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Old 01-16-2011, 02:55 PM   #1
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First oil change...

2 observations.

1. Kudos to Jeep Engineering. This is the first vehicle that I've ever owned that didn't dump a half quart of oil all over the place when I removed the oil filter. And it didn't get oil all over my arm as I spun it off.

Being the first time, I had plenty of cardboard underneath, along with my oversize pan. Next time, I'll use a paper towel and pan.

2. Since I changed oil before the recommended interval (5200 vice 6000), will the oil reset sequence work? I went through the manual/supplement/user guide, and they all refer to turning off the "change oil" light. Mine wasn't illuminated. Just wondering. Or do I have to watch it now that i'm out of sequence?

And I rotated the tires. First time ever doing a 5 tire rotation. Had to pay attention to what I was doing. At least the spare now has stones in it and not a white stripe.

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Keep in mind the 6K is NOT the recommended amount, it's the recommended MAXIMUM amount.

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It tells you how to reset the oil change reminder in your owner's manual.
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Keep in mind the 6K is NOT the recommended amount, it's the recommended MAXIMUM amount.
I realize that. For the most part, I have open driving, NO off-road yet, And now, I'm running synthetic which gives me some leeway. I normally run my vehicles until 7000 using synthetic. When I get the chance to off road, I will adjust accordingly. Tomorrow, my wife and I are going to go to "Treasure Shores Park". Dirt trails, nothing serious.

FWIW, 6000 is the is the first service interval.

• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months, whichever
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I d/l the manuals. I've been studying. Beware.
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It tells you how to reset the oil change reminder in your owner's manual.

I know. But, mine wasn't lit. Will it work out of sequence? That's what I want to know.
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I believe you turn the key to the on position but don't start it, and press the gas pedal to the floor three times within 5 secs. Most of them flash for about five secs then after that cut the key off and start it up. It should be gone then.
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Well, we'll see what happens. I just did the reset sequence. Either I get a "change oil" in 800 miles, or 6000 miles. Time will tell.
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For my first oil change I plan on doing it no later than 3000 miles. Think there will still be some "junk" from the engine brake in (even though nowdays everyone tells me this is no longer the case?)
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To be honest. I don't follow normal break in recommendations. I drive her the way she"ll be driven on the road. I only have concerns with off road.

Never had an issue with break-in.
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The only reason I changed mine at 4k was the dealer sent me a freebie coupon. Changed that at 5k later to full syn. I kinda go by the looks of the oil keeping in mind the miles also.
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Well, we'll see what happens. I just did the reset sequence. Either I get a "change oil" in 800 miles, or 6000 miles. Time will tell.
Since you've been reading the manual you should notice that the oil change indicator is not based on mileage, it's based on duty cycle.
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I realize that. For the most part, I have open driving, NO off-road yet, And now, I'm running synthetic which gives me some leeway. I normally run my vehicles until 7000 using synthetic. When I get the chance to off road, I will adjust accordingly. Tomorrow, my wife and I are going to go to "Treasure Shores Park". Dirt trails, nothing serious.

FWIW, 6000 is the is the first service interval.

Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months, whichever
comes first.

I d/l the manuals. I've been studying. Beware.
That means BEFORE 6,000 miles. I change mine every 3K. I plan on keeping it a long time and making them sorry they gave me a lifetime powertrain warranty.
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Since you've been reading the manual you should notice that the oil change indicator is not based on mileage, it's based on duty cycle.
Yes, I saw that. I'm curious to see how my driving style affects that.
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That means BEFORE 6,000 miles. I change mine every 3K. I plan on keeping it a long time and making them sorry they gave me a lifetime powertrain warranty.
Is yours a DD? Plus the weekend time? I drive 60 miles a day for work, Not Hiway, but close. I don't have the stop and go like big cities, but i have some.

I do 3K in 2 months, but they are gentle. I'm trying to work out my schedule.

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