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Old 05-22-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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Question doing my first oil change

I want to do my first oil change before reaching the dealer scheduled miles maintenance.

I had already read and watch videos on changing the oil, which is a breeze. But my question goes on the oil drain bolt. Don't we need to replace the nut washer?

I noticed that when I take my other cars serviced for oil change the dealer always replaces the oil drain washers. Just wondering if ours are made to last that long.

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I want to do my first oil change before reaching the dealer scheduled miles maintenance.

I had already read and watch videos on changing the oil, which is a breeze. But my question goes on the oil drain bolt. Don't we need to replace the nut washer?

I noticed that when I take my other cars serviced for oil change the dealer always replaces the oil drain washers. Just wondering if ours are made to last that long.
there isn't a washer on the drain plug.. unless mine didn't come with one.

just be sure to not overtighten it.

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I think jeep uses a rubber o-ring that sits inside a groove for it. Don't remember exactly.
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I think jeep uses a rubber o-ring that sits inside a groove for it. Don't remember exactly.
isn't that just for the filter.. the OP is asking about the drain plug
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I think jeep uses a rubber o-ring that sits inside a groove for it. Don't remember exactly.
X2 if it's a 3.6? Torque is 20 lbs.
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I am a fairly new wrangler owner.. Bought my 1998 4cylinder manual, back in October.. I've hit 121,000 miles and am due to change the oil... Just wondering if anyone has any tips or can tell me the best oil and filter to use.. Any help is greatly appreciated.. As I will be changing the oil myself..
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isn't that just for the filter.. the OP is asking about the drain plug
Nope, some vehicles have that type of seal for the drain plug. It's ether that or a washer. But I believe jeep is the rubber o-ring.
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I am a fairly new wrangler owner.. Bought my 1998 4cylinder manual, back in October.. I've hit 121,000 miles and am due to change the oil... Just wondering if anyone has any tips or can tell me the best oil and filter to use.. Any help is greatly appreciated.. As I will be changing the oil myself..
You are going to get a lot of different answers for this. To each their own, really. I started using mobil one syn oil & mopar filter. But I will be going to castrol syn instead. I use to use castrol on mi mazda & never had a problem.

Thinking about going to a different oil filter too. Might go back to puralator, not sure.
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You are going to get a lot of different answers for this. To each their own, really. I started using mobil one syn oil & mopar filter. But I will be going to castrol syn instead. I use to use castrol on mi mazda & never had a problem.

Thinking about going to a different oil filter too. Might go back to puralator, not sure.
Thanks Raziel
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I am a fairly new wrangler owner.. Bought my 1998 4cylinder manual, back in October.. I've hit 121,000 miles and am due to change the oil... Just wondering if anyone has any tips or can tell me the best oil and filter to use.. Any help is greatly appreciated.. As I will be changing the oil myself..
Your sweet "new" 1998 Wrangler is a TJ model. Here's a link to the TJ technical forum where you will get better answers than on this JK forum:

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I am a fairly new wrangler owner.. Bought my 1998 4cylinder manual, back in October.. I've hit 121,000 miles and am due to change the oil... Just wondering if anyone has any tips or can tell me the best oil and filter to use.. Any help is greatly appreciated.. As I will be changing the oil myself..
WOW, oil war, I LOVE IT!
I'm just kidding you. Whenever that question of oil and filter gets asked, there will be post after post coming back to you with all different answers!
Every body including me, thinks that they are a expert on oils and the best oil filter to use. Most everybody feels that their answers are accurate and they really are trying to help you. But the end result will be that you will just go away even more confused!

I would look in my owners manual and use what ever Chrysler has recommended for your engine. If you don't have a manual, then I don't recommend a Google search, because you will also receive different answers from the so called experts.
If no manual, then call your local Wrangler dealer and see what they recommend. As for what Brand of oil, most all of them are quality today.
Good Luck!
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I am a fairly new wrangler owner.. Bought my 1998 4cylinder manual, back in October.. I've hit 121,000 miles and am due to change the oil... Just wondering if anyone has any tips or can tell me the best oil and filter to use.. Any help is greatly appreciated.. As I will be changing the oil myself..
Go with a light oil to start, like a cheap 5w30. But when I used that weight my motor started to knock. I promptly switched to 15w40 amsoil fully synthetic and all my motors noises went away.

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