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LS3 Running in and oil change.

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by PRISEENE, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. PRISEENE

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    Running in a 2016 SSV Redline LS3 and oil change??
     
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    Running in I accelerated through the rev range in each gear, then let it decelerate without braking repeatedly. Moderate take off's nothing too hard, but you want the engine to work a bit right from delivery. I also changed the oil at the 1,000K check up, then between each regular service interval.
     
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    I drove mine fairly hard right from the get go. No crazy launches, kept it away from from limiter, but still gave it plenty of throttle and plenty of revs.
    Dropped the oil and filter at 1000kms, and have done so again at 5000kms. Every 5k is oil and filter for me.
     
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    Excellent, my thoughts as well. Drove 500kms+ for a burger at a average temp on 5 degrees.. NOW for the oil ?? Your thoughts People ?
     
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    ... ditto here with the HSV
     
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    when i do the changes, GENUINE FILTER and Penrite HPR5 (5W-40)
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    I get the dealer to stick in AC DELCO Hi performance 5W-40
    (as they do NOT use Mobil1 any more for HSVs... they use generic MOBIL workshop 5w-30 for all LSx engines)
     
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    Because the cars under warranty I use penrites 5w30 Dexos approved oil.
     
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    Hey guys,

    Do I void my warranty if I chance my own oil and filter?

    Darren
     
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    If it is mid service change as long as you use the gen oil filter how would they know ? If you want log book servicing, you need to be a mechanic.
     
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    The last time I was in at Holden, I asked that question. Owner oil changes will not void warranties. Use approved oils and filters mate and you'll be fine.
     
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    To clarify that, yes you can change your oil between logbook servicing, but you cannot perform the logbook services yourself if you want to keep your warranty. You need to have it completed by a licensed mechanic or your dealership. That said, they generally won't go chasing up your service history for the purposes of warranty unless there's been a major failure.
     
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    Thought the oil was for run in and is good for the first 15,000km
     
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    Don't stress, it will be fine.
     
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    I have never let a car do 15000 on it's first batch of oil. 100k's for my LS3
     
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    Yes, people have their own preferences but it will not do any harm by following manufacturer specs.

    rarely will a modern engine die due to oil related issues.

    We don't need to go into the oil change argument as its been done a million times...
     
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    Is there a standard oil that Holden dealers use for the LS3 in servicing (and what is it if it is... my sticker has Valvoline on it) or does it vary between dealers?
     
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    Standard oil is whatever is the cheapest while still meeting the Dexos standard.
     
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    Just ordered myself a Redline manual (now have to wait for it to be built) what kind of running in can I do around town? only rev it up to 4,000 rev max nothing over for the first 500km? change gears between 2-2.5 revs? should i change down through the gears when running in or let it slow down in the gear you have it in? eg 4th? then put into 1st on take off?

    Thanks in advance guys
     
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    I went with the harder run in style, loading it up and going through the revs (not redlining it). Numerous people had said LS3 engines need a good run in.

    Will get back to you in 10 years to let you know if it works or didn't work
     
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    This rules out my theory of downshifting. Its from the Chevy SS Manual

    New Vehicle Break-In

    Use the following precautions to
    improve performance:

    For the first 1000 km (621 mi):
    Do not make full throttle starts.
    Avoid downshifting to brake or
    slow the vehicle.
    Do not drive at any one constant
    speed.
    Use moderate acceleration in
    lower gears.
    Avoid vehicle speeds above
    110 km/h (68 mph).

    Between the first 1000 km
    (621 mi) and 5000 km (3,107 mi),
    heavy acceleration in lower
    gears may be used.
    Vehicle speeds above 110 km/h
    (68 mph) should be limited to
    five minutes per use.

    Avoid making hard stops for the
    first 350 km (217 mi) to avoid
    premature wear and early
    replacement of brakes.
     

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