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To change oil or not

I've always changed my engine oil at 1000 miles. This engine I am waiting until 2500, which I will be at tomorrow. Is it smart to change the oil this early on this engine.

I have read multiple threads about the break in and that there is break in oil. This is why I have waited until 2500 miles. I will be switching to valvoline
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All in all I am just looking for some in site from experienced PSD owners.

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It probably wouldn't hurt. I changed mine at 4000 miles without any reasoning behind it, other than it was a convenient time for me. I'll be changing my oil every 5000 miles or so. I own a PSD but wouldn't consider myself an experienced owner. I'm learning along the way...
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I'd wait a little longer.

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Thanks guys. I may wait till 5k.

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Yep I'd wait until 5k. Any sooner and you'd just be wasting your money. And honestly, after the first change, you could really extend the intervals to 10,000 miles or whenever the computer tells you to.


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As far as oil, I use Hydrotex 5w40 LEO. I have used Schaefer's Supreme 9000 before and that was good as well.

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USAF. Never heard of that oil. I'll check it out. Thanks!

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One of the fears with each oil change is the dreaded "typewriter noise" that the 6.7 can develop after an oil change for no apparent reason. If you aren't familiar with it just do a search and you'll find many threads regarding it. It's harmless to your engine, a real aggravation if you don't like added noises.
Personally, I left my break-in oil in a little long and changed it at 4,000 miles hoping it would help avoid the typewriter noise (it didn't). The next oil change at 7K. I change every 3K.

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My first oil change almost 2 weeks ago at 2,813 miles. Let the Ford house put their own 15w40 in since the first change was free. Was prepared for the typewriter to start clicking. Quiet as a church mouse, no tick. Starting Rotella 5w40 at 6k.

Everyone has their own opinion, mine is change it. If it helps me sleep at night, it's worth it. Certainly can't hurt.

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