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First oil change on V6

At what millage did you do it and what oil did you use?
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Re: First oil change on V6

I just did my first change at 3600 miles. That's when my jeep told me the oil change was due. I had the dealer change the oil since the first four are free
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Re: First oil change on V6

Did mine at 6000 miles, the indicator hadn't bugged me yet, I was just thinking it was time. I'm not sure what the dealer used, I think it was regular Castrol GTX.
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Re: First oil change on V6

I did mine at 2500 Km at the dealer and will probably do it again at 5000 Km. After that don't know if I will wait for the light to come on or do it every 5k again. The book sais every 10k . I just don't know what's best to do on the new motors. Still doing research on what's best for new motors.
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Re: First oil change on V6

I am thinking to do in 3K with Mobile One synthetic. Anyone thinking synthetic might be overkill for this car/first oil change?
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Re: First oil change on V6

I think synth is mostly like a 3000 mile oil change- overkill, but won't hurt and can provide peace of mind. I haven't decided yet what I'll use for the long term, but with modern conventional oils you won't have any problems even at the 8000 mile intervals. I'll probably compare the price to a quality synthetic (if we're talking a couple bucks a go, I'll likely use synthetic, but if we're talking $10/change, I'll prob. stay dino).
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Re: First oil change on V6

2,800 miles. I used Mobil 1 Synthetic 5w30 - 6 quarts. Had to purchase the oil filter from the dealership because I could not find an aftermarket filter (Mobil 1 or K/N). Maybe they don't make them yet. I change my own oil.
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Re: First oil change on V6

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2,800 miles. I used Mobil 1 Synthetic 5w30 - 6 quarts. Had to purchase the oil filter from the dealership because I could not find an aftermarket filter (Mobil 1 or K/N). Maybe they don't make them yet. I change my own oil.
Could it be ordered from Mopar? Does it need something besides filter, like additional gasket or something?
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Re: First oil change on V6

I was told to change to synthetic after the break in period of seating the valves .(Or something like that) Around 25-35000 km . If you do a google search you will find that many people recommend not to change it over right away.
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I was told to change to synthetic after the break in period of seating the valves .(Or something like that) Around 25-35000 km . If you do a google search you will find that many people recommend not to change it over right away.
25-35k or 2500 to 3500
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Re: First oil change on V6

25,000 km to 35,000 km is an ideal time to switch over to synthetic.
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25,000 km to 35,000 km is an ideal time to switch over to synthetic.
What? I am normanlly changing car at 35K ...
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