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Dale Bowman
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So ... when I get my car back from Dave I wont have time to get the 'correct' miles on for  oil change before Le Mans. Question is do I ....

1. Leave until I get back and change at approx. 1200miles

2. Change before and leave it at that for the year.

3. Change before and after

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Lee Marshall
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Hi Dale

I'm now about to change mine at just over 1000 miles covered, so I'd be inclined to go with option 1 as my oil still appears pretty golden.

Good luck with Le Mans - now that's what I call a trip; makes my little jaunt look quite tame.

Lee

 

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David Large
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I would do option 3. Too many oil changes will be just about right!

 


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Posted by: Dale Bowman

So ... when I get my car back from Dave I wont have time to get the 'correct' miles on for  oil change before Le Mans. Question is do I ....

1. Leave until I get back and change at approx. 1200miles

2. Change before and leave it at that for the year.

3. Change before and after

Answers on a postcard please 🙂

Dale, if I’m right in assuming this is a newly-built and freshly-machined engine, I’d suggest an oil and filter change now and another oil and filter change when you get back. I’d also do one at, say, 3000 total. 

The filter’s more important than the oil, as it catches the metal contaminants from the  newly-machines surfaces as they bed in. The amount of swarf produced over the first few thousand miles depends largely on the quality of the machining work, so it’s cheapest to play safe. 

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Dale Bowman
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Posted by: Lee Marshall

Hi Dale

I'm now about to change mine at just over 1000 miles covered, so I'd be inclined to go with option 1 as my oil still appears pretty golden.

Good luck with Le Mans - now that's what I call a trip; makes my little jaunt look quite tame.

Lee

 

Lee ... both engine and box are supposed to get their first changed at 500miles. This is why I have a quandary. But I think I'll be doing before and after as David & Roger suggest 😎. To be honest I was leaning that way in any case

 

 

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Lee Marshall
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Oh rats - I'll be mostly changing mine right now then, before I go to bed...

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