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Re: OIL change required ??
your intervals are pretty short, I wouldn't expect the first change reminder to come on until you approach the 5,000-6,000 mile like we've seen from some of the first reports. The oil change reminder is algorithm based, it doesn't really know that your oil is dirty, but it determines the changer interval based on your use of the vehicle. There is something about your driving style, driving conditions, or weather conditions that are causing the computer to recommend a change. Perhaps lots of idling, stop and go, short trips etc...., dunno. It is all duty cycle based. I haven't had one come up yet but others have.
Mobil1 0w-40 can easily go the recommended interval of 6,000 miles, I would not dump it out any sooner than 5,000 miles, dumping it out sooner is a waste of money and perfectly good oil, especially at that price. This oil protects turbo Porsche engines in upwards of 10,000-15,000 mile intervals, so it can easily protect this engine for up to 6,000.
Last edited by JSRT4; 04-13-2008 at 08:27 PM.