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qfinger 05-16-2012 10:54 PM

First service
 
Got my new 2012 CRD Mineral Grey today :D

When is the first service needed for the CRD? My dealer told me at 10,000km or 6 months, but I thought I saw on the forums there's an earlier one for a new vehicle.

allypally 05-17-2012 12:27 AM

Re: First service
 
Most dealers offer a free 1,000km inspection.

scarps 05-17-2012 12:30 AM

Re: First service
 
My dealer advised no 1,000k check needed. It's usually only a 1/2hour check to see if anything needs tightening, replaced or filling.

Beerenton 05-17-2012 12:46 AM

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And you agreed with him? ;)

scarps 05-17-2012 12:55 AM

Re: First service
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Beerenton (Post 630830)
And you agreed with him? ;)

Outside of the recovery hook issue, this is my second Jeep and I've been a customer of this dealership for over 10 years. They know me and I know them. They'll do all my service and warranty work as per past history, so to answer your question, yes.

selous 05-17-2012 03:17 AM

Re: First service
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by qfinger (Post 630797)
Got my new 2012 CRD Mineral Grey today :D

When is the first service needed for the CRD? My dealer told me at 10,000km or 6 months, but I thought I saw on the forums there's an earlier one for a new vehicle.

Does this mean you don't need to do an oil change between services every 5000km?

mm1964 05-17-2012 05:42 AM

Re: First service
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by qfinger (Post 630797)
Got my new 2012 CRD Mineral Grey today :D

When is the first service needed for the CRD? My dealer told me at 10,000km or 6 months, but I thought I saw on the forums there's an earlier one for a new vehicle.

My dealer advised first free service for CRD is 1500 klm. Am booked in on Monday and the receptionist advised 2 hr time.

Beerenton 05-17-2012 05:46 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by scarps (Post 630832)
Outside of the recovery hook issue, this is my second Jeep and I've been a customer of this dealership for over 10 years. They know me and I know them. They'll do all my service and warranty work as per past history, so to answer your question, yes.

No worries mate, I hope to have a similar relationship with my dealer.

I guess I was more getting at that after a while on this forum, it's not hard to believe that something will need tightening, replacing or filling. Half an hour isn't much for peace of mind, and it's only in the dealer's interest for him not to have to spend the time on a 'free' inspection. Cheers.

John47 05-17-2012 06:02 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by selous (Post 630850)
Does this mean you don't need to do an oil change between services every 5000km?

In Australia for the CRD oil change and service Jeep recommend 10k - in NZ for the same vehicle it is 12K. In Europe I thought i read somewhere that oil change was 20K.
The vehicle also has an oil change indicator that is triggered by general use and this may be earlier or later than the recommended km. In theory I guess that means you can just drive it until the indicator comes on. I have friends with an X5 diesel and they drive to the indicator (with their BMW dealers blessing) - at 64000K they had their 4th oil change...
The selection of correct oil for these things is very important and has an influence on the long life performance as well as protection for the particulate filter in the exhaust.

fix69er 05-17-2012 07:23 PM

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I read conflicting information that the GC offered in UK is a detuned version therefore longer service intervals? However when I look at the UK CRD engine specs they match up with AU specification. Perhaps the colder temperatures in UK and NZ has a influence on the longer service intervals?

Swampy 05-17-2012 07:38 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fix69er (Post 631251)
I Perhaps the colder temperatures in UK and NZ has a influence on the longer service intervals?

I had often wondered the same thing, whether it is a temperature thing. Possibly it may also have something to do with their environmental or emmission laws? ie Long drain intervals mean less oil waste etc etc. I'm only guessing here as I do not know.

Slick 05-17-2012 10:48 PM

I don't believe it has anything to do with temperature or environmental laws. I believe it is simply Chrysler Australia trying to screw you for as much service revenue ad possible after the sale.


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