Just got the oil analysis back from Blackstone labs. Oil was the factory fill and changed at just over 6000 miles. I was concerned that I might need to change the oil frequently because of the turbo and was a little hesistant to rely on the oil life reminder/calculator. Motor oil has gotten to be too expensive for me to just follow some vague reccomendation, seemed to be worth while to pay for the oil analysis to get a better idea how long to run the oil. My dad swore by the 3,000 mile rule and I followed that for years until I had to start buying sythetics for my cars and motorcycles. anyway I have attached the oil report for those of you that may be interested. appears that I may be able to squeeze 8,000 miles out of the dexos1 . will save some $ not to mention saving a tiny bit of resources. the other cool thing about this report is it gives some insight into how much metal ends up in the oil during break in.
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