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Old 12-02-2009, 05:26 PM   #1
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Seriously, when to change oil?

First oil change?

Did a search, and couldn't find anything really.

Manual says change it when the car tells you too.
Dealer says change it at 6K.
I'm at 2K.

When should it really be changed? Did the rear diff and it was silver! I'm guessing that with mobile 1 in the motor that it will not break in as fast as dyno oil. So, would 5K be good? Thanks,


EDIT: After reading for the last hour, there are as many oppinions on when to change it and what to change it with as there are folks on this earth. Guess I will pull from my experiance and go from there. Thanks for the help guys.

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Old 12-02-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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Go ahead and get that fist oil filter off. It has stuff in it.
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:54 PM   #3
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Yeah i'd change it now for sure... I noticed at my 500 mile change it was pretty dirty and had very minimal metal in it.

I changed mine at 500 miles, 1,000 miles and next will be at 6-7k miles
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:56 PM   #4
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quick quick do it now!!! NOW!!!!!
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:02 PM   #5
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early and often for break in
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:04 PM   #6
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I did mine at 1500 .
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:07 PM   #7
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i would say change at 4k. the oil is supposed to help the rings sit, but after 4,000 go ahead and put some super nice synthetic in.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:16 PM   #8
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I'm not sure why everyone changes it that early. Can someone give me some solid reason/evidence? Even using dyno oil, most manufactures recommend 3-5K. And my filthy dirty soot catching Cummins was changed at 7500. And to those that say they found metal in the filters. Isn't that what it's for? As long as your oil looks clean, and isn't too old, I can't see the reason of changing that early.

Anyone? I'm not stiring the pot, just really curious.

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Old 12-02-2009, 07:25 PM   #9
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i changed it @ 1500 then at 3000 and again today at around 6700.
i Would change it soon to clean out the engine. Chevy uses mobile 1 sync. oil so after the 1st oil flush i would change it between 3 to 5k miles.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:50 PM   #10
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I'm not sure why everyone changes it that early. Can someone give me some solid reason/evidence? Even using dyno oil, most manufactures recommend 3-5K. And my filthy dirty soot catching Cummins was changed at 7500. And to those that say they found metal in the filters. Isn't that what it's for? As long as your oil looks clean, and isn't too old, I can't see the reason of changing that early.

Anyone? I'm not stiring the pot, just really curious.

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Old 12-02-2009, 07:51 PM   #11
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i would say change at 4k. the oil is supposed to help the rings sit, but after 4,000 go ahead and put some super nice synthetic in.
It comes with Mobil 1 synthetic from the factory.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:53 PM   #12
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Chappy, I did a search, and couldn't find anything of serious value. I will try again though.

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Old 12-02-2009, 09:04 PM   #13
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This should be a Sticky.........every month we see the same rationals for not following the owners manual.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:08 PM   #14
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2,000 miles for piece of mind. You spent good money on the new car, an early oil change cannot hurt. I did mine at 2300 miles

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