Dodge Challenger Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,091 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
This is my third Challenger, one was a 2010 V6 next 2011 RT. Changed the oil on both at approximately 500 miles. Shortly after both cars developed a lifter knock on cold starts. I know it's not that uncommon. I was just reading the manual on my 2014' and it states there is break-in oil used from the factory. It seems they add lubricants to key components to avoid scuffing when the motor is breaking in. So now I am wondering if I changed the oil to prematurely on the other two.
So should I wait the recommended 3k miles on my new one? I was thinking to go 2K miles before changing it. Any thoughts.
 

·
Senior Member
Joined
·
12,989 Posts
I know its not required but I did mine at 1000 miles, I could be wrong but I've always felt that the first oil change is the most important.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22 Posts
My advice, change your oil every 3000mi or 6 months, whichever comes first. Unless your oil change reminder shows up first. Changing your oil too often is just throwing money away.
 

·
"Turn on, tune in, drop out"
Joined
·
17,165 Posts
I'd also suggest an oil change at 1,000 to start fresh then every 3k after that whether you go to synthetic or not.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,316 Posts
For what its worth, I did mine early as well (about 1000 miles), and then I've been doing it at 4000 mile intervals (oil change that is)....
 
  • Like
Reactions: ninjadave

·
Dash Cam Guy
Joined
·
2,277 Posts
Lots of speculation on this topic. Some argue that it only takes a few hours (5-10) to actually "break in" the engine. I change my synthetic oil every 6k miles like the owner's manual recommends.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top