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Old 01-21-2011, 08:16 AM   #1
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I am getting ready to change my oil for the first time 3000mile on my 2011 unlimited,

1. Do i go with a Synthetic oil, Synthetic blend, or just regular oil.
2. How many quarts of oil do I need? I'm thinking 6
3. Is the oil filter the same as the 2010?
4. Should I go with a regular filter or one of the LX models?

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Old 01-21-2011, 08:40 AM   #2
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:41 AM   #3
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i mean if you're going to admit being lazy and all, i agree, RTFM.
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:42 AM   #4
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Sorry, I'm too lazy to type out the answers.
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everyone is so mean lol.....if i had an answer i would give it to you, i got free oil and oil filter changes from my dealer for life so i just bring it there...good luck
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What manual, I got a CD and every time I have tried to play it in my radio it doesn't work. lol .
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I am getting ready to change my oil for the first time 3000mile on my 2011 unlimited,

1. Do i go with a Synthetic oil, Synthetic blend, or just regular oil.
2. How many quarts of oil do I need? I'm thinking 6
3. Is the oil filter the same as the 2010?
4. Should I go with a regular filter or one of the LX models?
1) I like to use olive oil or vegitable oil, its more environmentally friendly, just stay away from the penut oil, its more for taste than anything. Pam can work on short notice.

2) Go to one of those places that sells food in really big packaging and buy about 4 gallons of oil, dont want to run out, and just fill till it comes out the top.

3) No idea.

4) I'm all for the Latex (LX?) filters. Good enough for the bedroom, good enough for my jeep.

If your lazy enough to ask here, your lazy enough to ask at the parts store like I do, they will tell you which filter to get and how much oil you need. If your really lucky they might even go get it for you!
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:03 AM   #9
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LAZY....put the pipe down...
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:21 AM   #10
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What manual, I got a CD and every time I have tried to play it in my radio it doesn't work. lol .
If that is your owners manual...its not audio. Its data. Try your computer.
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:24 AM   #11
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heh Heh, if you're lazy, I'm surprised you'll change your own oil !!

Look for deas in the news paper-oil chgs $19.95--Walmart/Peps Boys/Chevron/Jeep dealers ()

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What manual, I got a CD and every time I have tried to play it in my radio it doesn't work. lol .


On a more constructive note, yes, as Jimbo said, wrong way to start a thread. If you walked up to someone in the street and said, "I'm too lazy to look up at the sign... can you tell me what street corner we're on?" I think you'd get equally nasty looks.
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So, I just changed my oil for the first time on my 2010 JK. I went with synthetic, not the blend. Be careful when you take off the oil filter because the mopar gasket tends to stay on and when you put the new filter on it will have a gasket too. 2 gaskets are not a good thing! You will need 6 quarts. I have no idea if its the same filter size.
Your owners manual is a DVD and it might play in your computer depending on what kind of drive you have. Good luck! Hopefully its not as cold where you are because its all of 4degrees in Chicago today.
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I am getting ready to change my oil for the first time 3000mile on my 2011 unlimited,

1. Do i go with a Synthetic oil, Synthetic blend, or just regular oil.
2. How many quarts of oil do I need? I'm thinking 6
3. Is the oil filter the same as the 2010?
4. Should I go with a regular filter or one of the LX models?
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1rootman...just go to Walmart. Someone as lazy as you deserves whatever happens to you there
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If my jeep ever gets here, when it's time for a oil change it will only get mobil one. If jeep calls for 5-20w that's probably what she will get. No service till she gets 5000 miles on the clock, weather it's 6 months or 6 years. I used to lease ford expeditions and would only change oil every 12 thousand miles or so. Just used the cheap penzoil bulk stuf at the quick lube joints. So when I turned them back in after three years with 36 to 40 thousand miles I had only done 2 oil changes in 40 thousand miles. They run like new and if I were ever to lease another I don't think I would ever open the hood. These new vehicles now days jeep, ford gm it doesn't matter will easily run 3 years and 36 thousand miles with no service what so ever. And they are under full warranty so who cares. If I buy them though I run mobil one and do 5000 thousand mile oil changes. Also new air filter every 5k if I own it. So beware if u ever buy a lease turn in. LOL
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if your that lazy feeling... just have someone else change it. And for the price of a 2011, the first oil change should be free at the dealer.

Other than that, you should really consult your owners manual. People are not always right you know... Someone could say to use 6 quarts and your engine only takes 4.5 quarts then your blowing out oil seals.
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i do agree that stating you are "too lazy" to do something is not a good way to start a thread, keep refrain from name calling and snide comments please.
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If my jeep ever gets here, when it's time for a oil change it will only get mobil one. If jeep calls for 5-20w that's probably what she will get. No service till she gets 5000 miles on the clock, weather it's 6 months or 6 years. I used to lease ford expeditions and would only change oil every 12 thousand miles or so. Just used the cheap penzoil bulk stuf at the quick lube joints. So when I turned them back in after three years with 36 to 40 thousand miles I had only done 2 oil changes in 40 thousand miles. They run like new and if I were ever to lease another I don't think I would ever open the hood. These new vehicles now days jeep, ford gm it doesn't matter will easily run 3 years and 36 thousand miles with no service what so ever. And they are under full warranty so who cares. If I buy them though I run mobil one and do 5000 thousand mile oil changes. Also new air filter every 5k if I own it. So beware if u ever buy a lease turn in. LOL
Lack of proper maintenance will void your warranty.
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Lack of proper maintenance will void your warranty.
Most dealerships can't even change oil without messing something else up. Virtually impossible to tell if and when the engine oil was changed. Total waste of money on a leased vehicle. Just saying. Just like extended warranties. Big money maker for dealers that's why they push the crap so hard. Not for me. I'll keep my money, thank you.
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Dealer or Oil Change place go there and wait several hours for a ten minute job. You know the saying if you want something done right do it your self.
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If that is your owners manual...its not audio. Its data. Try your computer.
My Jeep didnt come with a computer so I threw my disk away...
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Dealer or Oil Change place go there and wait several hours for a ten minute job. You know the saying if you want something done right do it your self.
And yet you are asking other people to do the research for you?

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i do agree that stating you are "too lazy" to do something is not a good way to start a thread, keep refrain from name calling and snide comments please.
I'm only saying what the others must be thinking.

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If my jeep ever gets here, when it's time for a oil change it will only get mobil one. If jeep calls for 5-20w that's probably what she will get. No service till she gets 5000 miles on the clock, weather it's 6 months or 6 years. I used to lease ford expeditions and would only change oil every 12 thousand miles or so. Just used the cheap penzoil bulk stuf at the quick lube joints. So when I turned them back in after three years with 36 to 40 thousand miles I had only done 2 oil changes in 40 thousand miles. They run like new and if I were ever to lease another I don't think I would ever open the hood. These new vehicles now days jeep, ford gm it doesn't matter will easily run 3 years and 36 thousand miles with no service what so ever. And they are under full warranty so who cares. If I buy them though I run mobil one and do 5000 thousand mile oil changes. Also new air filter every 5k if I own it. So beware if u ever buy a lease turn in. LOL
this is a little extreme. if you ever leased another vehicle you would never open the hood for 36,000 miles?.. good luck
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this is a little extreme. if you ever leased another vehicle you would never open the hood for 36,000 miles?.. good luck
Moral: Don't buy used leased vehicles
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Just used the cheap penzoil bulk stuf at the quick lube joints. So when I turned them back in after three years with 36 to 40 thousand miles I had only done 2 oil changes in 40 thousand miles.
What state do you live in? That way when I Carfax any vehicle I buy in the future I can cross-reference and see if it was ever owned in your state! People like you are the reason that there are people who are afraid to buy used vehicles.
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Virtually impossible to tell if and when the engine oil was changed.
That's where you're wrong. Oil can be tested for viscosity breakdown and foreign substances. It is also the owner's responsibility to prove that proper maintenance was done. Take your leased vehicle in with a seized engine and no record or maintenance and let us know how that works out for you.
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this is a little extreme. if you ever leased another vehicle you would never open the hood for 36,000 miles?.. good luck
Yes I don't think I would. I have seen enough engine compartments to last me a life time. And on most of the new stuff all u can see is plastic covers. I don't plan on leasing anymore but It would be a fun test if I do lease one. Ford SUVs did away with the auto tranie Dip stick about 10 years ago as it is a no service item. Many people run trucks on a no drain oil change program and just change the oil filters every 20 to 25 thousand and add a gallon to top it off. That's only about 10% of volume on a 10 gallon capacity. They can run these rigs for 500 thousand to a million miles no problem. Some run a oil analaous, some don't. Oil can run 30 to 50 thousand easy with no thermal or viscosity breakdown or even a filter change. The computer will tell u if anything goes wrong and u need to open the hood to fix the problem. Engines and oils are so good these days they will perform and last way longer then most people realize.
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What state do you live in? That way when I Carfax any vehicle I buy in the future I can cross-reference and see if it was ever owned in your state! People like you are the reason that there are people who are afraid to buy used vehicles.
The great state of Kansas. If I turned in a lease vehicle and it was setting on a car lot with many others u would pick my vehicle every time. We are very anal about our rides an park way out back in parking lots so as not to get a door ding. Insides look like new after a three year lease. You would pick mine as they are so clean and nice inside and out over the trashy looking one that may of had the 3000 mile service interval. And no one would be the wiser. You buy mine and go back to a 5000 mile schedule and u will be fine. Think it's the best used car u ever bought. Vehicles will take a lot of neglet,especially when they are new.
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The great state of Kansas. If I turned in a lease vehicle and it was setting on a car lot with many others u would pick my vehicle every time. We are very anal about our rides an park way out back in parking lots so as not to get a door ding. Insides look like new after a three year lease. You would pick mine as they are so clean and nice inside and out over the trashy looking one that may of had the 3000 mile service interval. And no one would be the wiser. You buy mine and go back to a 5000 mile schedule and u will be fine. Think it's the best used car u ever bought. Vehicles will take a lot of neglet,especially when they are new.
I wouldn't. I have access to service history records...and won't buy a private owned vehicle without service records (so if you DIY, you'd better have receipts)...I'd know it had been neglected and would promptly walk away.

And no...they won't take the abuse. You don't see the failures, because you've gotten rid of it. But down the line, someone else has to pay for your laziness.

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