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Old 06-24-2013, 08:48 AM
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Default oil change interval ?

first oil change was at 2700 miles in May. I drove across the country, ca to nj via S. Dakota. At 5500 miles on the odometer the oil change msg comes up. ( not even 3000 miles) Doesn't sound right to me. any thoughts anyone?
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I'm pretty certain the EVIC's oil change message is based on driving conditions as opposed to mileage accumulated.

If you're not running synthetic, then I would go ahead and change the oil and reset the reminder. Conventional or synthetic oil and/or brand is your choice.

If you're running [fully, true] synthetic, you can just reset the oil reminder and run it for another 2-3K miles.

Many here, myself included, who run synthetic ignore the oil message reminder and change the oil/filter at a given mileage.

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What Grubrunner said. I changed my oil at 500 and 1,000 miles and at the 1K mark, I filled with synthetic. After changing the oil, I did the reset. During a recent long camping trip, I received a change oil message at 3800 miles, so I just reset it.
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My dealer told me to change mine every 5k miles. thats what they recommend. I think the manual says every 6-7500 miles or so.
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The user manual and Chrysler recommends every 8K mile for oil change.
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thats 8k for dino oil. i run syn and change every 7000 miles or six months, what ever comes first. my oil minder has never come on.
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