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Old 09-08-2010, 06:38 AM   #1
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Does anyone run semi/synthetic oil in their JK?

Just curious? Also where is the oil filter on this thing? I want to change my oil. I didnt see it when I looked.

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... Also where is the oil filter on this thing? I didnt see it when I looked.


open the hood, take half a step to the left, stand on your toes, peer over the radiator, look down and forward below the serpentine belt.

I'd consider semi-snyn a waste of money.

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I think everybody uses SYNTHETIC after the first 1500 miles-(or close), some don't and if you maintain the "manual" maintenance schedule--it doesn't matter what oil use use !!

Oil filter is located bottom left(white K&N), it's eay to change OVER THE RADIATOR, unless you're a little guy, then you gotta go underneath !!




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Old 09-08-2010, 09:05 AM   #5
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where is the oil filter on this thing?
Crawl under. You'll see it right away.
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Oil change has to be a sinch on this thing!

No Ramps and a huge open engine bay.

Enjoy!!!!!!
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Hi, I got a FREE oil and filter change for 5yrs. or 100 thousand miles when I bought my 2010 JK Sports....Do you think they are going to use a new oil and not a recycled oil? any advice? another thing...I told them I want to use a SYNTHETIC oil for my jeep and the advisor told me I can do that just bring your Syn. oils and will change the oil for free....
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Hi, I got a FREE oil and filter change for 5yrs. or 100 thousand miles when I bought my 2010 JK Sports....Do you think they are going to use a new oil and not a recycled oil? any advice? another thing...I told them I want to use a SYNTHETIC oil for my jeep and the advisor told me I can do that just bring your Syn. oils and will change the oil for free....
If you want them to change the oil free--doit

If you want them to rotate tires free--doit

All ya gotta do is TRUST THEM!!

I don't, won't, didn't

I doitall myself, there's no doubt abiout the oil/amount/filter/type/drain plug tight/filter tight/ tires lugs torqued correctly/no impact gun used (cept mine)

Suit yourself !!

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I have had my jeep for about 5 months. This is by far the easiest oil change ever. Make sure you use the correct oil. 5W 20 is what they call for and I used Mobil 1.

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Old 09-12-2010, 11:35 AM   #10
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i use castrol edge synthetic in the wifes rubi. almost 3 yrs old (dec 24)and no problems here.i change it every 5000 miles.

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