|04-29-2014 01:55 PM|
|colt44||I've had some experience with the 3.8 Chrysler as both my brother and my Dad have those motors in their Caravans. My brother's uses 2 quarts between 3,000 to 5,000 mile changes. Once, it ran out of oil completely and set the oil/pressure light. There is a possible issue w/oil change place he used, but it still uses oil on a regular 2 qt. per change basis. My Dad's 3.8 has never used oil and both of these vehicles are right about 50,000 miles. If you want a fresh perspective, go to a Volkswagen forum and you'll find plenty of threads about the 3.8 as VW used it in their Routage SUV for several years. The difference is VW tried to address the problem by recommending thicker 10w-30 and even 40 to reduce oil consumption. I think the Mexico connection could have something to do with it, or it could just be luck-of-the draw . Maybe worn tooling in certain factories that didn't provide the clearance needed. I have the 3.6, but I still feel for my brother and advised him to check oil at least one-a-week and just drive it.|
|04-29-2014 07:34 AM|
|04-29-2014 07:32 AM|
|07XMan2Door||Got 33,000 miles on her now. Still burns no oil!! Lucky me!!|
|04-02-2014 02:14 PM|
103,000 miles on my 2007 JKL Rubi:
Burns 1.5 quarts every 3000 miles.
My oil consumption went up significantly after I nearly hydrolocked the engine having a little too much fun with the happy foot
Prior to 50,000 miles it burned no noticeable amount of oil.
|11-10-2013 08:31 PM|
|hduplease||2009 jeep rubicon uses over a qt every 1000 miles, from day one dealer told me over 50000 mil 750 is acceptable, wish i could sick the epa on them, this is bs and to think they want me to buy another one,|
|09-12-2013 03:40 PM|
|Dhinds||09 using synthetic burns 4 quarts every 3k miles religiously, now at 98k miles been adding the same since about 40k miles. Very Aggravating!|
|09-12-2013 01:32 PM|
|robg1952||My 2007 has 46,000 miles and uses very little oil.|
|09-12-2013 01:30 PM|
|john231||07 x burns 1 quart every 800-1k miles no smoke or leaks|
|09-12-2013 12:45 PM|
3.8 Oil Consumption
This is driving me nut and I'm thinking about getting rid of it. I have a 2007 JK and it started using oil quickly at about 55k I'm now at 65k and adding almost 3 quarts every 5k miles. I am now using 5/30 and no change. I'll try synthetic next I guess. If that doesn't do it, it's gone. I'm good at oil changes and have never had a vehicle do this. It still seems to run fine but I may do the compression/lead down test but I really don't want to know.
|09-03-2013 06:05 PM|
|CapsFan09||09 wrangler - ~44k miles - - burn about 1 quart per oil change (ever 3k miles); using mobile 1 synch...|
|08-07-2013 05:25 PM|
|mollyg||My 09 JK with 35000km burns 0 change oil at every 5000km .|
|08-07-2013 05:16 PM|
|osxdude||On my 2007 JK, with 87k, one time I went overdue with an oil change and eventually I started seeing a smoke or something emit from the engine. Needless to say, I brought it in for oil change ASAP. It probably burns through a quart of oil every 4k miles.|
|08-07-2013 03:39 PM|
No oil used
hi, my former jeep 2007 never used any oil, I now have a 2012 and it also does not use any oil
|08-07-2013 03:27 PM|
2011 JK with 32,345 miles
Have a 2011 JK with 32,345 miles that uses oil. Just had it serviced today and it was about 1.5 quarts low - no leaks. The service tech said his son has a 2012 that also uses oil between services.
|06-17-2013 05:58 PM|
07 JKU X, 6 speed, 3.8L....42K miles (used) 2000 miles on this oil change....
This weekend I took the Jeep on a short road trip to Central Oregon and back....
we went 386.6 miles, I checked the oil 3 times on the road, Each time the Dip Stick showed FULL... We got home and I parked it in the shop and checked the oil this morning after it sat all night.... FULL...
This is strange, usually I have to add oil at about 180 miles ( 1/2 quart...) Not this trip.
Trip was some Interstate (60-70 mph ) the rest was climbing up to 5300 Ft altitude thru
mountain passes and cruising thru twisty/turny slow going narrow paved roads to a State park in the Lava Flows... Weather was good, around 70*f....
Before I changed oil last time I used Sea Foam in the engine oil, ran it for 100 miles
Changed the oil. I;m using "Castrol Extended Milage Vehicle oil " This is a syn. blend.
I'm using 10W-30.... Now, I have added oil to this oil change. I have added so far 1 quart....and it has 2000 miles on this change... For some reason it didn't use any on this trip and I worked it pretty hard getting where we were going. I don't run hell out of it but I do try to keep up with traffic climbing steep long grades....
So, if you have a oil burner, I suggest you switch to "Castrol Extended Milage Vehicle oil ", 10W-30 in the Green Jug... It seems to be working for me....
Good Luck !......"BH"
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|06-17-2013 11:43 AM|
YEP .... loses oil
2007 JK 4dr Rubicon Unlimited Automatic with 28k.
Since birth she loses about 1.5 quart every 3k.
Change every 6k with 5w20 synthetic.
This time I was lax about checking it at the 3k mark and now its around 4.5k and no oil on the dip stick.
Added 3.5 quarts to bring it back up to the almost filled mark.
Hope I didn't do any damage.
|06-06-2013 01:14 AM|
|LewdDude||My 2008 started burning oil at 51k miles.... At 54k miles it needed a new long block!!!! Out of warranty! Traded it in.... Hoping for better luck with the 3.6L than I had with the 3.8L! Either way I am covered for life now. Good luck! I'm waiting for the class action!|
|06-06-2013 01:07 AM|
|TRAUMAhead||2010 JKUR. 70k miles, burning about 2-3 quarts every 3k miles. Started losing oil in the 50k-60k mile range.|
|03-26-2013 05:46 PM|
|03-26-2013 02:02 PM|
|03-26-2013 01:45 PM|
|DJFRENCH||yes I'm using oil about 1/2qt every 150 miles i keep my trip meter set to keep track when its time to add oil. The dealer wants to do some tests.|
|03-21-2013 12:28 AM|
|joeuncool||2009 JKUR Was using about 1qt per 1000 miles. At the time was running the recommended 5w20. Last oil change switched to 10w30. Getting close to 1000 miles. No noticeable oil usage. Still shows full on the stick. So far so good.|
|03-21-2013 12:17 AM|
|03-20-2013 11:41 PM|
Have a 2010 Rubicon. Burning 1 quart every 1,000 miles and experiencing trouble with the Jeep Dealer failing to assist me in resolving the issue.
|03-17-2013 08:29 PM|
|JKRONNIE||07 2 door with 30K. not a drop. I run 5-30 in the winter, 10-30 in the summer. Mobil 1 synthetic|
|03-17-2013 06:49 PM|
|Cryoman65||I have a 2010 JK Wrangler Rubicon, missed an oil change and now have to get the lower end replaced. Does anyone have any ideas on how to deal with the dealer on getting this replaced under warranty? It has 21k miles on it. The check engine light or low oil light never came on. It seems like others are seeing the high oil consumption as well.|
|03-15-2013 12:54 PM|
|Lamp||2011 JK Stick, 18K miles, no burning or losing oil. I towed a trailer 2500 miles with it two months ago, and didn't lose a drop (yes, I have changed my oil since then).|
|03-15-2013 12:37 PM|
|kamkuda||Our 2008 JK burnt 2 litres and more between changes. traded it on a new one|
|03-12-2013 09:19 PM|
|cphilip||I haven't had this 2010 but for 5000 miles and it has 35000 miles on it but so far no measurable oil usage on this past change. It is coming up on a change and has regular ole Dino Motor oil in it at this time. It's a very late in model year run 2010 (May of 2010) if that ends up making a difference.|
|03-12-2013 08:53 PM|
going to try next oil change.
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