Would this be subjective...here's my experience. I bought a 1998 Nissan Maxima and I asked for a 1,000 mile oil change. I got ripped off--I later learned to put a mark on the oil filter so I know that the dealer changed it (I was one of those I'll let them change it while under warranty guys way back then). So they never changed it, yet the car went over 300k miles. Did it matter?Got a 2022 Ford Escape SE FWD 1.5L Eco-Boost a few weeks ago. Fifty years ago most people did a first oil change in 100-500 miles to get any "break-in" metal particles out. Yes, we've come a LONG way since then. But does very small engine size make any difference? Having a turbo make any difference? Any other factors that make any difference? Should I just change it in 1 year (I'll never drive enough miles to run the change indicator down, probably looking at 60% oil life remaining at 1 year)? And before scolding, I tried a search but it didn't return anything. Any and all constructive input greatly appreciated.
I think if folks really wanted to do this right, the wear metals particles are all generated in the first few minutes of operating so really need to change it as soon as you get home from the dealer and even then may be too late! Be interesting to do an oil change + UOA after 1 hour, 1 day, 5 days, etc. and graph the curve of iron/aluminum as they drop off immediately to hone in the OCI for this magical first oil change interval!I've never changed early . That's what oil filters are for . Never had an engine issue my whole life .
That engine came with an oil filter, didn't it?
The wife's car came with a manual that suggested 10,000 mile oil changes. It got it's first at 10,000 miles with Mobil1 EP. That was 125,000 miles ago....still seems happy.