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Old 04-08-2014, 09:54 AM
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I have barely 2 weeks with my new 2014 1500 Sport, love this truck. I currently have 750 miles and I'm wondering when I should change the oil to get the metal out. I always hear its a good thing to do? Do I just change the oil and leave the current filter? Or change both out? Put in conventional and then synthetic or go straight to synthetic? I usually change both but curious what others have done.
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welcome to the forum....i think a lot of guys do they're first oil change early....i did mine at under 2000 and went right to synthetic so i could get a few more miles in between changes ...and yes change the filter too
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i think people change oil like we are still in the 50's oil and engines are much better now and do not need to e changed as often. with that said you would be better off changing the filter. the oil pick up the containments and the filter collects them. the oil is not going to break down and loose its properties in 2000 miles. you can change the filter if you think it is to its capacity....but its not.
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I don't think he was saying you should change the oil every 2000miles. Just that an early oil change is good. You'd be surprised the amount of metal from the machining process that you drain out in that first change. I would change the filter at the same time and go o synthetic. Make sure to clean off the pan plug as well. It's there to catch all that metal floating around.
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i think people change oil like we are still in the 50's oil and engines are much better now and do not need to e changed as often. with that said you would be better off changing the filter. the oil pick up the containments and the filter collects them. the oil is not going to break down and loose its properties in 2000 miles. you can change the filter if you think it is to its capacity....but its not.
Probably true and I am guilty of it as well having cut my teeth on vehicles back when early and often oil changes were important. It still makes me warm and fuzzy. So on my Ram, I changed it at 500 miles, filter as well with dino oil, then again at 1000 miles with Amsoil OEM synthetic. I just changed it again at 8000 miles with Amsoil Signature and plan to change it annually or at 15K (I tow a travel trailer) whichever come first. Changing it early certainly won't hurt, whether it is needed is debatable. If it makes you feel good, do it. I do believe in changing the filter with each oil change, whether early or as scheduled.
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Changed the factory fill at 500 miles in my 6.4L. It comes with 0w40 syn from the factory. I was surprised at the color of the oil. Didn't look like 500 mile syn oil. Looked like 5000 mile syn oil...very dark and cloudy, no burnt smell though. I refilled with the recommended Penz 0w40 and a Wix filter. After a 1700 mile trip towing a 8000 lb trailer the oil on the dipstick still looks clean. EVIC is showing 82% oil life remaining.

I mainly use my truck for towing so I wanted to change the oil after breakin and before towing. It may be a waste, but I plan on changing the oil every 3000-4000 miles since I tow so much. I do the work myself and the cost is minimal for my peace of mind.
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