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This is a discussion on oil change on subys, easy! within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I just changed the oil lastnight on my new 04 wagon (500 miles) for the first time. It was also ...

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    oil change on subys, easy!

    I just changed the oil lastnight on my new 04 wagon (500 miles) for the first time. It was also my first time changing oil on a Suby. I can't believe how great of a location the oil filter is in, nice and simple to get to. All of the million other cars that I've changed the oil in are a pain in the ass, gotta like that boxer engine configuration. It takes longer to take the lower engine guard off than it does to change the oil and filter...

    rock on, after another 100 miles are so, I'm going to drive it like I own it, can't wait!

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    Re: oil change on subys, easy!

    Originally posted by crampers
    I'm going to drive it like I own it, can't wait!
    Drive it like you stole it.
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    good point, drive it like I stole it or rented it, don't know what I was thinking this morning when I wrote that, too early I guess...

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    For the break-in period, I drove the tires like I stole them (they'll be the first things to go), the engine like I own it and the transmission like I sold my soul for it and if I break I die.

    Now that its broken in I drive the engine like I am borrowing it from a friend and he won't know what I did to it but I can't break it, the tranny still like I sold my soul, and the chassis & tires like I stole it. "Treat the shift knob like an eggshell" and you'll be alright.

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    You changed your oil at 500 miles? Doesnt the oil have some kind of additive in it for break in purpose?

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    yea, i was told to leave it to 3000 like the manual said b/c its got some detergents in the initial oil.

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    I just hit 1000 miles tonight!! WOOOO HOOOO this thing zips!!

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    Originally posted by Dream
    You changed your oil at 500 miles? Doesnt the oil have some kind of additive in it for break in purpose?
    no

    but typically a different viscosity is used to allow a little more friction.

    changing it at 500 is a bit anal. waiting till 1000 is a good idea, so that when you start driving hard, any break in sediment is removed from the system.

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