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Old 06-18-2009, 08:38 PM   #1
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Need Opinion on Oil Change

My new 2SS RJT has 410 miles on it. I just received the car this past Saturday. I must travel (looking forward to the road trip) and will put about another 640 miles on the car this week-end.

Do I change the oil now before I leave ?

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Do I wait until I return and have about 1050 total miles?

Your opinion would be appreciated.
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:47 PM   #2
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I changed mine at 920 and there was alot of metal on the top layer of drained oil in pan and after I dumped oil in containers, there was quite a bit in the bottom of the pan. Opening the filter up was quite an eye opener... I wanted to change it at 600, but got caught up with work and hate to say it, more pressing issues.

Would I change it after trip? No
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:48 PM   #3
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Wait til you return... then fork over the bucks for 8 qts of synthetic and K&N oil fliter
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:39 AM   #4
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I changed mine at 920 and there was alot of metal on the top layer of drained oil in pan and after I dumped oil in containers, there was quite a bit in the bottom of the pan. Opening the filter up was quite an eye opener... I wanted to change it at 600, but got caught up with work and hate to say it, more pressing issues.

Would I change it after trip? No
Banshee,

Thanks for giving your opinion. I sorta thought I should change the oil, but the comments about your experience definitely convinced me. I am about to start the oil change myself !!

Mlee,

Thanks for adding your comments as well. This is the beauty of this site, freedom and passage of knowledge and thoughts !!
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:44 AM   #5
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400 miles might be to soon, still alot of metal to come out. You could change it now and change it again at 1500.
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:45 AM   #6
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go with a Wix filter over K&N. a little better & costs less
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:15 AM   #7
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changed my oil at 775 mi,small metal parts,will change again soon
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:41 PM   #8
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go with a Wix filter over K&N. a little better & costs less
I've had good luck with the cheap Napa and Carquest filters (which I believe are just repackaged Wix filters).
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:18 PM   #9
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Why worry about cheap... There's only about a $10-$15 difference between low and high end filters anyway. My money still goes with K&N performance filters for oil & air.
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:22 PM   #10
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My new 2SS RJT has 410 miles on it. I just received the car this past Saturday. I must travel (looking forward to the road trip) and will put about another 640 miles on the car this week-end.

Do I change the oil now before I leave ?

or

Do I wait until I return and have about 1050 total miles?

Your opinion would be appreciated.
Change it before the trip.

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Old 06-19-2009, 03:34 PM   #11
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Try some of that brand new Royal Purple break-in oil.

I been wanting someone to do a report on it...

I trust the Purp.. but this is a new product. They have added Zinc.
http://www.royalpurple.com/breakin-oil-rh.html
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:05 PM   #12
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so then what did you guys do change the oil and filter?
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:58 PM   #13
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My new 2SS RJT has 410 miles on it. I just received the car this past Saturday. I must travel (looking forward to the road trip) and will put about another 640 miles on the car this week-end.

Do I change the oil now before I leave ?

or

Do I wait until I return and have about 1050 total miles?

Your opinion would be appreciated.
I would change it before the trip if it were me. Sounds like alot of metal is dropping in the first couple of hundred mile from what other people are posting and from what I have read on other threads. better to change it and have less metal circulating around the engine.
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:13 PM   #14
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so then what did you guys do change the oil and filter?
Did mine at 1200 miles Mobil 1.

Beware it takes a while for the oil to hit the pan and show full on the dipstick. I put in 8 qts and it showed low until it sat for a while. Almost went out and got another qt to add a bit more. Glad I waited.
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