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Old 06-17-2013, 08:05 AM
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3 different times the filter starts leaking 2500-3000 miles into the oil change. It's almost like clockwork now. If it happens again with my current one on there I'm going to switch to aftermarket.
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Big question is was it installed by the same tech? That would really narrow down the possibility of defective filters.
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Re: 2014 SRT oil change...

It sounds like the initial filter's gasket stuck to the engine block and the "tech" never removed it. On the next change make sure there's nothing but bare metal left on the engine block before the new filter is installed.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:08 AM
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Re: 2014 SRT oil change...

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John,
Big question is was it installed by the same tech? That would really narrow down the possibility of defective filters.
This happened with 2 different dealers so no. So far looks like I'm past the normal "fail mark" on this oil change so I think I might be good. I'm sure I just jinxed it.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:48 AM
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Re: 2014 SRT oil change...

I have had my oil changed 3 times by 2 different dealers and all three times it has developed a slow drip after about 1500 km on the new oil. I can not say if it is a faulty filter or inproper installation.

Once I notice the drip I just get under the jeep and tighten the filter a little more and it stops the drip. Has happened all three times so starting to think it has something to do with the filter. I have never said anything to the dealership I just tighten it myself and watch for it to leak the next time so I can tighten it again.
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Re: 2014 SRT oil change...

so back to that first oil change on any brand new vehicle

Everything time I buy a new vehicle I change the oil at 250, 500 and depending on how much metal in the strainer i may keep doing it at those close intervals till i stop seeing metal shavings...

the jeep is jeep used but on my wifes car, Lexus GS430 I did 250, was almost clean, so went to 750.... and been doing it every 5k ever since, simply because its easy to remember to chg it at every 5 or 10k mileage interval than anything else

The synthetic oil holds up fine its the filter i need to change every 5k....

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Old 06-20-2013, 09:48 PM
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Re: 2014 SRT oil change...

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I have had my oil changed 3 times by 2 different dealers and all three times it has developed a slow drip after about 1500 km on the new oil. I can not say if it is a faulty filter or inproper installation.

Once I notice the drip I just get under the jeep and tighten the filter a little more and it stops the drip. Has happened all three times so starting to think it has something to do with the filter. I have never said anything to the dealership I just tighten it myself and watch for it to leak the next time so I can tighten it again.
I think the real problem with the oil filters not sealing is a poor casting where the oil filter meets the mounting boss. Seems to be common on Chrysler V8's.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:53 PM
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Re: 2014 SRT oil change...

Ok, i thought i would bring up this thread again after my experience. Just clicked on 3,000ks and completed my first oil change, will be every 5,000ks there after. Mobil 1 and original mopar filter that we have had a few problems with was used. Surprise!!!surprise i find oil drops on garage floor "damn mopar filter crossed my mind". Took it to my friends garage who has a hoist, oil filter had oil sitting at base, gave it a clean, off hoist, hard run, back on hoist and oil there again. We did this four times, on the third there was no longer any oil, bone dry, we did a fourth time for good measure. We concluded that residual oil makes its way to top of new fliter when being screwed in place and sits in the rim and slowly makes its its way down until no more oil exists.

I don't know if this helps anyone that has had problems with the mopar filters, but this is my experience, filter still dry with no more leaks.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:04 PM
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Re: 2014 SRT oil change...

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So when do we do the first oil change on the 2014's .... ? Mine just hit 1600 miles.
You should have done it 1500 miles ago.



But seriously.... the info is in your owners manual, or here.......
This is right from the 2014 Jeep SRT Owners manual PDF...............

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in this
manual must be done at the times or mileages specified
to protect your vehicle warranty and ensure the best
vehicle performance and reliability.
More frequent maintenance
may be needed for vehicles in severe operating
conditions, such as dusty areas and very short trip
driving. Inspection and service should also be done
anytime a malfunction is suspected.
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
equipped vehicles, “Oil Change Required” will be displayed
in the EVIC and a single chime will sound,
indicating that an oil change is necessary.
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change
indicator message will illuminate. This means that service
is required for your vehicle. Have your vehicle
serviced as soon as possible, within the next 500 miles
(805 km).
NOTE:
• The oil change indicator message will not monitor the
time since the last oil change. Change your vehicle’s oil
if it has been six months since your last oil change,
even if the oil change indicator message is NOT
illuminated.
• Change your engine oil more often if you drive your
vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.

Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
exceed 6,000 miles (10,000 km) or six months, whichever
comes first.
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by
referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
At Each Stop For Fuel
• Check the engine oil level. Refer to “Maintenance
Procedures/Engine Oil” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”
for further information.
• Check the windshield washer solvent and add if
required.
Once A Month
• Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
damage.
• Inspect the battery, and clean and tighten the terminals
as required.

6,000 Miles (10,000 km) or
6 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first
sign of irregular wear.
Odometer Reading Date
Repair Order # Dealer Code
Signature, Authorized Service Center
12,000 Miles (20,000 km) or 12 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect
the engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20 000 km) or 12
months.
❏ Inspect exhaust system. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20 000 km) or
12 months.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all
parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading Date
Repair Order # Dealer Code
Signature, Authorized Service Center
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Technically, according to manuals, 6k miles.



In reality, you should probably do first oil changes on new vehicles after about 750-1000 miles. .
Thats not reality....thats ridiculousness.

The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in this
manual must be done at the times or mileages specified
to protect your vehicle warranty
and ensure the best
vehicle performance and reliability.


So thats not hard to understand, if you want to keep your warranty intact go by what the manufactures tells you. Don't do what you think is best or what someone on the internet tells you.
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Thats not reality....thats ridiculousness. The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in this manual must be done at the times or mileages specified to protect your vehicle warranty and ensure the best vehicle performance and reliability. So thats not hard to understand, if you want to keep your warranty intact go by what the manufactures tells you. Don't do what you think is best or what someone on the internet tells you.
Changing your oil more frequently than recommended WILL NOT cause issues with warranty coverage. Period. Please do not imply or state that it will. If you wanted to change your oil every week Chrysler might think you were wasteful and perhaps weird but it in no way would affect your warranty. The only thing that will is changing your oil LESS frequently than recommended. Not more.

Whether or not changing it more often is useful or helpful is a different issue.
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Changing your oil more frequently than recommended WILL NOT cause issues with warranty coverage. Period. Please do not imply or state that it will. If you wanted to change your oil every week Chrysler might think you were wasteful and perhaps weird but it in no way would affect your warranty. The only thing that will is changing your oil LESS frequently than recommended. Not more.

Whether or not changing it more often is useful or helpful is a different issue.
How do you know for sure it won't cause warranty issues? You don't. Do you work for Jeep? I'm only implying what they are stating. It doesn't say anything about changing more often is ok, does it?

Again...in case you missed it. Right from the owners manual...........

The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in this
manual must be done at the times or mileages specified
to protect your vehicle warranty
and ensure the best
vehicle performance and reliability.

If you think your right then show me where it specifies changing the oil earlier than they tell you is ok.

So looks like you are the one implying saying that it WILL NOT cause issues cuz you don't know that for sure. Period
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How do you know for sure it won't cause warranty issues? You don't. Do you work for Jeep? I'm only implying what they are stating. It doesn't say anything about changing more often is ok, does it? Again...in case you missed it. Right from the owners manual........... The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in this manual must be done at the times or mileages specified to protect your vehicle warranty and ensure the best vehicle performance and reliability. If you think your right then show me where it specifies changing the oil earlier than they tell you is ok. So looks like you are the one implying saying that it WILL NOT cause issues cuz you don't know that for sure. Period
Actually, I do know this for sure. No, I don't work for Chrysler--but I've been an engineer in the automotive as well as aerospace sectors for many years and testified in warranty-related case issues quite a few times. You can argue this all you want and try to interpret the manual wording all you want, but Chrysler will not void or even question a warranty for "too frequent" oil changes. Why? Because nobody would be able to make a sound or truly plausible argument as to how having constantly clean, fresh oil in an engine could cause problems for it.

Your issue here is your narrow focus and interpretation on the wording semantics in the manual. That wording was intended to get people to not put off maintenance--which is the common offense out there. You are looking for the manual to specifically say it's okay to change more frequently, when the manual is geared towards telling you what is NOT okay to do. I'm pretty sure the manual doesn't say it's okay to drive on certain types of surfaces either, or covers all of them. But it will get into what NOT to do. At some point you have to use your own mind--a manual can't possibly cover everything you CAN do.
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