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Old 12-13-2010, 02:30 PM
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2010 JK Oil Change

Hey everyone, newb here just joining WF, loving the information I am reading and coming across.

I am curious what everyone's thoughts are on this. According to the manual for the 2010 JK Wrangler, the recommended oil change is every 6,000 miles or 6 months, however according to the dealership, they are recommending every 3,000 miles or 3 months. Now my common sense would tell me to listen to the manual from the manufacturer and I have heard that the ol' 3K or 3mths is based on older vehicles and doesn't really apply to newer vehicles.

So do you change your oil every 3K or 3 mths or do you go with the manual recommendation and follow the 6K or 6mths? Just curious what everyone is doing?
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:37 PM   #2
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The manual also says that the recommended 6K is for ideal driving conditions. My conditions are not ideal. I put a lot of miles on it and I drive off road. I change my evey 3K. It might be overkill, but I want to make sure it lasts a long time.


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I do it every 5k-6k. That is just me though. Everyone here will give you a different answer and different reason for their answer. It really comes down to what you feel comfortable with I think.

Also, I was getting warranty work done on my jeep last week (drive shaft is getting replaced) and they offered to do my diffs for $140 a pop... I told 'em where to stick it of course. So I'm a firm believer most dealers will try to pump you for money any chance they get. And on a vehicle that is still in warranty, they will try to get you in fluid changes.

That is my $.02
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I change every 6K and don't consider it underkill. If I wheeled it a lot and spent a great deal of time in four low, I would change sooner. All of my vehicles get this type of treatment over the years, normally two choices in the manual schedule A long interval and schedule B short interval. Always schedule A and I get good service from the engine. I never sell/trade any of them with less than 100K on them and none of them were high oil users. I always follow the manufacturer recommendations because in all of my years driving have determined that the dealers will sell you anything as long as you are willing to spend.

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I change full synthetic every 3k-3.5k miles on my mini cooper (claims to only need changed every 15k miles; NOT A TYPO) and I do the same for the jeep.....
For $400 a year for both vehicles its piece of mind that the engine has the lubrication it needs...
I am probably a little overkill but it makes me feel better...
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