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Old 12-30-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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When should I get 2013's first oil change?

I'm at about 800 miles and I was told to get an oil change at 1,000 miles. Is that true? I want to make sure I do everything right these first few months so my Jeep will last for 10+ years. Any other feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-30-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
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I follow the owner's manual... If it breaks, I have a warranty.... Throw it in the gutter...go buy another.

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Old 12-30-2012, 11:20 AM   #3
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I guess that's one way of looking at it. I have a warranty too but I guess I just want to do things right the first way. I dont want to go through the hassle.
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I'm at almost 800 too. I will probably change mine around 1500 in order to go synthetic and never look back.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:41 AM   #5
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I did my 1st oil change at 1,200 miles; was going to do it at 1K, but life got in the way. Very easy to do: 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport: DIY Oil Change

Got some Pennzoil 5W20 at Sam's Club for about $3/quart, and some WIX 57526 filters from these guys: https://www.filter1.com. So, just a little over $20 for the job. I plan on doing it every 3K-5K miles, but may change to synthetic in the future.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:46 AM   #6
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Always synthetic on a newer engine. Better power and fuel economy plus better on wear and tear. Even Chrysler highly recommends switching to syn on the first change.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:09 PM   #7
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Always synthetic on a newer engine. Better power and fuel economy plus better on wear and tear. Even Chrysler highly recommends switching to syn on the first change.
They do? Where? Not saying it's not true, but I am curious to read about this. Thanks.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:16 PM   #8
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Always synthetic on a newer engine. Better power and fuel economy plus better on wear and tear. Even Chrysler highly recommends switching to syn on the first change.
not in my 2013 owners manual (I did anyway because I believe in it). They say it is ok to use if it meets specs but that is different then "highly recommends" lol.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:09 PM   #9
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I would only do an oil change at 800 miles if the owner's manual said to do so. Don't waste your time and money.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:09 PM   #10
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I'm at about 800 miles and I was told to get an oil change at 1,000 miles. Is that true? I want to make sure I do everything right these first few months so my Jeep will last for 10+ years. Any other feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Who told you 1,000? I'd follow The Book, but you can change it whenever you want............
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:18 PM   #11
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You're gonna get as many opinions on this subject as you do comments.

If it were mine, I'd do the first oil change between 500-1000 miles to get rid of any fine metal than may have been produced by the initial scrubbing-in of the rings, then continue with dino oil for the first 10,000 miles, going by whatever your normal interval would be. Call me old-school if you want, but I believe in giving it some time & miles for the rings to get completely seated before making the switch, if you're gonna run synthetic.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:22 PM   #12
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not in my 2013 owners manual (I did anyway because I believe in it). They say it is ok to use if it meets specs but that is different then "highly recommends" lol.
If you go to jeep.com owners page Chrysler highly recommends that you switch to synthetic and never go back. They have a video and why for.
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If you go to jeep.com owners page Chrysler highly recommends that you switch to synthetic and never go back. They have a video and why for.
That's always true about synthetic... If you go by the owner's manual and keep proof of it, all will be fine.
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If you go to jeep.com owners page Chrysler highly recommends that you switch to synthetic and never go back. They have a video and why for.
I just got on my owners site and all of those videos in the maintenance section are not Chrysler videos, no freaking clue why they have them there. They are generic. Show many makes and models of car not just Chrysler. One video demos a filter so some kind on a Honda Odyssey.

This is NOT chrysler suggesting synthetic in my opinion, just ridiculous website management.
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But if its on their site then they would be liable.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:23 AM   #16
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Dino vs. Synthetic debates are always a standoff. There is nothing wrong with Dino oil and running it in any modern engine.
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Jen1121 the search this form button is your friend.

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