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DocCat 01-30-2012 09:23 PM

when do I need to make first oil change?
 
3 months down, 2500 miles. According to good break-in habits, when should I perform my first oil/filter change?

bmrisko 01-30-2012 09:39 PM

Re: when do I need to make first oil change?
 
I got rid of the factory fill at 1500 miles...

comnjeep 01-31-2012 10:26 PM

Re: when do I need to make first oil change?
 
1500 miles ago...

But that's just imho...

JVBW0527 02-01-2012 09:59 AM

Re: when do I need to make first oil change?
 
My oil change indicator ended up coming on at about 3,600 so thats when i did the first oil change :)

ShyBoy 02-02-2012 09:00 PM

Re: when do I need to make first oil change?
 
I am planning on the first oil change around the 3,000 mile/3 month timeframe and plan to go synthetic from that point on.

Just curious on those who have the dealership perform the oil change. Do you bring your own synthetic oil or does the dealership have that available? Which approach is more cost effective as dealerships may have specials on oil changes?

peckmv 02-07-2012 12:02 PM

Re: when do I need to make first oil change?
 
I bring my own oil and filter. The dealership has no problem with this. You can also let them supply the oil and filter but they will charge you list price. I just keep an eye for sales and stock up. Its much cheaper.;)

AAAA 02-08-2012 12:00 PM

Re: when do I need to make first oil change?
 
All guys I asked at my dealer service dept. said the same thing: 3500 miles.

Todd3.6 08-01-2013 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AAAA (Post 569928)
All guys I asked at my dealer service dept. said the same thing: 3500 miles.

Funny...
The owner's manual states 8000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. I did my first change at 6000 because it sat on the dealer lot for a few months.

The Evil Twin 08-01-2013 07:15 AM

Re: when do I need to make first oil change?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DocCat (Post 564055)
3 months down, 2500 miles. According to good break-in habits, when should I perform my first oil/filter change?

Your break in was done a while ago ;)
Personally, on a street engine, wait for the light or 5000 miles. Whichever is first. Machining tolerances are so good nowadays that there is very little metal-to-metal seating and thus very little particulate to worry about. Also, don't forget that a filter (oil, air or otherwise) is better at trapping dirt after it is part way through it's life.


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