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Oil changes dealer scam

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Claybreaker96, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. Claybreaker96

    Claybreaker96 Junior Member

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    I am at the dealer now..dealer told me I must change my oil now..7450 miles.. was told I should change oil every 7500. I asked them about the owners manual it says 15000 or when the truck tells you... They said FCA says never go over 10000 and it will damage my truck and I might void my warranty. Told them to look it up .. they did.. said FCA has 15000 or 6 months. They still told me It was not a good idea and I want my truck to last do it under 10k miles...so my question is what do you guys think.....
     
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    Fuel35 67 Member

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    If your stock emissions, I’d change it. If deleted, I’d go 10k.
     
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    chrisbh17 Senior Member

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    I dont think its a scam, I think its a dealer being dumb about gas vs diesel engines.

    10K is the longest suggested for gas, diesel might be different.

    But honestly Im not sure I would go 10K miles on *any* type of engine.
     
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    Graygoose Diplorable Crumb Collector Supporting Member

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    I change every 5k or 6 months...sometimes I sadly hit months first LOL
     
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    JohnnyMac There's no education in the second kick of a mule. Military

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    So dealer says if you follow the manual it might void the warranty? Sounds legit..... :bs:
     
  6. MADDOG

    MADDOG Cummins Driver Administrator Supporting Member Military

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    I do 8K changes with FCA recommended fluids.
     
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    I do 5000 but I have gassers. When I was working in the office (work from home now) my commute was about 75% highway and even at 8000 miles it would still say about 25% left. I never went over 8000 miles as that's what the dealer suggested. But with my last truck and this truck it's 5000 every time no matter what the EVIC says
     
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    BS, dealer is trying to make a $

    Per the manual the oil change on a cummins is 15000 miles. Many oil analysis's have been done by people over on the cummins forum to back this up. Don't waste your money.

    I do mine at 15K.
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    Judy Senior Member

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    3000 miles max.
     
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    On a Cummins Diesel? That's a lot of wasted money...


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