I appreciate the input. Some folks say: worth it, because of shavings as everything sets? Do you think that is true of new engines or is it a hold out thing from years gone by?Count me as a NO! Waste of oil, and a filter. Maybe do it at 3K, then when the OLM indicates, but no less that once a year, or whatever the owners manual calls for.
Do you think a risk of metal shavings entering the oil from new engines?It's Not Necessary to do that. Your breaking the car in for the first 500 miles, the owners manual doesn't say to also change the oil at 500 miles. I would change the first oil change at 3000 Miles if it makes you feel better than every 5000 miles afterwards or you can follow your owners manual to a T.
Todays synthetic oils don't break down in protection like regular oil does. Regular will go 5000 miles even if driven hard.
I use to waste oil money and filter working about these things , Now it's every 5000 miles and everything is good. Oils is still pretty clean at 5000 miles.
Again, I think the risk is low and I do this out of old habit. Any particles big enough to cause mischief (unless you are pretty unlucky) are going to wind up in the oil filter fairly quickly. I would think any "shavings" are going to be flushed out before the engine is assembled. I'm after burrs that fleck off during break-in. However, those likely get trapped by the filter fairly quickly.Do you think a risk of metal shavings entering the oil from new engines?
I just changed it at 500 mile intervals for 2 changes, then went to the normal 6k. Never found any shavings of significance. Was just a matter of getting everything flushed over several changes.No surprise there unless you dropped the pan and flushed it out with kerosene like the old days.
No I do not. There is no metal shavings floating around your engine during break up. If this was the case, the owners manual would state to change your oil after 500 miles, your over thinking it.Do you think a risk of metal shavings entering the oil from new engines?
Nah, maybe 15th?No I do not. There is no metal shavings floating around your engine during break up. If this was the case, the owners manual would state to change your oil after 500 miles, your over thinking it.
Just so you know, I have owned new cars since 1990. I get a new one every few years or the wife does. We both drive new cars all the time and never once have I felt is was necessary to change my oil at 500 miles or there was metal shavings floating around my engine.
This is a topic you need to get past. Is this your first new car? I know you want to pamper it and all that but don't worry about this man, everything will be fine.