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Almost 1k miles.. going in for first oil change.. advice?

Hey folks,

I'm taking the overland for its first oil change tomorrow to get the initial crap outta the system.

I've been told I should request synthetic.
Any other advice on what should be done on the first trip in?

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Re: Almost 1k miles.. going in for first oil change.. advice?

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Re: Almost 1k miles.. going in for first oil change.. advice?

My only request is do it yourself and make sure its done right. You can never be sure things are going to be done right at dealerships, especially Chrysler ones.

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Re: Almost 1k miles.. going in for first oil change.. advice?

Appreciate the link, however, it primarily covers someones experience in changing their own oil.

Not really what I'm asking..

Maybe my question was not specific enough.. What I guess I'd like to know is while I am at the dealer getting the oil change, what else should they do on my initial visit? Any other checks? other fluids? etc..

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Re: Almost 1k miles.. going in for first oil change.. advice?

Going to synthetic is a good idea. I have always used and prefer Mobile One synthetic, its come factory filled in many of the high performance cars I have owned including my 06 C6 Z06 corvette.

As far as anything else I dont think anything is recommended at 1,000 miles, heck an oil change isnt even recommended then but we all know why your doing it so soon since its a brand new motor.
I say do this oil change and filter, then go ahead and start going by the manufacturer suggested intervals.
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Re: Almost 1k miles.. going in for first oil change.. advice?

I wouldn't change the oil...I would only change the FILTER....it catches all the gunk. put a new one in there so it can do what its suspose to...I did my own at 2,000 miles. I think you are going too early give everything a chance to seat and break in properly. I don't use synthetic until after 10K….just how I do business.
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Re: Almost 1k miles.. going in for first oil change.. advice?

My dealer gave me a coupon for a free oil change so I brought in my 7qts of 5W20 Mobil1 and the Mobil1 oil filter and they changed it. They won by saving on the oil/filter, I won by saving time and got a free cappuccino too.
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Re: Almost 1k miles.. going in for first oil change.. advice?

I agree about changing the filter. On the V6 it is dead simple and will allow you to see what the filter has caught by opening it up. You just need to buy a new filter beforehand. Depending on what you find you can decide if a full oil change is required.

Here's a link for my experience:
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Re: Almost 1k miles.. going in for first oil change.. advice?

I got the first done free too, will go synthetic maybe next time, I bought like 15 gallons at walmart and like 12 oil filters from K&N so I have all I need for the next few

I asked to rotate tires, they said not necessary and I went at 3,000 miles. I did get the TSB for the ESC updated, so you can ask if there are any outstanding updates/TSB's to be performed!
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Re: Almost 1k miles.. going in for first oil change.. advice?

I would do it yourself, but if you do have it done somewhere make sure that you check the oil level when you get home. My experience has been that most oil change places overfill by 1/2 to 1 full quart. They just don't wait long enough after shutting down the engine to check the oil level. I got so sick of having to drain the extra out that I just started doing it myself.
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Re: Almost 1k miles.. going in for first oil change.. advice?

Isn't the factory fill synthetic? Thought they used Mobil 1, but maybe that is only on SRTs?

I agree on the overfill comment. Happens more often than not...
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Re: Almost 1k miles.. going in for first oil change.. advice?

Waste of money (and good oil) changing the oil that soon...
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