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post #1 of 8 Old 08-07-2011, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Mechanic changed oil interval. How can I change it back?

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I've had my '08 Liberty for about 3 years now, and my oil light has always come on at about 5500 miles. Recently I took it to a different mechanic and now the light has come on after 2500. Is there a way for me to change the interval back to its original setting, or do I have to take it back there and ask them to change it?

I already know how to turn of the "oil change needed" light, but if anyone knows how to change the interval at which it comes on, I would appreciate it.

I know some people say it comes on based on the way you drive, but I'm not driving any different, and I'd rather not throw away money.

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-07-2011, 12:43 PM
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I believe it says in the owners manual that it isn't based on mileage but the way you drive and performance. Is it possible that the new mechanic used a cheaper oil than you had before?

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post #3 of 8 Old 08-07-2011, 06:12 PM
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Yeah can't change it,it comes on based on how you drive.

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post #4 of 8 Old 08-08-2011, 11:41 PM
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Not to go off on a tangent, but has anyone ever used Amsoil synthetic in their Jeep?
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post #5 of 8 Old 08-09-2011, 12:46 AM
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Not to go off on a tangent, but has anyone ever used Amsoil synthetic in their Jeep?
I use it in mine. No problems so far, just put it in a few weeks ago when I bought the jeep. Used it in my dodge before the jeep and I noticed improvements in how the engine idled and how quickly it warmed up

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post #6 of 8 Old 08-09-2011, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah can't change it,it comes on based on how you drive.
But I haven't changed my driving habits at all, that's my point. I've 64k miles on the car, and the oil change indicator has gone off at 5500 miles like clockwork since I bought the car, I find it hard to believe that all of the sudden I've made some huge difference in the operation of my Jeep, that is cutting the time in half between oil changes.
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post #7 of 8 Old 08-10-2011, 01:10 AM
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But I haven't changed my driving habits at all, that's my point. I've 64k miles on the car, and the oil change indicator has gone off at 5500 miles like clockwork since I bought the car, I find it hard to believe that all of the sudden I've made some huge difference in the operation of my Jeep, that is cutting the time in half between oil changes.
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Is it possible that the new mechanic used a cheaper oil than you had before?

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I say go back to your old mechanic and see if that brings it back to normal.

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post #8 of 8 Old 08-11-2011, 05:35 AM
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light has nothing to do with the oil used and the interval cannot be changed. there are no oil quality sensors in the liberty. it is solely based on the driving patterns.

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