Plug the following line into Google EXACTLY as shown (complete with quotes):
honda ridgeline recommendation "oil change interval"
The answers probably still won't satisfy you but read them anyway and
make up your own mind.
To paraphrase somebody else here, if you won't trust the Honda
engineers, why on earth would you trust anonymous information on the
internet from this usegroup?
FWIW, the owner's manual for my 2006 Accord EX 6cyl EMPHASIZED that I
was to obey the vehicle's oil life indicator like the word from the
Mount for that first change during break-in, specifically warning
against changing out the oil early or doing the filter change at the
Honda's engines didn't get their reputation by crapping out early in the
game due to poor maintenance recommendations from Honda. Simply RTFM
and follow Honda's recommendations.
Agreed...except that with todays G3 blend oils, one would have to drive
pretty damn hard to do that. Aside from heavy towing, it would be virtually
impossible to 'wear out' todays oils with routine driving. My '01 Civic
calls out 10K between oil changes, and 20K between filter changes. I go
6K-7K on the oil, and annually on the filter. After 235000 miles , 90% at
Interstate speeds, the car still runs like new.
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