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Sigma 12-14-2011 06:08 PM

First Oil Change - When?
 
OK, just racked up my first 1000 mi. When did you guys do your first oil change?

dlthunder 12-14-2011 06:40 PM

Re: First Oil Change - When?
 
I did mine at 3K, before the car indicated it was due as I wanted the first one to be early. There is a thread on here where some of the guys did the first at 1K to get all the break in residual out.

armoredsaint 12-14-2011 07:14 PM

Re: First Oil Change - When?
 
do it know, it's cheap insurance for a new engine.

ColdCase 12-14-2011 07:49 PM

Re: First Oil Change - When?
 
Changing oil early is old school, I changed mine when the computer told me it was time, a little over 8000 miles. You will typically get a change oil alert between 4000 and 8000 miles depending on how you drive.

Play21cw 12-14-2011 07:55 PM

Re: First Oil Change - When?
 
Do it now, 1000 miles. First oil change at 1k, second at 4k and third at 6k.

Knightrider03m 12-14-2011 08:26 PM

Re: First Oil Change - When?
 
I would do it between 2-3K miles on a new engine.

Sparro 12-14-2011 08:34 PM

Re: First Oil Change - When?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ColdCase (Post 534216)
Changing oil early is old school, I changed mine when the computer told me it was time, a little over 8000 miles. You will typically get a change oil alert between 4000 and 8000 miles depending on how you drive.

I am with you. I will do my first oil change and all oil changes when the computer tells me to.

jeep2011 12-14-2011 08:44 PM

Re: First Oil Change - When?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sparro (Post 534265)
I am with you. I will do my first oil change and all oil changes when the computer tells me to.

+1 mine ended up being around 3,500 for the first warning. I get free changes at the dealer and they put 6,500 for the next change, but I am waiting for the computer to do its thing.

JoePistone 12-15-2011 03:41 AM

Re: First Oil Change - When?
 
When I picked her up, they(Jeep, Kuwait) told me to bring her in for service after 2,500KM. Just so they can do an oil change and make sure there are no issues. Also to address any little kinks I've noticed whilst driving her.

I hope that's helpful.

NHman 12-15-2011 07:54 AM

Re: First Oil Change - When?
 
My first was at 1.2k followed by 8k. I'll go every 6k-7k depending on time of year, schedule and type of driving. I did switch to synthetic (heck, I even put synthetic in my garden tractor).

You'll find different points of view but mileage is just one factor. Type of driving, city/stop-n-go or highway, will factor into the schedule.

jeepinusa 12-15-2011 01:58 PM

Re: First Oil Change - When?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sparro (Post 534265)
I am with you. I will do my first oil change and all oil changes when the computer tells me to.


agree

Sparro 12-15-2011 04:09 PM

Re: First Oil Change - When?
 
If you plan on keeping your Jeep for 20 years, then by all means do oil changes more frequent. But if your not gonna keep it for many, many years, you are spending extra money on oil changes for the next guy that buys your car. You are doing the preventative maintenance for the next owners, not you.


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