I probably sound like jackass asking this, but what is the reasoning for having to get an oil change on a new car so early? and does it take synthetic?
That's it exactly. Lubricants have come a long way, but those metal bits in the oil from break-in cause excess wear. Definitely a good idea to change it around the 1000 mile mark. Some people argue more some less. I would say anywhere in the 500-1500 mile window is good. I know someone who swears by changes at both 500 and 1500, but that's a little excessive in my opinion.Moss,
Not a dumb question you just don't know but that's how you learn by asking. On a new engine you have a break in period where all your internals are wearing from being new and this creates a small amount of metal in your oil. It's best to drain this early and get that out of your engine. Yes its synthetic but it doesn't matter what oil you have that wear is still in there.
Just about to do my initial change. Is it fairly easy to get to? (can not find any info online yet)I should have done this earlier, but hey, its not everyday you buy a brand new car so I forgot.
Drained the oil at 2.5k miles. But it was too late. It was this nasty manure color. I knew it was totally filthy because it kept foaming as it was coming out. First oil change on a new engine is always the dirtiest, and this hammered that point home.
Some people recommend first oil change at 500 niles, some at 1k miles. Whatever you do, do it before 2k miles lol.
Same here. I even got a hold of Toyota Japan and was told that early oil change is no longer required like they used to. They even sent a letter to Toyota USA Torrance to guarantee the warranty to engine(like their suppose to) if anything happens to the engine.I'll change mine at 10k. We'll see how well the 2ZR holds up.