AnswerID: 142251 Submitted: Saturday, Dec 03, 2005 at 14:48
Member - Oldplodder (QLD)
Good points above, long trips with varying speed etc.
Worry though the first service not being until 15000.
Seen the small burrs and bits of metal that come out at the 1000 or 1500k service from things bedding in? A real eye opener.
Found with my diesel that with good oil, it didn't really fully bed in the rings until 70,000k, when it stopped using oil between changes. Was only just loosening up at 20,000k.
Only just starting to get some oil usage now at 260,000. About 300 to 500ml between oil changes. Not enough to worry about a top up.
When I picked it up on the Friday, I booked it in for the 1500k service on the Monday, and did 800k that night running up the highway and back varying speed.
Salesman gave me a funny look at that one! I asked to look at the filter and oil at the service. Had to be a dealer service because of the warranty.
After the 1500k service varied revs more and started putting more load on the engine.
But then I am a little fussy about my cars :-) Some say too much.
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Saturday, Dec 03, 2005 at 21:49
Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) posted:
The first service for a cruiser is at 1000 which alot of people think is to change the oil - it isnt! it is just a quick inspection
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