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Mystic Cobra
02-28-2004, 12:38 PM
Hey all:
I'd like your opinion. On engine rebuilds I have always changed the oil after 500 miles. The Cobra manual says to change at 1,500 miles. I'm leaning toward a 500 mile change (car has 450 miles on it so far).

What's your thoughts, am I being paranoid or is this just good insurance.

(PS just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get me.)

Thanks in advance for your thoughtsl....

02-28-2004, 01:17 PM
On engine rebuilds....500 miles. Stick with dino oil until 1,500 or more.

02-28-2004, 02:13 PM
True Blue Performance:

After the 45 minute initial start
At the 100 mile mark (just to check for metal shavings)
500 mile mark
1000 mile mark (again, use a magnet to check for metal shavings)
After that..... every 3000 miles.

I was told to wait til about 1500 miles or so if I wanted to switch to synthetic...... I still haven't, still with the good old Valvoline 5W-30.