2017 Q60 Red Sport 400
So, I've reached the official 1,200 mile break-in point. I'm going against manufacturer's recommendations and having my oil and filter replaced today. Wish me luck.
10,000 miles is a lot of mileage for first service. All my high performance motorcycles recommend first service at 600 miles.1,200 miles is a lot for a break in period. Even performance cars like the Nissan GT-R and the Corvette recommend a light-load break-in for the first 500 miles or so.
Every 10,000 or 12 months is what my dealership and the owner's manual recommends.I just usually go with the mileage that my dealership suggests and they call me for a service reminder whenever the time comes. 10,000 miles is a lot between services even if it's not the first one.
Some people I think change their drain plug every oil change which is a good idea. If there's anything you want to make sure is on tight and secure, its the drain plug, plus they are cheap enough to come by.I'll change my oil & filter @ 1000 miles, which should be fairly soon. I already purchased 6-qts of Pennzoil Platinum 0W20 synthetic from Wally's, and the OEM filters ($7.99) and copper drain washers through Amazon, so I'm all set for the 1st oil & filter change.
I requested my oil sampling kits from Blackstone Labs earlier this week, so I'm just waiting for snail mail to deliver them.
I'm post the analysis when it is made available.