1st oil change for diesel?

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I love doing maintenance myself but I will definitely let the dealer do it for the first three. The proper spec Pennzoil is available on Amazon for less than $7 per quart. I got an extra to keep in her Jeep just in case it needs one between oil changes.
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Dealer uses OEM parts and FCA recommended syn 5-40 oil. Maintenance is covered for three years you're wasting your money
The dealership usually has their worst employees doing oil changes. They don't properly torque the filter, they put in the wrong oil, they don't clean up the oil they spill inside the engine bay. They are incompetent and don't care about your Jeep.

There are times when "free" isn't worth it.
 

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Make sure the dealer uses the correct oil. They put in Rotella for me, and I had them change to the one that met the spec for 3rd Gen EcoDiesel.
 
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Dealer uses OEM parts and FCA recommended syn 5-40 oil. Maintenance is covered for three years you're wasting your money
Not sure that it's a waste of money if you count the oh shit factor. Lots of stuff can go wrong when the shop's least qualified technician works on your Jeep. There have been a dozen instances on here where the dealer used the wrong oil. Not to mention scratches, joy rides, and residual mess. I once found a half-eaten burrito seeping into the leather seats of my new GC in for its first oil change.

Plus...it is the world's easiest oil change.
 

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Plus...it is the world's easiest oil change.
Exactly. I put a F106S Fumoto valve on my oil pan during my first oil change. Now I literally flip the lever, unscrew the top load oil filter while the oil pan is draining, screw the new filter in, then reach under and flip the lever closed. It's literally a 10 minute job at max and I know it was done with proper materials.
 
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