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    I Don't plan to Do a DIY oil change until 20,000 miles. I don't wanna risk my Warranty, so I have the dealership change the oil. But ever since I saw this video like a year or 2 ago, I Always mark my oil filters with a smiley face and taking pictures of it before oil changes.

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    I will be taking my car back to the dealer and watching them through the large glass window of course I will check to see if it was done properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaiLuu View Post
    I Don't plan to Do a DIY oil change until 20,000 miles. I don't wanna risk my Warranty, so I have the dealership change the oil. But ever since I saw this video like a year or 2 ago, I Always mark my oil filters with a smiley face and taking pictures of it before oil changes.
    You cant void a warranty by doing your own oil changes......unless you go over when it should be done.
    If something happened they'd have to prove that your oil change caused the problem.
    All you have to do is save receipts and keep records. If a dealer says you'll void a warranty by doing your own they are full of BS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stringfellowhawke View Post
    You cant void a warranty by doing your own oil changes......unless you go over when it should be done.
    If something happened they'd have to prove that your oil change caused the problem.
    All you have to do is save receipts and keep records. If a dealer says you'll void a warranty by doing your own they are full of BS.
    Absolutely correct. This was all hammered out in courts, I think in the early 80's. If a dealer ever says this, walk out and leave. Regardless of what he says after that, don't deal with him. I won't deal with liars, at least knowingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringfellowhawke View Post
    Personally I plan to stick with the Ow-20 that it calls for. Just my personal pref.
    A really good plan. Without a well marked, oil pressure gauge, always just stick with the oil recommended by the manufacturer except for the first weight. I think the usage of this German oil would not be in the best interest of any Honda owner except possibly 2006-2011 Si owners and many previous Hondas.

    However, my 2008 Si recommends 5-30; but I use 0-30, which is BETTER. Do not go over the upper number but it is generally better to go under the lower with very few exceptions. When oil is developed that has a -5 wt and goes -5-20 for most Hondas and -5-30 for Gen 6 Si's ( 8 Gen Civic Si ) , then the oil will have the desired relative thickness(10) at most start up temps. True racing engines have much looser fits and have their own special requirements. NEVER ever use racing oils in a conventional unless you have good reason to do so. Racing your car isn't one of the few good reasons. The upper wt number is measured at a significantly higher temp(304 degrees F) than regular usage oils and actually has a much higher # than indicated(if it were measured at the appx 212 degrees F that normal oils are measured at).

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    Most dealers make up their own warranty rules, my coworker said some dealer would give you warranty and others won't it's really up to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philly888 View Post
    Most dealers make up their own warranty rules, my coworker said some dealer would give you warranty and others won't it's really up to them.
    The law that other(s) and I referenced is a US law. Don't know Canada's view of hhis.

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    Wow that's crazy stuff, I had no idea JL was doing that kind of stuff. I don't think I've ever brought my car to a major US auto chain though. I've always had it done locally in a small family owned repair shop, dealership, or done by myself if I have the time.

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    I put this on my cars, makes oil changes quicker: QuickOilDrainValve.com - the best way to change oil

    I do my own work on my personal cars. For company vehicles we use a local non-franchised shop, they are not the cheapest but they are honest.

    I quit using Lubrication Specialist (franchised) becuase they tried to rip us off multiple times. We keep very detail records on our company vehicles from cradle to grave. I told the person that took the vehicles if they wanted to do anything beyond the standard $20 oil change to have them call me. They called me for an air filter, so I pulled the file, and they had replaced it 3,000mi ago, it was on their maintenance section of the receipt, when I brought this up they hung up on me. Last time they got our business.

    I am 30 mins from Orlando and they did a news story on Jiffy Lubes all owned by the same guy that was doing the same thing. They marked the fuel filters and also put a camera under the vehicles. I think 3 of his shots got popped. They went to the owners house for news story.

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    Mikefxu,
    Thanks for the informative links and your work.

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