I have followed the "Do I change the break in oil early" in reference to the 2004 Accord with interest since I have one. This is from Honda's site: Why should I wait to change the oil the first time? Your Honda engine was delivered with an oil that is specially formulated for new engines that have not yet developed their "natural" wear patterns and may contain minute particles from the manufacturing process. American Honda strongly recommends this special oil be left in the engine long enough for these wear patterns to develop, usually until the first maintenance interval specified in your Owner's Manual, based on your specific driving conditions. ACCORDing (sorry, couldn't resist) to the local dealer, that interval is 7500 miles. Seems lenghty to me.