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i did mine at 100 miles with mobil 1 and a mopar filter. i plan to do it every 3K going forward.
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I am getting my first oil change tomorrow at the dealership where I bought the truck. I get my first one free, so whatever they use. The service mngr told me it is mopar conventional oil. I now have 3100 miles on it.
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I did my first at 500miles, then all subsequent when the oil change minder asks for an oil change. I get it done at the dealer, so whatever they have...
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I do mine according to the service interval which is 8,000 miles. Should be going in for 16,000 mile service by october
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every 5000 miles (give or take a few). if I'm going on a road trip I may do it a lil early.

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Thanks guys for all the replies...very helpful...
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First one was @ 1,000 miles and the then every 5,000 from there with conventional oil, all done @ the dealer when they run the $24.95 special.
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Hi Everyone,
kinda had same question about first oil change, no way i am going to wait till 8K as per manual...
so, sounds like 3K is the magic number here.

Anyone have anything to say about Amsoil XL 5W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil (XLMQT) oil? Does it really last for 10,000 miles?
Amsoil lists SAE 5W-20 Signature Series 100% Synthetic Motor Oil (ALMQT) as the best oil for the hemi but it's $7.85 per quart, is it worth it?

Also what oil filters do you guys recommend?
What's better Mopar, Amsoil, or Wix?
Amsoil - EAO11-EA - $13.15
Wix - 57899-EA - $4.95
Mopar - ? part number ? - Cost?

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I had my first oil change done at 800 miles by the dealer. I had heard some reports that the factory filter was spun on so tight that normal filter wrenches could not free it. My dealer's normal charge for a oil change is $9.95 (!)... although I had to wait 3 hours on a busy Saturday morning for it to be finished.

I'm at 3500 miles now, will be changing to Mobil 1 5w-20 in a few weeks. I will install a Motorcraft FL-820s filter. The Mobil 1 costs $5.32 per qt at WalMart (when you buy the oil in the 5qt jug). After that, I plan on going 5-6K miles between changes, as I do not drive the truck on dirt roads and mostly do highway driving.

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