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

Hey guys,

I have a 2012 Laredo with close to 1,500k miles and was wondering when folks changed their oil for the first time? Did you do it earlier then usual to get any initial manuf. debris out of the motor? I tried searching on this topic and couldnt get a definitive answer. Also, is it ok to switch to synth at this point or would it be better sticking to conv.?

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A very excited new Jeep owner!
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Hey guys,

I have a 2012 Laredo with close to 1,500k miles
1,500,000 miles and no oil change yet!!!

lmao

I did mine at 300 miles, 3k, 6k ... 12k and so on.



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

i did mine at 1k miles with M1 5w-20 as recommended for a V8 with M1 filter too.
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Just did my first at 3,500 miles and put synthetic in the WK2.
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Re: When to change oil for the first time and what kind?

I did mine at 8k per the manuel. Only using synthetic and have the v6.
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I found this as good info. From my research I felt my first oil change should of happened soon, I did 300 miles. I also broke my Jeep in kind of hard. It runs like a champ.

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm


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

LOL, just caught that! I'd be psyched if i could have it that long. Based on what i see here i'm going to change the oil this weekend and over the synth, again thx everyone for the input!
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Re: When to change oil for the first time and what kind?

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I found this as good info. From my research I felt my first oil change should of happened soon, I did 300 miles. I also broke my Jeep in kind of hard. It runs like a champ.

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm


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

My first oil change was at 3500 miles, the crankcase was refilled with the recommended oil from my friendly 5 Star dealer's bulk tank.

The manufacturer's recommended oil change interval is 8000 miles. I have used synthetic in several previously owned cars. They were Corvettes and another car with a turbocharger. I usually changed the oil in those cars at 8K to 10K miles.
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Re: When to change oil for the first time and what kind?

My plan is to do the first change at about 2K miles (about 400 miles from now) using my dealer incentive for the first oil change. My first 1500 miles was pretty much highway driving on a business trip and a personal trip right after delivery, so there really wasn't any option to change it sooner. The next one after the first change will be about on schedule and I'll likely switch to synthetic for the remaining time I own the vehicle.
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Re: When to change oil for the first time and what kind?

V6 here

Dumped the factory fill at roughly 500 miles and switched over to Pennzoil Ultra 5W-30. Then every ~4000 miles after that. New oil filter (Mopar) each time of course.
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Re: When to change oil for the first time and what kind?

I will add to this also, LOL , changed oil in my rig with Hemi, at 1,212 miles, and I used Mopar oil filter with Castrol 5w-20 wt syntec blend oil.
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