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Old 12-11-2012, 07:07 AM   #1
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would anybody change the oil in the first 500 miles of a break in of a new motor
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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the last engine i broke in got an oil change at 500 and then again at 1000...after that it was changing times as usual. there's many different opinions on when to change. some say 200...some 500...some 1000+. i guess it's just personal preference
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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Owners manual says no engine break in needed. Just vary rpms during the first bit. Translation is to not use cruise control.
It says nothing about changing the oil early.
So it is up to you. I haven't on any new car I've owned and have has 0 problems. I went 7000 on the civic(110k at trade in) and my wife goes 10k on her jetta. (80k).
I'm at 8500 and haven't changed mine yet. I use the CPU as a gage and check it the old fashion way as well.

After I read a study conducted on NYC cab cars over a 2 year period the one set changing every 3k and the other every 6k and the experiment provided that the cars that went longer had no ill effects that busted that door open for me.

But people do what they want to do whether they need to or not. And you know what? It's ok. If someone changes there's right away then more power to them. That's there choice and I can respect that.

The makers of your car says it's not needed so that's good enough for me.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:53 PM   #4
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All of the newer cars engines are ran prior to engine install to "break in" and see signs for engine wear and tear. An oil sample is taken and examined for metal fragments and then the oil is changed again. They pretty much break it in for you anyway
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:02 PM   #5
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Owners manual says no engine break in needed. Just vary rpms during the first bit. Translation is to not use cruise control.
It says nothing about changing the oil early.
So it is up to you. I haven't on any new car I've owned and have has 0 problems. I went 7000 on the civic(110k at trade in) and my wife goes 10k on her jetta. (80k).
I'm at 8500 and haven't changed mine yet. I use the CPU as a gage and check it the old fashion way as well.

After I read a study conducted on NYC cab cars over a 2 year period the one set changing every 3k and the other every 6k and the experiment provided that the cars that went longer had no ill effects that busted that door open for me.

But people do what they want to do whether they need to or not. And you know what? It's ok. If someone changes there's right away then more power to them. That's there choice and I can respect that.

The makers of your car says it's not needed so that's good enough for me.
+1. I change my oil every 3k in my fox but i drive it hard. Iv gone every 5-8k in my ranger and it runs just as good as ever with 225k miles on the original motor.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:36 AM   #6
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the last engine i broke in got an oil change at 500 and then again at 1000...after that it was changing times as usual. there's many different opinions on when to change. some say 200...some 500...some 1000+. i guess it's just personal preference
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:42 AM   #7
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I just followed my maintenance plan for every new car I've bought. Including my mustang.
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its broken in already, you can if you want but no real need. I went 10k from new on my '12 model
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