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hardy616 10-12-2013 09:50 PM

Does the dealership use fully synthetic oil?
 
I was told that my 2014 v6 jeep limited came with 4 free oil changes in two years and I only need to change oil every 6 months or indicated by the computer on my jeep. Does anybody know what kind of oil they use? I was wondering if the dealership use fully synthetic oil or just blend oil? In my case, I guess it's probably not synthetic oil I guess. If it's not fully synthetic, don't we need to change the oil every 3000 miles or 3 months? That's what some mechanic shops told me.

Zybane 10-12-2013 09:55 PM

Re: Does the dealership use fully synthetic oil?
 
I'm sure you can get full synthetic, you would just pay the difference. I don't trust dealerships and I do my own maintenance when possible. You know it is done correctly.

hardy616 10-12-2013 10:42 PM

Re: Does the dealership use fully synthetic oil?
 
Yea, that's what I was thinking. I'd better do it myself. Mobile 1 5w-20 should be okay. But is the extended performance 5w-20 better? Also, does mobile 1 has the right filter for 3.6L v6? Or I can only buy the filter from my dealer?

The Evil Twin 10-12-2013 11:38 PM

Re: Does the dealership use fully synthetic oil?
 
Well, ain't this a can o worms ;)
Based on the boxes I see at my local dealers, they use Penzoil conventional and synthetic oil. Your Jeep likely did not come with syn from the factory. Conventional oil can easily go 5, 7, or even 10,000 miles on todays engines.

yjbeach 10-13-2013 12:16 AM

Re: Does the dealership use fully synthetic oil?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hardy616 (Post 909540)
I was told that my 2014 v6 jeep limited came with 4 free oil changes in two years and I only need to change oil every 6 months or indicated by the computer on my jeep. Does anybody know what kind of oil they use? I was wondering if the dealership use fully synthetic oil or just blend oil? In my case, I guess it's probably not synthetic oil I guess. If it's not fully synthetic, don't we need to change the oil every 3000 miles or 3 months? That's what some mechanic shops told me.


3,000 mile oil changes are a thing of the past. Just throwing away money if you are performing it that early on a new vehicle. Stick to the 6 months or when the computer tells you to change the oil and you will be fine.

bill_de 10-13-2013 07:27 AM

Re: Does the dealership use fully synthetic oil?
 
Everybody has their own opinions about oil and oil changes.

Here's mine;

Read the Owner's Manual !


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berk483 10-13-2013 07:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bill_de (Post 909667)
Everybody has their own opinions about oil and oil changes. Here's mine; Read the Owner's Manual ! ---

^this X2

Jim_in_PA 10-13-2013 08:47 AM

Re: Does the dealership use fully synthetic oil?
 
Standard oil changes are dino or semi-synthetic, depending on the dealer. But you can upgrade to full synthetic. I run full synthetic in my MY12 Summit...in fact, I'm due for my 24K change as of about 8:30p last night when it ticked over and the little chime rang. :)

mswlogo 10-13-2013 09:06 AM

Re: Does the dealership use fully synthetic oil?
 
Can someone answer the OP question.

If it is Dino oil I definitely will change it out early. Not 3000 but I won't wait for the oil meter, probably 5000. Synthetic can handle the 10k but not Dino IMHO.

So I'd like to know too what they ship with.

2014RedHemiGC 10-13-2013 09:31 AM

Re: Does the dealership use fully synthetic oil?
 
Except for the SRT, they are factory filled with dino oil meeting Chrylser's specs. Based on the price difference between dino and synthetic, I would be very surprised if a dealer's "free" oil changes were with synthetic, especially when the owner's manual does not specify it.

Marlon_JB2 10-13-2013 10:45 AM

Re: Does the dealership use fully synthetic oil?
 
We (at the factory) only use synthetic in the SRTs and diesels.

Yes, dino/conventional oil CAN last 10,000 miles in today's engines.

Just check and fill up to normal if needed.

hardy616 10-13-2013 10:47 AM

Re: Does the dealership use fully synthetic oil?
 
I read it twice but it doesn't say whether it's synthetic or not. It does say change it every 6k miles or 6 months. My last car is a very old car and usually change the oil every 3k miles or 3 months. So it surprised me at first the conventional oil now can last 6 months.


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