Originally Posted by M45
just curious. i make a lot of short trips with my car (7-8 minute drive to work and back home). should I do my first oil change before 3000 miles? would what I do be considered "extreme" driving conditions?
I would say "yes" and "yes". I suggest doing your first oil change at 1500 miles, and then use a 5000 mile OCI. Which is what I do on my car, although my trips aren't as short as yours, so your conditions are more extreme than mine. But I think my OCI is on the conservative side, so it should be fine for your situation too.
I will confirm the wisdom of my OCI at my next oil change, when I send in a sample to Blackstone for analysis. I will post my results someplace on this forum (I'll have to figure out the most logical thread for that).