M un-powered (rusty
Join Date: Nov 2007
Re: 159 2.2 - first oil change
Servicing to oil changes, everything seems to be very subjective due to the fabulous AR literature exacerbated by differing advice across countries!! I was told and undertsand the same by reading between the lines of the words in the service manual... to change the oil when the oil change warning comes on or at the most every 2 years.
However, me personally... got the oil + filter changed on the 2.2 JTS at 10,000 miles. A new engine will have the running in period and hence the highest amount of metallic particles in the oil. So worth changing the oil early the first time. Subsequently as a balance of cost + need, I would then say, change oil + filter every 10,000 to 12,000 miles. Oil = £40, Filter = £10 approx. Given that the oil does the most work in maintaining the engine, it is worth being conservative and get it changed more frequently than recommended. Afterall no one is going to penalize you for more frequent maintenance and yea..... the engine will say a big thank you by going sweet longer...
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