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Old 03-05-2011, 08:25 AM   #31
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Ford hasn't put a dip stick in their autos transmissions for about 10 years now. Sealed no service item, they say. That's in all their SUVS, not trucks at this time. I have 9 fordS now and rarely ever check the oil in any of them. Use 5-30 in the pickups, with V8 and V10 engines and 5-20 in the SUVS. I guess ford has me spoiled as you can check them every day and they are always full. You will get a light and buzzer in this new stuff way before u ever ruin one too low on oil. And I will not ever pull the dip stick on this new jeep, before 5000 miles! By the way I have over 100 miles on her today and she runs like a top. Smooth and quit is all I can say. Very smooth for such a short wheel base car, and very solid. I have logged by my Gps a max speed of 84 mph and a moving time of 4 hours and 16 minutes while traveling 117.6 miles for an average speed of 27.54 mph! By the way I use m1 oil in all my pickup, suv thingys.
You right (partly)Ford,GM and other manufactors do not put a dip stick in auto.trans.Because auto trans.do not emit emissions or BURN oil same for manual trans and diff. if a trans. goes bad it just quites.A combustiable engine must exhaust and if you have a piston ring,cylinder wall or valve seal problem it allows oil to pass through the exhaust and burn away into the air (loosing oil in your engine).When oil burns in these new calistic engines you will not see it comming out of the exhaust of these engines because most oil is trapped in calitic converter.Which will stop up the converter.So no a trans need no dipstick because if it looses oil it leaks ON THE GROUND NOT EVAPORATING INTO THE AIR!!!So you must have a dipsict and ck your oil on a regular basices!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 03-21-2011, 05:59 AM   #32
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I have a 08 jk with 37k miles... burning about 1 quart every 600 miles... very frusterating. back to dealer two times for consumption test (notch dipstick and measure after 1k miles).... i will be going back for third visit this week to see how they intend to remedy the problem.

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Angry oil consumption problem

Thought it was me. I got the same BS about normal is a quart every 1200 miles. I consistently burn 4 quarts between 5k mile changes. 5w-20 just like it says on the cap. If thats the way it is then thats the way it is but as a Mechanical engineer I can tell you it isnt right. Even my old slant 6 Dodge dart with the loosest engine tolerances ever produced didnt use that much oil. And what I cant figure out is where is the blue smoke. Any car I did own that used HALF that amount smoked like Gary Busey. What I cant figure is the postrers that have no porblem. How does chrysler explain that?
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UPDATE: Jeep installed a new short block due to excessive oil consumption ('08 unlimited, 30k miles, 1 quart/700 miles)... now i am leaking oil. I am taking back to shop today. i have confidence they will get it right and believe they are trying their best to fix the situation.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:14 PM   #35
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UPDATE: Jeep installed a new short block due to excessive oil consumption ('08 unlimited, 30k miles, 1 quart/700 miles)... now i am leaking oil. I am taking back to shop today. i have confidence they will get it right and believe they are trying their best to fix the situation.
Were you still under warranty? Did they fix the leak?
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One quart every 2K since new except one oil change in Florida when it went 4K on one quart. It now has 50K and still 1 quart per 2K. Dealer says all is OK. Only vehicle I have owned in 36 years that did this. I'm understanding about the thin oil thing but not happy about a vehicle that uses that much oil. The lifetime warranty may be a blessing as I intend to own this until they pry it from my cold dead fingers.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:01 AM   #37
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I switched back over to dino oil last night. I'm going to keep a close eye on the oil levels over the next 3k miles and see if there is any difference. I've been using Mobil 1 5W-20 synthetic since I bought the jeep.

I'm not very hopeful, but a little R&D never hurt.
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:11 AM   #38
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07 & 08 JKs had an issue with bad oil consumption due to the piston rings being installed incorrectly from the Mexico plant that assembled the engines (this plant no longer used for this reason).

If you're curious whether or not your engine was built in this plant, grab the build # off the engine block (back of the block) S will be built in Saltillo, Mexico, T means it was built in Trenton, Michigan.


I believe owners of 07-08 models with excessive oil consumption need to get together and attack Chrysler as one. If they identified an issue and withdrew the contract from these guys then they obviously know about it.

Unfortunatley I dont have any facts to back this up, and just maybe its urban myth.. But there is definately something inherrently wrong with many of the 07-08 models that doesnt happen in 09+ models.
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:26 AM   #39
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I have a 97 wrangler, 2.5 , 4 cyl. have always used synthetic oil C, and I have gradually over the years gone w/a heavier weight oil (very gradually I might add). With over 250k on the engine, I am only recently experiencing oil loss. I was beginning to get concerned, until I read some of these post. I keep a close check on all my fluids, including the transmission and transfer cases and hope to avoid any major unexpected issues. An overhaul would be in order b/4 much longer, but I'd like to put in an inline6 and get rid of everything computerized from my beloved vehicle.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:37 AM   #41
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Oil burn solved?

While checking my spark plugs I noticed my #6 had lots of accumulation around the top of the plug, plus oil coating the threads 2/3 of the way from the TOP down... Additionally my intake manifold gaskets have lots of buildup around the edge where something has been burning. I think the hot engine is wearing these gaskets out and allowing a slow leak to develop, which in my case is next to my #6 and is pooling then burning up before it hits the ground. Hence mystery oil burn...

2007, 62,000 miles, started burning around 40,000
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:22 PM   #42
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Jeep 08 Slamming through Oil

Two years ago, my jeep was burning though oil one quart every 6k. They told although the book says to get synthetic every 6k to get it changed every 3k because on newer cars it is normal to go through this much oil and printed up some statement from chrysler saying it is normal to go through one quart every 780 or something like that.
Now it has been 3500miles and I was getting the oil pressure light blinking on, checked the oil and it was BONE DRY. I am going to bat at the dealership tomorrow. I argue at the dealership everytime and they act like I am a pain in their $ss. If anyone figures out a solution or finds a way to get this fixed, please let me know I am so frustrated to spend $36 for a car that is this messed up. I have an 08 saraha with 75,000 miles. I have done more scheduled maintenance and put more money into this then any other vehicle and it makes me sick.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:32 PM   #43
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I have a 2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara with 30,000 miles on it.It burns about 1.25 quarts in about 1,400 miles with NO external oil leaks!Chrysler said if it does not use a quart every 1,000 miles than its not excessive and refuse to do any thing.They said that they have no one else with this problem,but I know better I had others tell me they have same problem I do.Who are they kidding!! I have been a mechanic for over 20 years and this is excessive.I owned several CJ's and some over 100,000 miles not using this much.I have written up a petition over this and if I get a good responce from it me a few others are going to file a class action law suit against Chrysler.So if you having same oil consumption problem please sign my petition and tell me your story.....This is the petition link:
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If you do file anything, please let me know. I am so frustrated with how much this jeep cost and how they aren't willing to take note of their mistake.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:30 PM   #44
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oil burn update

Dealership agrees, there is a leak around the intake manifold and is going to fix it, and check the rest of the cylinders.

Double check for oil residue where it wouldn't be hitting the ground. I thought for sure I had no leaks cause no puddles, until I got back in there a little more.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:20 AM   #45
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Wow seems like a lot of oil burners. I hope the 2012 with the 3.6 Pentastar isn't an oil burner, it would drive me nuts. I think I'm going to sit on the sidelines a few months and fight the urge to buy early. I leak/burn less oil with my 198,000 mile Aerostar. Adding a qt every 3000 miles to it bothers me.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:04 AM   #46
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2007 Wrangler Rubicon Excessive Oil Consumption

This is a Petition I signed to get a movement started for Chrysler to remedy the oil consumption problem and my comment below:
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I have been having the same exact problem as you since about 30k mi on my 2007 Jeep Rubicon. I have complained to my service advisor at Jeep for the past 2 years. I religiously take my Jeep to the dealer for service every 3k mi. I don't drive my vehicle hard and take great care of it. It is used mainly as a daily commuter and has virtually no hard off-road mileage. This Jeep has been consuming anywhere between 2.5 - 3 quarts of oil between oil changes. It burns so much oil that I literally get an engine knock right before it is due for service every time. My service advisor at Jeep agrees that this is excessive but is telling me that Chrysler states this is normal. I currently (meaning today) have the vehicle sitting in the service drive doing an oil consumption test. They put dye in the in the oil to see if there were any leaks at the last oil change and asked that I drive 1k mi. and bring it in. He just called and said that it has burned 1 quart of oil in the past 1k mi with no leaks detected. Therefore this disqualifies me from taking any action against Chrysler. He only agreed to do this test after continually complaining and demanding they do something. This is obviously a known "problem" with Chrysler because they have put out a publication about "normal" oil consumption and directed their dealerships and service advisors to assure the consumer this is "normal". Chrysler refuses to take responsibility of this "recall" because of the cost associated correct the problem with the 3.8L V-6 engine. The only thing that will save me from permanent damage is the Lifetime Power Train Warranty that was given to me when I purchased the vehicle back in 2007. Believe me I keep a copy close by. Hopefully we can all ban together as consumers and force Chrysler to correct this widespread known problem. I have never had a vehicle consume even half as much oil as my Jeep. I have owned 7 vehicles ranging from Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, Nissan, Dodge, Mazda and Jeep. I thought this purchase of my beloved Jeep Wrangler Rubicon would be the most reliable but is beginning to prove me wrong. - Terryl Bowen
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This is a Petition I signed to get Chrysler to remedy the oil consumption problem and my comment below:
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I have been having the same exact problem as you since about 30k mi on my 2007 Jeep Rubicon. I have complained to my service advisor at Jeep for the past 2 years. I religiously take my Jeep to the dealer for service every 3k mi. I don't drive my vehicle hard and take great care of it. It is used mainly as a daily commuter and has virtually no hard off-road mileage. This Jeep has been consuming anywhere between 2.5 - 3 quarts of oil between oil changes. It burns so much oil that I literally get an engine knock right before it is due for service every time. My service advisor at Jeep agrees that this is excessive but is telling me that Chrysler states this is normal. I currently (meaning today) have the vehicle sitting in the service drive doing an oil consumption test. They put dye in the in the oil to see if there were any leaks at the last oil change and asked that I drive 1k mi. and bring it in. He just called and said that it has burned 1 quart of oil in the past 1k mi with no leaks detected. Therefore this disqualifies me from taking any action against Chrysler. He only agreed to do this test after continually complaining and demanding they do something. This is obviously a known "problem" with Chrysler because they have put out a publication about "normal" oil consumption and directed their dealerships and service advisors to assure the consumer this is "normal". Chrysler refuses to take responsibility of this "recall" because of the cost associated correct the problem with the 3.8L V-6 engine. The only thing that will save me from permanent damage is the Lifetime Power Train Warranty that was given to me when I purchased the vehicle back in 2007. Believe me I keep a copy close by. Hopefully we can all ban together as consumers and force Chrysler to correct this widespread known problem. I have never had a vehicle consume even half as much oil as my Jeep. I have owned 7 vehicles ranging from Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, Nissan, Dodge, Mazda and Jeep. I thought this purchase of my beloved Jeep Wrangler Rubicon would be the most reliable but is beginning to prove me wrong. - Terryl Bowen
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:37 AM   #48
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That kind of consumption would freak me out! Have any of you guys checked the compression, or done a cylinder leak down test? How about pull the Valve covers and check the valve stem seals? It's odd because in other applications the 3.8L engine doesn't get these kind of complaints. Maybe the engine generates more heat and the stem seals are not able to handle the heat, and fail. If that is in fact the case, it might be as simple as getting new stem seals made with a better material. I remember many years ago Ford valve stem seals would become like glass and crack and break off in chunks. I'd replace them with a neoprene type seal, it was green, vs. black and the problem was solved.

Anyone have the same engine used in a different application and measure oil temps after lets say a 1 hour run? The dealer is doing a consumption test but have they bothered to check what I mentioned above, or are they afraid Chrysler won't pay them for the labor? Just thinking out load that's all!
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The threads have hinted that Chrysler had a bunch of engines made by one particular plant that didn't do something right and as a result the rings didn't wear in properly...something to that effect. Now there are a bunch of engines out there that use a lot of oil. Including mine. It hasn't changed its oil consumption pattern in 50,000 miles. It has a lifetime warranty. I plan on owning this one for at least a couple of hundred thousand miles and by that time it will either still be the same or have a new engine at Chrysler's expense. I wonder what the EPA would have to say about all of this oil being dumped into the environment? Makes me wonder why they haven't had a recall on this issue.
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The threads have hinted that Chrysler had a bunch of engines made by one particular plant that didn't do something right and as a result the rings didn't wear in properly...something to that effect. Now there are a bunch of engines out there that use a lot of oil. Including mine. It hasn't changed its oil consumption pattern in 50,000 miles. It has a lifetime warranty. I plan on owning this one for at least a couple of hundred thousand miles and by that time it will either still be the same or have a new engine at Chrysler's expense. I wonder what the EPA would have to say about all of this oil being dumped into the environment? Makes me wonder why they haven't had a recall on this issue.
I see. If the rings were in fact installed wrong then I'd say you guys might be SOL, since they can hide behind "normal oil use". Has anyone tried something like Schaeffers #132 which is real good in oil burners?

As far as the EPA goes you might be onto something. Maybe getting a list of people who are having these consumption issues and forwarding it to the EPA, or some other environmental group might get resolution, or at least draw more attention to the issue. Even some local news channels or something.
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As a follow up to the messages since my original post (2008 JK excessive oil burn of 1.5 quart/1k miles, 40k miles): they replaced my short block and although there was an initial slight leak, they fixed that and it appears fine. it has not been long since this was done and i cant say for sure if it fixed the problem, but my gut tells me it is fine now. I had to go back for three consumption tests (they notched my dipstick and i had to check after 1k miles (note that i believe the dipstick "grid" is 1 quart so you can do this yourself - just fill oil to top of "grid" and monitor yourself). They also put dye in oil to see where leak was coming from. I suggest being very polite when dealing with the dealerships and going through the protocal they require to have the authorization to replace the short block and be compensated from Chrysler. I also happened to have some friends at Chrysler and Fiat that helped me get this done (I dont know if they actually helped the dealer decide to help me but i know it didnt hurt). Good luck and if you need to contact me for advice, post on this feed and i will recieved email and respond. Gary
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I have a 09 Unlimited. At around 60k miles, it started using about 1qt of oil. It does it somewhere around 3000 miles. I do 6k OCI and I do occasional UOA. The last UOA was at 60k or so. Nothing was unusual in the UOA. The door vin info says it was manufactured in 08 so maybe there is something to the bad assembly of the motors out of Mexico??
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Just keep an eye on your oil level between changes. Mine has been using a quart every 2000 since it was new. It hasn't deviated. I do find it interesting though that yours just started. Or did you just start noticing it?
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I have a 09 Unlimited. At around 60k miles, it started using about 1qt of oil. It does it somewhere around 3000 miles. I do 6k OCI and I do occasional UOA. The last UOA was at 60k or so. Nothing was unusual in the UOA. The door vin info says it was manufactured in 08 so maybe there is something to the bad assembly of the motors out of Mexico??
Ya what JK'n said

Mine is an 07 and I bought it used. I don't think I'm looking any yet. I check it every fill up.
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OCI = Oil Change Interval
UOA = Used Oil Analysis

Sorry, got those from the bobistheoilguy forums.

jk'n, I have been doing all of my own oil changes. I know how much oil I take out because I put it back into the 5qt jugs for disposal. You can squeeze 6 qts in them no problem. The containers are marked on the side by the window. So when I filled the container up on the 60k (if memory serves me correct), that is when I was when I noticed. I was getting about 5.5 qts roughly out of the engine. Then what was left in the filter. I check the oil ever so often.

Since I discovered the consumption issue, I have checked more frequently trying to pin point at what mileage it occurs. I found that somewhere between 2-3k is when it is occurring.

I did some research and it appears that a defective PCV valve may cause the issue. So I am going to have a look/replace mine and see what happens from there.

I will give a report. Next oil change is in the next week or so. So I should be able to report back in about a month or so to see if the PCV valve change makes a difference.

It is weird that some owners have experience the consumption since brand new and others later down the road. It is also odd how some just use a qt and some use more.

One would think Chrysler would want to resolve the issue and make owners happy....
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Between the last oil change on the JK it burned up about 4-5 quarts over a course of about 4500-5500 miles.
Bullshit!...Im trading this junk in for a fullsize pickup in a year or so. Im just gonna have to keep an eye on it and feed it when needed.


BTW I looked in my warranty booklet, the Jeep came with a "Limited Lifetime Powertrain Warranty"....Since I'm the second owner the warranty doesnt apply to me, so..yeah..Thanks Chrysler
I don't blame you. If my 10 Rubi burned that much oil, sad to say, I would dump it too. At this time it doesn't burn any. It doesn't have an engine assembled in Mexico. Maybe that's the difference, who knows.
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2007 JK Wrangler disappearing oil

I have a 2007 JK with 77000kms on it. I have never had to top up oil between services up till now. Last time I drove it the onboard computer pinged at me but no icon lit up on the dash. At a loss for what to look for I checked the oil level. The dipstick was bone dry. I am not blowing smoke, the spark plugs are clean and there is no sign of a leak anywhere. I had the car towed to the nearest approved service agent where they told me that I had been driving the car with roughly 1 liters(Australian) in the car. I have been told that it is impossible for this to happen and they're telling me that the most likely solution is that someone broke into my garage and played a practial joke by draining 4 liters of oil out of my car???????? (no seriously).
I also had the transmission (6spd man) jumping out of gear violently and when i presented with this problem they asked me "are you sure you're putting it in gear properly DEAR" and sent me on my way, consequently I ended up having to get 2nd gear replaced as well as 1st because the problem compounded. The car spent 3months pulled apart waiting for parts. 3 months after that I took the car to them because the handbrake seemed to be stuck on. I was getting an awful burning smell and felt like i was hooked up to a bungie cord every time i backed off the accelerator. I was asked "are you sure you're not driving with the handbrake on DEAR" I ended up back there the next time I drove the car with the brakes on fire. Needless to say I don't have a lot of faith in the mechanic. Can anyone point me towards any info that will help me point them in the right direction, seing as I am 'just a stupid female driver' in their eyes.I am still under extended warranty for another 6months so want to get this sorted before that runs out. Any help would be greatly appreciated
P.S I have asked them to look at the PCV.
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Mine will not use any oil as I will never check it. It will get changed at 5000 miles and I will use 5W20 mobil one, the same treatment all my fords get. I never check the oil in them unless it's right before a oil change just to see if it is a oil drinker. If it is a oil drinker it will be gone. Especially if it's out of warranty. So my jeep sits here with 30 miles on it and I refuse to ever pull the stick until 5000 miles. May not pull it then. If jeep didn't put any oil in it I guess they will in the new engine. Same goes for the 5000 mile service, it beter have enough for the first 5000 miles or maybe the next motor will! I will not check it because it's new, hence no need.
Never checking our engine oil level is a great ideal, I LOVE IT!
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Does anyone know if the "lifetime drivetrain warranty" applies to me in Australia.

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