- May 17, 2009
- N.H, U.S.A.
5K miles and complete warm-up during the commute should be fine and easy - unless there is an engine tune problem or PCV issue, or coolant leak into the oil. On second thought, If you have the resources do a UOA, If good you can recoup the cost in likely one extended OC interval. If it's bad, your wallet will be emptying soon - but you may be able to save your car and get longer service out of it.... Blanket statements can lead to trouble, spend a few extra $$ on your next oil change and get a UOA. Assuming your driving conditions remain about the same going forward you'll know for certain. ... Spend the money on a UOA, and eliminate the guesswork.
New car cost is INSANE. Exception: off lease German luxury. Buddy just bought a "mint" BMW 750Li for $11k. The N63 "hot V" Turbo 4.4L engine is covered by BMW customer care package for subsequent owners for FREE for 120K miles.
Odd engine design with exhaust ports and turbo(s) in the " Vee"