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alaska_av8r 07-24-2013 12:43 AM

Oil Change Freq
 
Okay so the manual says when it is time for an oil change that the vehicle will let me know. I am at 6500 miles and haven't had any indications, what gives?

jadmt 07-24-2013 01:17 AM

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Originally Posted by alaska_av8r (Post 3996769)
Okay so the manual says when it is time for an oil change that the vehicle will let me know. I am at 6500 miles and haven't had any indications, what gives?

don't feel bad I am at 14,000 miles and no indicator yet on my 2013. I have however changed oil 4X already and getting ready too again. then I will change every 5000 miles whether it needs it or not.

OffRoadCam09 07-24-2013 04:24 AM

Mine came on around 7500 miles on my 13. I changed it at 3,000 an then at 8,000. Will change it every 5,000. Just make sure you change it before 10,000 like the owners manual states

CJ7nvrstk 07-24-2013 05:30 AM

My indicator comes on at varying intervals. Depends somewhat on usage. I've noticed it coming on earlier if I have done alot of wheeling, like after long wheeling trips. Think Texas to Moab, wheel there for several days then off to Vegas followed by Pismo Beach and Glammis wheeling, and then back to TX.

If my indicator doesn't come on by 8K, I just go ahead and get it changed because I think that's what the manual calls for.

DJL2 07-24-2013 06:58 AM

Oh, another one of these threads! Goody! I love the spectacle!

Bottom line = know your vehicle, know your oil, keep your own counsel.

However, this can be Oil War, Part 653!

SouthTJ 07-24-2013 08:05 AM

I'm at about 6000 on mine and haven't seen the light yet. 5000 is a nice easy number to remember when to change your oil. I've done it that way for years on multiple cars and will continue with the new Jeep.

insylem 07-24-2013 10:59 AM

The manual also says (for the 13s) not to exceed 10, 000 miles between changes.

alaska_av8r 07-24-2013 01:13 PM

Thanks for the info, 5,000 sounds like a good number to me. I was just wondering if I had missed something and I don't mind changing it sooner.

Newfy 07-25-2013 07:45 PM

NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 8,000 miles (13 000 km) or six months,
whichever occurs first.

Old Dogger 07-25-2013 07:50 PM

WOW, yes, yes, a oil change war...............;)
I LOVE THEM...............:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:

As some have said, why change your oil, because we are just wasting natural resources.......:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

ahsumtoy 07-25-2013 09:38 PM

5,000
 
I agree, 5000 is easy to remember. I change my oil and rotate all 5 tires every 5,000 miles.

Braveheart12JK 07-25-2013 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by ahsumtoy (Post 4003939)
I agree, 5000 is easy to remember. I change my oil and rotate all 5 tires every 5,000 miles.

^ditto!

SHYUperman 07-25-2013 09:47 PM

Same as what everyone else is saying... I don't rely on the reminder. Thankfully the dealer where I bought my Jeep has free oil changes for life. So I take it in every 5k miles.

HillbillyJeeper 07-25-2013 10:01 PM

Amsoil! Amsoil! Amsoil! You are all fools unless you use Amsoil! You can get 10 billion miles between oil changes with Amsoil!!! Dammit! Why aren't you using Amsoil!!!

I don't know what Amsoil is but that is where these threads go usually and I am a conformist.:rofl: I love these. Give me Amsoil or give me death!!!! Dammit!:rofl:

:hide::hide::hide::hide::hide:
:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:

Miser 07-25-2013 11:07 PM

These are the most humorous threads!:rofl::rofl:
Oil change time?
Should I wait for the warning monitor?
Does it even need to be changed if the monitor doesn't tell me too change it?
Brand?
Conventional, verses Synthetics?
Viscosity?
And let's not forget the oil filter Brand?
We don't want to forget free oil changes for life.
Will the Dealer do a quality oil change?
I probably missed something.:hide::hide::hide:

Miser 07-25-2013 11:30 PM

OP, now to answer your question on a serious note.
Start off by not worrying about the computer.
Use the viscosity oil recommended in your owners manual.
If you use Conventional oil, then change it every 3000 miles.
If you are going with Synthetic oil, then change it every 5000 miles.
Always install a new oil filter at the time of oil change.
If you follow these guidelines, then your engine will like you!:thumb:

Scott in Houston 07-25-2013 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Miser (Post 4004217)
These are the most humorous threads!:rofl::rofl:
Oil change time?
Should I wait for the warning monitor?
Does it even need to be changed if the monitor doesn't tell me too change it?
Brand?
Conventional, verses Synthetics?
Viscosity?
And let's not forget the oil filter Brand?
We don't want to forget free oil changes for life.
Will the Dealer do a quality oil change?
I probably missed something.:hide::hide::hide:

This thread will be complete when we also solve...

Apple or Microsoft?
Coke or Pepsi?
Paleo or Vegan?
Israel or Palestine?
Red State or Blue State?
.45 ACP or 9mm?
Fossil or Solar?
Breast or Thigh?
Porsche or Ferrari?
Beer or Wine?
Paper or Plastic?
Playoffs or BCS?
Lead or Steel?
Stocks or Bonds?
Gas or Electric?
Dogs or Cats?




...

:popcorn:

Numbercruncher 07-25-2013 11:33 PM

How many quarts does the Pentastar hold? My F-150 holds 7.5 so 5,000 miles between changes is a no brainer.

NC

Old Dogger 07-25-2013 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott in Houston (Post 4004270)
This thread will be complete when we also solve...

Apple or Microsoft?
Coke or Pepsi?
Paleo or Vegan?
Israel or Palestine?
Red State or Blue State?
.45 ACP or 9mm?
Fossil or Solar?
Breast or Thigh?
Porsche or Ferrari?
Beer or Wine?
Paper or Plastic?
Playoffs or BCS?
Lead or Steel?
Stocks or Bonds?
Gas or Electric?
Dogs or Cats?




...

:popcorn:

Let's not forget Viagra or Cialis..........

WOW, Beer or Wine, that's a no brainer.......BUDWEISER A MANS BREW....:thumb:

Old Dogger 07-25-2013 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Numbercruncher (Post 4004275)
How many quarts does the Pentastar hold? NC

Six (6) quarts including filter.:thumb:

jadmt 07-25-2013 11:45 PM

here is one reason to absolutely trust the oil minder (other then I have 14000 miles and it still has not went off). Same computer probably estimates oil changes as estimates mpg.
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/x...psa3191548.jpg

Old Dogger 07-25-2013 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jadmt (Post 4004300)
here is one reason to absolutely trust the oil minder (other then I have 14000 miles and it still has not went off). Same computer probably estimates oil changes as estimates mpg.
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/x...psa3191548.jpg

WOW, that says it all.............:eek::eek::eek:

jadmt 07-26-2013 12:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Dogger (Post 4004328)
WOW, that says it all.............:eek::eek::eek:

Several gas companies want to buy my secret lol.

Scott in Houston 07-26-2013 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jadmt (Post 4004300)
here is one reason to absolutely trust the oil minder (other then I have 14000 miles and it still has not went off). Same computer probably estimates oil changes as estimates mpg.
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/x...psa3191548.jpg



My dad said he walked uphill both ways... you must live where it's downhill both ways.

HillbillyJeeper 07-26-2013 09:53 AM

I have figured all this out, once you read this I want no more discussion anywhere on the web about it... Its time we move on as a people!

Apple or Microsoft? Microsoft for PC and Apple for mobile devices
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Paleo or Vegan? Meat!!
Israel or Palestine? Nuke
Red State or Blue State? Red
.45 ACP or 9mm? .45
Fossil or Solar? Fossil... No solar Jeeps yet
Breast or Thigh? Both, Oh... You meant on a chicken... Disregard... Breast.
Porsche or Ferrari? Jeep.. Duh
Beer or Wine? Both!
Paper or Plastic? Both!
Playoffs or BCS? Playoff
Lead or Steel? Steel
Stocks or Bonds? Bonds
Gas or Electric? Gas
Dogs or Cats? Dogs

Whew! Glad to finally have all that finally sorted out.... You may all now move on to relevant life issues.

Scott in Houston 07-26-2013 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HillbillyJeeper (Post 4005411)
I have figured all this out, once you read this I want no more discussion anywhere on the web about it... Its time we move on as a people!

Apple or Microsoft? Microsoft for PC and Apple for mobile devices
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Paleo or Vegan? Meat!!
Israel or Palestine? Nuke
Red State or Blue State? Red
.45 ACP or 9mm? .45
Fossil or Solar? Fossil... No solar Jeeps yet
Breast or Thigh? Both, Oh... You meant on a chicken... Disregard... Breast.
Porsche or Ferrari? Jeep.. Duh
Beer or Wine? Both!
Paper or Plastic? Both!
Playoffs or BCS? Playoff
Lead or Steel? Steel
Stocks or Bonds? Bonds
Gas or Electric? Gas
Dogs or Cats? Dogs

Whew! Glad to finally have all that finally sorted out.... You may all now move on to relevant life issues.


:rofl::rofl:

ahsumtoy 07-26-2013 08:45 PM

Hillbilly
 
I'm going with Hillbilly. He nailed everyone, especially the 45.

Metonymy 07-27-2013 02:03 AM

I get $19.95 oil change coupons in my email all the time. I change my oil every 3k at the dealership. Drive in, 30 minutes and $22 later (tax) I drive out. Piece o' cake and no mess to clean up. :)

rdg04578 07-27-2013 05:22 AM

Go with what you are comfortable with
 
There is not a right or wrong answer here and you are never going to convince anyone otherwise--The best advice here is go with a maximum of the manufacturers recommendation or where you feel comfortable with--what ever is less. There is all kinds of information on the web saying that you can go to 7500 or 10,000 miles but there are some of us who will never feel good with that because we grew up being told every 3000 miles you need to change the oil. In recent years I have gone with the manufacturers recommendations--7500 plus --but use synthetic oil --and have driven 100,000 plus on all my vehicles with no adverse effects. Bottom line in today's world of long manufacturer warranties providing that you change it at the recommended mileage frequency and you do not void your warranty does it really matter?

Andy 1965 07-27-2013 05:25 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott in Houston (Post 4004270)
This thread will be complete when we also solve...

Apple or Microsoft?
Coke or Pepsi?
Paleo or Vegan?
Israel or Palestine?
Red State or Blue State?
.45 ACP or 9mm?
Fossil or Solar?
Breast or Thigh?
Porsche or Ferrari?
Beer or Wine?
Paper or Plastic?
Playoffs or BCS?
Lead or Steel?
Stocks or Bonds?
Gas or Electric?
Dogs or Cats?




...

:popcorn:

You forgot one...:rofl:


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