just curious as to which oil and filter everyone prefers? based on the previous thread it seems like mobile 1 synthetic is a popular choice....which filter is preferred? im about to do my first oil change and am trying to decide what to go with....thanks!
I've used Mobile synthetic in every truck, jeep and motorcycle i've owned. I use it in my fiance's 2010 Honda Element. I've experimented with other synthetic oils for the bikes (Amsoil, & Motul). If I could find it readily available, I'd go with Amsoil in my 4 wheel vehicles too.
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x2 on the Wix filters that are branded NAPA gold. They are a great filter. I will never put a Fram in my Jeep or anything for that matter as they are as cheaply made as they come. I also like Purolator filters or Mobile 1 filters when they are on sale.
x2 on using whatever oil as long as you change it every 3000 miles. Oil breaks down from heat and from contamination. Guess which one happens first, yes contamination. You always hear that you can go 15,000 with synthetic oil and they are right the synthetic oil will not break down like the dino oil, but it is the contamination of that oil that is the larger problem. Contamination of both particles in the oil which the filter will help eliminate, but the oil will also turn acidic. Not good for anything metal and there is a lot of metal in engines. I run synthetic in my classics, but they take forever to get to 3000 miles. Synthetic in a daily driver just is not worth the extra money to me.
2000 Sahara, 3.5" Rubicon Express Lift, 1" spring spacer & 1" Body Lift, 33" or 35" BFG Mud tires, Front & Rear ARB, Rancho 9000 shocks, UCF Ultra High Belly Up
I run mobil 1 in the mustang and did in the jeep. Now run Valvoline in the jeep.
What I do is send my oil in for testing and they tell me how well the oil is holding up and what is in it. Costs around 40 dollars, I did 3 separate tests in the mustang bumping the oil up higher in mileage. I finally stopped at 10k on the mobil 1 filter and mobil 1 20w-40 sythen. I still had 40 percent oil life left but didn't want to push it lol. You can go safely 5-7k on sythen without worrying about it at all. If you don't trust it, send your oil out to get analyzed that way you know for sure.
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Isn't the JK just a rebodied PT Cruiser?!
Originally Posted by coyote_94yj
Just a few more inches Red. You can take it.
If you haven't gotten more out of the insurance company than you deserve, then you haven't screwed them nearly as much as they have been screwing you for the past xx years.
I run Amsoil synthetic oil and filters in almost everything I own. I am extremely fussy and keep my vehicles for a very long time(my daily driver is a 94 Cherokee that I bought new). I am more interested in using whatever is best, with cost being a secondary concern.