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Getting ready to the the 1000 mile break in oil change and was wonder what oil filters are available for the 2.0 I4.

I'll be using straight synthetic oil and probably a mobil 1 filter (if available).

Any special tools or procedures for these Darts? My Challenger has an under-pinning that must be removed prior to service, wondering if the Dart is the same.
 

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Wow, you are brave. I plan on taking it in for the first oil change to the dealer, then Jiffy Lube probably for the rest.
 

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Wow, you are brave. I plan on taking it in for the first oil change to the dealer, then Jiffy Lube probably for the rest.
Sounds good that's probably what I'll be doing as well...I used Jiffy Lube with my previous 2009 Altima with no issues...can't beat a 15 min oil change.
 

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I think you are blazing the trail here on this one.
Was the same way with the Challenger lol

I'll get with the dealer about the part numbers and see what cross-references.

Wow, you are brave. I plan on taking it in for the first oil change to the dealer, then Jiffy Lube probably for the rest.
Not to be rude, but changing the oil is about the most pedestrian of tasks that can be done on a vehicle. Not to mention the money saved and piece of mind in knowing that it's been done correctly.
Plus I'm a gear head, it's just what I enjoy.
 

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Let us know if the gorilla installed your filter also. :D
not only did the gorilla install the filter on the Challenger, but he must have been pissed of that day! lol
First time I have ever had to use the socket device for the filter.

Need to go by the dealer to get the oil filter, parts houses don't stock it yet.
I have a coupon for a free complimentary oil change at the dealer, may just have them do it if I can convince the wife to part with it for half a day. she loves her new Dart.
 

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holy shit - Dodge dealer wants $25 for the oil filter and it's back ordered! Hopefully Mobil 1 or some aftermarket company makes a compatible filter soon.
And the Dart is like the Challenger, underbody paneling to take off prior to servicing.
 

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We just signed the paperwork to day and take delivery next week. I was curious about this break in oil change. My understanding of modern vehicles is that they no longer require this service. On the other hand, it might be in the manual, which I haven't seen yet.
 

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We just signed the paperwork to day and take delivery next week. I was curious about this break in oil change. My understanding of modern vehicles is that they no longer require this service. On the other hand, it might be in the manual, which I haven't seen yet.
As the internal engine parts wear in, small metallic particulates get into the oil.

I would not want that stuff circulating around, even if most of it gets trapped by the filter.

An oil change is $50 for materials, and 30 minutes of time.
Cheap insurance IMO.
 

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I am going to DO MY OWN LOF

I think the stock break in oil is just reg oil... I want to run synthetic anybody like a certain oil and weight oil ?? and Filter?

2013 Dodge Dart Limited 2.0 Auto Love the Dual Exhaust but Might change the muffler later

Thanks for the info :)
 

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I am going to DO MY OWN LOF

I think the stock break in oil is just reg oil... I want to run synthetic anybody like a certain oil and weight oil ?? and Filter?

2013 Dodge Dart Limited 2.0 Auto Love the Dual Exhaust but Might change the muffler later

Thanks for the info :)
you will get many answers for which oil is their 'favorite'.
I have been running 0-20 full synthetic since new. I buy whichever oil is on sale the week I am doing the change (Castrol, Valvoline, etc). I think they usually couple it with a Bosch filter.
 

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id never go to jiffy lube EVER. if you love your car, youd never go to jiffy lube. i have had friends with every problem from loose oil drain plug to not refilling the oil.

and to OP. why not go to the dealer? they didnt give you the free oil change for as long as you own the car deal?
i get free oil and inspections tickers for as long as i have this car.
 

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id never go to jiffy lube EVER. if you love your car, youd never go to jiffy lube. i have had friends with every problem from loose oil drain plug to not refilling the oil.

and to OP. why not go to the dealer? they didnt give you the free oil change for as long as you own the car deal?
i get free oil and inspections tickers for as long as i have this car.
not much better than jiffy lube, and it only takes me 15 minutes to change the oil vs driving to the dealer, waiting, waiting some more, then paying 3 times what the materials cost....no thanks.
plus you can inspect items while you are waiting on the oil to drain and potentially spot small issues before they become big problems.
 
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