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New 'Bu owner here. I didn't notice anything in the owner's manual about a shortened interval for the first oil change. Did I miss it? Or is there nothing special about the first oil change and it should be done at the usual time, when the oil life system tells you to?
 

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People who are obsessed will tell you immediately at 3-4k miles... I schedule an oil change when my oil life reaches 40-45%.

For my first oil change.. I scheduled a change at 55% or around 4,500 miles.
 

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if you think you might want to change the oil, first pull the filter and look at all the metal shavings on it. you'll be changing it that day.
 

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if you think you might want to change the oil, first pull the filter and look at all the metal shavings on it. you'll be changing it that day.
I didnt get to look as I had it done at the dealership at 1000. Is this really common or was it only with a few people? Anyone have any idea if it's known with GM and normal or no? Should we be concerned here or is this typical with break in? Any more common with any particular engine? Anyone see it after the 1k change, or was it gone for good at that point. I ask because I switched to synthetic and didnt plan on changing the filter for another 3-4k and the oil for about 6k.
 

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now days you dont have to worry about break in periods, engines are good to go from the factory, change it when you want, 3000 or 3 months, or if you want, use the oil life system. i havent seen any issues with either ways. on my impala i changed it at 2k on the factory oil, just to get the factory oil out of it. first oil change is optional, i just always change mine at 1k-2k when i get a new car. and after i always go 3k.
 

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now days you dont have to worry about break in periods, engines are good to go from the factory, change it when you want, 3000 or 3 months, or if you want, use the oil life system. i havent seen any issues with either ways. on my impala i changed it at 2k on the factory oil, just to get the factory oil out of it. first oil change is optional, i just always change mine at 1k-2k when i get a new car. and after i always go 3k.
Then what is the deal with metal shavings in the oil at 1st oil change?
 

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I didnt get to look as I had it done at the dealership at 1000. Is this really common or was it only with a few people? Anyone have any idea if it's known with GM and normal or no? Should we be concerned here or is this typical with break in? Any more common with any particular engine? Anyone see it after the 1k change, or was it gone for good at that point. I ask because I switched to synthetic and didnt plan on changing the filter for another 3-4k and the oil for about 6k.
search here on the message board, it seems common. I took my filter into the dealer and they said it is normal and to be concerned if I see that in the 2nd oil change. :rolleyes:
 

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I did my 3.6 LTZ at 500, 1,500 and switched to Synthetic at 3K, i've done this to all my New vehicles ;)
slhaas, after about the 2/3 oil change the oil will have cleaned up, this is normal on new engines, and always ,always change the filter. :D
 

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Has anyone seen it in a second oil change?
I'll tell you tomorrow if the weather is decent. If the snow melts in front of my garage, I can get the Z/28 out and the Malibu in for service. It will be the 2nd oil change.
 

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I'll tell you tomorrow if the weather is decent. If the snow melts in front of my garage, I can get the Z/28 out and the Malibu in for service. It will be the 2nd oil change.
How much snow did you have in Indiana? We have 50 degree weather slated for tomorrow here in WI. I plan on doing most of my other Malibu projects. I had the oil changed, but they put on a generic Penzoil filter, so I'm putting on the K&N I have. I'm also going to removed the trunk badging, clean it out inside and install some of the chrome pieces I got. I was going to install the new K&N air filter too, but the parts store forgot to order it.
 

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How much snow did you have in Indiana? We have 50 degree weather slated for tomorrow here in WI. I plan on doing most of my other Malibu projects. I had the oil changed, but they put on a generic Penzoil filter, so I'm putting on the K&N I have. I'm also going to removed the trunk badging, clean it out inside and install some of the chrome pieces I got. I was going to install the new K&N air filter too, but the parts store forgot to order it.
Last week we had about 13inches in two days. It was around 5 the first day and then it started to sleet which put a lay of ice on top of everything and then that night it snowed. A few days later, we got another 2 and it was blowing so the snow drifted higher in some spots ~ right in front of my garage. :mad:
Its 47 right now and windy. If it does get to 55 like the weather guessers are predicting, most of the stuff should be gone.......and the yard will a big mud pit
 
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