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Oil change schedule

Do you guys follow Jeeps calculated oil change schedule or do it early. Mine seems to be following 1 year or 10k schedule.

I always changed my oil at 5-7k and no longer than 6 months. Also using synthetic. On that car I have 214k miles and engine is going strong.

Is not following jeeps recomendation (1year/10k) and changing oil early is throwing $$$ away?






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Old 01-11-2015, 11:14 AM
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Re: Oil change schedule

Oh, well, much has been written here on this topic. Search and hold on for the comments!
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Old 01-11-2015, 03:26 PM
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Re: Oil change schedule

I've been doing it every 8k miles, my OM recommendation. I drive 32k/ year so the time issue is irrelevant. My first few changes were "free" at the dealer so I assume they used non-synthetic. Since then I use Mobil One. The old oil is fairly clean when it drains out, so that's an indication that I don't need to change it more often.
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Re: Oil change schedule

Jeep shows 46% to go on the oil. This is the first car that I own that has this type of indicator.

Last oil change was in july about 6k ago. Normally I would probably wait until early March to change oil but I have a trip coming up at the end of Jan. With that trip I should probably be at 8-9k at the beginning of March.

Just don't like changing oil mid winter. In my old car with 6 month intervals I would change oil before winter and again before summer.


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100% manufacturer schedule, which for my MY12 is 8K miles unless, for some reason, the vehicle requests it sooner. That has not happened in 45K miles...and the next change is due at 48K.
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Re: Oil change schedule

I go until at least 90%. However, I changed mine at 7ish last because I didn't want to have to deal with it this winter.
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Re: Oil change schedule

Does it hurt to get the oil changed sooner? I have 15 oil changes within 5 years from my apex warranty, so I figured I can get an oil change every 4 months for the next 5 years.
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I doubt the warranty company would change it at less than the manufacturer's interval. They're not around to spend money unless they absolutely have to.
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Re: Oil change schedule

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Does it hurt to get the oil changed sooner? I have 15 oil changes within 5 years from my apex warranty, so I figured I can get an oil change every 4 months for the next 5 years.
I won't hurt it. You could change your oil everyday and be fine. The fresher the better.
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Re: Oil change schedule

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Do you guys follow Jeeps calculated oil change schedule or do it early. Mine seems to be following 1 year or 10k schedule.

I always changed my oil at 5-7k and no longer than 6 months. Also using synthetic. On that car I have 214k miles and engine is going strong.

Is not following jeeps recomendation (1year/10k) and changing oil early is throwing $$$ away?






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Does it hurt to get the oil changed sooner? I have 15 oil changes within 5 years from my apex warranty, so I figured I can get an oil change every 4 months for the next 5 years.
It used to waste dino pee, but now that Pennzoil is making synth oil from natural gas, now it is wasting dino farts.

What on earth mechanism could account for it hurting anything to change the oil early? It isn't cheese, wine, whiskey, or scotch aging...
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Re: Oil change schedule

I've got six free oil changes from the dealer. I went for the first one and they marked the next was due in 3k miles. I'm at the 3k and oil change indicator says I have 80% left. Curious why they would want me to come every 3k when they are doing it for free? Any insight on this one? Something I'm missing?
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