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When did you guys buy your ILX and how many miles have you rolled up so far?Had any problems or warranty issues to date? I've had mine 9 mos and don't have 2K yet but I'm retired and don't have to drive
every day (sorry!)
 

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I have had mine since 10/31(?)/2012 and just rolled over 11K miles. :donatello:

No issues to date, and only 2 oil changes in!
 

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I have had mine since 10/31(?)/2012 and just rolled over 11K miles. :donatello:

No issues to date, and only 2 oil changes in!
Not wanting to get "off topic" but... When did you do your FIRST oil change? I've heard Honda uses
a "break in" oil and you shouldn't R & R it prematurely. As a small engine mechanic for more than
2 decades, I've always thought the first oil change was critical to remove the microscopic metal
shards that occur during break in. What's your opinion ?
 

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Not wanting to get "off topic" but... When did you do your FIRST oil change? I've heard Honda uses
a "break in" oil and you shouldn't R & R it prematurely. As a small engine mechanic for more than
2 decades, I've always thought the first oil change was critical to remove the microscopic metal
shards that occur during break in. What's your opinion ?
Trust the Honda engineers, leave it in as long as possible.

I waited til the iMid said 15% which was around 5k miles. Changes in engine technology and oil.. The engines are built with break-in in mind. Like I said though I trust the guys who built the motor.
 

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Trust the Honda engineers, leave it in as long as possible.

I waited til the iMid said 15% which was around 5k miles. Changes in engine technology and oil.. The engines are built with break-in in mind. Like I said though I trust the guys who built the motor.
Yeah, me too. Aside from the advances in oil and engine technology, I think Honda makes one of the best oil filters in the industry. Recommended oil change on my '04 Accord was 10K
 

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I got mine 7-8 months ago and it's currently 14xxx miles. Over half those damn miles are from visiting family 6 hours away.
 

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How accurate is that oil percentage reading? I think mine has only moved 10% in 1k. maybe it just hit 80%. are you guys following that, or just doing a change every 3-4k
if you're using OEM spec oil then follow your I-MID or 7k miles. The I-MID bases its % on your driving habits and other factors
 

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I change my oil every 5k lol. The iMid isn't really accurate IMO; it told me to change it at 6735, then 11,5xx. So I do mine a little early and keep my receipts in a folder for the next owner.

Also I'm using mobile1 full synthetic 0-20w. Grey bottle green wrapper.
 

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I change my oil every 5k lol. The iMid isn't really accurate IMO; it told me to change it at 6735, then 11,5xx. So I do mine a little early and keep my receipts in a folder for the next owner.

Also I'm using mobile1 full synthetic 0-20w. Grey bottle green wrapper.
The iMid doesn't go based on mileage. It goes based on driving conditions and other factors like how hard you're revving the motor.

Does the manual say 7000?
7k or sooner based on the MID calculation of your driving habits.
 

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Bought mine November 2012, have 10,500 on it. No issues (Except it being a dent magnet), 3 Oil Changes and 1 rotation done per maintenance.
 

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Bought mine November 2012, have 10,500 on it. No issues (Except it being a dent magnet), 3 Oil Changes and 1 rotation done per maintenance.
Yours was the one with the dent above the door, wasn't it? Did you ever get it repaired, how much
did it cost, and were you satisfied with the work?
 

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Yours was the one with the dent above the door, wasn't it? Did you ever get it repaired, how much
did it cost, and were you satisfied with the work?
No not yet. I got a quote from a dent only place that said they would do it for $175.00. I haven't really cared or had enough time to do it yet. It's pretty ugly and noticeable though lol. I think I've had more crap happen to this car in 6 Months then ever before with my other cars.
 

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No not yet. I got a quote from a dent only place that said they would do it for $175.00. I haven't really cared or had enough time to do it yet. It's pretty ugly and noticeable though lol. I think I've had more crap happen to this car in 6 Months then ever before with my other cars.
Seeing your dent was more painful than a kidney stone. Gotta admit tho, your comment about your
car being a "dent magnet" made me LMAO. Hope your run of bad luck has run its course!
 
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