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Old 02-01-2012, 03:06 PM   #1
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Dealer told me to get first oil change at 3000 miles??

So I bought my 2011 gsr brand new back in december and am just passing 1000 miles. I was going to have the dealer do the first oil change however when I called to set it up the service man on the phone told me that since the evo is running synthetic it was too early to get an oil change. Should I listen to him or just go ahead and do the first oil change now??
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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brand new so change it because you dont know how long its been sitting.... but after that every 5k miles if you drive "normally" 3k if you drive "aggresive"
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:12 PM   #3
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I bought my car to the dealer (only cuz the first one was free) to get the oil changed at 3000km (1864miles) to get the metal shavings out and because i was driving it pretty hard right off the bat.
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It wouldn't hurt and would be a good idea to change it now, then go every 3k.

As Snake said there are metal shavings from parts breaking in, changing the oil sooner would get most of that out.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:34 PM   #5
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That's what I figured, I'll just go ahead and change it myself since the weather in illinois is going to be nice the next couple days. I just find it strange they told me it's fine until 3000.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:37 PM   #6
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Dont' find it strange, Mitsu dealers are notorious for being staffed with the most retarded walks of life you can find.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:38 PM   #7
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I change EVERY 3k Religiously. It CAN NOT HURT and it's 10 oil changes every 30k vs 6 oil changes every 30k.

at 100$ an oil change, over the course of over a year-- it's only an extra 400$ to protect your motor.

I also did a full fluid change at 7k to remove metal shavings and get Motul fluids into my transmission.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:05 PM   #8
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i got mine x last augest and let dealer change the first one since was free. i took it in dec with about 1800 mile, the first 3 k is usually the motor wearing in so i plan to change again about 3k and get every 3k from there. changing it at 1k woulnt hurt yea and like other mentioned you dont know how long that oil been sitting in there. just make sure you change it again around 3k.

i usually try to change at 3k mile of if less then 3k then i wont let oil sit in there more then 4 months.
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Dont' find it strange, Mitsu dealers are notorious for being staffed with the most retarded walks of life you can find.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:12 PM   #10
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Dont' find it strange, Mitsu dealers are notorious for being staffed with the most retarded walks of life you can find.
I once had the oil changed at the local Mitsu dealer on my Evo VIII and they forgot to put the oil cap back on.
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