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Unread 11-09-2012, 07:17 AM   #1
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First Oil Change at 8000 miles.

I took my 13 JK to the dealership for its first oil change (had a coupon to get ti done for free) and I am right at 3000. There was an hour wait and the guy told me I can wait up to 6 months or 8000 miles on the newer engines. Anyone ever get a similiar response.

Im going back to get it changed today as long as they wiat isnt long, otherwise ill just chagne it myslef Saturday morning and save the coupon for future use.

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Unread 11-09-2012, 07:22 AM   #2
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Hahahaha here it comes. This subject is great. Pick the opinion you like the best and run with it.
Personally, for my very firstest oil change ever? I do it around 1000 miles and then I stick to the dealer intervals and the intervals in the manual.
8000 miles is pretty far, I would bet they'd be all over denying you warranty work with that kind of a span.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 07:28 AM   #3
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Does nobody read the owners manual anymore?

It does not say to go 8000 miles. It says never exceed 8000 miles. Two different things completely. Sigh...
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Unread 11-09-2012, 07:34 AM   #4
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Does nobody read the owners manual anymore?

It does not say to go 8000 miles. It says never exceed 8000 miles. Two different things completely. Sigh...
I'm struggling to figure out if you know more than me, or less...



Kidding.

My service dept sets my change interval at 3000 miles. I change my oil when they say to keep them happy.
I also buy their package deals and only pay 16$ an oil change, so it's really no big deal.
If I were out of warranty, I would run a syntehtic blend and change at 5000 miles.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 07:39 AM   #5
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When I walked in i asked for an oil change and he asked how many miles I had. I told him i had 3018 on the dot. The worker then asked if my oil light is on. I told him no then he told me well normally we do not do oil changes unless they light is on and the newer cars can go up to 8000 miles/ 6 months before the first change. The manual does say 3000 so Im not sure where he gets his information from even tho he did say my warrenty is covered if I bring it to them every 8000 miles for an oil change. I do know if i waited till the oil light came on before doing an oil change I can say goodbye to the possiblilty of ever gettting 200,000 miles on this car.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 07:40 AM   #6
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Also, I'm not interested in turning this thread into an aurgument on how long between oil changes but if anyone else has heard of the newer jeeps going up to 8000 miles /6 months before the first oil change from the dealerships.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 08:00 AM   #7
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8000 miles is the maximum interval stated in the manual. What the tech told you isn't wrong, although it might be a little optimistic depending on your driving habits/style.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 08:07 AM   #8
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I drive relaxed almost always cruising in a higher gear to keep engine rpms lower and most fo the miles are highway so going a little longer inbetween oil chagnes will not be so bad for me but for the first change im not waiting till 8000.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 09:12 AM   #9
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not newer.. But when my 11 was in for its first oil change it had 5k miles on it and they did it. I would'nt go more then 5k without an oil change.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 09:58 AM   #10
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I remember a thread on this board with oil sample testing info. Seems like the poster went to aroun 11k on a batch of oil and it was still within spec.

Lemme see if I can dig that up.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 10:48 AM   #11
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My change oil indicator comes on at 3500 miles every time. The maintenance schedule in the owners manual is every 8000. I've done both of mine at 4000.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 11:06 AM   #12
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I'm taking mine in @1,000 miles for a free change,thats the last time it will go to Dealer for a oil change.Then i'll change @5,000,10,000 15,000 etc.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 11:10 AM   #13
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i got the same 8k recommendation from my dealer and wondered why the increase. also, my 2013 manual says not to exceed 10k for an oil change and that the system monitors operating parameters to make an educated decision on when the oil should need changing. i also noticed there is a big increase in the change intervals for the other fluids (coolant, xfer case, xmission, axles) from the sched on my old '01 Cherokee. i did some research and found some articles describing the reason for the increase is improvements in the manufacturing of these fluids. makes sense to me as it supports what the factory is recommending. might be worth it to do some reading to help give you peace of mind and maybe save a few $$. we all love our machines and likes to keep em happy, but hey, less maintenance time = more trail time
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Unread 11-09-2012, 02:48 PM   #14
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I also buy their package deals and only pay 16$ an oil change, so it's really no big deal.
What was your package?

I paid 150.00 (plus 8.25 tax) for a 12 pack good for three years. I have 10K on the clock now (11 months of new toy syndrome) but expect no more than 5k per year future - so I am sure its overkill to use 4 per year. Even at twice a year (once pre-wheeling season and again post) the unused ones will still keep my cost below the one at a time of 49.95! (my service guy just wont budge on transferability even after attempting to bribe with a good bottle of hootch ).
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Unread 11-09-2012, 03:17 PM   #15
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i am up to 6500 mile oil changes on my 11 ram and 12 jeep, which is pretty long for a guy from the every 3000 mile era.
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