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#1: New Miata questions

Posted on 2006-07-22 02:01:53 by Jersey

I just took delivery of a 2006 MX-5 Sport (Copper Red). Could not be
happier.

I have just a couple basic newbie questions that I can't seem to find
answered anywhere.

1. Is there a break-in period? The manual says there really isn't, but
you shouldn't rev the engine for the first 600 miles. (Tough not to!) ;-)

2. It recommends changing the oil every 7,500 miles. Should I ignore
that and change it every 3,000?

TIA-
jersey

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#2: Re: New Miata questions

Posted on 2006-07-22 03:42:56 by Lanny Chambers

In article &lt;RVdwg.7104$<a href="mailto:5K2.5568&#64;fed1read03" target="_blank">5K2.5568&#64;fed1read03</a>&gt;,
jersey &lt;<a href="mailto:jersey-SeventyTwo-&#64;g-mail.net" target="_blank">jersey-SeventyTwo-&#64;g-mail.net</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt; 1. Is there a break-in period? The manual says there really isn't, but
&gt; you shouldn't rev the engine for the first 600 miles. (Tough not to!) ;-)

I would follow the manual.

&gt; 2. It recommends changing the oil every 7,500 miles. Should I ignore
&gt; that and change it every 3,000?

I would. Remember, the 7500 interval is for &quot;normal&quot; service. Read the
fine print, and you'll see that almost no Miata escapes the &quot;severe&quot;
category.

--
Lanny Chambers
'94C, St. Louis
<a href="http://www.hummingbirds.net/alignment.html" target="_blank">http://www.hummingbirds.net/alignment.html</a>

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#3: Re: New Miata questions

Posted on 2006-07-22 07:02:11 by cdagnolo

I tend to lean toward Synthetic or Synthetic blend and start thinking about
it at 3k, make sure I do the change by 5k. For Dino (natural) oil, it's
cheap insurance and I like the 3k interval.

Chris
99BBB

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&gt; In article &lt;RVdwg.7104$<a href="mailto:5K2.5568&#64;fed1read03" target="_blank">5K2.5568&#64;fed1read03</a>&gt;,
&gt; jersey &lt;<a href="mailto:jersey-SeventyTwo-&#64;g-mail.net" target="_blank">jersey-SeventyTwo-&#64;g-mail.net</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt;&gt; 1. Is there a break-in period? The manual says there really isn't, but
&gt;&gt; you shouldn't rev the engine for the first 600 miles. (Tough not to!) ;-)
&gt;
&gt; I would follow the manual.
&gt;
&gt;&gt; 2. It recommends changing the oil every 7,500 miles. Should I ignore
&gt;&gt; that and change it every 3,000?
&gt;
&gt; I would. Remember, the 7500 interval is for &quot;normal&quot; service. Read the
&gt; fine print, and you'll see that almost no Miata escapes the &quot;severe&quot;
&gt; category.
&gt;
&gt; --
&gt; Lanny Chambers
&gt; '94C, St. Louis
&gt; <a href="http://www.hummingbirds.net/alignment.html" target="_blank">http://www.hummingbirds.net/alignment.html</a>

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