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The SA told me the first oil change should be 5,000 miles because it is a special oil for break-in. 1,000 miles is too soon even when I pay for it.

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I have the same topic posted in the clublexus forum. Want to see what the folks here think.

All my auto since 1991 got/get a oil change as soon as they get in driveway. It is up tp you. Do you want the rings to seat sooner or not. So far since driving I have never a manual state a special breakin oil was used. I got to a PAO oil that day. Never had a problem to date.

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The SA told me the first oil change should be 5,000 miles because it is a special oil for break-in. 1,000 miles is too soon even when I pay for it.

Right?

I have the same topic posted in the clublexus forum. Want to see what the folks here think.

I don't think anyone uses "break in oil" these days. Just go by what the manual says and you'll be ok. The main thing on a new engine is not to drive for prolonged periods at a constant speed. The manual tells you all about that too.

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The SA told me the first oil change should be 5,000 miles because it is a special oil for break-in. 1,000 miles is too soon even when I pay for it.

Right?

I have the same topic posted in the clublexus forum. Want to see what the folks here think.

The main thing on a new engine is not to drive for prolonged periods at a constant speed. The manual tells you all about that too.

A very fair point bart. B) ;)

:cheers:

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I called up a few dealers in NY, CA and TX. They all told me no need to change oil below 5,000. So this is offical, it is printed in the user manual too. I will stick with the 5,000 interval. No need to chicken. Today's technology is far better than 10-15 years ago.

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All three brand new vehicles that I have bought where changed as soon as I got home. Out with the stock and in with full synthetic. I had intentions of keeping all three until they died, but I only have one of the original three now and it has 99K on it. Oil gets changed every 3k miles.

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It might not be necessary to do an 'early' oil change when one buys a brand new vehicle, but some of the more 'fussy types' (me included) it's a small price to pay considering the cost of brand new vehicles these days. B) ;)

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