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Old 07-24-2013, 07:31 AM
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Re: First oil change

Rechecked oil level today/right on the money. 7 qts with filter (exactly) The way Jeep has the surrounding shields there is no MESS at all after oil change,no residual oil drips what a pleasure. Now I'll be changing oil around every 5k or so...............best of luck too allDSCN1016.jpg
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Re: First oil change

The recommended oil for all 6.4L SRT engines is Pennzoil Ultra 0W-40. Pennzoil Ultra 0W-40 was developed with SRT engineering to provide the best breakin and overall protection for the 6.4L Hemi. The only other oil tested by SRT is Mobil 1 0W-40 which could be used if Pennzoil Ultra is not available. Warning> Do Not use non synthetic oil in any SRT motor, and do not use anything other than 0W-40 full synthetic in a 6.4L Hemi motor. It is very imprtant to use an oil tha has the viscosity matched to the engine for proper cam phasing and cylinder deactivation operation.
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Re: First oil change

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The recommended oil for all 6.4L SRT engines is Pennzoil Ultra 0W-40. Pennzoil Ultra 0W-40 was developed with SRT engineering to provide the best breakin and overall protection for the 6.4L Hemi. The only other oil tested by SRT is Mobil 1 0W-40 which could be used if Pennzoil Ultra is not available. Warning> Do Not use non synthetic oil in any SRT motor, and do not use anything other than 0W-40 full synthetic in a 6.4L Hemi motor. It is very imprtant to use an oil tha has the viscosity matched to the engine for proper cam phasing and cylinder deactivation operation.
I will be using Mobil 1 0W-40 as we no longer have Penzoil which i would have preferred, 0W-40 full synthetics are hard to come by.
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Re: First oil change

I just picked up a 6 gallon bladder in a box of 5w-40 pennzoil ultra at my dealer for $6.74 a quart. I won't do much winter driving so it should work out good.

What are your thoughts on first oil change? I see some doing it at first 1000 miles and others not.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:39 AM
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Re: First oil change

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I just picked up a 6 gallon bladder in a box of 5w-40 pennzoil ultra at my dealer for $6.74 a quart. I won't do much winter driving so it should work out good.

What are your thoughts on first oil change? I see some doing it at first 1000 miles and others not.

Owner's manual says 6000 miles, dealer says 6000 miles, but my brain won't allow it to happen. I think as everyone stated, it will be fine out that far. If Jeep and SRT are willing to warranty it then there shouldn't be an issue anyway. I will do mine at 5000 just to keep the math simple...
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Penzoil have pulled out of the Australian market for some reason, i am going to ask my mechanic if can source some, but i doubt i will have any luck. What other oils do you guys in the US recommended/suggest?
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Mobil 1 full synthetic, the affordable (in the US, at least) premium engineoil.
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I, like a few others, look at oil change intervals like cheap preventative maintenance. It's not necessarily a required thing to do, but if it makes you feel better and you can afford it, I say just do it for peace of mind.
Me too. I especially drain the initial fill very early, usually right after initial engine break-in. And that I do according to the filosofy here...
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I bought my '13 JGC V6 in northern California (Susanville), drove it to Phoenix, and changed the oil the next day. Filled with DD (dead-dino) and then drained that at c. 1900 miles and filled with Mobil 1 5W20.

Oil is inexpensive, engines are not.
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If you use synthetic, and change it less than 6,000 miles, or even 7,000, you are wasting your money on synthetic.
I believe you're wrong. Synthetic oil not only lasts longer than DD oil, it's better at everything an oil wants to be--it has higher film strength, higher viscosity index, etc.--so one gets superior engine protection AND it lasts longer. What's not to like? And if one is a US-Costco member, one can buy it for about U$4.50 per quart when it's on sale, and it's on sale plenty often enough--I have a half-dozen 6-packs under my shop bench.
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How often does Costco have it on sale? And is it in their flyers or is it just something you have to go to the store and notice?
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How often does Costco have it on sale? And is it in their flyers or is it just something you have to go to the store and notice?
Costco mails flyers to members every 6 weeks or so; the $10-per-6-pack instant rebate is announced in those. It's on sale once or twice a year, for about a month.

If I remember, I'll post in this forum the next time I see it.

BTW my local Costco sells only 5W20, 5W30, and 10W30. Sorry SRT8 guys...no 0W40.
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