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Old 06-15-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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Maintenance Intervals/Products/Suggestions

Howdy. Just ordered my 2014 JKUR and looking to brush up on what the recommended maintenance intervals are, from oil changes, to tranny flush, to fuel filter replacement, and beyond. Also hoping to gain knowledge as to what specific products you are all using for each service, and what to steer clear of.

I am planning to keep my new rig until it burns its last drop of fuel. I am thinking that staying on top of regular preventative maintenance, using top-quality fuel, and products will help me push that out further. Thanks for your input!

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Old 06-15-2013, 04:07 PM   #2
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Hi so this is what I do some people will do it different. I have a 09 jk bought it new. For the first 15 to 20 thousand kilometres I changed the oil every 5000 k and used standard 5w20. After 20 thousand i switched to mobile 1 synthetic and do my oil every 8000 thousand k. I changed the diff oil at 40 thousand k and had it checked at 80 and my mechanic said if he took it out at 80 he could put it right back in it was so clean. Changed the transfer case oil at 75 to 80 thousand k and when I 100 thousand k I will flush the manual tranny oil and do a rad flush. Just what I have to done and have fun with the new jeep.

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Old 06-15-2013, 05:12 PM   #3
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Major fluids for myself:

-Change oil every 3500-5000 miles, synthetic Pennzoil Plat 5w-20
-Change rear diff fluid every 10K miles (variable based on stop and go 'severe' driving), 80w-90 Kendall conventional (friction modifier for LSD, none for rubi)
-Change front diff fluid every 30K miles, 80w-90 Kendall conventional (variable on actually using 4WD. Myself? Seemingly never. No friction modifier for any models)
-Change transfer case fluid every 20K miles, any ATF-4
-Change manual tranny fluid (wife's Jeep) every 25K miles, Pennzoil synchromesh, especially right after buying vehicle due to reports from people of being under-filled from factory.
-Change auto tranny fluid (my jeep) I have no clue when or how due to the complications of changing it. The auto tranny must be at a *perfect* temp to measure using the dipstick properly and I've destroyed a modern automatic transmission before by refilling without properly measuring temperature first.

Some of my intervals are overkill but $35k on a vehicle is more than I thought I'd ever spend so I guess I just try to baby it as much as possible. If you're rich and your wrangler is a weekend toy then you'll understandably be lazy with your intervals which is completely ok by me.

again, that's just fluids. There's plenty of more maintenance to do including other fluids I didn't list (brakes, steering, coolant)
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:19 AM   #4
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This question has plagued me. Am i supposed to wait for the vehicle computer to tell me i need an oil change? I'm at 4,500 miles and it has not asked me to change it!!!

I'm just going to do it...
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:38 AM   #5
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The vehicle oil change indicator is just an estimator based on driving habits. You should do your first oil change, due to break-in, earlier than 3000 miles. After that, do your changes anywhere from 3000-6000 miles depending on driving environment.

Just please don't fall for the sad "Long life oil" snake-oil products that promise something like 20K-25K miles.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:30 AM   #6
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On every other car i've owned the oil was changed every 3,000mi. I called the dealership to ask about it (because i couldn't find the answer in the owners manual) and they said wait for the car to tell you...
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On every other car i've owned the oil was changed every 3,000mi. I called the dealership to ask about it (because i couldn't find the answer in the owners manual) and they said wait for the car to tell you...
I called and they said 3000. Thought about asking them if I called back to 1986
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:44 AM   #8
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Howdy. Just ordered my 2014 JKUR and looking to brush up on what the recommended maintenance intervals are, from oil changes, to tranny flush, to fuel filter replacement, and beyond.
The manual would be the best place for this information. Any advice given by users on any web site that you find should be studied with care. In MY OPINION, the manual and manufactures recommendations will be your best bet.

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