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I chose to wait until 2500 miles for our first oil change. I know a few on here were insisting on 1000. I split the difference so to speak.

Even though the dealer insisted 5000 would be fine and that I was wasting money - I was confident in wanting to see what this report revealed and provide info for the rest of the community to make their own decisions based on these results.

I used Ford Pass Points - which is weird because I gained 495 points at the same time.

Those of you with more experience - please chime in. I’ve used Blackstone in the past - but, it was for a TDI/Diesel engine and I was moderating metals due to camshaft wear

Breaking-in regime was:

Drove it as suggested by manufacturer. 1,000 went quickly. Lots of hilly backroads, some highway and to and from work - which is only a mile (down/up hill). Wondering if that has something to do with fuel in the oil.

I am pretty certain I kept it below 3500 RPMs (for the most part anyhow) and didn’t take it off-road until after the 1k.

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I chose to wait until 2500 miles for our first oil change. I know a few on here were insisting on 1000. I split the difference so to speak.

Even though the dealer insisted 5000 would be fine and that I was wasting money - I was confident in wanting to see what this report revealed and provide info for the rest of the community to make their own decisions based on these results.

I used Ford Pass Points - which is weird because I gained 495 points at the same time.

Those of you with more experience - please chime in. I’ve used Blackstone in the past - but, it was for a TDI/Diesel engine and I was moderating metals due to camshaft wear


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What engine break-in regimen did you follow?
 

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This thread is useless without interpretation of the analysis. I am not the guy to do said interpretation. Hopefully that guy comes along shortly. And not just some armchair interpreter.
 
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What engine break-in regimen did you follow?
Drove it as suggested. 1000 went quickly. Lots of hilly backroads, some highway and to and from work - which is only a mile (down/up hill). Wondering if that has something to do with fuel in the oil.

I am pretty certain I kept it below 3500 RPMs (for the most part anyhow) and didn’t take it off-road until after the 1k.
 
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Fuel diluted oil is not uncommon in the first oil analysis, the rings aren’t set until the engine works some. If there is too much fuel in the next sample run conventional oil on the next oil change. Lots of short trips, idling or babying an engine can cause fuel dilution. Those rings need some heat and work to seat.
 
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Drove it as suggested. 1000 went quickly. Lots of hilly backroads, some highway and to and from work - which is only a mile (down/up hill). Wondering if that has something to do with fuel in the oil.

I am pretty certain I kept it below 3500 RPMs and didn’t take it off-road until after the 1k.
The one mile short trips can cause oil dilution.
 

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What I get from the commentary is that a catch can is a must. Fuel in the oil is from the emissions/pcv system.
 

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The report is easy to read and I used them in the past on every oil change on my Porsche.

Thanks for sharing.
 
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What I get from the commentary is that a catch can is a must. Fuel in the oil is from the emissions/pcv system.
I’m waiting for someone to make one for 2.3L - UPR Products seems promising. Not that I think that’s the issue.
 
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What I get from the commentary is that a catch can is a must. Fuel in the oil is from the emissions/pcv system.
Fuel in the oil is from the rings not seating and the engine not getting hot enough to vaporize the fuel. A can isn’t going to do anything for either of those conditions.
 
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