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Old 02-22-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default first oil change

before i get flamed, i did read the oil faq, and it kinda answered my question but i want to know what others have done...

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Should I do my first oil change early on my brand new car? Not recommended and not needed. Many users will "violate" their oil change schedule by doing their first change early. The theory is to remove any break in contaminates during the first few hundred or up to 1000 miles. In practice though, contaminates are collected in the oil filter. While not necessary, this is one oil change that many feel much better about doing than not.
i was planning on doing my 1st oil change this weekend (car will have about 500 miles)and will be using rotella 5w-40. i was also planning on sending the oil to blackstone to get a baseline and send them my oil either every, or every other oil change. i was then going to follow what the oem manual says about the oil changes. so no big deal changing the oil so early?

although i still dont know what oil filter to use...
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:48 PM   #2
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Congrats on your first oil change, the fun begins. The part number for the filter is 15208AA12A. Be safe.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:32 PM   #3
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The factory Idemitsu oil has high levels of moly. Keep it in there for a bit longer. Don't bother with a uoa until the wear metals have settled down in 3 or 4 oil changes.
Read my comments here . Of course the 0W-20 comments do not apply to your car but the 5W-30 factory fill oil has a similar additive package.

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Old 02-22-2012, 11:00 PM   #4
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I have a 2011 WRX that I had since 46 miles on the odo. I went to 1800 miles before I dumped the factory fill. I had planned on keeping it for the full 3000 but the cold northeast winter changed my mind. One morning the WRX made a cold start sound that I had never heard before which was oil related, so my OCD commanded me to change out the factory fill as soon as I could after that. Currently I have 3300 on it and plan on staying with the factory intervals using oem filters.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:31 AM   #5
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oh my gawd....all this oil madness here

what IS it with the oil MADNESS on this site?????

i mean...really

OOOOHHHHH....I know what it is.......too many first car owners buying these cars
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:11 AM   #6
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There are no drawbacks to more frequent oil changes except increased maintenance time and cost. However, I think 500 mi is really short. The engine will still be breaking in so if I were you, I'd wait until at least 3750 mi. I did my first oil change at 5135 mi.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:59 AM   #7
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the thing that REALLY KILLS me is that these kiddie f00-f00's who know absolutely NOTHING ABOUT lubricants or lubrication or even what all engine 'break in' entails.....and they go ****ing around with one VERY important thing in the life of their engine....with NO GOOD REASON other than faulty logic...and wives tales to throw in the face of those who DO know about these things through years of research

shocking.......truly shocking

bloody idiots
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:55 PM   #8
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the thing that REALLY KILLS me is that these kiddie f00-f00's who know absolutely NOTHING ABOUT lubricants or lubrication or even what all engine 'break in' entails.....and they go ****ing around with one VERY important thing in the life of their engine....with NO GOOD REASON other than faulty logic...and wives tales to throw in the face of those who DO know about these things through years of research

shocking.......truly shocking

bloody idiots

another attack from the local E-THUG
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:29 PM   #9
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Exclamation Oil filter?

Wix supposedly has a new oil filter with the correct bypass PSI setting. Other filters often have an incorrect, lower PSI bypass setting. Look into it.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:19 AM   #10
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Wix supposedly has a new oil filter with the correct bypass PSI setting. Other filters often have an incorrect, lower PSI bypass setting. Look into it.
anyone know the part # for the wix filter? or if it indeed does have the proper bypass PSI? the more i read about the blue filters the less i want to use them..
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:28 AM   #11
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anyone know the part # for the wix filter? or if it indeed does have the proper bypass PSI? the more i read about the blue filters the less i want to use them..
search much? i found it in 20 seconds. http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...2507990&page=1
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:28 PM   #12
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the thing that REALLY KILLS me is that these kiddie f00-f00's who know absolutely NOTHING ABOUT lubricants or lubrication or even what all engine 'break in' entails.....and they go ****ing around with one VERY important thing in the life of their engine....with NO GOOD REASON other than faulty logic...and wives tales to throw in the face of those who DO know about these things through years of research

shocking.......truly shocking

bloody idiots
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oh my gawd....all this oil madness here

what IS it with the oil MADNESS on this site?????

i mean...really

OOOOHHHHH....I know what it is.......too many first car owners buying these cars
Give it a rest, Pal
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:01 PM   #14
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Give it a rest, Pal
Subd fer Scotty's retaliation upon the padawan of NASIOC...
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