Originally Posted by FLAJIM
On a new 2012 4 2.7. In the old day and on my Harley's I always do the first oil change at 1000 miles. The old story was to get all the new metal shaving out of the oil...... anyway the dealership and manual says 5000, what do most of you do ???
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The break in and first oil change issues bring out widely varied opinions.
Thing is, opinions are like assholes - everyone has one and some stink more than others.
Regardless what the 'experts' above say in regards to break in, read your owners manual - it lays out clear guidelines to follow (up to 1600 km) to properly break in your new truck. I have broken in a few new vehicles by following strict parameters on max RPM and throttle application - this one will be no different.
The manual does say to do the first oil change at the same interval as all subsequent changes (6 months or 8000 km - whichever comes first) but my new truck will get its first at 1600 km, when break in is complete. My 1GR-FE has conventional 5w- 30 from the factory and will be getting full synthetic at the first change and all changes after that - every 6 months (Spring and Fall) since I won't normally get 8000 km in 6 months.