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Old 05-20-2013, 10:44 PM
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Importance of first oil change in new equipment

The owners manual states that you must change the oil and filters at the 5 hour mark the first time. Is it because there is metal in the oil from the rings seating? That's the only reason I can come with. What's your thoughts?
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:00 PM
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Yep, just the insides wearing smooth. That break-in oil will have sparkles in it.
Prolly the reason I shudder to even consider buying a used piece of equip...did the original owner do it right from the git-go?

Letting it go until 50+ hours with the break-in oil still in it...would knock a lot of potential hours off of an engine...and it would consume oil the whole way I'd imagine.

PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong, sirs.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:02 PM
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You are exactly right. Usually if you look closely at the oil it will look like metallic paint from the tiny metal shavings in it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:05 PM
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For me it happens at the 5 hour mark, 20 and 50, then every 50 after that. Napa oil filters and rotella-t 10w-30 oil.
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