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Old 06-07-2012, 08:38 PM   #1
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oil change???

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?
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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Well everyone is going to give you their own opinion but the manual says 10W30 for the 4.0L except in really cold climates 5W30 and it is 6 quarts.

I personally use 6 quarts of Castrol GTX 10W30 and a Fram Tough Guard filter.

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Old 06-07-2012, 08:57 PM   #3
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X2 on everyone telling you something different. Personally I use Pennzoil 10w30 in the summer with a WIX filter and for the winter, I switch to 5w30 same filter.

Bottom line, IMO, just keep up with your maintenance (oil, fluids, greasing everything etc...) and your Rubi will run almost forever!

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.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:06 PM   #4
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I use Castrol GTX 10w30 and a WIX filter. Synthetic Blend.

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Old 06-08-2012, 08:30 AM   #6
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Castrol GTX 10W-30 (6 quarts) and a FRAM filter -- my 2000 takes a PH16.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:46 AM   #7
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Another Castrol vote here.
and like they said 6 quarts, no more no less.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:54 AM   #8
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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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Old 06-11-2012, 01:39 AM   #10
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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.

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