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01-02-2013 04:36 PM
MikeK46
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Originally Posted by Celtic View Post
I hang "Peej" from the ceiling and drain the Mobil 1 out through the filler. I get all six quarts out that way.

I know, I know...picture or it didn't happen, so here it is...
Great idea! Do you know if anyone sells a JK hoist? I'm not sure I have enough people to hang this thing upside down on the ceiling
01-02-2013 02:23 PM
Lbear
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Originally Posted by Celtic View Post
I hang "Peej" from the ceiling and drain the Mobil 1 out through the filler. I get all six quarts out that way.

I know, I know...picture or it didn't happen, so here it is...
Liar, Liar. That picture tripped you up. Anyone knows you can't drain the oil like that with the hood closed.
01-02-2013 02:17 PM
jeep-creep Mobile 1 5/30 Synthetic. 3.8/auto
01-02-2013 02:13 PM
Strange246
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Originally Posted by 3JKs1H1 View Post
I have a buddy who owns a shop and he's got cutaways of various oil filters. Some have a lot more media (pleats) than others. Some are obviously made better.

This applies to the 3.8 filters, not the cartridge filters on the 3.6

Even the cartride filters, go with good ones, the cheaper filter elements will litterally turn to goo and fall apart in time, not good for small oil passages inside the motor...
01-02-2013 11:18 AM
HRR1
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Originally Posted by igf1r View Post
2012 I use penz 5w-30. 2013 should be the same as the engine is the same
Nope. 2013 uses 5w-20.
01-02-2013 10:34 AM
AgBullet It seems relevent to point out that Advance Auto currently has a buy one get one free sale on Castrol Edge and Edge w/ Titanium when bought online. Full case comes out to about $55 with pickup at the store down my street.
01-02-2013 09:43 AM
3JKs1H1
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Originally Posted by jeepwrangler2011 View Post
Yeah that's kinda how I see it but for one to be 3 bucks and another jumps to 11 when in the long run they do the same thing, just curious what I'm getting for the extra 8 bucks lol
I have a buddy who owns a shop and he's got cutaways of various oil filters. Some have a lot more media (pleats) than others. Some are obviously made better.

This applies to the 3.8 filters, not the cartridge filters on the 3.6
01-02-2013 08:17 AM
Dakovich How do you know you get better gas mileage with it if it's all you ever use?
01-01-2013 08:27 PM
jklarry just to stir the pot, do any of you know what the "numbers" mean, 0-20, 5w-20, 5w-30,10w-30 etc. do your homework. part of the answer is, temperature invironment, V I improvers.
I have used AMSOIL since 1974. my wife DEMANDS that I put it into her vehicles. she always gets better gas mileage with it. just saying.
01-01-2013 07:44 PM
Donutboy I use Valvoline Synpower Full Synthetic in everything. I always buy my cars new and start Synpower at the first oil change.

I installed an aftermarket turbo running 12 psi of boost on my 93 Miata in about 1997. The car had at 75K miles. Today, at 171K miles, the car does not smoke and still has good oil pressure. The lower end has never been apart. And it still runs like a bat out of somewhere hot.

At 122K miles, the Honda Element I just traded in to get the JK was still going 10K miles between oil changes without needing to add oil. (10K is the factory recommended interval) No smoking, ran great.

Assuming it meets the warranty requirements (I'll check when the time rolls around) I'll stick with it for the Jeep I just got.
01-01-2013 07:24 PM
deepbluerubi 2010 3.8. Penzoil Ultra and K&N or Mobil one filter. I just started using the larger filter off the 3.7 jeep liberty engine too. Part # HP 2009 for k&N
01-01-2013 07:23 PM
Celtic
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Originally Posted by MikeK46
Since the motors take 6 quarts, do you guys usually buy one 5 quart jug and one matching 1 quart bottle?

Also, when I did my own oil change this past weekend, the dipstick showed full after 5.75 quarts, so I didn't bother putting the last quarter quart in, figuring that a little bit simply didn't drain out (Jeep was parked on flat ground, and I let the oil drain until no more dripping). Do you guys experience this?

I hang "Peej" from the ceiling and drain the Mobil 1 out through the filler. I get all six quarts out that way.

I know, I know...picture or it didn't happen, so here it is...
01-01-2013 06:45 PM
HK_Runner and it isn't the best oil out there. It's one of the best, but at twice the price and it's harder to find. There are plenty of UOAs that show other oils doing as well or better. Pennzoil Ultra, for example.
01-01-2013 06:44 PM
Strange246
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Originally Posted by jeepwrangler2011 View Post
Yeah that's kinda how I see it but for one to be 3 bucks and another jumps to 11 when in the long run they do the same thing, just curious what I'm getting for the extra 8 bucks lol

Cut one of each open after use...BIG difference, I used to be a Fram guy till I did that, now its WIX or Napa Gold (Which is WIX)
01-01-2013 06:34 PM
Vette man
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Originally Posted by DGriz View Post
AMSOIL for me. Costs about twice as much as other oils but it lasts 12 months. Oh, and it's the best oil out there so why would you use anything else?
Hard to find.
12-17-2012 06:06 PM
igf1r 2012 I use penz 5w-30. 2013 should be the same as the engine is the same
12-16-2012 08:42 AM
wassup8687 I use Penzoil Syn (since it meets Chrysler Specs) with a Wix filter.
12-15-2012 10:02 PM
jeepwrangler2011
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Originally Posted by jherrington

I used a boesh filter the last change. I mean, it's an oil filter.
Yeah that's kinda how I see it but for one to be 3 bucks and another jumps to 11 when in the long run they do the same thing, just curious what I'm getting for the extra 8 bucks lol
12-15-2012 10:00 PM
jherrington
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Originally Posted by jeepwrangler2011
I have a 2011 JK with the 3.8 penstar and it uses 6qts of 5w20 conventional oil. I have been going between peak and castrol both have been fine, other question what type oil filter does every one use? I've seen a lot of posts about staying away from Fram, I have used pureolator and its been fine but I did try a Bosch filter and I think it was better but it was also 11 bucks for it vs the 3 for the pureolator. Lol. About to roll 30,000miles on the Jeep and oil change coming up.
I used a boesh filter the last change. I mean, it's an oil filter.
12-15-2012 09:51 PM
jeepwrangler2011 I have a 2011 JK with the 3.8 penstar and it uses 6qts of 5w20 conventional oil. I have been going between peak and castrol both have been fine, other question what type oil filter does every one use? I've seen a lot of posts about staying away from Fram, I have used pureolator and its been fine but I did try a Bosch filter and I think it was better but it was also 11 bucks for it vs the 3 for the pureolator. Lol. About to roll 30,000miles on the Jeep and oil change coming up.
12-15-2012 09:44 PM
jherrington There was a test done somewhere done by quakerstate that listed the oil based on different factions like durability, protection, and the lasting of detergents of different brand oils. Someone find it.

If I remember correctly, valvoline was at the top.

I still use Mobil 1 high mileage 10w-30. 339,300 miles and counting.
12-15-2012 09:24 PM
lexington01 Valvoline Nextgen (I got several jugs for free after rebate from advance auto parts over the summer). It meets the MS-6395 standard and I like that it's 50% recycled oil.

Wix filters.
12-15-2012 06:07 PM
Arbrnrngr
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Originally Posted by JKWrangler2012 View Post
mobil1 5w30
x2 - same!
12-15-2012 06:02 PM
1Topp
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Originally Posted by ohioviper View Post
My 95 YJ was a 2.5 and never ran anything in it but Castrol GTX. Had 285k when I sold it 7 years ago and the guy is still driving it everyday .

For you non synth guys what brand are you using ?

265k 93 YJ.......still going strong.......
12-15-2012 04:54 PM
chopperbobby what ever is on sale.
12-15-2012 03:29 PM
SilverSport
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Originally Posted by 109 Rider View Post
2012 = 5w-30
2013 = 5w -20
Go figure.

I am with Mobil 1.
If Amsoil wasn't that big of a pain in the ass to get, I would be with them.
FWIW Amsoil isn't a pain to get anymore. Buy it online instead of from a dealer.
12-15-2012 02:39 PM
DGriz AMSOIL for me. Costs about twice as much as other oils but it lasts 12 months. Oh, and it's the best oil out there so why would you use anything else?
12-15-2012 02:23 PM
109 Rider
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Originally Posted by Norcal View Post
I use Mobil 1 in all my vehicles. BTW, what is the manufacturers recommended oil weight for the pentastar in the JK?
2012 = 5w-30
2013 = 5w -20
Go figure.

I am with Mobil 1.
If Amsoil wasn't that big of a pain in the ass to get, I would be with them.
12-15-2012 01:45 PM
Vette man Mobil1 5-20 in 2013, 5-30 in 2012. They suggest in manual oil specs, but don't say HAVE TOO or else. Use it in all my vehicles and just change at 5000 miles. If goes over a little no big deal.
12-15-2012 01:04 PM
JKWrangler2012 mobil1 5w30
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