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Old 03-15-2012, 05:42 AM   #1
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I have a new wrangler , 2012 2 door sport, 350 miles, which i received the four free oil changes in 24k miles. If I decide to use the four free changes up early, as in 500 miles, 2000 miles, 5,000 miles, then 8,000 miles. After that do my own oil changes using synthetic oil. How can I tell if the dealer actually changed the oil and filter or just thought "this guy doesn't need his oil changed, I'll just wipe the area clean" . Has anybody ever gave the service manager a plastic bag and ask for the old filter? That way I could see what if any metal shavings are in it and maybe encourage them actually changing the filter. My last thought on oil changing is what if I let them change the oil and filter, drive home drain the standard oil , leaving the new filter in then fill it with 5w-30 synthetic. Their change along with my short drive home then draining their oil would be like a "Rinse" make sense?

Also I was looking at "Quadratec Premium 2" Receiver Hitch with Wiring Kit" does the exhaust need to be removed to install the bolts?

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I have a new wrangler , 2012 2 door sport, 350 miles, which i received the four free oil changes in 24k miles. If I decide to use the four free changes up early, as in 500 miles, 2000 miles, 5,000 miles, then 8,000 miles. After that do my own oil changes using synthetic oil. How can I tell if the dealer actually changed the oil and filter or just thought "this guy doesn't need his oil changed, I'll just wipe the area clean" . Has anybody ever gave the service manager a plastic bag and ask for the old filter? That way I could see what if any metal shavings are in it and maybe encourage them actually changing the filter. My last thought on oil changing is what if I let them change the oil and filter, drive home drain the standard oil , leaving the new filter in then fill it with 5w-30 synthetic. Their change along with my short drive home then draining their oil would be like a "Rinse" make sense?

Also I was looking at "Quadratec Premium 2" Receiver Hitch with Wiring Kit" does the exhaust need to be removed to install the bolts?
What kind of dealership you buy from? Lol

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My last thought on oil changing is what if I let them change the oil and filter, drive home drain the standard oil , leaving the new filter in then fill it with 5w-30 synthetic. Their change along with my short drive home then draining their oil would be like a "Rinse" make sense?
I would advise against doing that.
You would be mixing the 1qt of Crude oil in the Filter with the Syn. Oil
in doing so. THAT"S NOT A GOOD THING. The Rinse so to speak, you speak
of would ONLY be if you changed the Filter also.
Wait until all your free changes are complete, THEN switch to Syn. That
way your Break in period will also be about complete.
As far as seeing IF they do in fact Change it, get a Magic Marker and
put Date / Mileage on the bottom of the Filter, then check when you
get home. That will give you a good clue. Start with the Purchase Date
of the Jeep on your current Filter.
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You do not need to remove the muffler to install the hitch.

If you are concerned about them not wanting to change at 500 miles, then simply do that first change yourself.
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You would be mixing the 1qt of Crude oil in the Filter with the Syn. Oil in doing so. THAT"S NOT A GOOD THING.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with mixing conventional and synthetic oils. Some people blend them on purpose at every change to get benefits from each type.
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with mixing conventional and synthetic oils. Some people blend them on purpose at every change to get benefits from each type.
For real. You can even buy syn blends off the shelf.

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