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This is what the filter out of my 2017 Equinox looked like with 1400 miles...

 

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And yes, that's metal shards, paint chips, and pieces of what I think is gasket material.

 

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Understood, but most people have never actually seen it.

 

We have these discussions about early oil changes all the time, and flushing early to remove debris is always the argument. It's just nice to have pictures...

 

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This is what the filter out of my 2017 Equinox looked like with 1400 miles...

 

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And yes, that's metal shards, paint chips, and pieces of what I think is gasket material.

 

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Just curious, why the oil change at 1400 miles? Any symptoms of problems? Or just cautious?

 

The oil life guides for my wife's 2017 Equinox is at 50% after about 3600 miles.

 

In my '04 Colorado, my change oil warning took 12000 miles to show up. I had been changing at about 5k previously but was curious to see how long the computer would say. I was checking level & color/odor all along.

 

The old 3k recommendation is long gone unless you drive in a city or own a Jiffy Lube.

 

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Just curious, why the oil change at 1400 miles? Any symptoms of problems? Or just cautious?

 

The oil life guides for my wife's 2017 Equinox is at 50% after about 3600 miles.

 

In my '04 Colorado, my change oil warning took 12000 miles to show up. I had been changing at about 5k previously but was curious to see how long the computer would say. I was checking level & color/odor all along.

 

The old 3k recommendation is long gone unless you drive in a city or own a Jiffy Lube.

 

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These 2.4l are known to not respond well to the OLM-driven (i.e., extended) OCIs. The 1400 miles was to get that metal flake out of the sump and oil typically shears pretty quickly in a fresh engine in my experience. I will change again at 5000, and continue with 5000 mile intervals for ease of memory.

 

I've taken conventional oil to 45k miles before changing it, so I'm no beginner in the oil past 3k mile thing...

 

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Understood, but most people have never actually seen it.

 

We have these discussions about early oil changes all the time, and flushing early to remove debris is always the argument. It's just nice to have pictures...

 

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yes it is, thanks for sharing!

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