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Old 11-20-2012, 12:39 AM
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Hi,
May I please know how often do you change oil ?
I dont drive my SRT every day. I have it as a weekend car. So 1-2 times per week....
Shorter trips with some fun, fast driving, sometimes burnouts and etc.... But i dont race it as crazy. Always let oil warm up, gently from begining.... I love that car

It is 2012 SRT 392 and i have 6k miles on it.
But im quite scared why it wants new oil every 3K miles.
The first was at 3K and yesterday
it lighed up again. So another 3K miles....
Is it becouse that short trips with oil gets warm and cold and becouse I drive faster ?
Is this OK ?
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Im sorry for my English. Im not native speaker ....
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:44 AM
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Hi tom

There should be a OIL LIFE reset in the car.. i don't know for sure but i think it says in the manual.. something like you have to turn the car ignition on pump the gas pedal 3 times and shut the iginition off? something like that.. I believe it is set at 3000 miles from the factory.

i change mine every 2500 - 3000.. well accually sooner than that but i am anal and bored lol

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A lot depends on your driving frequency. Shorter engine run times will reduce your oil life because contaminants do not have enough time to burn off.

3000mi changes are ok but you should be looking at 5000-6000mi with the oil change intervals for the synthetic 0w-40.
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Clear the oil life monitor as suggested by an earlier poster.

My SRT manual says every 6,000 miles OR every 6 months, whichever comes first. So I end up changing the oil every 6 months, mostly for warranty purposes.
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Dear friends,
Thank you very much for your answers. Thank you...

I know that my English isnt the best, so Im sorry for misunderstanding.
My fault...

Actually i already have done 1 oil change at 3000 miles. With oil counter reset / clear...
Now I have 6000 miles and " oil change required " showed up again.

So it looks like it needs new oil every 3000 miles...
It doesnt looks like to much...

But, maybe this is standart...
I dont know...

Thank you very much for your support...
I welcome any advice...
Thank you !!
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Yeah, as has been mentioned the oil change indicator is based on driving style, runtime, etc. A lot of short trips will result in getting the oil change message much sooner than a car driven longer between stops.

I do my oil every 6000 miles, which lately has been before the reminder pops up.
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I change my oil with the synthetic every 6,000 miles. My SRT is a daily driver, 65 miles a day, and 21K on it since buying it in 2011. I have never seen the oil change light come on.
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One more thing...
I have Zoomers catback and KN CAI.
Without proper tune ( doesnt exist ).
And what I can remember from bikes, when open exhaust and open air intake mounted, every modern engine need to be "calibrated"...
On bikes without tune there was a lot of problems with engine run...
So maybe there is a similar problem...
What do you think ?
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Originally Posted by Tomas View Post
One more thing...
I have Zoomers catback and KN CAI.
Without proper tune ( doesnt exist ).
And what I can remember from bikes, when open exhaust and open air intake mounted, every modern engine need to be "calibrated"...
On bikes without tune there was a lot of problems with engine run...
So maybe there is a similar problem...
What do you think ?
Tom

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You don't need a tune for just a cat back and CAI.


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