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Old 05-21-2018, 03:43 PM
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Bought my 2017 Cab S new in 12/17 with 10 miles on it. Car now has ~ 400 miles on it and I'm getting oil change notice upon start up. Obviously dealer never preformed on prior to deliver. Can I ignore the "1yr warning" and drive it to 5K or should I get one now? thx
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Looks like, based upon your average of 80 miles a month!, you are going to be a once a year oil change type owner. I say change it out now and get on the once a year program. You'll have fresh oil for the summer when you drive it most, i hope.
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Bought my 2017 Cab S new in 12/17 with 10 miles on it. Car now has ~ 400 miles on it and I'm getting oil change notice upon start up. Obviously dealer never preformed on prior to deliver. Can I ignore the "1yr warning" and drive it to 5K or should I get one now? thx
I would bring it to the dealer for a reset. Its not a year old and only 400 miles. Wait for the year or 5K whichever comes first for the oil change.
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Me personally, I always change the oil @ the first 500 mile mark to purge any contaminants left behind during manufacturing.
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I'm constantly reading about the fear of going to long before an oil change. I would like to hear from those that have had major problems with their engines because of not going by the rules. Sludge would be the biggest fear but with synthetics I think you would really have to abuse the engine and possibly going many thousands beyond needed change. I have owned many cars but never any that were high mileage when I replaced them. I changed my own oil for many decades and will be the first to admit it that I over did it on changing too soon. I guess i'm just sick and tired of being obsessive. The issues I've dealt with have been odd things that you would never expect. Sort of like owning a McLaren.
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I had almost the same scenario with my car although it was lightly used with 975 miles coming from the first owner's 6 months of ownership plus a couple of months in inventory before that. My service advisor didn't advise changing the oil yet and reset it for free. I'm going to wait until a year after the car actually went into service... August in my case.
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Looks like the car sat for a while before it was sold. I would change it if the annual reminder is coming on.
For example, my ordered car was delivered last year in August and has about 5k miles. It will be due for ail change in July/August timeframe.
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Thx. Iĺll probably call my SA and see what he thinks.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:08 PM
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Best thing you could do is take the car out for a nice long “Italian tuneup” and then do an oil change..
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Originally Posted by AnandN View Post
Looks like the car sat for a while before it was sold. I would change it if the annual reminder is coming on.
For example, my ordered car was delivered last year in August and has about 5k miles. It will be due for ail change in July/August timeframe.
Check the build date (sticker on drivers door jam).
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Checking the build date would be a start. Another thing that will provide confirmation of whether to change the oil would be to send a sample off for analysis. 400 miles is hardly any use. I suspect the analysis results will come back with plenty of life left on the oil.
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Originally Posted by AnandN View Post
Looks like the car sat for a while before it was sold. I would change it if the annual reminder is coming on.
Agreed.
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