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Old 10-28-2011, 10:26 AM
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oil change 3500 or 8000?

Yesterday my car hit 3500 miles and the oil change indicator went off... from everything I read, the manuals all said 8000 miles. which one is it? I'm very confused about when I need to change my oil.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:49 AM
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Yesterday my car hit 3500 miles and the oil change indicator went off... from everything I read, the manuals all said 8000 miles. which one is it? I'm very confused about when I need to change my oil.
Is this the vehicles first oil change?
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:52 AM
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Is this the vehicles first oil change?

Yes, bought this car brand new in july 11 with 11 miles on it
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:59 AM
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I would change it.

IAW the 2011 OM, rev 6

Change Engine Oil

The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance
.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance interval.

NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 8,000 miles
(13 000 km) or six months,
whichever occurs first.
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It seems like all of the 2011 Patriots are reminding people to change it at the first 3500. If nothing else, probably because its a new engine and needs a little babying.
I would change it now
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Yea, my first oil change reminder was somewhere in the 3500 mile range too. Now it's about every 5500 to 5800 miles (according to the reminder).
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My light came on every 2500 miles until 10k. Now it comes on every 5000 miles. Man, that was the cleanest oil I ever changed.
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My FYI would've been useful.

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I'd follow the oil change indicator unless you do an oil analysis instead and the results say you don't yet need to change the oil.
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My rule for any car......when in doubt change it.
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I did my first change at 3000 miles. I'll change it again when it turns 6000 here in the next week or two. I plan to switch to synthetic oil and change it every 4000 or so after that.
It should be changed after every winter as you will accumulate moisture inside the engine due to the temperature differences. Start every winter with a fresh change of oil. So it should be changed at least twice per year regardless of how much you drive it.

In my case where I may only drive 10 to 12 thousand miles per year I can get by with two to three oil changes per year. But if you drive more you need to change it more often.

Way over 100,000 miles on every car I have ever owned tells me I'm right.
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I change the oil each 3000 miles as well but I do not use synthetic oil.
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I'd follow the oil change indicator unless you do an oil analysis instead and the results say you don't yet need to change the oil.

If you follow the indicator you're probably changing way too soon.
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Chrysler recommends oil changes at 8K miles or 6 months, so I'd go with the oil change reminder at 3.5K miles unless I was using synthetic oil.
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I change mine every 5k miles, and my engine runs smoothly until now.
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Chrysler recommends oil changes at 8K miles or 6 months, so I'd go with the oil change reminder at 3.5K miles unless I was using synthetic oil.
Not trying to be a jerk or anything here. I see similar comments to "Chrysler recommends XXX..." on a lot on auto forums in relation to what the owner's manual says about OC's and they aren't always accurate. In this case with the 6/8000 what you said is not 100% correct...

Chrysler does not actually recommend OC's every 6 months or 8,000( 2011 and newer - 6/6000 for earlier ). That is the absolute maximum time and mileage they allow for. What they actually recommend is to go by the OLM( where equipped of course )but not to exceed the max time/mileage limits if the OLM has not tripped by the time you get there.

I know that is being picky but I just wanted to point out that the time and mileage figures are not what they want you to do, per say, but ratther it is the most you can do. Big difference. To me anwyay. A lot of people would see that and think it is the normal oil change interval and thus end up exceeding it. In truth you should not exceed that time/mileage figure at all. Not under warranty anyway. Get the oil changed BEFORE you hit 6 months or 8,000 miles.

Again, it is the maximum you can do not the actual recommended change figures( on a new vehicle with an OLM anyway - 6/6000 for 2010 and earlier ). Exact wording from my 2011 manual...

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Change Engine Oil
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance. Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance interval.

NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 8,000 miles (13 000 km) or six months,whichever occurs first.
8,000 is really pushing it for conventional oil. Even if you ran the best brand out there. Not sure I could do that even if all my driving was easy highway miles. 8,000 on synthetic no problem.

Again, no offense was meant by this.
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