This is why you change your oil at 4-500 miles

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  1. DrBuick

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    440 miles dirty and metal flakes all normal brake in. Will make a post on how to change
     
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    thanks for sharing. this is a must in my opinion, especially after seeing this.
     
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    Would u also suggest a magnetic drain plug Dr. ?
     
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    Won't help with the oil cooler in place. It's a pita to do a oil change on these cars
     
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    Where's the long filter element from?
     
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    Thanks for sharing J
     
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    I always cut my filters open and inspect them (some of my cars are just a cartridge which is even easier). Is there something wrong with me LOL.

    I was going to do my first change at 1000. I may move that up to 500. I have the Pennzoil 0W40 SRT oil and the Mopar 041 filter ready. That 041 looks like a Wix. Nice filter. If it's a WIX I wonder if it is the standard or the XP version. I'll cut that open too but it's going to be a while. I'm two cheap to cut open a new one.
     
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    Good stuff Doc
     
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    Thanks Doc. I'll be acquiring oil and filters ASAP. First oil change for me (~500 miles or less) should be day two or three for me.
     
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    Dr. B, what are we looking at there? is that the inside of the filter? What color was the oil?

    And yes, a brief writeup with pics would be nice.
     
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    The oil is all fine metal particular look at the color draining oil
     
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    Others have different views, mine is yes, at the oil pan and also oil cooler. Also rear differential and transmission. Also magnets on the oil filter.

    I have different machines (watercraft, motorcycles and other vehicles, cars and trucks) that have oil coolers and I do all those things and generally see particulate build up on the oil drain bolt regardless...

    I definitely agree change like Doc recommended, I did saw same. Also doing rear end at 1000 miles for same reasoning.

    I specd a oil drain bolt with magnet on another thread, will add the spec for the oil cooler plug with magnet there and others as I find them.
     
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    I will also do my Trans. Right before the power tour
     
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