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    Everyone wants their automobile to be more fuel economical. I have heard ther are price rollback due to the oil and gas demand.

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    At 2400 miles, I really just wanted the peace of mind that comes with having a quality synthetic oil as well as getting rid of the "break in oil". As a side note, when I hit around 3400 miles the "change oil soon" warning came on... so I wasn't too overly premature at 2400 miles.

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    Just go to www.amsoil.com. You can sign up as a preferred customer or a dealer if you want to sell it. Either way, it is the same price. I have used it since the late 70's. Love it, love it, love it. 1 year or 25K with their filter (which for the 200 is just a wix at this time). So you might have to change the FILTER at 6 months/12.5K and replenish the oil. When we installed the transmission fluid in my son's Ram 2500 diesel, we both just looked at each other. We couldn't even feel it shift, in comparison to the regular ATF+4. It was remarkable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDW6559 View Post
    I've never heard of this oil but do use full synthetic and have for many years. I would like to know more about it.
    Go to http://www.amsoil.com You can learn about it there. Or you can PM me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris41 View Post
    Some of us change the oil/filter very early because the engine is new and then switch back to the regular maintenance schedule. The whole oil topic is subjective and brings pages of opinions from everybody. I'm refraining from saying anything else because it will open a can of worms.....
    Just curious, but if the oil on a new engine was to be changed earlier than normal, wouldn't the first oil change listed in the owners manual be before 8,000 miles or 6 months. Wouldn't the owners manual list 2,400 miles? I mean if not changing the oil in a new engine meant you were going to have mechanical breakdowns, wouldn't that cause Chrysler to have more warranty claims by owners? So, by listing the first oil change at 8,000 miles, Chrysler is setting every owner and themselves up for repairs? I DON'T think SO. I'm following the manual and my engine will run just as good, and last just as long as the 2,400 mile owner. By the way, why would anyone do their own oil change? Is it 1950? That can't save that much money? My time is worth more than that. ****, I've already wasted more time typing a reply to, quite possibly the worst thread on this forum, I could have paid for two oil changes. PS. For the guy who said, "just in case there are bits of metal", WTF. I would assume....uh, no.


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    the reason why all car companies are extending the oil changes is to show how cheap it is to maintain the vehicle. YouTube 8000 mile oil changes and see what your engine is like in side. I have changed my oil every 3000 miles on every car I owned from brand new to used and never had a mechanical failure.

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    Just had my oil changed for the 2nd time @ 14k miles. One thing I noticed is that they used 5W-20 oil. I have V6 and the oil recommended for it is 5W-30. Is this something to worry about? They'll surely tell me 5W-20 is just as good, but is this so?

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    Both weights have the same temperature operating value at 5W. 5w-20 offers less resistance when cold = easier start. You may get more engine noise with 5w-20 at start up and may [very slight] also offer more mpg. 5w-30 offers more of a cushion at start up = less noise and perhaps very slightly less metal to metal contact. 5W-20 will not hurt your vehicle. I prefer to use 5w-30.
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    Also, todays better oils leave a film on the internals of the engine for a better cold start. At 14k your engine is broken in and you are good to go at either oil weight.
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