Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Oil Change - Worth It?

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    MagPie's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    226
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Oil Change - Worth It?

    Is it worth having the oil and filter changed on a new engine after the first couple of thousand miles?

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    Man-Chun (M-Accessories)'s Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    1,344
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    To keep the engine in best condition its best to change oil every 10k on NA cars or 4-6k on turbo cars. Doesn't matter old or new

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    MagPie's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    226
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Didn't new cars have to have an oil change after the first thousand miles? Have things improved that much now that you can run a new car on the oil supplied from the factory, right up to it's first service?

  4. #4
    Status
    Offline
    Man-Chun (M-Accessories)'s Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    1,344
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    I myself would change the oil after the 1k run in

  5. #5
    Status
    Offline
    Steve's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    5,062
    Mentioned in
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    If you are dropping the oil early in the engines life (up to 3000 miles) DO NOT go for the best fully synthetic oil at that change. The bearings and that in the engine will be bedding in AND the piston rings will still need to wear into the bore shape. Putting fully synth in an engine can virtually negate wear, which will prevent things bedding in properly, you will get oil consumption.

    This is one of the reasons that manufacturers change the oil early on as well, as the engine will have been filled with a lower grade oil at factory, to allow things to bed in nicely, then they put in the 'proper' oil.

  6. #6
    Status
    Offline
    Man-Chun (M-Accessories)'s Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    1,344
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Isn't the newer engines ran in already?

  7. #7
    Status
    Offline
    SmellyTofu's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    527
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    No, if you actually take an engine apart, the cross hatchings are still on the cylinder walls.

    Just change it right after the run in period to some semi synthetic stuff.

  8. #8
    Status
    Offline
    Steve's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    5,062
    Mentioned in
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    The cross hatch is honed into the bore to retain the oil and lubricate the piston rings, it shouldn't wear away. The piston rings have to bed into the shape of the bore, so get a better seal. Most bores are not absolutely round

  9. #9
    Status
    Offline
    MagPie's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    226
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    For about £35 my local dealer will do the oil and filter, probably with semi synthetic oil. I'm up to around 1800 miles, and that's been town driving.

    Would I be OK to go ahead and do it now? I just thought it might be a good idea to dump the factory oil.

  10. #10
    Status
    Offline
    Man-Chun (M-Accessories)'s Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    1,344
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    MagPie what does it say in the manual ?. I haven't actually read it , i got my car iwth 10k miles on it so i didn't have to go through this procedure. What i do know is all vaux oil is rebranded shell so all are very good oils. Also what engine are you running m8?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30-07-2013, 15:32
  2. Is it worth 1.8 to 2.2 change
    By BoltonDave in forum Astra Discussion & Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-04-2005, 01:22

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •