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I've done a few searches and haven't come up with anything yet....

Anyone have a part number for the factory oil filter?

Also what size socket is needed to remove the oil filter housing?

Coming up on 5,000 miles and would like to do an oil change now then let the dealer do the 10,000 mile change.

Anyone else done an oil change yet?

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I've done a few searches and haven't come up with anything yet....

Anyone have a part number for the factory oil filter?

Also what size socket is needed to remove the oil filter housing?

Coming up on 5,000 miles and would like to do an oil change now then let the dealer do the 10,000 mile change.

Anyone else done an oil change yet?

Any help would be appreciated.
I wonder if 5000 mile oil changes are overkill for this engine? It has a large sump capacity (6.8 qts, I believe), so I find it hard to believe the oil (synthetic, no less) is worn out or overly contaminated with combustion blowby this early? Also keep in mind the oil filter is collecting the break-in particles. (It's not like a lawnmower engine which has no filter. That's why those have an early hour oil change requirement.) Now if this new design engine still had a 4qt capacity as the first generation 1.8Ts, then by all means change the oil ASAP!
 
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