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RedRockSRT8 01-09-2014 10:28 AM

Oil Change and Catch Can
 
Alright guys, I have read here and multiple other auto forums about when you should perform the very first oil change. The manual says 5K miles. Many around say 1K. What is your consensus?
Also, other than emptying, is there any other maintenance of the catch can that I should be aware of? Thanks in advance.

hankwedge 01-09-2014 10:58 AM

I am doing my first at 200 miles

jbjones85 01-09-2014 12:09 PM

Re: Oil Change and Catch Can
 
I think you will get a lot of different opinions on this. I personally changed the factory oil at 1000miles (planned to do it at 500 but couldn't get the filter off so had to wait a week until I had time to get to the dealer for them to break it loose for me). I changed it again at 5K and plan to do every 5 from here on out.

Schleprock 01-09-2014 02:15 PM

Re: Oil Change and Catch Can
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hankwedge (Post 957070)
I am doing my first at 200 miles

way too low, if you are doing it to get the early engine metals out, at least wait until 750-1000 miles.

Artofnoize 01-09-2014 03:21 PM

I did mine at 800.

lillyjas 01-10-2014 04:52 PM

I did Mine at 1500 as I couldn't get in sooner. Shop said it was early but did it anyways then again at 6000 and after that after 6k


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