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Old 08-07-2008, 09:41 AM   #1
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new owner of 4 door- how often should oil be changed on 4 door? same as most cars? or longer/shorter time?

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well the extra two doors probably use a little more oil than most. so i am gonna say....

every 3-4k miles like every other vehicle. lol. just check for low oil, dirty oil (been wheelin)
and all that jazz... have a nice day

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Old 08-07-2008, 10:48 AM   #3
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Mobil1 Synthetic with Mobil1 filter every 5K miles. Used it in every car I've owned.
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thanks- is it better to go to jeep dealership or are the express oils ok for jeeps?
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:11 AM   #5
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Either one I guess, but you will pay more at the dealer. It is not rocket science, but avoid Mondays and Fridays. :-) I like to know what is going into my Jeep and make sure things are tightened correctly. Hence the reason I do it myself.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:33 PM   #7
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Hence the reason I do it myself.
good advice. if you run regular oil i'd change every 5K, if you're running synthetic, i'd change it once a year. but thats just me.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:51 PM   #8
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thanks- is it better to go to jeep dealership or are the express oils ok for jeeps?
I would never take it to one of those quickie lube places. I have known a few employees of those types of places (e.g., jiffy lube) and have been told that it is not uncommon for them to put the cheaper oil in when you paid for the premium oil, or for them not to change your oil at all-they just move your car and charge you for services not rendered. The dealerships use to be outrageous in their prices for oil changes, but now it seems they have competitive prices; my dealership regularly sends me coupons for $20 oil changes; that is about as much as it costs me to do it myself. In any case, just my $.02
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:56 PM   #9
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more doors means you need to do it more often right?
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well the extra two doors probably use a little more oil than most. so i am gonna say....

every 3-4k miles like every other vehicle. lol. just check for low oil, dirty oil (been wheelin)
and all that jazz... have a nice day
tooo funny
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I would never take it to one of those quickie lube places. I have known a few employees of those types of places (e.g., jiffy lube) and have been told that it is not uncommon for them to put the cheaper oil in when you paid for the premium oil, or for them not to change your oil at all-they just move your car and charge you for services not rendered.
i totally believe that! the people working at the quick lube places are either complete $%*&!! morons, or they are instructed to be complete @$$holes!

ive personally "tested" jiffy lube before. they failed my test. since then ive always done my own. you want something done right, you do it yourself damnit!!
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:40 AM   #12
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It takes you all of 10 minutes in the driveway, You only unscrew two things and screw them back on again, drain plug and oil filter, you don't even need a lift or jacks.
Open hood
Put pan under jeep, unscrew oil filter, remove, put new one on, tighten.
Go underneath, remove oil pan drain bolt, drain, drink cup of coffee, put bolt back in, tighten.
Remove filler cap, pour new oil in, I don't know how much the new V6's take.
Start engine, check both places for leaks, close hood, done.

While it is draining I usually lay under it and grease it, by the time I'm done the oil has stopped dripping and the bolt goes back in.
Typically you can buy Mobil-1 oil and Mobil-1 filter for around $30 at walmart vs paying $50+ for the same oil and filter at a shop.
If you know nothing about tools and doing something like this find your local jeep club and start making friends or check out your local vo tech or junior college and take a basic automotive course, in this day and age it's a good idea to know some basics so you don't get ripped off.
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It is really not hard. Try it and you will bond emotionally with your Jeep. The main thing is never overtighten but it should be snug enough not to leak. I use synthetic Mobil1 and advise changing every 5,000 miles, dino or regular oil every 3,000 miles, both with filter changes. This may be overkill, but Jeeps are "driven" and sometimes idle alot, so the stress factor is higher. I believe a few dollars and 30 minutes, of course the emotional bonding can't hurt, and it is better to be safe knowing that at least the oil is up to snuff. Just my .02 I do the same for my Porsche which is driven hard, in a different way.
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thanks- I have taken my Honda back to Honday dealership- I plan to take jeep to the dealership as I am a female and will not change the oil myself!! But thanks for the instructions anyway!!
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whats being a femal have to do with it? there are plenty of females on here taht do their own, theres no rule against it

also congradulations on buying a jeep!!!!!!!!!
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thanks- I have taken my Honda back to Honday dealership- I plan to take jeep to the dealership as I am a female and will not change the oil myself!! But thanks for the instructions anyway!!
No Problem. There is no way in the world that my significant other would ever do an oil change. As she says .... "messy, dirty, yuck. It's your job honey"
I see your point
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:30 PM   #17
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Now I'll need to hide this thread in case my daughter sees it ... I don't want her getting any ideas....
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Old 08-10-2008, 01:29 PM   #18
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Oil Change instructions for Women:

1) Pull up to Jiffy Lube when the mileage reaches 3000 miles since the last oil change.


2) Drink a cup of coffee


3) 15 minutes later, write a check and leave with a properly maintained vehicle.

Money spent:
Oil Change:$20.00
Coffee: $1.00
Total:$21.00
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Oil Change instructions forMen :

1) Wait until Saturday, drive to auto parts store and buy a case of oil, filter, kitty litter, hand cleaner and a scented tree, write a check for $50.00.


2) Stop by 7/11 and buy a case of beer, write a check for $20, drive home.


3) Open a beer and drink it.


4) Jack car up. Spend 30 minutes looking for jack stands.


5) Find jack stands under kid's pedal car.


6) In frustration, open another beer and drink it.


7) Place drain pan under engine.


8) Look for 9/16 box end wrench.


9) Give up and use crescent wrench.


10) Unscrew drain plug.


11) Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil: splash hot oil on you in process. Cuss.


12) Crawl out from under car to wipe hot oil off of face and arms. Throw kitty litter on spilled oil.


13) Have another beer while watching oil drain.


14) Spend 30 minutes looking for oil filter wrench.


15) Give up; crawl under car and hammer a screwdriver through oil filter and twist off.


16) Crawl out from under car with dripping oil filter splashing oil everywhere from holes. Cleverly hide old oil filter among trash in trash can toavoid environmental penalties. Drink a beer.


17) Install new oil filter making sure to apply a thin coat of oil to gasket surface.


18) Dump first quart of fresh oil into engine.


19) Remember drain plug from step 11.


20) Hurry to find drain plug in drain pan.


21) Drink beer.


22) Discover that first quart of fresh oil is now on the floor. Throw kitty litter on oil spill.


23) Get drain plug back in with only a minor spill. Drink beer.


24) Crawl under car getting kitty litter into eyes. Wipe eyes with oily rag used to clean drain plug. Slip with stupid crescent wrench tightening drain plug and bang knuckles on frame removing any excess skin between knuckles and frame.


25) Begin cussing fit.


26) Throw stupid crescent wrench.


27) Cuss for additional 5 minutes because wrench hit bowling trophy.


28) Beer.


29) Clean up hands and bandage as required to stop blood flow.


30) Beer.


31) Dump in five fresh quarts of oil.


32) Beer.


33) Lower car from jack stands.


34) Move car back to apply more kitty litter to fresh oil spilled during any missed steps.



35) Beer.


36) Test drive car.


37) Get pulled over: arrested for driving under the influence.



38) Car gets impounded.


39) Call loving wife, make bail.


40) 12 hours later, get car from impound yard.

Money spent:
Parts:$50.00
DUI:$2500.00
Impound fee:$75.00
Bail:$1500.00
Beer:$20.00
Total:$4,145.00
But you know the job was done right!
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so true. so true!!

As it just downpoured while I was changing the oil, I needed that laugh
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Oil cange...naw...just keep pouring fresh oil in every year or 2 and drive....hehehe



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Old 09-07-2008, 06:34 PM   #21
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i use conklin. i run 20,000 before i send a sample to the company. if it comes back all clear i can keep goin. i did this for years with industrial air compressors, its amazing what that test can tell you, it can almost say when your motor will blow...lol

whatever i use, i do it myself.
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