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Well, guess it's time for an oil change. How do you do that :)

Seriously it's looks like it's going to be a lot of fun! Anybody else changing theirs at 500 miles???

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I'd change my own. I don't have mine yet, so I can't give you specifics, but it's pretty simple. Dunno if it has a regular oil pan or a dual chamber (for cross-member or frame clearance?) with two drain plugs, plus I've heard there is another drain plug somewhere, maybe the oil cooler?

1. Warm it up so the oil is nice and thin (although 0w-40 is pretty thin to begin with).
2. Pull the drain plugs
3. Pull the oil filter
4. Dip your index finger in oil and run it around the rubber seal on the new oil filter
5. Screw it on hand tight (HAND tight, no filter wrenches or other nonsense), it doesn't have to be super tight
6. When the oil quits dripping out of the drain holes, put the drain plugs/bolts back in
7. Wipe off any excess oil from them, so you can spot any leaks
8. Then put the new oil in.

I usually pour oil in until I get within one quart of what it's supposed to hold, then check it, and add 1/4 quart at a time until it starts getting close.
Sounds good, to me; I did hear that the plug on the auxiliary engine oil cooler must be removed so that the oil can be drained from that too otherwise the new oil will get contaminated with some old oil lingering in it. I think, even if it's not stated in the manual, on an expensive car like this with such a hi-po motor, it is probably a good idea to change it at 500 miles or so; And then, driver can apply the full power at will!
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