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To change or not to change?

So I have 2335 miles on my new truck, 2100 are highway miles not towing anything. My question is since it is brand new, should I get the first oil and filter change out of the way, just to make sure all the machining, and sealant etc. and from particles from being broke in, are out of the system?

Did most of you guys do a preemptive change when new? Or did you just roll with it?

Also, what do you think about a dual fuel filter changers well?

I'm taking itin to the dealer for an 02 sensor that is bad and I could get them to do it then maybe.

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no, thats what your filters are for. Drive it. Its a waste of money to change the oil at that low of miles.
Engine manufacturers spend millions of dollars annually on contamination control.
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I think either way you would be good. I was always told to do an early first oil change on everything I've owned. I plan on doing one when my new truck comes in. Mostly because I plan on a long tow with my 5th wheel shortly after I get it, and Ford recommends a 5-40 weight for more extreme use. I think they come with a 10-30 from the factory. If your not working it very hard right away, I'm sure you'll be fine to wait. Maybe some of the other guys can let us know if they used the factory oil for extreme use right from day one. I think I would wait and do your fuel filters at the recommended intervals.

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no, thats what your filters are for. Drive it. Its a waste of money to change the oil at that low of miles.
Engine manufacturers spend millions of dollars annually on contamination control.
Well said Sir!
I have not performed a premptive oil change on any New vehicle in years. I change my oil every 4500-5000 miles period. Fuel Filter's every 3rd oil change unless I suspect bad fuel contamination. Why waste $$$ with today's technology. Hope this helps.

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I always send my oil in for analysis every change on my vehicles and after seeing the ammount of wear metals in the first oil change on my 12 jeep that werent in my second change was scary. Ill be doing a first oil change on my truck at half interval, I figure why not, it cant make anything worse.

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I always send my oil in for analysis every change on my vehicles and after seeing the ammount of wear metals in the first oil change on my 12 jeep that werent in my second change was scary. Ill be doing a first oil change on my truck at half interval, I figure why not, it cant make anything worse.
I've been thinking about getting an oil analysis done at every oil change as well. What lab do you send to? How much is it?
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Thanks guys, I'm going to do it. If I'm wrong ....nothing bad will happen.

I just remember the old school of changing it after a few miles and time to flush out the break in metals and start the life off clean.

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I have been using Blackstone labs on all my trucks past few years, its around $20 a sample and if you go on there website they send you sample bottles for free, they are really thorough and send detailed write ups on what they find in the oil.

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i did my first at 6500 miles

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When I checked mine around ~3500 the oil seemed very thin. I changed it and now at 7000 it appears normal. You just never really know whats in there unless you did it yourself.

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