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Old 12-13-2009, 04:57 PM
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Default Service code 123

Is the service code 123 a 1 (oil change), 2 (transmission fluid change) and 3 (air filter change).

Or does the 123 mean One hundred twenty three and, if so, what service does it refer to.
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:04 PM
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Your first choice. Oil change,CVT oil change and air filter. Your manual pretty well explains it for you. Hal
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:39 PM
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It should also state A or B service. I believe A is for oil change without filter and B includes filter. Again read your manual. Hal
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:30 AM
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Thanks for the reply Hal. There is no letter before the 123 but, no matter, I always change the filter with the oil anyway.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:14 PM
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Default Re: Service code 123

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There is no letter before the 123
That's odd: with ours there's consistantly an "A" or "B". BTW, all these codes are explained in your Owners Manual.
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:14 PM
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Default Re: Service code 123

Yeah, I guess it is odd if an "A" or a "B" typically preceeds a number or numbers but I've had numeric codes appear on three occasions so far that have never been preceeded by a letter.

The vehicle is a 2009 HCH with approximately 30,000 miles.

BTW, I did refer to my manual to reference the codes but wasn't sure if I should read the number as 123 or as numbers 1, 2, & 3. I do realize that the manual makes reference to single digit numbers but, since I've never had more than one single digit number previously, I just wanted to make certain that the 123 code wasn't one that I had to call the dealer about.
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:31 PM
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It sounds like the 2009 is different from the 2006 to 8 models. I wonder if a oil filter is used at every oil change? If so, that is another savings down the tube, or has Honda gone to a poor quality filter! Hal
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:05 PM
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I was overbearing in my read the manual comment, sorry for that.

Regarding oil filters at every change, I doubt Honda has changed policy, but this is something all dealerships in our area push, and it's been that way since the '80's. The last time I got an oil change through the dealership and ask them to stick to the letter of "A" service (oil change only, no filter change), I had to practically argue with them, and they made a point of noting in the bill that the new oil was not as "clean" as it could be due to...

Between that and their insistance in putting in 4 liters when the spec is 3.2, I started doing my own.

BTW, Harold had a good idea for a comprise: remove, drain and re-install the filter at service A, discard at service B.
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