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Old 08-17-2012, 05:25 AM
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Re: When to change oil for the first time and what kind?

Changed mine at 1500 miles. I used the Mopar filter and switched to Mobil One synthetic 5w20 as well.
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Re: When to change oil for the first time and what kind?

I change mine when the reminder pops up. I use regular dino oil (or whatever the dealer throws in).
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:59 AM
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Re: When to change oil for the first time and what kind?

First change at ~2,800 miles. Changed filter (factory) and switched to Amsoil 5/30 full synthetic.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:34 PM
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Re: When to change oil for the first time and what kind?

First change was today, literally, at 1760 miles. Switched to synthetic...which is where I'll stay. Fortunately, this was my first, and thus half-price change with the dealer...that V8 takes a lot of Earl! I will likely be using a different place going forward, however, due to cost.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:19 PM
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Re: When to change oil for the first time and what kind?

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I just read this article, some was a bit over my head but it's interesting. My first thought, though, was that if so much of the break in takes place in the first 20 miles, that's basically a test drive. Not many cars have less than 20 miles when you drive them off the lot, do they?
A lot of wives tales and miss-conceptions about oil. Many here just won't believe the facts and hang onto advice handed down from the civil war.

Most of these WK2s have 30-50 miles on them during the drive from the production line to the train and then from the train to the car carrier and then from the carrier to the dealer lot. Some of you may be saying "but I only have three miles on the odometer" Well the dealers can correct the initial meter reading during prep.

I change oil like I have over the past 20 years and with several motors going strong at 300,000 miles plus, not a hint of sludge. If you are under warranty, use the manufactures recommendation, I changed mine at the 8000 reminder. I switch to full synthetic as soon as its convenient after 12,000 miles and then change the oil and filter annually whether it needs it or not. That is pretty conservative. Anything more often is simply based on the snake oil salesmen and the jiffy lube mafia spreading urban myths.

The exceptions may be racing application or if you tow heavy 100% of the time, or use your WK like a delivery truck.
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Or send your oil for an analysis and see what really is happening with your engine and oil. Then determine the proper interval to change.


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Re: When to change oil for the first time and what kind?

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Most of these WK2s have 30-50 miles on them during the drive from the production line to the train and then from the train to the car carrier and then from the carrier to the dealer lot. Some of you may be saying "but I only have three miles on the odometer" Well the dealers can correct the initial meter reading during prep.
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I'd like to see proof of this statement from a manufacturer or authorized dealer. Never in all my years have I ever heard of such a thing.
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Re: When to change oil for the first time and what kind?

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Changed mine at 1500 miles. I used the Mopar filter and switched to Mobil One synthetic 5w20 as well.
just a question.....I just bought oil for my 2012 JGC 5.7 for the first oil change. I normally buy Mobil 1 for my other cars but I noticed that Mobil 1 didnt have the recommended Chrysler MS 6395 specification. So I went with Castrol 5w20 which had that spec.

you guys know anything about that?
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Re: When to change oil for the first time and what kind?

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Most of these WK2s have 30-50 miles on them during the drive from the production line to the train and then from the train to the car carrier and then from the carrier to the dealer lot. Some of you may be saying "but I only have three miles on the odometer" Well the dealers can correct the initial meter reading during prep.
QUOTE]

I'd like to see proof of this statement from a manufacturer or authorized dealer. Never in all my years have I ever heard of such a thing.
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That seems kind of illegal to mess with the odometer readings, dealer or not.
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Re: When to change oil for the first time and what kind?

I have always had a habit of changing it after the first 500 to 800 miles to get all the funk from being a new engine out .

I have always been a fan of valvoline synthetic blend .
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