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Old 03-25-2003, 02:04   #1 (permalink)
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I just checked the oil in my car (always do) and seems to be just above the ADD mark. I recently bought some oil to do a bit of a top up. Now I will keep an eye on it to make sure nothing comes of it (and i am probably just being paranoid). The car has done 7500km (i haven't done any long distance driving probably since the FPV cruise). Based on people's opinions (which i take with high regard) it is time for an oil change. Could it be that it does need an oil change and/or the engine wearing in (my first new car) hence using a little bit more. Or should i just forget about the post, change the oil and wait and tell the dealer. Sorry guysi know it doesn't make sense but i am really paranoid!!!
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Well i do know that the Inline 6 does take abit more oil during run in and when the engine is still tight but it will settle in as the km's rack up. Just keep an eye on the oil. If you get it changed at the dealer they might on fill it to the max anyways. Best way is to do the oil change yourself.
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I think it is common for some engines to use a bit in the first 10k or so.. Im no expert tho, perhaps someone else can shed some light?
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Should be normal during runing, until the rings are bed in at least.
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ok thanx guys i just wanted to make sure. better safe than sorry. I will keep oan eye on it, and most likely do an oil change today....
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You can never give a car too many oil changes. I would leave off using synthetic for a while until the motor loosens a bit. Just use the grade recommended in a normal mutligrade oil.
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