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Old 01-31-2008, 04:55 AM   #1
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whats your oil of choice

my jeep has 36,000 mile what is your oil of choice.

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Old 01-31-2008, 07:29 AM   #2
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whatever is on sale at the time. I think it was mobil.

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valvoline never had a problem with it seems to do the job
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whatever is on sale at the time.
same here. i try to stick to the major brands. and i use conventional, not synthetic. i am of the belief that it's not as important what you put into your engine as it is how often you change it.
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same here. i try to stick to the major brands. and i use conventional, not synthetic. i am of the belief that it's not as important what you put into your engine as it is how often you change it.
x2. i don't think there is a need for synthetic. JMO

i like castrol
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Actually synthetic oil releases few horses but i dont think its worth 70-80 bucks to get few horses for 3-4 months.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:54 AM   #7
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I use synthetic for my Jeep as well as with my other vehicles, Mobil1 full synthetic. I buy them by the cases at Sam's club for $30 + dollars for a case of six. When I change my oil at 5000 miles the oil looks almost as clean as it did when it came out of the bottle.
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Valvoline non-synthetic. 175,000 miles and still running strong with no oil consumption.
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:16 PM   #9
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Mobil, its what the quikie lube place uses. Yes, I go to the quikie lube the guy who owns it is a friend and I get a full chassis lube too. $25.00
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:55 PM   #10
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just 10w30 i have a case of castral now soo thats what i use and every 2500 miles
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every 2500 miles
Wow. Personally, I believe 2500 mile intervals are just crazy-excessive unless you're doing regular offroading in dusty conditions. The only reason we ever started hearing about even 3000 mile intervals was when the Jiffylube joints started pushing them to up their revenues. Unless my TJ with 175K miles on it has been out in the desert, my interval is every 5K and the oil still comes out looking pretty darned good at that interval.
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:15 PM   #12
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I run mobil-1 in all the jeeps, 2.5L and 4.0's, I get the oil from walmart in 5 quart containers for $19, usually buy between 5 and 10 jugs as well as Mobil-1 filters. It's handy that all 5 jeeps take the same oil and filters now that we finally got rid of the oldsmobile Cutlass. I buy the 'high mileage' stuff NOT the extended use stuff, the high mileage stuff has the correct zinc or zddp additives the newer normal stuff does not have. Just to make it easier I also buy a 6 pack so the 4.0's take one 5 quart jug and 1 1 quart bottle.
Walmarts Mobil-1 is cheaper than sams clubs Mobil-1 by the way, at least here in Pa. I also like the Walmarts Mobil-1 filters better, they wrap them in plastic so they don't suck up moisture or dry out, I buy them 12 at a time.
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I made a transition from conventional oil to synthetic after i bought my jeep, I used castrol synthetic blend then at the next oil change i used mobil-1. Mobil-1 really isnt that much more expensive than a good conventional oil, maybe 5-10 bucks more depending on where you buy it. The winters are cold here with many days down in the single digits or negatives during jan and feb. Synthetic oil flows just as well in the cold as it does when its heated up, so thats why i feel its beneficial for me. I'm planning on using it consistantly from now on.

I also use mobil-1 filters. It's an expensive filter at about 8 bucks for one, but i feel that if im gonna use a high performance oil i might as well get a good filter to go along with it.
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:26 PM   #14
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Q synthetic for 4x4's, I don't know what makes it special or even if it works any better, but I like to think it does.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:00 PM   #15
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Actually synthetic oil releases few horses but i dont think its worth 70-80 bucks to get few horses for 3-4 months.

lol trip where the hell are you buying you're oil? 70-80 bucks for synthetic? I use Mobil-1 and a Mobil-1 filter and i pay about 25-30 bucks tops. I think you need to go to a different store to buy your oil
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Mobil 1 Synthetic, winters here are very cold. I like the protection of flowable oil. $54.00 for oil change and filter at the Jeep dealer ship here.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:46 PM   #17
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You people that run Mobil 1 know that it is not a full syn. oil anymore right?

It used to be, but since the lawsuit with Castrol. They can now call a much lower grade of oil a Synthetic and dupe the buying public into thinking they are buying good ole Mobil Synthetic oil and pay the same high price for it. They are not, it used to be a group 4 oil (true synthetic).Its now a group 3 oil. Yet you still pay group 4 prices for it. Even though its MUCH cheaper for them to make then it is a group 4 oil.
Group three oils have no where near the performance of true custom engineered synthetic oils, especially in temperature extremes.
At that point you might as well buy what ever off the shelf syn. oil you want because your not paying for anything better, just paying more.
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lol trip where the hell are you buying you're oil? 70-80 bucks for synthetic? I use Mobil-1 and a Mobil-1 filter and i pay about 25-30 bucks tops. I think you need to go to a different store to buy your oil
Well i had it changed at a shop and thats how much they charged for synthetic. My old car miata unless you've got a lift or something to lift the car a bit, you cannot do the oil by your self unless you're a stick figure.
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I use royal purple but when I dont get royal purple I get mobil 1
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I've always been partial to Pennzoil. Filters, I stick to name brands but whatever is on sale, Fram, Mobile, STP.
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:18 AM   #21
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Without getting into any brand wars. Just look on the back of the bottle and see how many specs it meets.

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A 10W30 oil meeting ONLY API SL is crap.
Check the back of your favorite brand. You would be surprised how many NAME brand oil can only meet the MINIMUM specs.

An oil meeting ACEA A1/B1 is good.
An oil meeting A1/A5 B1/B5 is better.
An oil meeting A3/B3 is PERFECT for the 4.0

As recently as a couple years ago Fram filters were the cheapest and worst made oil filter for a car/truck. They may have changed a couple of them, but I still avoid them like the plague for my Jeep.
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I have a buddy that gives me 6qts. of Mobil evey 3000m, 15-40w. During the winter months I add a can of seafoam just to thin it a little.
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The Northeast oils are best - Quakerstate, Pennzoil, etc. They are paraffin based. The Texas oils (Shell, Texaco) are asphalt based and aren't quite as good.
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I have a buddy that gives me 6qts. of Mobil evey 3000m, 15-40w. During the winter months I add a can of seafoam just to thin it a little.
That's crazy, I sure as heck wouldn't add Seafoam to my oil to thin it down. Get your buddy to give you 10W-30 or 5W-30 for the Winter or buy it yourself.
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Well i had it changed at a shop and thats how much they charged for synthetic. My old car miata unless you've got a lift or something to lift the car a bit, you cannot do the oil by your self unless you're a stick figure.

Oh alright didnt know you were including shop fees in that price
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Castrol syntec is the best makes your jeep run quiet but a good filter is a good thing if not just as important.
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Without getting into any brand wars. Just look on the back of the bottle and see how many specs it meets.

IMO
A 10W30 oil meeting ONLY API SL is crap.
Check the back of your favorite brand. You would be surprised how many NAME brand oil can only meet the MINIMUM specs.

An oil meeting ACEA A1/B1 is good.
An oil meeting A1/A5 B1/B5 is better.
An oil meeting A3/B3 is PERFECT for the 4.0

As recently as a couple years ago Fram filters were the cheapest and worst made oil filter for a car/truck. They may have changed a couple of them, but I still avoid them like the plague for my Jeep.
Hmmm, I'm looking at one of my 5 quart jugs of Mobil-1 10w30 'High Milage' oil and the specs say
ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4-04, API SL/CF
However the quart bottles of Mobil-1 10w30 I have the specs say
API SM,SL/CF ILSAC GF-4, ACEA A1/A5, B1/B5
But thats also not the 'High Milage' green label
I use one jug and one quart on a change.
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Hmmm, I'm looking at one of my 5 quart jugs of Mobil-1 10w30 'High Milage' oil and the specs say
ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4-04, API SL/CF
However the quart bottles of Mobil-1 10w30 I have the specs say
API SM,SL/CF ILSAC GF-4, ACEA A1/A5, B1/B5
But thats also not the 'High Milage' green label
I use one jug and one quart on a change.
Because the high mileage is a group four full syn. oil. The other is probably just plain mobile 1 or mobile 1 EP which is a group 3 oil. Not a synthetic but petroleum oil that has been hydroisomerized, "hydro-cracked".

Hence the oil company "duping" you into thinking you bought a full synthetic oil. Yet you just paid 5 bucks a quart for a refined dino oil, under the impression it was a synthetic. Even though its not a syn, its still better for your Jeep then a Dino oil.
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Because the high mileage is a group four full syn. oil.
Or its a group 3 oil with more additives. I will check on that.

The main difference between a A1/A5 oil (these are extended life oils that have been tested for flat tappet wear) and an A3/B3 is that the A3/B3 oils have a slightly higher viscosity.
Yes, even oils with the same weight rating (10W-30) will have different viscosity's.
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5W30 Valvoline Synthetic Blend every 3,000 miles.

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