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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

In terms of resetting the oil service indicator, I followed the below instructions and it reset the mileage back to zero, but the percentage of oil life remained the same (in my case, 71%). Not a big deal at all, but shouldn't it read 100% (or very close)? Any suggestions?


Jeep Grand Cherokee Pentastar 3.6L V6 Engine Oil Change & Filter Replacement Guide - 2011 To 2016 WK2 - Picture Illustrated Automotive Maintenance DIY Instructions

To reset the "Oil Change Due" or "Oil Change Required" message on the display, follow these steps: 1. Turn the ignition to the "Run" position (or press the "Engine Start/Stop" button twice) but do not start the engine. 2. Press the accelerator (gas) pedal down to the floor 3 times within 10 seconds. 3. Turn the ignition switch to the "Off" position (or press the "Start/Stop" button once). The next time you turn on the ignition, the message should be gone.
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In terms of resetting the oil service indicator, I followed the below instructions and it reset the mileage back to zero, but the percentage of oil life remained the same (in my case, 71%). Not a big deal at all, but shouldn't it read 100% (or very close)? Any suggestions? Jeep Grand Cherokee Pentastar 3.6L V6 Engine Oil Change & Filter Replacement Guide - 2011 To 2016 WK2 - Picture Illustrated Automotive Maintenance DIY Instructions To reset the "Oil Change Due" or "Oil Change Required" message on the display, follow these steps: 1. Turn the ignition to the "Run" position (or press the "Engine Start/Stop" button twice) but do not start the engine. 2. Press the accelerator (gas) pedal down to the floor 3 times within 10 seconds. 3. Turn the ignition switch to the "Off" position (or press the "Start/Stop" button once). The next time you turn on the ignition, the message should be gone.
I seem to recall reading in another thread someone saying they literally had to perform the reset sequence 2 or 3 times before it returned to 100% oil life remaining. Doesn't really make sense to me but it's worth a try.
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I've always been a believer of breaking in an engine with dino oil, then changing over to synthetic. That's why I waited until 5000 miles before having the dealership perform the first oil change...and paying the extra money for them to use synthetic.
What are your thoughts on engines that come from the factory filled with synthetic oil like the SRT?
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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

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What are your thoughts on engines that come from the factory filled with synthetic oil like the SRT?
If it came with synthetic oil, then I would just keep using the synthetic...but just like dino oil, I'd still ensure that I keep the first batch of stock oil in it for at least 5000 miles before changing it. Waste of money IMO changing synthetic oil after only a couple thousand miles...there's PLENTY of surface area on the stock oil filter to catch particulates at 5000 mile intrevals, and the viscosity sure as hell won't won't shear down much at that interval either.

Theoretically the engine internals (especially the rings) will just take a little longer to "break-in" because of the reduced friction when running synthetic oil compared to regular oil.
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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

Since you never stopped by, wasupdu, I did my oil change yesterday. Like you said, easy peasy. Thanks for the socket sizes since 24MM might not be in most people's basic tool set. Picked one up at Lowes ( extended size with 1/2 inch size fitting, then a 3/8 to 1/2 adapter).

Then just reset my "oil life" with the "On-tap three times" method. Worked just fine.

Info: Changed oil and filter at 4100 miles (habit). No visible shavings in filter. Changed with Quaker State full synthetic ( once again, habit).

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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

To avoid making a mess on the plastic, I removed the plastic lower cover in front when I performed the fist oil change on my 2014 with the V8. The filter is below and in front on the V8.
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To avoid making a mess on the plastic, I removed the plastic lower cover in front when I performed the fist oil change on my 2014 with the V8. The filter is below and in front on the V8.
I have to remove the plastic cover since mine doesn't have the porthole to change the oil filter. The later hemi's have the porthole.
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I have to remove the plastic cover since mine doesn't have the porthole to change the oil filter. The later hemi's have the porthole.

Ahh good to know, i was under mine for the first time today and saw that "porthole". I thought possibly there was a cover over it,that must have fell off driving. Good to know that their isn't and its suppose to be like that.
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I have to remove the plastic cover since mine doesn't have the porthole to change the oil filter. The later hemi's have the porthole.
I think on the later ones they just decided to save $$$ and left the cover off.


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Where did u get your oil analyzed and what are you looking for ?

I have a 3 month old with 1500 miles ( I work it from home and have not had any trips yet)

How often will you change with synthetics ? I have the v6 overland 2014
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http://www.blackstone-labs.com

I change my synthetic every 10k, but I don't have it analyzed. I also have a 14 v6
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