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About every 3000 miles 63 16.54%
About every 6000 miles 60 15.75%
It varies, maybe 5000 to 7000 miles depending on driving 133 34.91%
About every 3 months 2 0.52%
About every 6 months 14 3.67%
It varies, maybe every 4 to 7 months 4 1.05%
I use the oil life indicator on the truck 88 23.10%
I look at the oil and if it looks dirty, I change it 6 1.57%
I use another way of determining my oil change interval 11 2.89%
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It varies, maybe 5000 to 7000 miles depending on driving or 1 time per year. I don't drive the truck all the time.
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I'm coming up on 7500 miles (7313 on the odo) on my CTD. Going to get the FIRST oil change at 7500 along with the scheduled maintenance...going synthetic.
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Between 5 and 7K.
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I do it every 6 months, but that usually totals around 5k, its sort of simple, do it in the spring and then in the fall, this year in the fall I decided to send a sample of my oil to Blackstone, they checked it, said next oil change should wait 8k miles with no issues. also there report showed the engine was not showing any signs of wear.
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Did my first oil change at 3500mi switching to full synthetic mobile 1. Then just did my second one today at 9500mi and switched to full synthetic penzzoil platinum because it is Chrysler certified and mobile 1 isn't anymore. When I did the second one my indicator was still above 30%. Next oil change I plan on getting and sticking with amsoil full synthetic and changing every 7-7500mi as long as the indicator is good. A lot of people who run amsoil will even go past that.
did my first at about 6000kms. went to amsoil full synth. it does cost about $100 a change for it including the 25k mile filter, but its definetly worth it for me, should be fine for a once a year change (amsoil rates the oil and filter at a 25k mile life). and at -50C here in winter....conventional oil is baaddddddd news lol

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I just had my 4th oil change. I have my dealer do it every 3,000 miles. Its very cheap to have done, I used to go to Jiffy Lube but now that I know how cheap it is at the dealer I'll continue to take it there. My first oil change was free. For my 2nd oil change I bought the 4 oil change special for $80 bucks, 20 per oil change is probably cheaper then what I can buy the stuff for or at least close.
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Only have 1000 miles on my new 2013, will change every 5K miles. Dealer included first 3 then I will go with Mobil one, Wix filter
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I'd like to say it was my great negotiating skills but it's just something they do with all the cars they sell at this dealership group.
nice, mine is similar but not free

they only charge me 20 bucks and have an express lane with no appointment needed

so I do mine every 4K or so
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I use the Amsoil EA011 filter i believe the part number is. supposed to be good for 25k miles, though ill never go that long without changing
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