well i got just over 1000 miles on my new baby what miliage do you guys think the first oil change should be?
Interesting about "those in the know" theory. It changes over the years.I'm doing mine every 500mi until 2500mi, when I'll switch to a class IV/V synthetic oil, then at 5000 and every 5000 after that.
That's based upon my searches here and the recommendations/methods of the those in the know. The main thing is that there are more metal particle contaminates during the engine's initial breaking-in period. So to prevent premature wear, do more, frequent oil changes during the first couple thousand miles on your new engine.
It is hard to say what a standard oil drain inverval is. Driving habits can change a standard interval +/- 50%.Allways an interesting topic.
FWIW, I usually make the first change on a fresh motor/car at 1000-1500 miles, than 5k with standard oil, 10k with Mobil1...........or follow the mfg's chart to keep warranty intact.
When my warranty is over, I'll go with the 10k change. Never "popped" a motor yet doing that, and got 200k + on every motor that I've owned, including Chrysler's early 90's 2.2 16valve, intercooled turbo beasts.
Honest to God, that little motor, at 10k on Mobile 1 would be down about 1/2 quart. I ran the heck out it too.