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So when did you do your first oil change?

I was thinking 1000 miles, or 1500 miles, but the service guy at the dealership, who seemed pretty knowledgeable about things, said to do it at 3000, or 1500 if I absolutely had my mind set on it.

He said there are a lot of additives from the factory that is in the first batch of oil, and that you want to keep them in there for a bit, no quick change.
 

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srt4evah said:
So when did you do your first oil change?

I was thinking 1000 miles, or 1500 miles, but the service guy at the dealership, who seemed pretty knowledgeable about things, said to do it at 3000, or 1500 if I absolutely had my mind set on it.

He said there are a lot of additives from the factory that is in the first batch of oil, and that you want to keep them in there for a bit, no quick change.
For some odd reason that trip of mine to LA to like 1,200 miles :shock: :x :? :shock: So I wasnt able to change it then. . I am going in this week to get my oil changed at 2,800 miles (1908 right now)
 

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Did mine Fri at 3000 miles.
 

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Actually, if I bought a car with NO miles on it, I'd be DAMN sure to do an oilchange early. Very very miniscule bits and shavings of metal have a way of eluding the machining process, and have a nasty way of showing up in the 1st oil change. When I rebuild and machine my other 4G63, I'll probably change the oil around the 1st 500 miles, then again @ 1000.

That's a rebuilt motor though.
 

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Actually, if I bought a car with NO miles on it, I'd be DAMN sure to do an oilchange early. Very very miniscule bits and shavings of metal have a way of eluding the machining process, and have a nasty way of showing up in the 1st oil change. When I rebuild and machine my other 4G63, I'll probably change the oil around the 1st 500 miles, then again @ 1000.

That's a rebuilt motor though.
You'd really be surprised how newer motors have improved. Tolerances are better, the machining process is more accurate, the engine itself is better, etc. The amount of harmful metal in an engine at 3,000 miles is so little that it causes the engine no harm. There have been several recent studies on this topic, and almost all of them have found that with today’s *factory* cars early first oil changes are not necessary. Sometimes an early oil change can do a lot more harm than good (i.e. going from dino to synth at 1k or removing all break-in addictives before they have really done their job).

Engines aren’t destroyed the first 3,000 miles they are alive unless oil is changed. The times of long drawn out break-in and constant early oil changes are over. I’ve been through all of that with all the old muscle cars I’ve owned and it’s a real PITA.

Waiting until 3,000 is the cheapest, easiest, and IMHO the best time to get a first oil change. I changed mine at 2800.
 

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Street Surgeon said:
Actually, if I bought a car with NO miles on it, I'd be DAMN sure to do an oilchange early. Very very miniscule bits and shavings of metal have a way of eluding the machining process, and have a nasty way of showing up in the 1st oil change. When I rebuild and machine my other 4G63, I'll probably change the oil around the 1st 500 miles, then again @ 1000.

That's a rebuilt motor though.
You'd really be surprised how newer motors have improved. Tolerances are better, the machining process is more accurate, the engine itself is better, etc. The amount of harmful metal in an engine at 3,000 miles is so little that it causes the engine no harm. There have been several recent studies on this topic, and almost all of them have found that with today’s *factory* cars early first oil changes are not necessary. Sometimes an early oil change can do a lot more harm than good (i.e. going from dino to synth at 1k or removing all break-in addictives before they have really done their job).

Engines aren’t destroyed the first 3,000 miles they are alive unless oil is changed. The times of long drawn out break-in and constant early oil changes are over. I’ve been through all of that with all the old muscle cars I’ve owned and it’s a real PITA.

Waiting until 3,000 is the cheapest, easiest, and IMHO the best time to get a first oil change. I changed mine at 2800.
The service Manager at Dodge even said that about additives in the oil that need to do their job. So, getting an early oil change would dispose of all the additives that were needed to help the engine until the 3000 mile change.
 
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