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Old 07-24-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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7500 miles and no oil change light yet?

So I have full synth in the jeep and tend to push the oil changes while still keeping under the max 8K per the manual. But I would have thought that the light would have come on by now.

Pretty much a daily driver with 40-50 miles a day and sometime 100+ on weekends tooling around. Not worried about it since I am taking it in next week but curious.

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Congrats on making it that far w/o the light/chime. I've read a few other threads where others report the same thing. Not sure if it's just your driving conditions or something wrong. I'd say take it to the dealership if it's not on by 15,000 miles....assuming it's still under warranty.

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Anybody know if the vehicle computer record the mileage(s) when the light was activated/deactivated?
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Sorry, but there is no way I would rely on letting my vehicles pcm/ecu or whatever you want to call it, take a signal from a sensor telling me when I should change my oil.
Not disrespecting your decision to do so, I am just saying.
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Sorry, but there is no way I would rely on letting my vehicles pcm/ecu or whatever you want to call it, take a signal from a sensor telling me when I should change my oil.
Not disrespecting your decision to do so, I am just saying.
There's not a sensor per say that determines when an oil change is needed. The computer enters a variety of information into an algorithm which determines when the oil is likely to need to be changed. Such variables include mileage, oil temp, time driven at different RPMs, etc.
Your light might come on while you still have oil in excellent condition or it might come on when it truly needs to be changed. With the detergents and additives like moly in most modern oils, Chrysler has determined you're safe to use the oil change light as a guide to changing oil as long as you never exceed 8000 miles as an oil change interval.
I'd say that, short of a used oil analysis, using the oil change indicator light is probably the most accurate way to determine when the oil should be changed. I'd wager it's a heck of a lot more accurate than going with gut instinct or changing on a fixed mileage interval such as every 3,000 miles. Maybe I'm wrong about that, but I'd wager I'm not.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:24 PM   #6
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Sorry, but there is no way I would rely on letting my vehicles pcm/ecu or whatever you want to call it, take a signal from a sensor telling me when I should change my oil.
Not disrespecting your decision to do so, I am just saying.
I am not waiting for the light. I run it up to 7.5K or so before changing it. Last two periods, I rode around with it on (yes, I know I can manually reset it) and that was WAY before where I am now. Just thought it was curious that it hadn't lit up yet. Not discounting your advice, just saying.
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Where are folks getting 8K from? My manual says 10K! I would think the algorithm would have an if..then to turn on the light if it reached 10K without the other conditions for a change being met. Anyway mine is going to stay in until the computer tells me to change it (or 10K mile intervals).
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Where are folks getting 8K from? My manual says 10K! I would think the algorithm would have an if..then to turn on the light if it reached 10K without the other conditions for a change being met. Anyway mine is going to stay in until the computer tells me to change it (or 10K mile intervals).
The 2012s called for 5w30 every 8K/6mos. For some reason or another they changed their minds in 2013 to recommend 5w20 every 10k/12mos. even though nothing changed mechanically. There's a few threads on here debating all of that as well if you want some more frustrating reading.
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I change mine every 3000 even with synthetic, mostly because the dealership is paying for the first year.

Then I will go to 7500
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Sorry, but there is no way I would rely on letting my vehicles pcm/ecu or whatever you want to call it, take a signal from a sensor telling me when I should change my oil.
Not disrespecting your decision to do so, I am just saying.
Agree. blew my engine block The first month. Is this something new on the newer jeeps? I have an 07 Saharah Unlimited, and never read or noticed a need oil light?
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Mine came on around 9600 miles. I had already changed the oil 3 times when it decided to come on.
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Mine came on around 9600 miles. I had already changed the oil 3 times when it decided to come on.
That's odd. From the day I purchased my jeep, I have never once seen an oil light.. Hmmm.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:27 PM   #13
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Well, that's funny. Get in after work, start her up and BING! Oil Change Required. 7643 miles.

Sorry not a light but an EVIC message.
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Well, that's funny. Get in after work, start her up and BING! Oil Change Required. 7643 miles.

Sorry not a light but an EVIC message.
Never got anything :-/ Must be in the newer models
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I don't wait

I don't wait for the light. I change my oil every 5k and rotates all 5 tires during the same interval.
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I don't wait for the light. I change my oil every 5k and rotates all 5 tires during the same interval.
I did the same as above and will do the same on my 14.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:32 PM   #17
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I have the lifetime warranty and those dealership bastards won't pay for it until I hit the manufacturer 10k m. I did it at 5k and will let them do it on their dime at 10k.
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I have the lifetime warranty and those dealership bastards won't pay for it until I hit the manufacturer 10k m. I did it at 5k and will let them do it on their dime at 10k.
Does the lifetime warranty come with free oil changes? If so, my dealership didn't tell me that one.
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I had already changed the oil 3 times when it decided to come on.
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Mine came on for the first time at 9800. I changed it and the oil was dirty, but not anymore so than the 3 k interval on my old 4L, the ~5500 miles that the light came on for my 08, or the 7500 mile interval my wife's Subaru uses, so I will continue to follow it.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:47 PM   #21
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I was kind of wondering if that light was ever going to come on myself. I went ahead and had it changed at around 6k since I had to take it in to the dealer to see why it started leaking oil all over the place. When they changed it, the interval sticker they placed on my window was like 2000miles away. No idea why but I'm not changing oil every 2000 miles.

As far as the leak, apparently, they over filed the front diff at the factory and for some reason it took a couple of months for it to start pouring out the breather tube.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:53 PM   #22
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For all the guys who changs their oil at 3k miles. Please come to my house. I want free money.

Oil nowadays is a lot better. I have an escort witb almost 80k since last oil change.

My oil change light came on at 9300.
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Why would you not change your oil until a light came on ? And why would you not change it yourself ? Oh well, have fun at the Stealership !
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:25 AM   #24
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Heard they stopped using a light they put in a ticker under the hood.
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For all the guys who changs their oil at 3k miles. Please come to my house. I want free money.

Oil nowadays is a lot better. I have an escort witb almost 80k since last oil change.

My oil change light came on at 9300.
If that were the case, my engine block would have never of blown at 1k past the 3000 mile due, one month of owning it brandy new and a tow and 7k later :x
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Why would you not change your oil until a light came on ? And why would you not change it yourself ? Oh well, have fun at the Stealership !
I'm simply following the manufacturers instructions in my owners manual, like I do on every vehicle I own. My older Jeeps with 4.0L's said to change it at every 3k miles, which I did. My CTS-V said follow the oil life monitor, which I did. My wife's Subaru says every 7500 miles, which I do. This JK says follow the oil change indicator, without letting it go past the 10k mark, which I also do. I see no harm in doing what the manufacturer says to do, since it is their engine they designed and know how often the oil needs to be changed in it.

And I always do my own maintenance as well, no dealership visits for that kind of stuff.
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Mine (late 2012 model) went off around 4000 miles, then again at 9000, I am at 11,000 now and waiting... Speaking of this, my dealer gives me the first 3 oil change and fluid checks for free. Not sure it's a jeep thing or just my dealer...

I would say to follow the oil change indicator or up to 10k as jwilson2598 said.
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If that were the case, my engine block would have never of blown at 1k past the 3000 mile due, one month of owning it brandy new and a tow and 7k later :x
I agree that 80,000 miles is a ludicrous oil change interval. Not only is that oil's life way past spent but that filter is likely clogged and in bypass mode.
However, Jeny I highly doubt that going to 4,000 miles caused your new engine to blow. Something like a manufacturing defect must have been at work.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:18 PM   #29
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How do you turn off the "oil change required" warning? I've never seem the warning before but it came on today and just changed the oil. Thx.
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Figured it out.

If anyone cares:

Key to on
Depress gas pedal 3 times
Key to off
Start engine and voila

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