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New engine care

  • 10-11-2023 12:36pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,972 ✭✭✭

    Is it generally true that a new engine needs certain replacements or other work and servicing done early on in miles. Before the regular service interval kicks in. Thought I heard something along those lines. ICE car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,269 ✭✭✭Miscreant

    Not usually. A service at the required interval should be it really. Is it a whole new car or a new engine we're talking about here though?

    Some manufacturers may look for an early first service, but that is more of a health check than anything else.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,972 ✭✭✭Heighway61

    New engine replacement under warranty at 60k km. I had a thought from somewhere that there was some new engine care that I would need to do. Gotta keep the dealers happy. Holding them to the warranty for the replacement engine was some saga so I wanted to make sure they had no excuse for the remainder of the warranty.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,685 ✭✭✭✭R.O.R

    Look in the manual / service book and it will tell you when it's needs servicing.

    Very, very few cars now needs a running in service after 1,000km or so. Only if it's something exotic, or a Subaru. Everything from the major manufacturers just needs first service when the car tells you, or when the sticker in the window says.