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I just received a new 13 srt automatic trans-the dealers salesmans wife delivered it from there dealership to my home- car had 408 miles on it when I got it it now has 610 miles. Question is being so old should I change the oil now or ??? Just concerned oil contamination and I do want this car to last many years.

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Don't throw you money away!

If it still has the factory Full Syn. oil it should be good to go, Syn oil does not break down like petroleum oil keep your money in your pocket.

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I would change the oil at 2,000 miles to remove any minute pieces of metal that are in suspension (from engine break-in). Future changes, with full synthetic, can be every 5,000 miles.
 

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Congratulations on the new car and welcome to the forum. Many do it at the first 1000-1500 miles and then when the evic says It's time.
 

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I just received a new 13 srt automatic trans-the dealers salesmans wife delivered it from there dealership to my home- car had 408 miles on it when I got it it now has 610 miles. Question is being so old should I change the oil now or ??? Just concerned oil contamination and I do want this car to last many years.

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Your owner's manual will provide the recommended maintenance guidelines for oil changes.
 

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Your owner's manual will provide the recommended maintenance guidelines for oil changes.
Yeah, not sure why people don't bother reading through the owners manual. Or they do and just don't believe what's in it. But unless it has changed since 2011, regardless of miles, on an SRT, every 6 months at least.

Now with the first oil change, its a religious thing with some guys. They'll tell you 500 miles, 1000 miles, 1500 miles, what ever. I don't even bother arguing anymore with these guys, their money, their car, who cares. Everything you really need to know is in your owners manual and I'll bet it says 6000 miles or every 6 months.
 

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the reason asking was the amount of time this car sat on the lot unused-car just turned 1000 miles and I guess I will be taking it in for a oil change soon.

guys thanks for the reply's.
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BriscoCounty gave you the ONLY correct answer. Read your manual. It's states in many places, "never exceed 6,000 miles or 6 months, which ever comes first under ANY circumstances". When was your car built? Look for the manufacture date inside door jamb. If it's been more than six months ago, it's time for fresh oil and filter.


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Yeah, not sure why people don't bother reading through the owners manual. Or they do and just don't believe what's in it. But unless it has changed since 2011, regardless of miles, on an SRT, every 6 months at least.

Now with the first oil change, its a religious thing with some guys. They'll tell you 500 miles, 1000 miles, 1500 miles, what ever. I don't even bother arguing anymore with these guys, their money, their car, who cares. Everything you really need to know is in your owners manual and I'll bet it says 6000 miles or every 6 months.

When our 2011 SE had gotten to 1000 miles, I decided to change it over to full synthetic, and because I'm one of those guys who believes the engine break in leaves metal particles in your oil. The 2011 SE has a paper filter type oil filter cartridge, so when you pull it out, you see the folds in the filter element.

You couldn't believe the amount of metal bits that I found when I pushed open the folds on the element. It was loaded, if I had any doubt about doing an early oil change, I lost it then.

Unless you put in the wrong oil, there are NO negatives to an early oil change. After that, with full synthetic mobil 1 I change it every 5000 miles..
 

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I bought my car last November with 6500 miles on it and a fresh oil change. Since then I have put ~4000 miles on it. It has been over 6 months now, so I am probably due for an oil change based on the owner's manual, even though it doesn't get driven a whole lot. I was kind of waiting to see if the EVIC will pop up a message that it is due so I'm not wasting my money. Does the EVIC only pop a message based on mileage, and not time?
 

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I bought my car last November with 6500 miles on it and a fresh oil change. Since then I have put ~4000 miles on it. It has been over 6 months now, so I am probably due for an oil change based on the owner's manual, even though it doesn't get driven a whole lot. I was kind of waiting to see if the EVIC will pop up a message that it is due so I'm not wasting my money. Does the EVIC only pop a message based on mileage, and not time?
The owner's manual will provide the maintenance guidelines for your vehicle. This is an excerpt from the service manual.

Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change
indicator message will illuminate. This means that service
is required for your vehicle. Have your vehicle serviced as
soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
NOTE:
• The oil change indicator message will not monitor the
time since the last oil change. Change your vehicle’s oil
if it has been six months since your last oil change,
even if the oil change indicator message is NOT
illuminated.
• Change your engine oil more often if you drive your
vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.
• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
exceed 6,000 miles (10,000 km) or six months, whichever
comes first.
 

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Thanks for that. I must have missed that part about the EVIC not recognizing time. I had better change the oil this weekend. Ya know, cuz I've been driving it off road for extended periods of time hahah
 
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