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#168 of 263 Re: Maintenance by Calendar? [anahita61]
Aug 23, 2007 (10:42 am)
I'll check out Honda Owners Online; that's a good idea. I had skimmed the manual initially when I got it, but I came away from it thinking it was stressing that automatic minder thing that is supposed to come up. But, again, I'll give it another looksee. I've seen a Honda service guy post here and there and thought maybe he'd see my note and give me an easy answer. I'm all for easy!
But, yes, still on my first tank. I actually work from home so don't need to run around too much. Hence, wanting just a small, simple car that uses regular gas (my previous car used premium). I just hit 140 miles.
#169 of 263 Re: Maintenance by Calendar? [grannygamer]
Aug 29, 2007 (7:25 am)
I was skimming through the owners manual a couple days ago, as I'm nearing my first oil change. I think it says in there that if the maintenance minder hasn't tripped after a year, then you should go ahead and change the oil at that time.
However, I've also heard that the factory oil has special break-in additives, and Honda really wants that oil in there for at least the first 5000 miles. That would suggest that you should get out and drive a bit more, at least during this first year!
#170 of 263 Re: Maintenance by Calendar? [cfbender]
Oct 12, 2011 (10:28 am)
Other than oil changes, air filters and tire rotations, there really isn't much maintenance required. I'd agree with the other poster to at least change the oil each year.
#171 of 263 Last "Under Warranty" service: What to check for?
Oct 12, 2011 (12:39 pm)
My 2009 FIT is at 31K, and soon will go in for the Last Oil Change before the 36K Honda Warranty expires forever.
Do any readers have any concerns with their FITS that I should point out for inspection before the Original Warranty expires?
#172 of 263 Honda Fit Noise - wind, rattles
Nov 10, 2010 (6:32 am)
#173 of 263 Honda Fit Noise - wind, rattles
Aug 16, 2006 (7:07 am)
Honda Fit Noise - wind, rattles
#174 of 263 Swishing sound
Jun 08, 2006 (1:02 pm)
When I first put the can in reverse and then in drive I hear the gas in the tank swishing around. Has anyone been hearing this?
#175 of 263 Re: Swishing sound [munchie1]
Jun 08, 2006 (1:39 pm)
Yes the solution is to turn your radio up.
#176 of 263 Re: Swishing sound [munchie1]
Jun 08, 2006 (1:53 pm)
Yeah, since you are sitting on your gas tank, you pretty much don't have a choice.
#177 of 263 Re: Swishing sound [munchie1]
Jun 08, 2006 (2:59 pm)
Someone brought this up earlier but I haven't noticed or heard the swishing sound yet in the one month I've owned my Fit Sport.