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    Oil change interval- 04 caravan 3.3

    What's the recommended oil change interval for a 2004 caravan 3.3 and it takes 5 quarts of oil right?? My computer crashed so I lost the manual and the van never came with any manual so help would be appreciated.
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    2011 Toyota Sienna (3.5 266HP) 56,200 kms-Remote start installed 23/11/13

    2004 Dodge Caravan Anniversary Edition (3.3 180HP) 214,550 kms-Bought in 2008 with 78,215 kms
    Repairs:Radiator X2, Water pump, Serpentine belt, Idler pulley, 160 AMP alt upgrade (due to seized ADP) Inlet tube, Starter, Blower motor+resistor, Brakes (all around), Spark plugs X2, Tires X2
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    1 out of 1 members found this post helpful.
    There are a few variables that would determined how often. 3K is minimal and some oils can go up to 10 k. In my opinion, dont just go by what the given oil company says, your driving style and climate plays a roll aswell to how often.

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    Depending on if you are using conventional or synthetic oils makes a difference too as to how often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodges710 View Post
    There are a few variables that would determined how often. 3K is minimal and some oils can go up to 10 k. In my opinion, dont just go by what the given oil company says, your driving style and climate plays a roll aswell to how often.
    Well I use motomaster formula 1 5W30 high mileage oil, my mom drives 30 Km's to and from work everyday and an additional 30 km's to pick up my dad at night with atleast. 5.minutes of warm up
    Van=Most my $$$ since 2013
    2011 Toyota Sienna (3.5 266HP) 56,200 kms-Remote start installed 23/11/13

    2004 Dodge Caravan Anniversary Edition (3.3 180HP) 214,550 kms-Bought in 2008 with 78,215 kms
    Repairs:Radiator X2, Water pump, Serpentine belt, Idler pulley, 160 AMP alt upgrade (due to seized ADP) Inlet tube, Starter, Blower motor+resistor, Brakes (all around), Spark plugs X2, Tires X2
    Mods:Interior+Plate LED lighting, Painted front calipers, Red pinstriping, Decals/Emblems, Door sill plates, Second hatch light, Center console, Second Underseat draw
    Future Mods:Extra interior lighting, Painted Drums, Window Visors, 4300K HIDS+5000K Fog Lights, Exhaust, Speakers, Phone mount, PC74 LED bulbs


    Past vehicles:
    2001 Pontiac Sunfire (2.2 two door) 199,535-Sold 12/1/14
    1998 Ford E350 204,500mi-SOLD
    1999 Toyota Tercel RIP @220,191 kms, Moms first car,bought in 2003
    RIP VIDEO:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGJwx1juu50

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodges710 View Post
    Depending on if you are using conventional or synthetic oils makes a difference too as to how often.
    High mileage oils
    Van=Most my $$$ since 2013
    2011 Toyota Sienna (3.5 266HP) 56,200 kms-Remote start installed 23/11/13

    2004 Dodge Caravan Anniversary Edition (3.3 180HP) 214,550 kms-Bought in 2008 with 78,215 kms
    Repairs:Radiator X2, Water pump, Serpentine belt, Idler pulley, 160 AMP alt upgrade (due to seized ADP) Inlet tube, Starter, Blower motor+resistor, Brakes (all around), Spark plugs X2, Tires X2
    Mods:Interior+Plate LED lighting, Painted front calipers, Red pinstriping, Decals/Emblems, Door sill plates, Second hatch light, Center console, Second Underseat draw
    Future Mods:Extra interior lighting, Painted Drums, Window Visors, 4300K HIDS+5000K Fog Lights, Exhaust, Speakers, Phone mount, PC74 LED bulbs


    Past vehicles:
    2001 Pontiac Sunfire (2.2 two door) 199,535-Sold 12/1/14
    1998 Ford E350 204,500mi-SOLD
    1999 Toyota Tercel RIP @220,191 kms, Moms first car,bought in 2003
    RIP VIDEO:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGJwx1juu50

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04anniversaryedition View Post
    High mileage oils
    But is that a synthetic or conventional oil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodges710 View Post
    But is that a synthetic or conventional oil?
    Umm it's between the two I think... Bottle said its good for engines over 120,000 km's
    Van=Most my $$$ since 2013
    2011 Toyota Sienna (3.5 266HP) 56,200 kms-Remote start installed 23/11/13

    2004 Dodge Caravan Anniversary Edition (3.3 180HP) 214,550 kms-Bought in 2008 with 78,215 kms
    Repairs:Radiator X2, Water pump, Serpentine belt, Idler pulley, 160 AMP alt upgrade (due to seized ADP) Inlet tube, Starter, Blower motor+resistor, Brakes (all around), Spark plugs X2, Tires X2
    Mods:Interior+Plate LED lighting, Painted front calipers, Red pinstriping, Decals/Emblems, Door sill plates, Second hatch light, Center console, Second Underseat draw
    Future Mods:Extra interior lighting, Painted Drums, Window Visors, 4300K HIDS+5000K Fog Lights, Exhaust, Speakers, Phone mount, PC74 LED bulbs


    Past vehicles:
    2001 Pontiac Sunfire (2.2 two door) 199,535-Sold 12/1/14
    1998 Ford E350 204,500mi-SOLD
    1999 Toyota Tercel RIP @220,191 kms, Moms first car,bought in 2003
    RIP VIDEO:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGJwx1juu50

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    Well you should be able to go atleast 4 K in between oil changes. Some people(no disrespect) like to stick to the old traditional 3K intervals but with todays oil technology, they can go further.

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    From a 2004 Dodge Caravan Manual:
    Engine Oil Selection
    For best performance and maximum protection under all types of operating conditions, the manufacture only recommends engine oils that are API certified and meet the requirements of DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Use Mopar or an equivalent oil meeting the specification MS-6395.

    NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 6000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months whichever comes first.
    High mileage oils don't normally meet Chrysler MS 6395. I don't advocate them, seem more like a benefit to the oil company than me. Chrysler doesn't spec them. Valvoline Premium Conventional oil works just fine.
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    High mileage oil. Another money making gimmick for the oil producers.
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