Made appointment today to have oil and filter changed. I only had 1350 miles on my WR. I envisioned the oil to be sooty black by now and my filter clogged by micro-particles of assembly grease and reside of cutting fluids and grinding coolants.
Showed up at 8 AM talked to the service rep and he asked me why I want it changed now? Said totally unnecessary until 8000 mi. He said new engines don't need break in anymore. You can tell when you're getting old I guess...
Anyway, I had them do it anyway.
I asked him about if they carried a premium oil and he said the "garage oil" was a synthetic blend. I asked him if that was the same oil the factory used? His answer was Uhhhh....... then crickets chirping.
Anyway long story short, they didn't charge me for the oil change. First one is free it turns out. Now my little 4WD crotch rocket is running slick as snot.