Hey jeeples! I recently bought an 04 rubicon and plan on changing the oil this weekend. I don't have the right manual and could use some advice. what type of oil is best? how much oil should i buy? And what type of filter? Also where can I get the proper manual besides the stealership?
p.s. 59,000 miles 5 speed 4.0 2 door
Modern major oil brands are all fine to use. I'd be just as happy using Castrol, Havoline, Pennzoil, Mobil, Shell, etc. as I am using my usual Valvoline. 10W-30 is the right choice for temperate conditions, 5W-30 is good for cold conditions. Fram's Tough Guard is a known good filter, as is Wix, AC-Delco Duraguard, and Pureolator PureOne. And regarding mineral-based vs. synthetic, I choose to run mineral based which provides excellent protection. If it was the dead of winter in Buffalo NY, North Dakota, etc. I'd run a full synthetic which flows better in extreme cold conditions.
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With the 4.0, you want 6 quarts of oil and I believe the WIX filter number is 51085. Napa Gold 1085 is made by WIX, same thing.
Pete: thanks for sharing the info on the filter. I just did my first oil change and used the NAPA Gold 1085; I didn't know they were made by Wix, which I've heard good things about.
A guy I work with had a Fram filter come apart and get sucked into the crank of his Dodge Ram...trashed the engine. After hearing that, I will never use Fram again. Did some internet research, and it's not uncommon with the Fram filters.