After Break In Period
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18

This is a discussion on After Break In Period within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So im pretty sure this question gets asked all the time but should you change the oil right away after ...

  1. #1
    Registered User Cardwell88's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Houston tx
    Posts
    11

    After Break In Period

    So im pretty sure this question gets asked all the time but should you change the oil right away after the the first 1000 mi?i called the dealer and they said 3000 for the first oil change. im at about 1150 and i kinda want to start having a little more fun with my car i just want to be sure that its ok to race the engine with the break in fluids. Ive taken it wot only a few times after the first 1000 just checkin if i need to change to prevent damage to the engine. btw its a 13 wrx hatch

    Thnaks in advance.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Pro Manscaper Mikie13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Palmyra, NJ
    Posts
    21,203
    Why not listen to the dealer? That's good enough for me.

    No point in wasting money right now.
    The Hawk-Eye Alliance #90|The Blobeye Syndicate #0|The Stink-Eye Mob #0|N.E.R.D. Founding Member & #3
    2012 Lightning Red WRX Sedan
    ProcessWest TMIC Cobb SF Intake w/airbox Invidia Catless Downpipe Invidia Q300 Catback Kartboy Short Shifter
    OpenSource tuned by: Matty @ WTF Tuning

  4. #3
    He simply abides. SD_GR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    CA, US
    Posts
    22,981
    I Support ClubWRX
    What does the owner's manual say for your model?
    WRX Info Links, Courtesy TheJ
    Man is a brute.... If you're cruel to him, he respects and fears you. If you're kind to him, he plucks your eyes out. Alexis Zorbas
    I lied. I cheated. I bribed men to cover the crimes of other men. I am an accessory to murder. But the most damning thing of all... I think I can live with it. And if I had to do it all over again - I would. Benjamin Sisko
    DISCLAIMER: Opinions expressed are the author's alone and are inherently worthless.

  5. #4
    and the Funky Bunch Calvinball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Philly Area
    Posts
    5,980
    Typically those who state that they do a change at 1000 do so for added peace of mind, not because it it required.
    - Will
    First Mods: What to do and what not to do
    Current Car: 2014 Golf TDI
    Previous Cars:2012 WRB WRX Hatch, 2004 RSX-S, 1998 Grand Prix GTP
    "Isn't it amazing how smart you feel when you just aren't being stupid?"

  6. #5
    Registered User Cardwell88's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Houston tx
    Posts
    11
    maintenance book they gave me said 3500. I didnt know if its better for the car to do it asap after the break in.

  7. #6
    Pro Manscaper Mikie13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Palmyra, NJ
    Posts
    21,203
    Quote Originally Posted by Cardwell88 View Post
    maintenance book they gave me said 3500. I didnt know if its better for the car to do it asap after the break in.
    Honestly, some people will live and die by saying "Yes you MUST change your oil right after break in!" And perhaps it does have good reasoning. I'm sure there are small metal pieces and shards and microscopic shrapnel from the building process. But, I'm also sure that if it were such a big deal and could cause a problem, the company that provides you with a warranty on their product, would suggest that you DO change it after break in. But they don't.

    FWIW, on my first STI, after my break in, I just went til 3k. Had no problems for the 60k miles I owned the car.
    The Hawk-Eye Alliance #90|The Blobeye Syndicate #0|The Stink-Eye Mob #0|N.E.R.D. Founding Member & #3
    2012 Lightning Red WRX Sedan
    ProcessWest TMIC Cobb SF Intake w/airbox Invidia Catless Downpipe Invidia Q300 Catback Kartboy Short Shifter
    OpenSource tuned by: Matty @ WTF Tuning

  8. #7
    Registered User Cardwell88's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Houston tx
    Posts
    11
    ok so what are some thoughts on getting into high rpms after the break in before the first oil change? should be fine right? i never read anywhere in the manual that its bad just says before 1000 dont go over 4K..

  9. #8
    Registered User ProZach626's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    St. Louis Metro East, on the Illinois side, but not the really bad Illinois side, but also not the really good side.
    Posts
    326
    Stop being so paranoid, or you're not going to enjoy your car. My dealership told me to bring the car back at 3k miles for the first oil change, free of charge.

    After I put my first 1000 miles on it, I have been going WOT in my WRX almost daily and I have 1600 miles on it. I spent 30k on this car, so I'm going to use it to its full potential.

  10. #9
    Pro Manscaper Mikie13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Palmyra, NJ
    Posts
    21,203
    Quote Originally Posted by Cardwell88 View Post
    ok so what are some thoughts on getting into high rpms after the break in before the first oil change? should be fine right? i never read anywhere in the manual that its bad just says before 1000 dont go over 4K..
    Drive it like you stole it. It will be fine.
    The Hawk-Eye Alliance #90|The Blobeye Syndicate #0|The Stink-Eye Mob #0|N.E.R.D. Founding Member & #3
    2012 Lightning Red WRX Sedan
    ProcessWest TMIC Cobb SF Intake w/airbox Invidia Catless Downpipe Invidia Q300 Catback Kartboy Short Shifter
    OpenSource tuned by: Matty @ WTF Tuning

  11. #10
    Registered User Ingo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Posts
    1,110
    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Drive it like you stole it. It will be fine.
    ^+1
    NOW it's time to hit the pedal and see what she'll do. Oil change when due, 3 - 3.5K. Mine's well out of warranty, I change every 5K. Wouldn't be concerned with oil change now, while it wouldn't hurt no nothing not, personally I think it's wasted.
    You can't have everything - where would you put it?

  12. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Miami
    Posts
    109
    Quote Originally Posted by Cardwell88 View Post
    maintenance book they gave me said 3500. I didnt know if its better for the car to do it asap after the break in.
    then how come my owners book say change oil every 7500 miles

  13. #12
    Pro Manscaper Mikie13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Palmyra, NJ
    Posts
    21,203
    Quote Originally Posted by rajalucy View Post
    then how come my owners book say change oil every 7500 miles
    No idea.
    The Hawk-Eye Alliance #90|The Blobeye Syndicate #0|The Stink-Eye Mob #0|N.E.R.D. Founding Member & #3
    2012 Lightning Red WRX Sedan
    ProcessWest TMIC Cobb SF Intake w/airbox Invidia Catless Downpipe Invidia Q300 Catback Kartboy Short Shifter
    OpenSource tuned by: Matty @ WTF Tuning

  14. #13
    MAINEiac 11blackSTi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Land of the Port. ME
    Posts
    2,904
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by rajalucy View Post
    then how come my owners book say change oil every 7500 miles
    Because they changed it. I believe sometime in 2011 actually. Now they should say the the oil should be changed every 7500 miles, but they recommend more frequently (3750 I believe) for cars driven "under severe driving conditions."
    Last edited by 11blackSTi; 06-03-2013 at 02:17 PM.

  15. #14
    Registered User Ingo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Posts
    1,110
    In my owners book (09) it says "turbo is considered severe driving conditions"... But I'd think if that's so for the newer models then the 3750 is a bit of overkill. So I'll just stick with my 5K interval. And maybe overshoot that as I see fit...
    You can't have everything - where would you put it?

  16. #15
    Registered User poi88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    313
    I have 2013 I was told by the dealer 7500 manual says 7500 . I tried to do a change at 1000 but didn't get round to it till 3000. Some people swear by a hard break in before 1000 anyway.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •