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Unread 11-30-2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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Oil Change

The manual says to change the oil at 8000 miles. My change oil appears now when I start the car with 4000 miles. ?

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Unread 11-30-2011, 01:34 PM   #2
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IIRC the computer is going to recommend an oil change based on your driving habits. We have been changing oil every 4K miles but we didn't get the message when we passed 12K miles. May have been that we drove more highway miles.
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Unread 11-30-2011, 04:41 PM   #3
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If you get the oil changed at the dealer or a place that knows the jeep system, they would have reset the oil change timer. The computer calculates the oil change interval based on the kind of driving you do since its been reset, typically between 4 and 8K miles. The manual may say something like change at 8K miles or when the oil change is indicated. I do mostly highway driving and it was a bit over 8K before I got the first warning.
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I've been changing the oil every 3k (regular oil), and just switched to Mobil 1 Synthetic at 21k miles. I'll bump the oil changes to every 5k-6k. I doubt that this would hurt anything.
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Unread 11-30-2011, 05:44 PM   #5
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Try checkyournumber.org

It says 8000 miles. Also, a Google search will show you how to reset the change oil message. I did it on mine, involved hitting the accelerator a few times or something.
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Does anyone know what type of oil the dealer will use if you get done there?
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Does anyone know what type of oil the dealer will use if you get done there?
Jeep recommends reg oil for the V6 and synthetic for the Hemi.
I've always used synthetic in all my cars but broke tradition and so far have only used reg oil in my V6. Definitely cheaper but do what your comfortable with. The dealer will put in what you want.
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Does anyone know what type of oil the dealer will use if you get done there?
I think each dealer may be different. If you have a preference, you can ask them to use certain oil, or bring your own. They will also put synthetic in for an extra charge.

Jeep no longer recommends or prefers synthetic in the Hemi. You must stay with the recommended weight, however. The dealer will fill it with dino oil.

The OEM oil filters are a pretty good quality.
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Does anyone know what type of oil the dealer will use if you get done there?
I would check with your dealer. I assume each dealer might use different types. My dealer uses synthetic-blend with a mopar filter. I will probably let them use the mopar filter but I will bring my own full synthetic oil. I get lifetime free oil and filter changes from the dealer. Does anyone know who makes the oil filters for mopar?
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