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Old 02-04-2014, 05:21 PM   #1
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oil and oil filters

i have an 06 with a little less than 70k miles. what would be my best oil and oil filter choice and why?

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Old 02-04-2014, 06:35 PM   #2
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i use mobil one full synthetic 10w-30 and pureolator oil filter. my jeep like a lot of others I've reason here have a slight tap when cold starting and going from farm to pureolator helped stop it pretty well

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i have an 06 with a little less than 70k miles. what would be my best oil and oil filter choice and why?

If you search for it, the answers to all of your oil and filter questions will be revealed . . . although you will get as many opinions as there are blades of grass on your front lawn.

Personally I recommend any 10W-30 motor oil, and any oil filter that fits. Change it every 3000 miles.
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I dont think oil filter matters. I use fram (plus its half orange and half bedlined so it looks cool!!) and for oil i use valvoline high mileage max life synthetic 10w30 although i dont think it really matters either. Only thing is pick one you think looks good or has good reviews and dont change. Its best to keep using the same type of oil instead of switching it up. Or so ive heard... And yeah every 3000-5000 and youll be good. Love how it only takes 15 min in a wrangler. Everything is so easy....
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:08 PM   #5
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Best thing is to change oil and filter every 3thousand miles. I use Napa gold wix filter and Chevron Supreme bulk buy at Costco 5w-30 in the Winter and 10w-30 in the Summer.
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Vr1 10w30 and mopar filter
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Vr1 10w30 and mopar filter
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I use oil....


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a filter.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:56 PM   #9
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There have been plenty of opinions on this subject. Some people prefer synthetic, others dino. My opinion is to just change whatever you use often and consistently. I have always used a fram filter, they work well and don't break the bank.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:42 PM   #10
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If you want the best filtration products choose Donaldson or Baldwin
If push comes to shove ALWAYS change the filter even if you leave
the dirty oil in......Never put clean oil in an engine with a dirty filter.
More damage is done to an engine using a shitty AIR filter.
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Walmart stocks factory Mopar filters, same as the dealer. 10w30 regular oil pennzoil. Walmart best prices and factory parts.
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Yes they do! Word to the wise. (Happened to me at Walmart.) take the filter your buying out of the box and look at it. Some thief put a cheapo in the Mopar box and I bought it. I always look now.
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The '05 and '06 have the OPDA failure issue. Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck or Rotella with higher ZDDP seem to be a popular (if expensive) choices.

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It really is a personal decision. I run Castro Syntec 5w-30 in winter and 10w-30 in summer. I use Fram Ultra guard filters...
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:05 PM   #15
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VR1 non synthetic oil and a Wix filter. Take any filter apart and compare to a Wix and you too will run a Wix !
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I have some reusable stainless filter. It has a magnet in it to. Works great and was expensive but has since paid for it self. Cleaning it ads an extra step to the process but I figured out an easy way to do it over the years so it's not such a pain now. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/pf...view/make/jeep
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Today I changed the oil in the wife's Pilot & the Jeep. Took back recycled oil in penzzoil, castrol, & mobil 1 containers. Buy whatever strikes your fancy, just change regularly. Personally I stick with the recommended viscosity & change every 4000 miles.
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I change every 5,000 easy to remember.
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I have some reusable stainless filter. It has a magnet in it to. Works great and was expensive but has since paid for it self. Cleaning it ads an extra step to the process but I figured out an easy way to do it over the years so it's not such a pain now. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/pf...view/make/jeep
That's interesting... How do you clean it?
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That's interesting... How do you clean it?
With kerosene. I used to pour it through it and waste a bunch. Now I put some in a cut off milk jug fill as high as filter but not over it. Then I lower it slowly and raise it slowly in it. The kerosene fills the filter but particles don't pass then when lifted the kerosene flows out taking particles with it. In a min or 2 it's clean and shiny kerosene is black. Then wipe of magnet. It comes apart so the mesh is what your cleaning. The can just gets wiped out.
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Stupid question, but do you fill the filter with oil before putting the new one on ?
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Stupid question, but do you fill the filter with oil before putting the new one on ?
Growing up on the farm we always did on the big diesels. On my Jeep I don't...
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Stupid question, but do you fill the filter with oil before putting the new one on ?
I put some in and let it soak then pour out if there's a little sitting in the bottom so it doesn't just flow out putting it on.
It isn't necessary, but it's a good practice. It's only a few seconds every few thousand miles it won't have oil right away.
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Not that critical in gas engines. But in diesel "yes." Because diesel rely on high pressure oil pumps and that feeds the injectors. Very important not to run it dry or low. So the answer is no you don't need to add oil in filter for jeep but also it will not hurt if you want to do it. It might just get little messy might spill some oil out of it when installing.
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Fill filter before mounting? It's mounted sideways. The only reason to do this since it will be 85% air by time it gets on is if you are Houdini and know magic or have anti gravity potions. Only other possible reason I can think of is you like slick garage floors.
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Fill filter before mounting? It's mounted sideways. The only reason to do this since it will be 85% air by time it gets on is if you are Houdini and know magic or have anti gravity potions. Only other possible reason I can think of is you like slick garage floors.
This will be my first time doing it myself. Didnt know the filter was sideways.
Every piece of equipment I use at work, we are told to fill the oil filter first, then attach. Thats why I wa asking.

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Ya Brit Nick a hint is get your oil draining then move the pan as far forward as you can and towards the passenger tire wile the oil still can drop into the back drivers corner of the pan you should be able to pull the filter. Oil will fall all over your exhaust and run off into your pan. Look straight down over the filter first make sure pan is big enough. If not wait for oil pan to empty then put plug back and move pan under filter. Then pull it. It's a mess.
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Stupid question, but do you fill the filter with oil before putting the new one on ?

Always do!.. every vehicle i have owned since 16! What i also do is forget to put the cap back on the oil i filled it with and spill about half a quart on the floor... Oh well
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OH!!!
Make sure the O ring comes off with the filter. I've seen a few people post about them sticking to the block.
Few other things you may or may not know:
Oil the o-ring before putting on the new one, that's what seals it
DO NOT TIGHTEN WITH A WRENCH!!!! Only hand tight or you will crush the filter or bend the threads
Clean the drain plug with a towel or something before putting it back in, same with the pan threads
Check the plastic/rubber ring on that bolt to see if it's cracked or not. That's the primary seal for the oil pan. DONT GO SUPER TIGHT!! You can again bend the threads
Just go snug enough no oil is leaking and you can't undo it with your fingers

Mechanics have told me a quart of marvel does well. But that will probably ignite a whole new conversation...
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I do the 5w in winter, 10w in summer of Valvoline Max Life synthetic blend, it's on sale a lot at my NAPA. If you start using it before 125,000 miles they guarantee your engine to 250k (prolly restrictions) and a NAPA gold filter.

As long as you replace the oil and filter at 3k miles, you'll be fine. It's nothing special.

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