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Old 09-23-2013, 06:16 PM
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so for my first oil change is it good to do it now at 10,000 kms ?

should i do regular oil change or Full synthetic,, most likely im not going to haul anything just a daily driver..

but what are pros/cons of full synthetic..

thanks for help.


after first oil change should i do 12/13 thousand intervals ?

and when should i do tire rotations ?
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You haven't done your first oil change yet and you're at 10000k? That's crazy.
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my tire store, told me to rotate at 10,000 miles
16093.44 kilometers, i believe is the correct conversion

10,000 kilometer = 6,213.7 miles

you will get varied answers to the oil & filter change times

when you go to synthetic oil, it depends on when YOU want to do it
i finally switched over when i had 42,000 miles on the Ram
some people do it after they reach around 3,000 miles

I change my oil & filter at 5,000 miles & i take my own oil & filter to the dealership to get it done, i buy the oil at the local Walmart, 5 quart jugs are $25 USD + tax, for my choice of motor oil, Mobile One synthetic, i buy a good quality oil filter, in my case that is a WIX product

others will use different mileages, like 8,000, etc.

my air filter gets checked for cleanliness about every 10,000 miles, i have found that mine lasts around 20,000 - 25,000 miles
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You haven't done your first oil change yet and you're at 10000k? That's crazy.
Yeh, I agree....
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are you all trying to scare him ??
he is at 6,213.7 miles
i believe the owners manual reads 10,000 miles for the 2013 HEMI
( i don't know if they mean conventional or synthetic motor oil )
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You haven't done your first oil change yet and you're at 10000k? That's crazy.
I agree, but in his defense, he is doing nothing wrong according to the manual.

My dealer also suggested this kind of mileage for my first oil change but I politely told him, no, that isn't going to happen.

I changed my first at 2,500 km's and will do the next likely around the same, or when the cold weather starts to kick in?

From then on, I will be leaving it in for likely 10,000 km's or once a year, whatever comes first.
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As an old mechanic here is what I've done with all my vehicles from day one.
First oil change on a new engine (factory) 3000 km
Oil change interval conventional oil 5000km or every 3 months
Oil change interval synthetic oil 10,000 km or every 6 months.

The reason for every six months is more for us Canucks or even you guys in the northern states. In winter you do a whack of idling warming up the vehicle and then of course keeping it warm. Excessive idling tends to increase moisture inside the engine and you will experience oil breakdown quicker.
These were the frequencies I was taught years ago when doing my apprenticeship and I've stuck by them for nearly 30 years.
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Not trying to scare him, just not something I would do on a brand new engine. I know my evic was looking to get around 12000k, but I wasn't going down that road. I agree with Stump3r.
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As an old mechanic here is what I've done with all my vehicles from day one.
First oil change on a new engine (factory) 3000 km
Oil change interval conventional oil 5000km or every 3 months
Oil change interval synthetic oil 10,000 km or every 6 months.

The reason for every six months is more for us Canucks or even you guys in the northern states. In winter you do a whack of idling warming up the vehicle and then of course keeping it warm. Excessive idling tends to increase moisture inside the engine and you will experience oil breakdown quicker.
These were the frequencies I was taught years ago when doing my apprenticeship and I've stuck by them for nearly 30 years.
A lot has changed in 30yrs, especially oil, so some ways of thought no longer apply in my opinion.

This is an interesting article for anyone to read, and I tend to agree with it based on the used oil analysis I have read over at bob is the oil guy.com (www.bitog.com)
http://www.edmunds.com/car-care/stop...-your-oil.html
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As an old mechanic here is what I've done with all my vehicles from day one.
First oil change on a new engine (factory) 3000 km
Oil change interval conventional oil 5000km or every 3 months
Oil change interval synthetic oil 10,000 km or every 6 months.

The reason for every six months is more for us Canucks or even you guys in the northern states. In winter you do a whack of idling warming up the vehicle and then of course keeping it warm. Excessive idling tends to increase moisture inside the engine and you will experience oil breakdown quicker.
These were the frequencies I was taught years ago when doing my apprenticeship and I've stuck by them for nearly 30 years.
That being said I believe that today's technology and tolerances will allow you to stretch the interval but I myself have always and have always will always be doing it like the above mentioned by stump3r. Cheap insurance. I keep my vehicles about 12 years, and all my old vehicles are actually still on the road for at least 5 years after I let them go. They could probably last longer but the new owners don't treat them like I did.
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