Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum > Factory oil

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: Factory oil Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
07-13-2013 10:01 PM
Heat Miser On any new vehicle I've purchased, I changed the oil at about 1,000 miles to get rid of any contaminants or whatever from the manufacturing process. Paranoid? Maybe, but it's cheap insurance for me. As far as the 5w20 oil, I hated it! I used it for more than 20,000 miles and had a knock (ping) when pulling from low RPM. I changed to 10w30 and haven't had that problem. Research weights for your area and go with that. 5w20 will never go back in my Jeep. Enjoy you new Wrangler.
07-13-2013 09:18 PM
Welding Rod My opinion is change things as seldom as feasible. IME most damage to mechanical devices are the result of human contact.

While I certainly don't recommend it, I have seen engines go ridiculous amounts of time on old oil (like 10s of thousands of miles) and/or almost no oil and still run fine well into the 100,000 mile plus range.

I have also seen engines destroyed early in a single botched oil change.
07-13-2013 01:52 PM
overblown LOL. These threads are always the same. One question and 100 different answers. OP, do whatever you want to do as far as oil changes go.
07-13-2013 11:57 AM
qnyla
Quote:
Originally Posted by Txrdstr View Post
IMO, chg at 500, there is no break in oil per say, but the oil in during break in needs to be changed early and often, I personally do 500, 2500, 5000, then every 5000miles using mobile 1.
Great advice. I use a similar approach during break-in (100 miles, 2000 miles, 5000 miles, then every 7500-11000 miles), and my Tacoma now has over 330k trouble free miles on Mobil 1.
07-13-2013 07:56 AM
Martin10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wade88 View Post
I've always been afraid to take anything to a quick lube place. Heard too many horror stories about cross thread drain plug. Min wage get what you pay for. IMO
That is absolutely true. My son worked at two different quick lube places during high school and college. You would not believe the stories he told about the things some of his co-workers did. If I were not going to do it myself I would trust the dealer the most.
07-13-2013 07:47 AM
Martin10 Mine had 680 miles when I bought it so I changed it immediately. The reason was it had been on the lot for several months. If it had just come in I would have waited for 5000 miles. By the way. No such thing as break in oil these days.
07-13-2013 07:02 AM
Wade88
Quote:
Originally Posted by AverageJK View Post
When I went to the dealer for my first oil change, they offered a special of 3 oil changes for $50, I went with that.
That's a great price!
07-12-2013 11:40 PM
AverageJK When I went to the dealer for my first oil change, they offered a special of 3 oil changes for $50, I went with that.
07-12-2013 11:29 PM
Wade88
Quote:
Originally Posted by m998dna View Post

These quick oil and lube places are careless and stripped the oil pan plug threads on my Jeep and girlfriend's Mazda... so no more minimum wage workers will see the underbelly of my vehicles again.

If the dealer strips the plug threads, they get to replace the pan at their cost.

.
I've always been afraid to take anything to a quick lube place. Heard too many horror stories about cross thread drain plug. Min wage get what you pay for. IMO
07-12-2013 09:01 PM
m998dna
Quote:
Originally Posted by Txrdstr View Post
IMO, chg at 500, there is no break in oil per say, but the oil in during break in needs to be changed early and often, I personally do 500, 2500, 5000, then every 5000miles using mobile 1.
Good strategy... I usually do mine at 500, 1500, 3000 and then at 5000 switch to synthetic. The factory switched to Pennzoil during the bankruptcy so I will simply use Pennzoil Platinum and have the dealer change my oil and filter - using the factory filter.

These quick oil and lube places are careless and stripped the oil pan plug threads on my Jeep and girlfriend's Mazda... so no more minimum wage workers will see the underbelly of my vehicles again.

If the dealer strips the plug threads, they get to replace the pan at their cost.

.
07-12-2013 08:50 PM
Miser The oil from the factory for the 2013 wrangler is 5w20 conventional oil. It is no different than what you can purchase from a supplier. I would stay with conventional oil until your rings have seated in at about 2000 miles and then go to a good quality synthetic, and change it at every 5000 miles. I use Pennzoil Platinum, but there are many good brands out there. I purchase my oil filters from my Jeep Dealer at $5.40 each.
07-12-2013 08:47 PM
Wade88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Dogger View Post

The only dumb question is a question not asked! Remember that in life and you will learn a lot.
Now I guarantee you, that you will get so many different responses to your question and it will confuse you even more. Everybody has a opinion and they really are trying to be helpful, but opinions vary.
So just follow the guidelines of your owners manual and your engine will be just fine!

As the responses start come in, then we have what is called a oil war and some times they become hilarious.............
I learned a long time ago that if you don't know something just ask. If you go into something not being open to suggestions from others you are only holding yourself back. I was afraid that I'd be opening a can of worms by asking the oil change question. But that's what makes this forum and the wrangler lovers a special group Again thanks to everyone for the advice
07-12-2013 08:42 PM
Wade88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Txrdstr View Post

IMO, chg at 500, there is no break in oil per say, but the oil in during break in needs to be changed early and often, I personally do 500, 2500, 5000, then every 5000miles using mobile 1.
Thanks for the input. I'll be changing it this weekend. What filter do you use? I usually go with Wix on my other vehicles
07-12-2013 08:40 PM
Old Dogger
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wade88 View Post
I'll start out by saying that some may see this as a dumb question. But then again if you don't know something and don't ask then you'll never know the answer. With that being said here goes. Just bought a brand new jk. I'm at 500 miles. At what point do I change the original oil it came with. Is there a such thing as "break in oil"? I'm by no means a mechanic. Thanks for any advice
The only dumb question is a question not asked! Remember that in life and you will learn a lot.
Now I guarantee you, that you will get so many different responses to your question and it will confuse you even more. Everybody has a opinion and they really are trying to be helpful, but opinions vary.
So just follow the guidelines of your owners manual and your engine will be just fine!

As the responses start to come in, then we have what is called a oil war and some times they become hilarious.............
07-12-2013 08:33 PM
Txrdstr
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wade88 View Post
I'll start out by saying that some may see this as a dumb question. But then again if you don't know something and don't ask then you'll never know the answer. With that being said here goes. Just bought a brand new jk. I'm at 500 miles. At what point do I change the original oil it came with. Is there a such thing as "break in oil"? I'm by no means a mechanic. Thanks for any advice
IMO, chg at 500, there is no break in oil per say, but the oil in during break in needs to be changed early and often, I personally do 500, 2500, 5000, then every 5000miles using mobile 1.
07-12-2013 08:32 PM
AverageJK My first change was at 5000
07-12-2013 08:30 PM
Wade88
Factory oil

I'll start out by saying that some may see this as a dumb question. But then again if you don't know something and don't ask then you'll never know the answer. With that being said here goes. Just bought a brand new jk. I'm at 500 miles. At what point do I change the original oil it came with. Is there a such thing as "break in oil"? I'm by no means a mechanic. Thanks for any advice

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:12 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC