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Old 10-04-2010, 08:40 AM
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Thank's for the response Unlimited. What you don't say is where the quote is from? that might be helpful.
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I'm still waiting for my signal for my 1st oil change and I'm just under 4k miles. Does the signal show up as a message in the EVIC?
I don't want to miss seeing the signal.
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I have been using the indicator which has activated approx every 6,000. Conventional oils have no problem with this interval and synthetics can go even longer. Changing every 3,000 is very old school, but old habits die hard. It is also a waste of money and oil, but I'm sure some will continue to do so. Stick with the recommendation in the manual and you will be fine.
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It's from the bob the oil guy forum. I visit that place frequently, lots of knowledgeable people there. I had saved the quote awhile back
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It's from the bob the oil guy forum. I visit that place frequently, lots of knowledgeable people there. I had saved the quote awhile back
Thanks again. I had wondered or if you had found another sauce for that kind of information.

Just a sidebar I live in Seattle and bought my new truck last year while I was working Mendocino, but I had driven down with my old 97 Ram with over 205k on her. She was much neglected for about the last 70k I think 1 engine oil change, just before we drove down nothing else. I just trusted her. Anyway I left her down there in the woods of my clients property close to the coast which catches the N CAL she has been there for 15 months just sitting there no one has touch her. Last saturday my client phones me someone might be interested in the truck I say it might be a problem starting it they go to woods she says it almost stated without jump leads it needed the leads to start it she let the guy drive it but only on her property it ran perfectly.
Conclusion? I am not sure other than Dodge build great trucks but maybe to frequent oil changes are not that important.
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Be aware, that the first oil change will need to be done sooner than you would expect. As the engine gets 'broken in,' the rough edges from the manufacturing process will wear off and end up in the oil.
For how long, you ask? For the newer vehicles, this 'break in' period is approximately 1000 kilometers or 621.4 miles
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My first oil change light came on at aprox 2500 and the light was pretty consistent at 2500 for the next two cycles which I have dutifully followed.Reading that the manual says every 6000 and the questions others have asked about their light coming on at the same sort of frequency as mine. I had serious doubt about the computer and it's competence. I have just changed the oil to synthetic at just over 4000 since the last change without the light coming on. So I think the computer knows more than me. This time I wait for the light and see how many mls and report back
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dont wait change at 3000 , have life time oil change from dealer , so i change it at 3000 miles . the dealer resets the oil singnal light some times they goof and dont . so I keep a record of miles . have had the oil changed 7 times now have 21.000 on my 09 bought it in may of 09 this is oct of 10 . glad I got the dealer life time .ha make em pay they make a bundle off u when you buy .
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I got mine done at 5000 w/out the signal showing up. The dealer told me they have changed from 3000 to 6000?
I paid just over $20 to have them do it with my oil. I got home and realized I still had my own oil. Not sure what to do, I'm sure they would say don't worry about it, but I don't want to get anybody in trouble.

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Upon switching from Conventional Oil to Full Synthetic, my oil change interval went from approximately 3,500 miles to 9,000 miles before the Oil Change Due message appeared. With the current costs of all grades of oil, it makes no sense not to run full synthetic. Just my 2 cents worth.
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