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Old 05-29-2009, 08:13 AM   #1
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DIY oil change....

Anyone have a DIY of changing the oil for a 2000 TJ?...

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Old 05-29-2009, 08:19 AM   #2
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Jeep Oil Change - 1

this is what I used for my FIRST oil change and it took 20 mins

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this is what I used for my FIRST oil change and it took 20 mins


Did you have that bookmarked? 6 min. from the time he posted the thread?!?!?...wow. lol








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Old 05-29-2009, 08:47 AM   #4
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changing your oil is so easy even i can do it. just remember "righty tighty, lefty loosey."
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Stu pretty much covered it...

I would think that if it's possible, try to get SOME fresh oil into your new filter, at least enough for the element to be completely saturated; but not enough to where it'll be pouring out when you go to put it on. This should help some with the oil pressure on the initaial start up.

Some folks, on the last forum I was a part of, actually poured a good quart of oil in as the old oil was being drained. Their theory was, to help flush out all the old oil... I always though it was kinda wasteful, and didn't really contribute to anything but a lighter wallet.

I always make sure that while I'm under any of my vehicles, I go through and wipe away any excess oil that may have strayed, or was blown by the wind. This will help keep dust and grime off the engine/components, and makes for a "clean" work area next time you have to get under the hood.... unless of course if there's mud packed in there from your last wheeling adventure.

Well, to contradict my earlier statement regarding the fresh oil flush...I've had really good results in the past using a can of sea foam in the last 200-300 miles prior to an oil change.
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I heard it is easy I just don't have the jeep yet and don't think the guy I am getting it from has the manual... Does a 2000 SE take 4 quarts of 10w-30?
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Did you have that bookmarked? 6 min. from the time he posted the thread?!?!?...wow. lol








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I had never done an oil change before and saw this in a thread a few months back, so yeah I bookmarked it but it was easy to find and very useful. WANNA FIGHT?? lol
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I heard it is easy I just don't have the jeep yet and don't think the guy I am getting it from has the manual... Does a 2000 SE take 4 quarts of 10w-30?
5 quarts
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I heard it is easy I just don't have the jeep yet and don't think the guy I am getting it from has the manual... Does a 2000 SE take 4 quarts of 10w-30?

4.0l takes 6 qts
2.5l (if nothing's changed since '97) takes 4 qts

1997-2007 Jeep Wrangler specifications

10w30 should be fine


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My 4 cyl. '98 take 5 quarts.
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I was wrong, I am wrong, 4 quarts.

I just had to walk out to the parking lot and look at my owners manual.

Funny, I just changed the oil too. put in 5 quarts. oops. 1 too many.
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That'll teach me to rely on my memory.

Next time, read manual first, change oil after.
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One very important thing to do when you remove the old oil filter. MAKE VERY SURE the old filter gasket is still on the old filter. If you double gasket the new filter will blow out the old gasket and lose all the oil and blow your engine.
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One very important thing to do when you remove the old oil filter. MAKE VERY SURE the old filter gasket is still on the old filter. If you double gasket the new filter will blow out the old gasket and lose all the oil and blow your engine.


Been there, done that.

7 qts of mobil1 all over the garage floor was an expensive mistake... believe it or not, the one time I didn't check
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My 2000 4.0 took 6 quarts of syn. oil. Thats with the filter change. I put in five thinking that was ok, when i went to check the dipstick, the oil was barley on the end of the stick. Went back to the store for another quart.
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I was wrong, I am wrong, 4 quarts.

I just had to walk out to the parking lot and look at my owners manual.

Funny, I just changed the oil too. put in 5 quarts. oops. 1 too many.
Too much oil is not good for your engine
I would remove that quart or just change
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This guy can do it.
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My 2000 4.0 took 6 quarts of syn. oil. Thats with the filter change. I put in five thinking that was ok, when i went to check the dipstick, the oil was barley on the end of the stick. Went back to the store for another quart.
Same with my 2004. Maybe South Florida Jeeps take more oil.
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My 2004 4 cyl takes 6 quarts with a filter change. I always start with 5 and after I run it up to pressure check the level and it is always a qt low.
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My 2004 4 cyl takes 6 quarts with a filter change. I always start with 5 and after I run it up to pressure check the level and it is always a qt low.
Yeah that's what i did. Once the oil change was done, and i found that it needed the 6th quart, I drove it to the store to get the other quart. I then rechecked to make sure abouth adding that 6th. And it still needed it. Since then i check the oil every week and its right in the middle of the dip stick reading. By the way i bought that syn. oil that has that funny commercial (guy whipping the dip stick around) It say's it was made for high milage motors and that it's good for 12k/year. I don't believe that, But i may try to go 6 months. I normally would never do this, but my wife's new V.W. Tiguan has a 4cyl turbo, and they service the motor every 6k miles. And since they garranty the car/motor for 5 years and free maintence free service for three, i figure the syn, must be good.
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Yeah that's what i did. Once the oil change was done, and i found that it needed the 6th quart, I drove it to the store to get the other quart. I then rechecked to make sure abouth adding that 6th. And it still needed it. Since then i check the oil every week and its right in the middle of the dip stick reading. By the way i bought that syn. oil that has that funny commercial (guy whipping the dip stick around) It say's it was made for high milage motors and that it's good for 12k/year. I don't believe that, But i may try to go 6 months. I normally would never do this, but my wife's new V.W. Tiguan has a 4cyl turbo, and they service the motor every 6k miles. And since they garranty the car/motor for 5 years and free maintence free service for three, i figure the syn, must be good.
I change my oil and filter in all my vehicles every 3K. Never had a smoker, never had to add oil. It's been 35 years of doing it that way and won't stop now. Plus I can get OEM filters wholesale. I don't care what the manufacturers recommend.
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The owner's manual for my 2005 says 6 quarts.

I buy one 5.2 quart jug and a 1 quart jug.

I change it about every 6,000 miles, which is totally fine with full synthetic. A good test is just to look at the oil and see if it's all black and nasty.
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I change my oil and filter in all my vehicles every 3K. Never had a smoker, never had to add oil. It's been 35 years of doing it that way and won't stop now. Plus I can get OEM filters wholesale. I don't care what the manufacturers recommend.
I've been doing the same thing for 25 years too. But i'm changing my ways now. The motors today are built with tighter tolorences, and the syn. oil is much better. Put them together and you have a motor that can go alot longer then the old v-8's with the fossil fuel oil's. I find no reason to throw away good oil. I've been changing every 3k and the oil keeps getting cleaner as the years go on. It's time to change, for me.
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Real Men don't use oil filter wrenches they just stab a big screw driver in the side


Thats a great post, I am going to show that to the Wife, she says she wants to learn to change the oil, be easier to show her that first. Thanks
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Real Men don't use oil filter wrenches they just stab a big screw driver in the side
hehe, been doing that my whole life. My oil filters always look like someone took a sawzall to them when I'm done.
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I've always done that to what ever vehicle i had, that had the filter on sideways. It helps to drain most of the oil out of it, then when un-screwing it you don't run into having the mess of all the oil going everywhere. The next best thing to do is getting an oil filter relocating kit. This way you can put it anywhere you want.
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Too much oil is not good for your engine
I would remove that quart or just change
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I know, thanks. Sometimes I'm just not that smart.....sometimes

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