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Old 07-27-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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Dealer recommended oil change

My dealer told me that i don't need an oil change until 4500 miles. Sounds like thats a lot of miles for the first oil change. I am at 2700 right now. What do you think?
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:27 PM   #2
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Your car will be perfectly fine waiting until 4500. Did I wait until then..? No.. Has anyone on here waited until then....? Probably not.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:28 PM   #3
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thanks....I don't want it to be just fine though.. I want to know what the right thing to do is. The manual really didn't specify when you should change it first.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:30 PM   #4
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most people on this poll said they waited longer than the options in the poll...I wonder how much longer though

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/poll.p...ts&pollid=2342
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:14 PM   #5
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thanks....I don't want it to be just fine though.. I want to know what the right thing to do is. The manual really didn't specify when you should change it first.
Yes it does.....it does not treat the " first" any different from the rest. Trust the DIC. It knows more than you do!
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:20 PM   #6
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A lot of us change the original factory stuff earlier than required. Mostly just personal preference. You should be spot on at 4500.
On a side note. It is kinda funny how the ones who preach how super wonderful and advanced modern fluids are.....are usually the ones who are changing them out at 1500mi.
Best rule of thumb: Follow your owners manual recommendations religiously and your car will reward you with years of good service.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:11 PM   #7
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1st change I did at 3300. My service manager doesnt want it done before 3000. The oil from the factory as breakin additives that the over the shelf doesnt have and wants to be sure you get the best results.I just did my second change, again with mobil one synthetic, had 6000 on it which should be fine for semi/full synthetic, 20% left on dic. Funny thing is on my 2010 LT, same driving type but this time some auto x , at 5000 I had 50%. I'm thinking Maybe they changed the oil life monitor a bit for 2012?
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