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What total mileage does your Ridgeline have on it before first oil change?
 
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I have 25K on my RL and I am doing Oil Change #5 this week.:)
 

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Looks like my first will be around 7500 miles maybe a little short. I have 30% left on it and about 10 miles short of 6000.

I think the real answer though is you go until OLM tells you to take it in.
 

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Just made appt. for Tuesday. Free oilchange, fix lava lamp, fusebox part number 38200-SJC-A12 , reverse RB. Agreed to go with 5w20 Honda bulkoil and Honda filter. Oil is black and plentiful at 5.8k. Passed on the Mobil 1 for $30 extra. Robbie reccomended staying with the Honda stuff. Seemed amused about the backasswards-runningboards.:rolleyes:
 

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What total mileage does your Ridgeline have on it before first oil change?
We waited until 5000 miles for the first one and will do them when the oil life monitor says to next time....
 

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Did my 1st Oil Change at 6500 miles (Oil Life indicator told me less than 10%)
2nd oil change at 11500 (oil life indicator <15% but I was going on a trip).
 

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Our "service due" came on at 8500 km.
 

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My lights came on at 5,858
 

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I'm currently at 4,300 and 50%..I'm not used to going over 3000 miles for an oil change. Is everyone waiting for the oil life monitor to alert for an oil change or changing before the alert?

What type of oil are you using? Are you following Honda's recommendations?
 

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Several of us seem to be sticking with the Oil Life Indicator.

I use Mobil 1 Synthetic 5/20
 

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Welcome aboard [email protected]!
There has been a lot of great information shared by many very informed and qualified individuals on the subject of oil, oil filters, the OLM, and just about anything that you would ever want to know about oil on various threads here on the ROC. You have come to the right place to find out anything that you want to know about the Ridgeline. Click on the "Search" tab at the top of the page and search for key words or phrases that apply to what you are looking for. You might want to get a fresh cup of coffee before you search for oil topics because there is a lot of really good information posted. I read and followed the advice that was posted and, following the OLM, used Mobil1 and a SuperTech (WalMart) ST3593A filter.
Once again, welcome!
 

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I'm currently at 4,300 and 50%..I'm not used to going over 3000 miles for an oil change. Is everyone waiting for the oil life monitor to alert for an oil change or changing before the alert?

What type of oil are you using? Are you following Honda's recommendations?
I use the oil life monitor and am using Castrol / Halvoline conventional oil.
 

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I've had mine about five months and am itching for an oil change. I'm planning on changing the factory fill out at 4000 and putting in one of these oils....(I haven't decided yet), Mobil 1 5w-20, Redline 5w-20, or Amsoil. I'll use a Purolator Premium Plus or PureOne filter. After that, because of my shorter trips, I'll change about every 5k miles. In my opinion no harm at all can come from changing the factory oil out at 3k to 5k. I would just leave it in at least that long for the high moly content of the oil and the assembly lubes to allow for the recommended break-in. And for those that follow the manual and OLM 100%, they will do just fine of course. I'm just a tad anal about oil and engine care.
 

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Basils, if it is moly you are looking for the Havoline 5w20 is chock full of it. I think it contains 400+ units and I know of no other regular dino oil that high. The Ridgeline factory fill, be it in the oil or as a result of the engine assembly lubes, shows about 380 units of moly after about 6800 miles. I do not know what the virgin oil would show but I think it is a Superflo formula and if so, it should contain less than the Havoline. I think most people believe the extra moly in the factory fill comes from assembly lubes and Honda takes that into consideration when they suggest leaving the oil in for a longer first oil change interval.

In any event, it looks like you want to go Synthetic. All the ones you are considering are excellent products. Again, if it is moly you want, the Redline has perhaps more than any oil on the market, at least in the American market. Out of the bottle it contains something over 600 units of moly. There are lots of ways to protect an engine and some excellent oils contain little or no moly. But most people agree that moly is one of the best additives in an oil pack. What most people do not agree on is whether or not Honda engines like lots of moly.
 

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OIL, SMOIL??? Everyone has to do their own thinge dinge:rolleyes: ...
Changed at 5076 with 20% oil life on the indicator.
 

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It looks like the oil monitor is not just a 7,500 thing, BUT IT DOES monitor
Your driving habit/conditions:confused: ;whatever; because on this sight we are seeing different miles associated with different oil life indicators...
 
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