What are you guys getting for oil change intervals?
I have 7400 miles on my truck now. The oil change notification came on at 4XXX miles and I thought it was maybe because the truck sat on the lot and it was a year since the oil was changed. Today after a trip towing a trailer is came on again and told me to change the oil at 74XX miles.
Seems like really short intervals to me. Isn't the factory standard interval 8000 miles? Changing the oil on the 4.7 is a terrible job. I can't seem to do it without making a mess so I am not happy about having to change it again so soon.
BTW I don't need to know what oil you think is best, or even when you think I need to change my oil
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11 Brilliant Black Dakota 4.7L
Last edited by peoples1234; 05-04-2012 at 09:59 PM..
My truck does not tell me, I tell her! Seriously, mine does not have that. Must be on 08's and up. I run synthetic and I go 6 months or 6000 miles. A little sticker on the windshield tells me when to change it. oh, and I also got an app on my phone that keeps track too.
Mobil 1 since the first change, just turned 70,000 a few months shy of 7 years old, and it still sounds like the day it came off the line. My first vehicle that I could detect no noticeable wear this far out. I'm truly impressed.
2005 ST Club Cab 4X2, 3.7L V6, Auto, 3.55 gears
I do mine every 5000km (3000 miles)
My work has 3, 2011 Caravans and in the manual for them it says to change it when it says to, as it accounts for City or Highway driving. My Dept has 2 of the 3, I drove one over 2000km in a month 90% Highway (I drove it from 106km to 2110km lol) and its light has not come on, and the one that has less KM but of city driving has come on. (Both are over 4,000km) :/ Its synthetic, but I would still do it every so many.
2005 Dakota ST | V6 3.7L | Tow Package | Grille Guard | Fogs / 6k HID | LED Strobes | Nerf Bars | 1.5" LvL Kit | Monroe Shocks & Struts | MBRP SS XP Series Exhaust
I just switched to synth and intend to bump up my interval from 5K kms to 8 or 9. My shop lets me bring my own oil (Mobil 1 so far) so I don't have to pay $90 at Oil Changers and wonder what the heck they put in. Pretty sure it isn't top quality oil, but I don't like to wonder.
Factory tow package allows me 6800 lbs trailer weight ; Back to perf tune and lovin' it!
On my journey, the manual says it learns driving habits and adjusts the interval accordingly. Since we have had it, it goes off about every 3 months or 3k miles. I think its just another idiot light personally.
Its really pretty annoying. I try to change the oil every 3000 miles, so the darn thing is always an irritation as it nags me sooner than I want to go. I just reset it every time and then ignore it and change it on my own schedule.