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Re: Oil Change Interval

^^^ Interesting thread. I just took my 2011 GC hemi in for its 1st oil change. I have 1K in miles. the service rep checked my mileage and told me Im not due for another 6K in miles? I told him, no, I want the stock oil changed out now. He rolls his eyes and trys telling me break in oil is a thing of the past! ROFL! And that he was trying to save me money... fair enough, but lets get real. There will be some metal shavings in the stock oil. Ive seen it many times.

So they change my oil to synthetic and I get into my GC only to find a sticker on the window saying to come back in 3K of miles!

I get out, go to the service rep and ask him WTF is this 3k sticker when you just told me I need to do at least 7k in miles on my STOCK oil? I then ask him to confirm they put synthetic oil in. Which they did. He just acted coy and didnt really have much to say at that point.

But now its come back every 3k for an oil change? But earlier it was, I dont need oil changes for at least 7k in miles?

Needless to say I wont be going back there again.

And for the record, I dont mind going every 3k. But if the synthetic oil looks clean at 3k in miles, then I'll let it roll some more.

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Old 10-01-2010, 12:44 PM
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This has gotta be food fight thread of the year.
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This has gotta be food fight thread of the year.
Wait 'til there's a few threads started that ask "What's the best oil for my Hemi?"
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Re: Oil Change Interval

isnt the evic service reminder set to miles only and no sensor? I have used m1 ext perf and set my evic service reminder to 5500. I only do 5500 because I go about 6500. I buy the oil and filter at 5500 and then change it sometime between there and 6500. I had my oil tested several times to find the best intervals and the best protection was to change before 6500. But the M1 ext.perf could actually go 10000-15000 according to the reports I got. I do mostly city driving in my Jeep and the motor is highly modified....so i stuck to 6500 miles. I suggest all of you do the same to find the best intervals for your oil and filter.
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heres the lab I use

http://www.blackstone-labs.com/
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Re: Oil Change Interval

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This has gotta be food fight thread of the year.
Yeah, and if you go back to the first page you can see where I was pretty clear I didn't want to get into this "how often should I" argument that's been had 158 times on every enthusiast forum for every make and model of car from the bugatti veyron to the reliant robin. I just wanted to know why the owners manual didn't jibe with the EVIC.
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Wait 'til there's a few threads started that ask "What's the best oil for my Hemi?"
Actually, it's impressive. People get passionate about their lube.
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the owners manual doesnt jive with the evic becasue the evic is set by the user/owner. It caan be set to pretty much any mileage and it will give you reminder then and only then. I would guess the factory setting is 3000 miles and theres probably no rhyme or reason behind that other than it being the default setting....
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Re: Oil Change Interval

The manual seems to state that there isn't a setting, but that the CPU warns that the change needs to happen based on duty cycles. If true, this would be very annoying to me. To drop the warning, one needs to do an accelerator pedal push X number of times to rid you of the warning. Silly implementation!
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maybe they chaanged it in the 2011....but in my 06...it goes off at exactly 5500 miles....which I set myself
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In previous year models you could set a mileage. There is no option to do this in the wk2. I am using the second trip counter to keep track.
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Re: Oil Change Interval

Does it chime or just a text and symbol display?
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