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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

In my case, I'm always changing my oil early, mileage-wise.

That's because I only put about 2500-3000 miles a year on my 4 wheeled vehicles due to riding my motorcycle when the weather is good. Even then, it's still only about 5000 miles each year combined between the bike and the Jeep since I live less than 5 miles from work.

At 18 months in, my Jeep has less than 5500 miles on it. I have 90,000 miles on the motorcycle, but it's over 30 years old. My last truck had 95K after 17 years. I replaced it mostly because I just really wanted something newer and a bit smaller in size than a full size pickup.

The result is, I change the oil about every 8-12 months, which means I'm doing it about every 2-3K.

Right now, my dealer gives me a free change after a certain number of miles or months - which ever is shorter. I easily fall into that for the months, so I take it in to have them do it since I've so far had it in for other things at the same time.

This time, it was the shifter recall and a tire rotation, so I had them do an oil change as well. The net result was, I walked out with a bill for $0 and they even drove me home and picked me back up while they were doing the long process of the recall software update.

Once the freebies run out, I'll likely do the changes myself, but these guys seem to have it together, so I'll let them do it.

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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

i pretty much did it the same way you did way before also switched to penz platium love it 3,500 perfect for me just cant go 6 ,7 thousand like some people say .
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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

I'm planning to switch from Mopar to Amsoil XL synthetic which is 10K miles
Can I switch directly? Or gradually.
I mean in short intervals.
Can I still use the same oil filter (Mopar) for 10K miles.


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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

Do it all in one oil change. OEM Oil filters are designed for 10k.

I'd be sure oil is mopar approved.
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:08 PM
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I'm planning to switch from Mopar to Amsoil XL synthetic which is 10K miles
Can I switch directly? Or gradually.
I mean in short intervals.
Can I still use the same oil filter (Mopar) for 10K miles.


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No need for a gradual change. Just empty the case then dump in 7 quarts of the Amsoil. If the factory interval is 10,000 miles then the OEM filter is fine.
I cannot swear to the XL, but I believe it is MS6395 compliant. I know for fact the SS is.
If you do not already have a source, I can put you in touch with my guy. He is a fellow racer and got me in with Amsoil Racing.
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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

Thanks a lot for your reply. I've changed the oil and it's under monitoring. So far so good.


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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

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Unless you are running with no filter it's not going to damage the engine.

Changing your oil every day can hurt your engine, if you believe some studies. Google it.

Using synthetic is no argument there. It won't hurt anything.

So the OP is sort of asking 2 questions. But it's pretty obvious these days Synthetic is fine to switch to and not many will argue against that. There are arguments its total waste if your gonna do intervals at less than 5K (some would argue higher). But the OP is mostly asking if it's safe to switch so soon.

I say it's not a good idea. And IMHO he more likely to do harm than prevent harm doing it quite so early. But in reality it probably won't hurt. But I'm arguing that you are erroring on the more harmful side than less. And I'm not arguing against it because it's synthetic. I'm arguing to let the factory oil stay in their a little while.

What you folks are saying is every motor that people go by the book on maintenance using dino oil is going to be toast. Just isn't the case. I doubt Chrysler would offer life time warranties and then prescribe how to ruin your engine.

Why don't you change all the Differentials and Transfer case after 500 miles while you are at it? Those systems don't even have filters. All your bearings are just grinding themselves away. Oh and change the transmission too.

Sure be on the conservative side. But 500 miles, no way.
Tranny?I got the 8 speed,it doesn't even have a dipstick,let alone a drain plug.
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Tranny?I got the 8 speed,it doesn't even have a dipstick,let alone a drain plug.
@dipstick, it doesn't need a dipstick or a drain plug to change your transmission fluid.

There is no dipstick or drain plug on your differentials either.
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@dipstick, it doesn't need a dipstick or a drain plug to change your transmission fluid.

There is no dipstick or drain plug on your differentials either.
These differentials have drain plugs and fill plugs. They are easier to change than motor oil.
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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

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I am going to change my oil before winter in my GC, six cylinder. It will have less than 500 miles. Is it ok to put synthetic in it at that time? I know the mileage is low, but old habits are hard to break. Thanks.
No need for synthetic and no need to change till 5000 miles. Just wasting money and time.
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@dipstick, it doesn't need a dipstick or a drain plug to change your transmission fluid.

There is no dipstick or drain plug on your differentials either.
??It does for me I guess.I have not got the equipment to do that.I do my own fluid changes . I don't have the equipment to suck the the fluid out.Bewilders me why they didn't put a drain plug on the tranny?I believe they want you to take it to the dealership so they can make money on it.
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??It does for me I guess.I have not got the equipment to do that.I do my own fluid changes . I don't have the equipment to suck the the fluid out.Bewilders me why they didn't put a drain plug on the tranny?I believe they want you to take it to the dealership so they can make money on it.
You can buy a manual suction pump for like nothing.
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