Last post on Aug 15, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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#5 of 6 Re: Break in period for new vehicle [medic481]
Aug 15, 2010 (8:28 am)
Read your owners manual. Most will tell you not to change your original oil until
the scheduled maintenance time.
Follow the stated break in period recommendations because today's cars do
not need such an extensive break in period as they did years ago.
#6 of 6 Re: Break in period for new vehicle [medic481]
Aug 15, 2010 (2:05 pm)
"I just read in Popular mechanics (Sept '10) that you should change the oil in a new engine after the first 20 miles, then again after 1000 miles. This stands to reason, as the moving parts are all seating themselves in the newly manufactured engine. The oil that comes out will look like metal flake paint, filled with tiny shavings..."
That was not the case in the locally restored engines of my three vintage BMW motorcycles, nor in the case of my 2006 Scion and 2008 Forester. At 100 miles for the motorcycles, and 1000 miles for the cars, the oil came out clean.
Here is the story of a new Scion whose owner forgot that critical first oil change for over 6,000 miles. Just image what was found!