Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Diego County
Oil Change Interval Questions
I have a new 12 SXT V6/8spd that I am breaking in. Owner's manual says first oil change at 8,000 miles. Mine has 110 hours and 3500 miles in about 2.5 months and the information notice on the dash has idicated time for a change. I'm getting about 28 mpg so I don't think I am too spirited of a driver, but that seems a little soon. Anyone know what contributes to that indicator coming on? Why so soon? If I am tough on it, should I change my oil type? I see a lot of synthetic fans here and read postings for BND and others. If I do that, will I have to keep track of intervals myself or will I be constantly nagged by the oil change due notice? How would I then know that it is time for a change if there is that much variability in the interval?
Last edited by iamstubb; 10-28-2012 at 11:39 PM.