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When to do first oil change?

3000, 5000, 7500 or whenever the indicator hits 15%?
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3000, 5000, 7500 or whenever the indicator hits 15%?
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Alternatively, you could follow the guidance in the owner's manual which says to have the oil changed when the remaining engine oil life is less than 5 percent and the "SERVICE DUE NOW" message is displayed.
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The most important thing is "DO NOT" change your first oil until it reaches mm 5%. There are very important additives in the engine oil which comes from the factory, which helps in longer engine life. After that it is your choice either go with MM or change every 5k
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The most important thing is "DO NOT" change your first oil until it reaches mm 5%. There are very important additives in the engine oil which comes from the factory, which helps in longer engine life. After that it is your choice either go with MM or change every 5k
i read somewhere else on the forum about the additives...but does the manual specifically state to wait until 5% before the first oil change (don't have a manual handy)? our first change is in the near future

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change it when it hit 15%.. Make sure you monitor the engine oil level all the time..

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The factory oil has a lot of additives to reduce friction. The MM is a good gage as it monitors temp, speed, horsepower being used and more. I don't have the link handy but the new oils are engineered to their respective OEM. It is really a waste of money and resources to not follow the recommendations.
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