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Old 07-28-2015, 04:49 PM   #1
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New 1LE owner question

Hey Guys and gals Just picked up my new 2015 1LE in summit white over the weekend. so had a few questions.. new to the v8 game..

1. break in is 1000 miles or 1500
2. oil change only after break in? i hear a lot of people saying to get trans fluid. axel fluid and whatever else there is changed.??? I'm not tracking this car but driving to work and back which is 5 miles a day... so is this all necessary ?
3. whats this oil thing they give u in the truck to install?? why doesn't it come installed.. is it necessary to install.. I'm assuming its a catch can..??
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Old 07-28-2015, 05:13 PM   #2
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The oil thing in the trunk is a clean side oil vapor separator ,just screw it in to the oil filler and attach the tube to the intake tube in front of the TB. I would recommend changing the oil and filter at 1200 to 1500 miles and the diff and trans fluid at the same time . I like Redline D4 atf for the trans and Redline diff fluid with the LS additive in it . You will be doing yourself a big favor getting the break in fluids changed . You will notice the trans shifting smoother after you change it wit Redline D4 atf.
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:10 PM   #3
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Congrats!! I was under the impression you only installed the oil separator if you tracked it, I may be wrong.
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:15 PM   #4
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I have run the seperator since day one. No problems. Mainly as I dont cold weather drive.

You will be glad after you change out the tranny fluids. Changing out the pumpkin is optional I suppose, but maybe a good thing in the end.

I used amsoil front to back and am happy with it.
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:07 PM   #5
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I have run the seperator since day one. No problems. Mainly as I dont cold weather drive.

You will be glad after you change out the tranny fluids. Changing out the pumpkin is optional I suppose, but maybe a good thing in the end.

I used amsoil front to back and am happy with it.
Same. I've run the separator...albeit only for the 2 months that I've owned the car! ~1,800 miles.

I've done Royal Purple pretty recently......front to back. Big difference on trans shifting on mine.
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:24 PM   #6
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I tell myself that I won't drive the car that much but I'm sure I'll put some miles on her quick once I finally get it! Do you guys do the fluid changes yourself? I've always changed my own oil but what about the trans and rear diff? Rear diff is pretty simple.
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:50 AM   #7
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I was told by several of the dealers service guys that break in oil change is a thing of the past. I changed mine at about 5K miles for the first time.
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I was told by several of the dealers service guys that break in oil change is a thing of the past. I changed mine at about 5K miles for the first time.
If you think it is a thing of the past cut open your oil filter and see what is in there . If you are going to keep the car and want to drive it hard ,change factory factory fill oil, trans, and diff fluid at 1200 to 1500 miles . Cheap insurance .
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Old 07-29-2015, 05:47 PM   #9
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I changed my oil at 1200 miles. But I didn't touch my trans fluid... My gears slide in as smooth as I can possibly imagine as is. I can't imagine it really being necessary to change it.
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Congrats on the new ride and welcome to the v8 game!! When do we get to see some pics of her?
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I changed my oil at 1200 miles. But I didn't touch my trans fluid... My gears slide in as smooth as I can possibly imagine as is. I can't imagine it really being necessary to change it.
When you change your trans fluid use a strainer and look at all the debris . And you will absolutely feel the shifting become smoother after a redline d4 atf fill.
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I was told by several of the dealers service guys that break in oil change is a thing of the past. I changed mine at about 5K miles for the first time.
I believe $8/hr dealer service tech advice on engine break-in about as much as I believe the check-out girl at Wal-Mart on the same subject.
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I'm at about 400 miles so far on my 1LE, and want to change all those fluids at 500 miles... but I'm scared of letting anyone do it, or worse doing it myself. My precious warranty.
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I'm at about 400 miles so far on my 1LE, and want to change all those fluids at 500 miles... but I'm scared of letting anyone do it, or worse doing it myself. My precious warranty.
I would put another 500 miles or more on it before changing the fluids. Nothing wrong with doing a little spirited driving to loosen everything up a bit. These cars were meant to be driven hard. It won't hurt it.
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These cars were meant to be driven hard. It won't hurt it.
Sweet. I just did a little canyon carving in the Santa Monica Mountains after work. Probably shook it out at about 8/10ths.
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