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Old 06-30-2009, 02:38 PM
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Re: FIRST Oil Change

08 wk 3.7

1 - dealership oil+ filter $9.99
2 - 3k or 3 months
3 - no issues

my first oil change i got at 1k miles to get any metal shavings out of the system
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:10 PM
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Re: FIRST Oil Change

I do not mind if we delete all non-essential posts that do not have relevant info...

so I am seeing 5W30 and 5W20 being listed above for the HEMI; what is the advantage b/t the two? The higer the viscosity the ebtter for older engines? I have never paid attention to this stuff and want to make sure I am giving my baby what she needs!
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:41 PM
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Re: FIRST Oil Change

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I do not mind if we delete all non-essential posts that do not have relevant info...

so I am seeing 5W30 and 5W20 being listed above for the HEMI; what is the advantage b/t the two? The higer the viscosity the ebtter for older engines? I have never paid attention to this stuff and want to make sure I am giving my baby what she needs!
I stick to what the manual suggests... I think there is a different viscosity for different climates. I think the "summer" is 5w30 (it may be 5w20 though) - I use whichever it is.
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Re: FIRST Oil Change

I have 4500 miles. so far just 1 oil change at 3k miles at the dealer. I'm not sure what oil. I will edit post later when I check my white up.
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:27 PM
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I stick to what the manual suggests... I think there is a different viscosity for different climates. I think the "summer" is 5w30 (it may be 5w20 though) - I use whichever it is.
I believe that is true. But the safe range for the different grades of oil covers most areas of the US in terms of climate. Now you guys with proformance mods it may be different. For relitavely stock vehicles unless you live in Vegas during July and August, or you live in alaska you should be safe with 5w30 or around that range.
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Re: FIRST Oil Change

1.) Royal Purple 5w-20 Oil and Royal Purple Filter

2.) 1500-2500 miles.

3.) RP quieted the HEMI down a lot IMO. It has treated my HEMI well.
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BTW- In the HEMI, 5w-20 MUST be used because of the MDS.
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Re: FIRST Oil Change

1. Royal Purple 5w-30

2. 5k mile/5 mo, interval

3. Mopar oil filter.
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Re: FIRST Oil Change

99 WJ 4.7L

1) Royal Purple, 5w30, $65 (with new filter, mopar)
2) 3-4k miles
3) Smoother run (seems like at least) MPG went UP from 14.7 to 14.9
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:19 PM
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Do you think Royal Purple makes the engine run smoother than other brands? I was thinking of going to Royal Purple or Mobile 1.
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Re: FIRST Oil Change

1-mobil1 5w-30 ext. performance

2-k&n gold oil filters

3-every 5000 miles

started on the regiment at 18 miles on the odometer
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Re: FIRST Oil Change

Used to use Valvoline Maxlife 10w30 but they no longer make it so I switched to Castrol High milage (I have 119*** miles).

Used to use K&N filters but dont think its worth it so I get Fram now.

Change every 3k miles.

and I bought this nifty little oil bucket that I still need to try out.
http://www.blitzusa.com/products/oil...s/podp10od.htm
Its got a nice mesh piece on top when you open the lid so you can drain the filter out.
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