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04-02-2014 01:14 PM
Josephus 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 07:31 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 02:40 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 12:32 PM
robg1952 My 2007 has 46,000 miles and uses very little oil.
09-12-2013 12:30 PM
john231 07 x burns 1 quart every 800-1k miles no smoke or leaks
09-12-2013 11:45 AM
mstolz60
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 05:05 PM
CapsFan09 09 wrangler - ~44k miles - - burn about 1 quart per oil change (ever 3k miles); using mobile 1 synch...
08-07-2013 04:25 PM
mollyg My 09 JK with 35000km burns 0 change oil at every 5000km .
08-07-2013 04:16 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 02:39 PM
firehawk
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 02:27 PM
James3i
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 04:58 PM
Baby Huey 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 10:43 AM
JRunner01
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 12:14 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 12:07 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 04:46 PM
Cryoman65
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cryoman65 View Post
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.
The dealer is replacing my engine. Jeepers, check your oil. This was a close one. Remember, we're not driving Toyota's.
03-26-2013 01:02 PM
chipmonk66gt
Quote:
Originally Posted by 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.
You need to make some sort of oil drip - it goes all the time.
03-26-2013 12:45 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.
03-20-2013 11:28 PM
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.
03-20-2013 11:17 PM
Moe jk
Quote:
Originally Posted by JKRONNIE View Post
07 2 door with 30K. not a drop. I run 5-30 in the winter, 10-30 in the summer. Mobil 1 synthetic
I do the exact same in my 11, 32k don't lose a drop ever.. Royal purple is what i'm running..
03-20-2013 10:41 PM
JanSchultz
oil consumption

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 07:29 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 05:49 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 11:54 AM
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 11:37 AM
kamkuda Our 2008 JK burnt 2 litres and more between changes. traded it on a new one
03-12-2013 08:19 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 07:53 PM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by JKXXL View Post
I have a 2007 JK 2 dr. and is using a quart around 1000 miles and maybe less even. Have been reading about it and have seen some of the possible"fixes" as pcv valve issue, carbon build up(use sea foam), Use heavier oil, replace short block.
Other then the short block do the other ideas make sense? I am leaning towards trying a heavier oil. I bought it used over 2 years ago but it only has 29k miles. Do I have any warranty from jeep as a second owner? Definitely not normal as chrysler says to burn oil like that.
Recent post of someone using 10w-30
going to try next oil change.
03-12-2013 07:44 PM
JKXXL I have a 2007 JK 2 dr. and is using a quart around 1000 miles and maybe less even. Have been reading about it and have seen some of the possible"fixes" as pcv valve issue, carbon build up(use sea foam), Use heavier oil, replace short block.
Other then the short block do the other ideas make sense? I am leaning towards trying a heavier oil. I bought it used over 2 years ago but it only has 29k miles. Do I have any warranty from jeep as a second owner? Definitely not normal as chrysler says to burn oil like that.
02-14-2013 08:25 PM
gohard
Quote:
Originally Posted by 07XMan2Door View Post
I have several friends with JK's, none of which are using or burning any oil. Mine isn't either. I don't think the 3.8L is as bad as many make it out to be. Who knows if oil consumption articles in certain magazines are fabricated or not.
They are not fabricated, do a search on this forum even, and you'll see how many oil burning issues are with the 3.8's.
On my X the engine was changed under warranty by the dealer at 40K after a consumption check, it was gobbling 1 quart at 600 miles the POS.
The new one is OK so far at 10K.

(....I'll go take a look again)
02-14-2013 04:38 PM
07XMan2Door
Quote:
Originally Posted by chaseskii88 View Post
07 2dr jk 32k and burns about 3 quarts every 3k oil change running Mobil 5 w-20 Mobil syn
Dangs that's a lot of oil. Why do you continue to buy such expensive oil when most of it ends up in the atmosphere??
I would recommend a heavier non synthetic oil and see if your consumption goes down. Bet it would.
Good luck.
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