2012 wants new oil. last oil change only 2k ago - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-01-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
chrisfp88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,309
2012 wants new oil. last oil change only 2k ago

??? Seems a bit soon for her to want new oil. Should I let it go to where I was going to. Or change it now?

chrisfp88 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-01-2013, 11:57 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
DFW6ER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: FloMo
Posts: 847
Did you reset the oil change alarm after the last oil change? What kind of driving have you been doing over the past 2000 miles?

__________________
2012 Black JKUR...stock for now
DFW6ER is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-01-2013, 12:04 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
chrisfp88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,309
Quote:
Originally Posted by DFW6ER View Post
Did you reset the oil change alarm after the last oil change? What kind of driving have you been doing over the past 2000 miles?
I'm 99% sure I did. And mostly highway. The last 2k may have been harsher than normal but I don't think they were. I was also under the impression the new engine didn't just run off the odometer but rather monitored oil life. Is this not the case?
chrisfp88 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-01-2013, 12:04 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 98
Someone did not reset it last oil change...key on not running 3 slow full throttle pumps and you are reset.
285 HP is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-01-2013, 12:06 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
chrisfp88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,309
Quote:
Originally Posted by 285 HP View Post
Someone did not reset it last oil change...key on not running 3 slow full throttle pumps and you are reset.
I'm 99% sure I did reset it.
chrisfp88 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-01-2013, 12:11 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
DFW6ER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: FloMo
Posts: 847
I guess if you did a lot of stop and go and high rpm driving the computer could think you need to change the oil. But, even if you're using a modern dino oil, you can easily go 3,000 miles before needing to change the oil. I'm going with 6,000 mile OCIs with PP personally.
__________________
2012 Black JKUR...stock for now
DFW6ER is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-01-2013, 12:19 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
chrisfp88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,309
Quote:
Originally Posted by DFW6ER View Post
I guess if you did a lot of stop and go and high rpm driving the computer could think you need to change the oil. But, even if you're using a modern dino oil, you can easily go 3,000 miles before needing to change the oil. I'm going with 6,000 mile OCIs with PP personally.
I'm using the synthetic like recommended. I guess my real question is does the computer use the odometer only or an oil life monitor.
chrisfp88 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-01-2013, 02:08 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
DFW6ER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: FloMo
Posts: 847
It factors a variety of variables into an algorithm which determines when your oil should be changed....it doesn't directly measure oil contaminants, nor does it go strictly by mileage. For instance, lots of steady RPM highway speeds for lengthy periods might not trip the light until close to 8,000 miles whereas frequent short trips and high RPM driving might trip it at 2,000 miles.
If you're really concerned, I'd suggest you contact Blackstone Labs for a free container and send an aliquot to them for a used oil analysis. IIRC it's $22 and it'll tell you w/ 100% certainty how your oil is holding up.
__________________
2012 Black JKUR...stock for now
DFW6ER is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-01-2013, 05:10 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Jeeperz Creeperz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Pensacola, Fl
Posts: 897
Check your oil. Is it at the same level as when you changed it? Does it look like new oil out of the bottle?

Unless there is something wrong with your Wrangler, you have been doing a great deal of off roading, let your Wrangler idle like a cop car for long periods of time, drag race it or use it as a taxi, there is no reason it should be changed at 2,000 miles.

DFW6ER is right. Send the oil to be tested if you are concerned. Otherwise it appears the oil monitoring program was not reset.
Jeeperz Creeperz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-01-2013, 05:46 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
whiteyjfm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: La Quinta CA
Posts: 582
When you changed the oil the last time, was the light on?? I took our Jeep to the dealer for an oil change (yes I know....) before the light came on and low and behold, 350 miles later the light came on.

Took it back to them and ask what is going on and they said that if you change the oil before the light came on and reset it, the computer sometimes does not accept the reset.

Just a thought. They could have sold me some BS, but I did check the oil after they changed it and it was done.

PS Our jeep is a 2012 model and the light came on the first time at 3750 miles and I took it for the second change at 10 000 miles.

whiteyjfm is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:01 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC