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    Oil change time

    So, my oil change indicator finally tripped on my new to me 14 GC. I've done my own oil changes for years, but I've never had a vehicle with warranty either (CPO). If I decide to do it myself, what all do I need to keep on hand (receipts, etc.) to be okay warranty wise?
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    Receipts
    Oil change log (for extra measure)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKA View Post
    Receipts
    Oil change log (for extra measure)
    That's what I was figuring, and just wanted to be sure. Thanks. Think I'll use the chart in the back of the book and tape the receipts there.
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    Since I buy my oil in larger quantities when it goes on sale the receipt for oil is a problem. What I decided to do, is buy the oil filter from the dealer shortly before the change and take a time stamped picture of the oil jug (there are apps for smartphones that can do it), with SAE viscosity clearly visible and the odometer reading. I then scan the oil filter receipt and combine it with the picture for the record. I also make an entry in the maintenance log that matches the date and mileage of pictures taken.
    I hope I never have to use it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 73chargerse View Post
    So, my oil change indicator finally tripped on my new to me 14 GC. I've done my own oil changes for years, but I've never had a vehicle with warranty either (CPO). If I decide to do it myself, what all do I need to keep on hand (receipts, etc.) to be okay warranty wise?
    How many miles did that take? You should also check your oil level every 1000 miles or so, and be sure to keep it at or slightly below the full mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by invader View Post
    How many miles did that take? You should also check your oil level every 1000 miles or so, and be sure to keep it at or slightly below the full mark.
    Just shy of 7500 since I bought it last August 7th.
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    Remember the 2014 filter is different from your (wife's) 2013. Don't over-tighten the filter cap.
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    Make sure you show what oil you use,most oils aren't the MS-6395 certified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunvanse View Post
    Remember the 2014 filter is different from your (wife's) 2013. Don't over-tighten the filter cap.
    Yeah, I've been privy to that since I got it and was digging around on here. Probably going to go with the Wix unless I decide to wait long enough to order the MO-349 filter online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rottie Taxi View Post
    Make sure you show what oil you use,most oils aren't the MS-6395 certified.
    No worries there. Any oil that I'd consider using is MS-6395 certified.
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