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Old 02-24-2014, 01:11 AM
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Hey guys,

The service center told me that I have to come every 5000km for oil change, and every 10,000km for regular service.

I asked why do I need to change the oil every 5000km, and they said because SRT is a performance car and the oil needs regular changing ...

Does everyone here service their car for oil change every 5000km ?

Some peeps where talking about Oil Filters in another thread, but my Oil Filter is still stock since I only have 2500km yet, and the 5000km service will be my first. They're heavily affiliated with MOPAR, so I don't know if it's systems need changing every 5000km, and adapted the car's service to that fact ...
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Re: Car service every 5000km ?

Know doubt somebody will disagree and say its a waste of oil - but i always do 5k oil / oil filter changes cheap insurance and Jeeps are easy to do yourself.

My wj blew a head gasket recently and my srt is only about 5 weeks away) anyway the place i took it too for repair only does engine rebuilds / upgrades / h gaskets ect been rebuilding engines since 76! and he called me up just to tell me my jeep had the cleanest block, oil galleries ect for a 10 year old motor he had ever seen so worth it in my opinion
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:32 AM
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Know doubt somebody will disagree and say its a waste of oil - but i always do 5k oil / oil filter changes cheap insurance and Jeeps are easy to do yourself.

My wj blew a head gasket recently and my srt is only about 5 weeks away) anyway the place i took it too for repair only does engine rebuilds / upgrades / h gaskets ect been rebuilding engines since 76! and he called me up just to tell me my jeep had the cleanest block, oil galleries ect for a 10 year old motor he had ever seen so worth it in my opinion
Thank you for replying. Sorry to hear about your head gasket !! Hopefully you'll get it sorted out asap !

So do you recommend any particular Oil to use ? And what makes it better than others ? Also, what about Oil Filters ? I'm not sure if they will change them every 5000km, but I'll ask.

Side Question : Do you have a catch can installed ?
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Re: Car service every 5000km ?

wj is all fixed now thanks - runs bewdiful again - 3k later i dont run a catch can on my wj but i am about to order one for my new srt.

wj i run amsoil 10w-30 signature, when i have the srt i will import penzoil 0w-40 as you may have read they stopped selling penzoil here in oz about 5 years ago!!! so the only 0-40 i have managed to find is mobil1 or castrol filters i will run k&n 2010 which is the same as i use on my wifes 300c (5.7 hemi)

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Old 02-24-2014, 01:46 AM
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wj is all fixed now thanks - runs bewdiful again - 3k later i dont run a catch can on my wj but i am about to order one for my new srt.

wj i run amsoil 10w-30 signature, when i have the srt i will import penzoil 0w-40 as you may have read they stopped selling penzoil here in oz about 5 years ago!!! so the only 0-40 i have managed to find is mobil1 or castrol filters i will run k&n 2010 which is the same as i use on my wifes 300c (5.7 hemi)

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I change my oil every 3k miles or about 5k kms as otherwise known. I run pennsoil 5w20 full syn. In my 3.7 wk. Gets about 4 or 5 months between oil changes.
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Re: Car service every 5000km ?

Ah I see. Thanks for your input.

What about oil filter change guys ? How often do you change that ?
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Ah I see. Thanks for your input.

What about oil filter change guys ? How often do you change that ?
With every oil changes
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Re: Car service every 5000km ?

Filter should be changed with the oil. Every 5000km is over kill in my opinion, as you read on the forum people have had their oil tested multiple times to run quite a bit more than 5000 km. However, it all depends on your driving. That being said I change mine nearly every 9000km or whenever the change oil indicator comes on the dash. Your dealer sounds like they are trying to milk you for extra service costs.
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Filter should be changed with the oil. Every 5000km is over kill in my opinion, as you read on the forum people have had their oil tested multiple times to run quite a bit more than 5000 km. However, it all depends on your driving. That being said I change mine nearly every 9000km or whenever the change oil indicator comes on the dash. Your dealer sounds like they are trying to milk you for extra service costs.
Well my oil light comes on at 3k miles partly cuz off driving habits and it dont cost me much to diy.
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Your dealer sounds like they are trying to milk you for extra service costs.
Yeah it seems like that is the case...
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Re: Car service every 5000km ?

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Yeah it seems like that is the case...
hey darkhue, isn't your service/maintenance covered till 50k/100k in the package? In GCC that is the case (at least here in Oman it is). Check with your dealership again.

As for the 5k oil change, yes that is the case in our region. Every 5k oil & filter both get changed.
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