posts here reads theirs, don't they?):
Oil is a major contributor to your engine’s performance and longevity. Your vehicle is equipped with a high performance turbocharged engine that requires the use of synthetic motor oil. Always use Mobil 1 5W-30 or an equivalent oil that meets the Acura HTO-06 standard. Not all synthetic oils will meet this standard.
Only use oils that display the HTO-06 standard on the label. Failure to use Mobil 1 or an equivalent oil that meets the HTO-06 standard can lead to a reduction in engine performance or durability, and can cause engine damage not
covered by your warranty.
Also, are you saying that dealers use oil that doesn't meet API/SAE standards and the manufacturers overlook it?
#2701 of 2736 Re: RDX 1st oil change [infinitimn]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 24, 2008 (2:36 pm)
I bet if you nose around the garage you'll see big tanks in the ceiling with hoses coming down, pumping one size fits all oil into every car that comes in to the shop. It's probably all 10w30 at that.
Unless enough people have caught on by now to make the dealers actually pay attention to the oil requirements.
#2702 of 2736 Re: RDX 1st oil change [mfeirman]
Sep 25, 2008 (7:58 pm)
Don't know where you live, but many dealers are offering the 1st service free, - sure it's to keep you coming back. See if you can get them to offer you the same. Some posters have said their dealer has offfered the first 2 oil changes for free.
They should offer something similar - otherwise what's the incentive for you to go to them? With this economy, it's in their best interest to lure every potential customer they can. They will lose nothing by changing the oil for free.