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Old 06-30-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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2012 When should I do first oil change/brand of oil???

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Hey "Norm" has 1500 mile on him now and I wanna change oil.(I see a few doing this EARLY and I agree!!!! NEW ENGINE!!!!)Can I use ANY brand as long as it is Chrysler approved?????

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Old 06-30-2012, 01:00 PM   #2
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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Rule of thumb. When it gets dark in color or every 3K miles. They say change at 6K. I think my Jeep was still breaking in 24K miles. And I use GTX 5W-20. I also did an early transfer case/rear end oil change at 18000. I think it suppost to be at 24000. You want to catch all problems now with your Jeep especially for Warranty issues.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:46 PM   #4
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A lot of lengthy discussions on this topic. Here's one specific to the 2012:


The short story is, many, including myself, like the old way of doing it - change early and often. Typical is 500 miles, 1500 miles with dino, then 3 or 4000 miles with synthetic, then every 3 or 4000, unless sever driving conditions call for earlier changes....

Some think it's OK to push the manufacturers warning not to exceed 8000 miles and use that as a change interval... Not a good idea, IMHO.

Also read up on oil at Bob the Oil Guy: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/motor-oil-101/
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