Originally posted by Mike Murrell
Though not the same class of car, I purchased a 2002 Honda Civic new about a year ago. The sales rep. was emphatic that I not change the factory filled oil for at least 10,000 miles. I called the service mgr. the following day for a confirmation on this. Got the same story.
It would be interesting to learn what other mfgs. have to say about this.
My owner's manual says " A new or reconditioned engine is filled with an initial operation oil in the factory or in a MERCEDES-BENZ service station. This oil is specially developed for the specific operating conditions during the first 1300 - 1600 km / 800 - 1000 miles."