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Old 01-18-2014, 03:00 PM   #1
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i've been under the old-school mentality get an oil change for a car every 3000 miles but what is the standard oil change for 2013 JK mileage wise?

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Old 01-18-2014, 03:04 PM   #2
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I have 25000 miles on my '11 jku. Oil changed after first 3000 miles and after that have done it every 6000

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i've been under the old-school mentality get an oil change for a car every 3000 miles but what is the standard oil change for 2013 JK mileage wise?
I had my dealer do mine at 500, 1500, 2500 and 5000...

At the last two changes the dealer installed 5w30 and has now put me on a 5000 mile interval - using conventional oil.

Pennzoil yellow is the factory fill. You can also switch to Pennzoil Platinum 5w20 or use 5w30 and change it every 5000 and you'll be fine.

So far mine hasen't used any oil... I checked it between the 2500 and 5000 mark and it was still clean and at the full mark. I'm going to watch it over the next 5000 miles to see if it uses any oil and how clean the oil is and that will tell me what the oil change invervals will be...

Do what you think will make you feel comfortable...

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"I had my dealer do mine at 500, 1500, 2500 and 5000..."

You should re-sell that oil. After all, it is like new.
I believe that this is a bit excessive, but heck, if it makes you feel good...
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"I had my dealer do mine at 500, 1500, 2500 and 5000..."

You should re-sell that oil. After all, it is like new.
I believe that this is a bit excessive, but heck, if it makes you feel good...
All oil gets reclaimed and resold... I have my ritual others have theirs.

It cost me $120 for 12 oil changes... You do the math.
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The ECU is your friend. It monitors the duty cycle of your engine and will flash a "change oil" message when an oil change is required.

The good old 3000 mi interval still works and is conservative but it can be extended particularly if you run synthetic oil. I still don't trust Jeep QC so I do change my oil more frequently when my JK has less than 10K miles.

Or you can stay tuned to this thread and create an average of every input provided.
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The ECU is your friend. It monitor the duty cycle of your engine and will flash a "change oil" message when an oil change is required.

The good old 3000 mi interval still works and is conservative but it can be extended particularly if you run synthetic oil. I still don't trust Jeep QC so I do change my oil more frequently when my JK has less than 10K miles.

Or you can stay tuned to this thread and create an average of every input provided.
haha its a chrysler product that gets reset when the oil is changed... Don't trust the ECU on a Jeep
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i've been under the old-school mentality get an oil change for a car every 3000 miles but what is the standard oil change for 2013 JK mileage wise?
We've been having ours done every 1,500 miles, mainly because it is free, including the filter.

On my DD car, where it isn't entirely free (have to pay for the filter and disposal fee) I alternate between the dealer and myself having it done every 3,000 miles. On my motorcycle I change it every 3,000 miles. Conventional oil in all three vehicles.
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WHAT!!!!

Your supposed to change the oil???
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I have 25000 miles on my '11 jku. Oil changed after first 3000 miles and after that have done it every 6000
Does it still drive like the day you got it, after a 6,000 mile change?
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Does it still drive like the day you got it, after a 6,000 mile change?
Mine seemed to smooth out a bit and have a bit more power at about 4,000 miles. Maybe it broke in well by then, dunno. 7200 miles now and still loving it. Still inventing excuses to go out in my Jeep!
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I have seen peoples oil analysis sheets that say they can go 8-10k on a change. I figure if I change soon after 6k im good to go.
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my opinion on oil for what it is worth (been a car guy my whole life) NEVER use conventional oil. Use a good quality full synthetic and change it every 5k miles and your engine will look like new if you take it apart at 100k miles. Sludge is killer.
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All oil gets reclaimed and resold... I have my ritual others have theirs.

It cost me $120 for 12 oil changes... You do the math.
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$10 for an oil change??? Where in the hell is that? You can't even do it yourself for that cheap.

Btw, if anyone ever bothers to look in the owners manual, it says the intervals for all that maintenance, and for oil changes, it's every 8,000 miles. But I don't trust dummy gauges. Every couple thousand miles, you should check your oil and color manually anyway.
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$10 for an oil change??? Where in the hell is that? You can't even do it yourself for that cheap.

Btw, if anyone ever bothers to look in the owners manual, it says the intervals for all that maintenance, and for oil changes, it's every 8,000 miles. But I don't trust dummy gauges. Every couple thousand miles, you should check your oil and color manually anyway.
When I bought my Jeep the finance dude talked me into an oil change maintenance plan... it cost me $120 up front for 12 oil changes. It didn't specify the time duration when those had to occur...

So knowing full well what I was going to do, I said yes...

After the 12 changes are redeemed, I'm expecting a phone call.

Btw... the service adviser has already given me two free oil changes.

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