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Old May 31st, 2000, 06:03   #8
Ric Woodruff
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Join Date: Feb 1999
Default Re: First oil change (do it myself job)

Howard, data from an oil analysis at 5,000 miles of your vehicle is useless. During most of those miles, your engine was still breaking in, so oil analysis number are meaningless during that time period.

In fact, my manual states that the engine is breaking in during the first 3,000 miles. I can tell you that my own engine was STILL breaking in between 40K and 50K miles, as evidenced by my MPG still increasing during that time period.

Ric Woodruff

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