Changing Engine Oil and Engine Oil FIlter

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Asked by May 14, 2016 at 06:15 PM about the 2004 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 Honda Accord LX at 111000 miles. The owner's manual says that I should replace engine oil every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or every 6 months. However, most of the people around me says it should be done every 3,000 miles or every 3 months. Which one should be the guideline to be followed? It has been around 2.5 months since I changed the engine oil. I have noticed today that the oil is about in the middle between the full level and low level marks in the dipstick and its color has become darker. Moreover, do I need to replace the engine oil filter every time when I replace the engine oil?

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You can just follow the manufacturers scheduled maintenance... seems good enough for everything except an F1 race car. Kinda like asking what color is the best or prettiest. Be ready for all types of sane and.. CRAZY oil advice!

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The 3,000 mile oil change is a thing of the past. Change it at the recommended interval or once a year, whichever comes first and you will be fine. Always use a name brand good quality filter and avoid anything that says Fram on it.

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