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Old 07-03-2011, 10:16 PM   #31
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One other tidbit about the facts. I got my oil changed in Florida while on vacation and the dealer there set the interval back to 3000. When it tripped, I reset it and went in to the dealer at the next even 6k interval from the oil change. I asked them to set it back to 6K and it hasn't tripped early in two changes since.

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Old 07-03-2011, 10:21 PM   #32
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I'm not disputing you, just saying that I've never seen it documented.
I haven't seen it documented either. I wonder if this is just one of those hidden items that the dealer maintains control over. I have also not heard of anybody with one of those programmers who has been able to modify the max interval set point. Hmmmm...

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Old 07-03-2011, 10:35 PM   #33
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Like what was indicated; Chrysler recommends no more than 6,000 miles or less than twice a year. An oil & filter change is inexpensive insurance. The critical time to change it is with a new engine. It's not that the oil breaks down, it's the contaminants that the filter can't all remove that you don't want in the engine for an extended period. I'm not going to even try to tell you what you're schedule should be and there are thousands of opinions on this. On any new vehicle that I've had I stuck with the first 1,500 then 3,000 and every 3,000 after that. A bit overkill, but that's what I do. I never switched to synthetic untill at least the 9,000 mile oil change. Rotate the tires on our Rubi every 6,000. Do what you're comfortable with but don't exceed Chrysler's recommendations.
This is total bs as all new corvettes and cadilacs come from the factory with 5w-30 mobil one. I have a 08 corvette and I did my 1st oil change after 1800 miles as I ran the piss out of it from minute one. Had 2 miles on it when me and the salesman left the lot and before it had three miles it seen 150 MPH plus and hit the rev limiter in all 6 gears. Wasn't even warmed up yet as this was in January in kansas, but it did sit on the showroom floor for one night so it was inside, and I drove it out. Also I run mobil one in everything and I usually change oil every 5000 miles no matter if it is 3 month or 3 years I never change until after the 5 thousand mark. Except for the vette which I did at 1800 then at 7000 and it hasn't been changed in two years and it had about 7400 miles on it. The computer tells me I have 97% left on my oil life. If u go by the computer on the vette it will take you over 8000 miles easy. But you should and can drain that cheap Dino oil out the first day if you like and go to a full syn oil and you will have no problems. it's all the same really, as syn oil and regular motor oil are all made from crude oil. Just a different refining process for the 2 different oils. Happy 4th to all and to all a great nite.
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:42 PM   #34
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Google Bob Is the Oil Guy and go read the forums over there. Any good dino oil changed every 6k should be fine. This is one of those topics where people keep regurgitating what they hear from someone else and it becomes "knowledge." Yeah um no. Or send your oil to an analysis company and they will recommend an OCI.
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Who put this filter on; King Kong?

First post-break-in oil change. It took two oil filter wrenches, two men and a max bench press to break the filter free.

I bent my favorite filter wrench and punctured the filter to start, so I had a perforated, stuck filter on the engine. I'm all-in at this point so my son and I spent the next 35 minutes getting a second wrench on the filter and turning it about 2-degrees each time. But, we did get the filter off.

I used to dread first filter changes on my Honda's for this very reason. I'm glad I passed this point with the Jeep.
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First post-break-in oil change. It took two oil filter wrenches, two men and a max bench press to break the filter free.

I bent my favorite filter wrench and punctured the filter to start, so I had a perforated, stuck filter on the engine. I'm all-in at this point so my son and I spent the next 35 minutes getting a second wrench on the filter and turning it about 2-degrees each time. But, we did get the filter off.

I used to dread first filter changes on my Honda's for this very reason. I'm glad I passed this point with the Jeep.
Are those Wix filters with a nut on the end looking pretty good to you about now?
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:08 AM   #37
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K & N filters "Gold" Pn.1002 have a 1" hex nut on the end --($13 bucks)

Course you should never have your filter on that tight any way, shoud be HAND TIGHT !

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Are those Wix filters with a nut on the end looking pretty good to you about now?
You must mean K&N. Mopar filters are made by Wix.
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You must mean K&N. Mopar filters are made by Wix.
yup, not enough coffee yet and dont use either.
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I changed mine as well as the rotation yesterday, but they said you should wait until 8k miles to do synthetic. Not really sure why though.
The only reason is that the oil should be changed more frequently during the break in process and synthetic is a waste of money during that time. Pretty much anything you can buy off the shelf these days is a synthetic blend anyway, so don't worry about it. As someone else mentioned, many cars ship with full synthetic in them already. If it was an issue they wouldn't do that.

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The manual does not say wait until 6k. It says that is the maximum time you should wait.
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Course you should never have your filter on that tight any way, shoud be HAND TIGHT !

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Yep, I grab it with both hands and twist until it won't go any more. Don't want that thing falling off going down the road.
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Too much maintenance never hurt an engine.
Unless the drain plug strips from all of the oil changes and falls out while driving.
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Had 2 miles on it when me and the salesman left the lot and before it had three miles it seen 150 MPH plus and hit the rev limiter in all 6 gears.
You've got a stock C6 that will go over 300 mph? I'm impressed. The key to good BS is to make it at least possible.
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First post-break-in oil change. It took two oil filter wrenches, two men and a max bench press to break the filter free.

I bent my favorite filter wrench and punctured the filter to start, so I had a perforated, stuck filter on the engine. I'm all-in at this point so my son and I spent the next 35 minutes getting a second wrench on the filter and turning it about 2-degrees each time. But, we did get the filter off.

I used to dread first filter changes on my Honda's for this very reason. I'm glad I passed this point with the Jeep.

OH THANK GOODNESS! I just did my first on my 11 JKU at 3,500 miles and I got the impression I needed to eat more spinache! I actually don't even own a filter wrench, as I believe in hand tightening is plenty tight. This time, I called my buddy to see if I could borrow his. I am impatient and it was taking too long for him to swing by, so I kept trying to get it by hand. Finally, I got a little movement. After that, it was pretty easy to get the rest of the way. I think part of what made it so difficult was that it was equally difficult to access from underneath the Jeep or going down thru the hood. My ride has a new filter and some Mobile 1 in it now though, and I will be good for many more miles!
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OH THANK GOODNESS! I just did my first on my 11 JKU at 3,500 miles and I got the impression I needed to eat more spinache! I actually don't even own a filter wrench, as I believe in hand tightening is plenty tight. This time, I called my buddy to see if I could borrow his. I am impatient and it was taking too long for him to swing by, so I kept trying to get it by hand. Finally, I got a little movement. After that, it was pretty easy to get the rest of the way. I think part of what made it so difficult was that it was equally difficult to access from underneath the Jeep or going down thru the hood. My ride has a new filter and some Mobile 1 in it now though, and I will be good for many more miles!
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