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If the manual says 8,000 then it's good for 8,000 miles. Personally, I'd change it for the first time around 1,000 miles then do it on every 5,000 mile mark after that, but everyone has their own way of doing things and they're reasons(or at least the reasons they believe) for doing things...
Your schedule sounds better than the manuals. I will be going my oil changes soon than later as well.
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I don't know about the whole better oil and better engines theory to why the oil lasts longer. I was recently on a NAPA training course and the man putting it on claims its just for the companies to say their vehicles have a lower cost of ownership and also it lowers the carbon credits they use.

I drained the oil out of my 2012 with 500km on it and replaced it with synthetic and I plan to change it every 6000 kms or so. I know at the garage I work at we have a couple customers coming in with newer GM's with the oil life monitor and they are going over 12000kms between changes. One of which has 48000km on it and it lowered 2L since the last change and he still wants to go by the monitor.

This system is the reason I went with a brand new truck. I could be wrong but I don't think an oil change is that expensive compared to replacing an engine.
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Having worked for a dealer, I'd recommend following the manual to a "T". I've seen warranty work declined based on non-recommended oil changes.

It says 8k, it'll be 8k-ish. It's their specs, use them.
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I don't know about the whole better oil and better engines theory to why the oil lasts longer. I was recently on a NAPA training course and the man putting it on claims its just for the companies to say their vehicles have a lower cost of ownership and also it lowers the carbon credits they use.
That's what I've suspected all along. Thanks for bringing that up.

As for following the oil changes to a T no dealer could win an argument that the oil was changed too often.
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Having worked for a dealer, I'd recommend following the manual to a "T". I've seen warranty work declined based on non-recommended oil changes.

It says 8k, it'll be 8k-ish. It's their specs, use them.
Have to agree with pogster on that one. Denied warranty due to changing oil too often? Come on.
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Having worked for a dealer, I'd recommend following the manual to a "T". I've seen warranty work declined based on non-recommended oil changes.

It says 8k, it'll be 8k-ish. It's their specs, use them.

What?????????????? Changing your oil more frequently will and cannot void your warranty. And more so if your getting them done at the dealer, they be waiting for you with fresh timmies coffee.
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