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Old 06-06-2013, 07:51 PM
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Question Synthetic Oil Change ,,, Change Oil Light ???

Ok hears my question??? The dealer is telling me to change my oil every 3k-4k miles ,, and I just dont agree because the change oil light does not come up until aprox 7k ,, the dealer also says that the oil filter is only good for 3k miles! thats BS too! I know all about reseting the light , But what I would like to know is If I install a synthetic oil will the light not come on for a least 8k to 10k miles ??? and Im not talking about aftera 6 month period ,, I just would like to know if I can go longer intervals with out so many oil changes Thanks!!
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:12 PM
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Re: Synthetic Oil Change ,,, Change Oil Light ???

The engine won't know the difference as far as estimating the next oil change. The system is based on the number of resolutions, driving habits etc. It does not analyze the oil.

I didn't see anything in the Jeep manual. Acura specified that synthetics did not extend the interval between oil changes.


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Re: Synthetic Oil Change ,,, Change Oil Light ???

You need to start going to a different dealership for work.



Using a good synthetic motor oil under normal driving conditions, you should be able to get at least 7,000 miles from both the oil & oil filter.

Once my oil light comes on for the first time, I plan on performing my future oil changes using Mobil 1 5w20 and a new stock Mopar oil filter every 5,000 miles...saving all my receipts as well since I plan on changing the oil myself.
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