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Old 07-13-2003, 09:09 PM   #1
thebishman
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Default ? on first oil change

Sorry to ask this but I ran a search first without any luck.

I have 1K miles on the STi and was planning on an oil and filter change, which is my norm.
The sales manager mentioned to me yesterday as I was leaving with the car that there is 'break-in oil' in the car that should stay there until the first oil change at 3K miles. Is this correct?
I can find no mention of this in the manual, and have not seen this mentioned here or on other boards. Personally I don't believe this to be true, but would like verification before I proceed.

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Old 07-13-2003, 10:11 PM   #2
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The current understanding is that 1000mi, under 4 grand, and change at 1000mi, the oil is for the break in, i would consult the manual.
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Old 07-13-2003, 10:55 PM   #3
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i dont have my manual on me and did searches..can someone post what oil comes with the STi? im probably going to change mine since its at 1200 miles. might as well be safe and do it
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Old 07-13-2003, 11:02 PM   #4
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Leave it be until 3k.After that do as you please.
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Old 07-14-2003, 05:08 AM   #5
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Default 1st oil chg

Manual states 3,000 miles for the 1st one. There isn't anything special about the oil that comes in the car, so you can change the oil and filter at 1,000 if you want to. It's your option.
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Old 07-14-2003, 08:42 AM   #6
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I changed my oil yesterday, engine had 1050 miles, I think its a better idea, I'll change it again at around 3000 miles. Be careful though the oil comes out at a much higher pressure then on my old RS. naturally use 5w30
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Old 07-14-2003, 06:49 PM   #7
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Changed mine at 1K, and noticed a little metal in the oil, I'll do another change in 2 weeks when I am at 3K. Mobile 1 5W-30 seems to work well.
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Old 07-14-2003, 06:56 PM   #8
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Hatchy,
Mobil 1 is what I use as well.

I guess my ? really should have been "is there some kind of 'special' break-in oil in the car that shouldn't be removed until the first scheduled oil change at 3K miles". That's what the sales guy was inferring.

Now I know he's wrong and I'll change the oil this weekend.
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Old 07-14-2003, 06:59 PM   #9
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Yes,
Now leave it be.
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