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Old 10-09-2009, 05:17 PM   #26
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I just took mine in today with 530 miles on it. The service advisor was in total agreement with me to change it early. He said if it was his car he'd do the same thing.

He also went on to say that there was some kind of issue on one of the other models in the chevy line up and one of the things they were told to do was encourage people to do an early oil change. I can't remember what model it was but I think it was one of the mid level SUV's.

Bottom line he was in total agreement that it was smart and good insurance to change it early.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:36 PM   #27
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MY SERVICE REP SAID THE OIL IS CHANGED 3 TIMES BY THE TIME WE RECEIVE THE CAR, THERFORE, THERE IS NO NEED TO CHANGE EARLY. SORRY FOR THE LARGE TYPE.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:57 PM   #28
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Did Chevrolet forget to put an oil filter on your engine? If there were metal shaving in the oil the filter would remove them.

You can change your oil ever 500 miles but that is not going to make it run any better or last any longer than if you changed it every 5,000 miles.

There is a very good chance the oil you are removing is better even with 5,000 miles on it than the oil you are replacing it with.
there are a few threads out here with pictures from people who have changed their oil at ~500 miles or even less with metal shavings in the oil.... not in the filter. oil filters arent 100% perfect. neither is oil. which is why it needs to be changed.


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I agree. The filter is there for a reason. Let it do it's job. My dealer and mechanic both said you are wasting money changing it so soon.
your dealer probably told you that putting 91 octane in the SS is a waste of money as well.



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This isn't 1965, oil is better, oil filters are better. Any shavings should end up in the oil filter. I don't get all this talk of shavings on the dipstick and in the oil drained out of the crankcase. Cut your used filter open if you want to see what's going on. I am still undecided on when I will do my first oil change.
do it around 1500 miles. then reset the OLMS and do it whenever the computer tells you to.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:06 PM   #29
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I changed the filter at 1,500 and the oil at 3,000
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:47 AM   #30
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Call me old school but im doing the same as I did when I used to build engines. Change the break in oil out at or around 1000 miles. Early or not, its a good piece of mind.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:54 PM   #31
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Dealer told me wait til the oil change light comes on
Check to see if the dealer is the one making the payments on your car
Better to do it too early than too late, you only get one chance to break her in cleanly.
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:53 PM   #32
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Did Chevrolet forget to put an oil filter on your engine? If there were metal shaving in the oil the filter would remove them.

You can change your oil ever 500 miles but that is not going to make it run any better or last any longer than if you changed it every 5,000 miles.

There is a very good chance the oil you are removing is better even with 5,000 miles on it than the oil you are replacing it with.
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I agree. The filter is there for a reason. Let it do it's job. My dealer and mechanic both said you are wasting money changing it so soon.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47882

The color alone says change it... nuff said
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:52 AM   #33
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The color alone says change it... nuff said
The color alone is not an indicative sign of bad or worn oil. As an example, during an oil change, I noticed after 3800 miles, the Pennzoil Platinum was ugly...in fact, butt ugly. This was the first time I used Blackstone Labs for my oil analysis. I had 45k on the odometer on a 98 Trans Am. Anyhow, after I got my TBN report, I had another estimated 3-4k left on the oil. Each analysis is specific to each car and based on particular driving conditions. Poor gas, city driving, excessive idling, poor additive packages, dusty environments will all have an impact on oil change frequency. If you want to get a baseline, do a few oil analysis with TBN ($30) or trust your OLI after a few oil changes prior to 3-4k, then use the OLI.

The oil can be black, but thats the oil properties intended purpose, especially synthetic.

Alot of guys no matter what engine they are running use Blackstone Labs and I for one trust their analysis and results.
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