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I was reading this months EVO today and the chap was saying that it is coming up for its first service .... his mileage is 19k odd. What are the service intervals on the cup - i assume its the same as the normal 172 ? 19k will be quite overdue !
Varies from car to car. Mine had used so much by 3000 miles that all the warning lights came on. Took it back to the dealer and they got 2 litres in. Always check it.
The funny thing is its never used any since. Must be a running in thing. I had an oil & filter change at 6000 as well. Probably only really necessary if youre doing track days though, but a nice bit of peace of mind.
Has anyone posted this over on http://www.evo.co.ukwww.evo.co.uk ? This is a bit of an over-sight on EVOs part, not there car mind you, just feel sorry for the bugger that buys it after them! They were complaining about it feeling slow and that the engine was making a funny noise!
My SERV and OIL light came on tonight, 3400 miles, checked the oil level and it was exactly half way between the dipstick markers. A cupfull of oil brought it back near the max and the warning light switched off. There was virtually no discolouration of the existing oil. Seems that Renault play safe with their levels....
I managed to burn two "dits" on the oil check after about 2000 miles. I assumed this to be normal when runnng in a new engine, till the rings bed in properly. Decided to change the oil and filter myself (Reno filter + Mobil 1 0W40). I was quite shocked to find how black the original oil was after this mileage. Glad I changed it when I did! Hate to think what it would look like after 12000 miles. (BTW, I generally do quite short journeys every day so probably worst case scenario)