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Should I????

My new truck has almost 1K miles on her and the dealership told me my 1st oil change is on the house. I don't have any prior experience with this service dept. so I'm always a little apprehensive until I know them better and can trust them. So my question is this, should I have them change my oil at 1K miles to get any metal shavings out from the break-in period or just wait till 5K miles like I have done in the past??? Thanks for your input guys.

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I would wait 5k. I asked the same question an went with 5.

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My thinking behind doing it at 1K is to flush out the metal shavings from the first 1K mile break-in period. And since it is free I'm even more inclined to do it. After that, I may change it every 3-5K miles. Thanks for all the input guys, always lots of great insight on here.

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I had my dealer do a free oil change (Motorcraft 5-40 syn) at 500mi and then started towing.
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I had mine changed at 5k and sent a sample into blackstone labs to see how the factory oil looked.
The report showed the metal content was minor and the lubricity levels were great.

I've been changing my oil every 10k and having a report done every other oil change, the reports come back consistently good.

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I had mine changed at 5k and sent a sample into blackstone labs to see how the factory oil looked.
The report showed the metal content was minor and the lubricity levels were great.

I've been changing my oil every 10k and having a report done every other oil change, the reports come back consistently good.
Every 10k? Are you stock or deleted? I never go past 5000 on mine especially with all this emissions crap on. And to the OP, I'd go 1000 I usually do that on all my new vehicles then again at 3000


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The truck is stock. I can't see any reason to change the oil more often if it still has good lubricity levels and there are hardly any contaminates.

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