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Operating the engine with the oil levels below the
safe zone, or operating with oil levels that exceed the
top of the safe zone by 25% may cause engine
Change Engine Oil
Road conditions and your kind of driving affects the
interval at which your oil should be changed. Check the
following list to see if any apply to you.
Day or night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C).
Stop and Go driving.
Extensive engine idling.
Driving in dusty conditions.
Short trips of less than 10 miles (16 km).
More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high
speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C).
Taxi, Police or delivery service (commercial service).
Off-Road or desert operation.
If ANY of these apply to you then change your
engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months,
whichever comes first and follow schedule “B” of the
ЉMaintenance SchedulesЉ section of this manual.
If none of these apply to you, then change your engine oil
at every interval shown on schedule ЉAЉ of the ЉMainte-
nance SchedulesЉ section of this manual.
Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 6000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months
whichever comes first.
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
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