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05-21-2013 11:34 PM
MattK
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Originally Posted by formula96 View Post
Pretty sure its sposed to be 5w-20. I would have them change it again just to be safe
Hope you get a refund or correct oil installed from that business. However, as Forumula96 said Chrysler recommends using 5w-20.

Page 568 of the owners manual:

Quote:
Engine Oil Viscosity – 3.6L Engine
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy.
Do as you please but just correcting you on what the manual actually says.
05-21-2013 10:26 PM
Miser
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Originally Posted by SilverSport View Post
Amsoil 5W-30 shipped to my house is actually cheaper than going to my local auto parts store and buying the so called name brands.

Amsoil used to be expensive compared to everyone else. But in the past 3 years, they have kept price increases to a minimum compared to the other brands so in many cases, it is cheaper in price.
I only have about 1,300 miles on my 3.6. Currently I am using Pennzoil 5w20 conventional in it. After several trips back and forth to our cabin, starting this week, throughout the summer, I should have around 5,000 miles on it by this Fall. I was thinking that maybe I would switch over to Pennzoil Platinum, but will take a serious look at the Amsoil synthetic, before making that decision. I'm not sure in our Wrangler application, if one would really add any additional benefit, verses the other?
05-21-2013 03:57 PM
jklarry same oil that I use. have an 09 and it does NOT use oil, gets 17.5 mpg, change it once a year. my wife demands it in her Jeep.
05-21-2013 02:31 PM
Sinister6
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Originally Posted by Miser View Post
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Everybody sees themselves as a oil PHD expert, including me. Well life goes on!
So true! Everyone has an opinion very few of them based on facts! To the OP Considering your main concern was Detroit and winter... It's umm MAY!
05-21-2013 02:01 PM
JL20 no, I'm going in sometime this week though. I'll post what happens.
05-21-2013 09:54 AM
SuicideSaints Did you get it changed or contact them yet? I am curious to see what they say and do.
05-21-2013 09:47 AM
SilverSport
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Originally Posted by Miser View Post
I would take your manual with you and show the manager what your wrangler must use. Demand a refund, or that they put in oil that meets the recommended guideline in your manual.
If they decide to change it, then I would stand there and make sure that they are following Chrysler guidelines. This AMSOIL stuff is very expensive, so if you chose a different brand synthetic, or conventional, then make sure that they refund you the difference in the oil pricing.
Amsoil 5W-30 shipped to my house is actually cheaper than going to my local auto parts store and buying the so called name brands.

Amsoil used to be expensive compared to everyone else. But in the past 3 years, they have kept price increases to a minimum compared to the other brands so in many cases, it is cheaper in price.
05-21-2013 09:19 AM
JL20
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Originally Posted by Miser View Post
X2 Yep.....
Not my problem they wrote it up wrong and I can't take their word for it. Still need to demand a full refund and change... Maybe they "wrote-it up wrong" because the 10W40 is more expensive than the 5W20 and they were trying to rip me off... hmmm
05-20-2013 04:36 PM
Miser
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Originally Posted by ilikeguns View Post
anyone want to bet that they will say "we just wrote it up like that and used the oil you requested" ?
X2 Yep.....
05-20-2013 04:10 PM
ilikeguns anyone want to bet that they will say "we just wrote it up like that and used the oil you requested" ?
05-20-2013 04:09 PM
MikeK46 Give them the benefit of the doubt first. Sometimes they put the wrong info on the receipt. It's a possibility. People can screw up anywhere. It might've actually been Amsoil 5w30.

Once confirmed they put the wrong oil, then give em hell
05-20-2013 03:56 PM
JL20
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Originally Posted by kik View Post
I would go back and get a refund. At this point I wouldn't trust them. I would switch out what's in there but I probably wouldn't swap out the filter.
Yeah it's only been a couple weeks so I figure the filter should still be fine.
05-20-2013 03:48 PM
Miser Go show them your manual and get a full refund. Next make a wise decision as to what oil and viscosity that needs to be used. It's easy just look in your manual.

Synthetic, verses, conventional, Oil Brand verses Oil Brand, viscosity, verses viscosity and finally not to be left out, or forgotten, Brand of oil filter, verses Brand of oil filter.
These posts are educational, funny/hysterical and will live on forever!
Everybody sees themselves as a oil PHD expert, including me. Well life goes on!
05-20-2013 03:45 PM
kik I would go back and get a refund. At this point I wouldn't trust them. I would switch out what's in there but I probably wouldn't swap out the filter.
05-20-2013 03:36 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by Old Dogger View Post
Great another oil war, I love it!

Sorry SilverSport, the popcorn is once again mine............
No, not at all. I already posted plenty of stuff on oil in the other threads. Not going to retype it again...

Here are the posts though...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/wha...ml#post2075104

and here

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/wha...ml#post2473554
05-20-2013 03:31 PM
Old Dogger
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
It is also one of the few oils authorized by manufacturers to meet or exceed OE specs ie Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, etc. I have posted independent lab tests on countless threads. Certifications don't mean much. Mobil1 doesn't have the certification Chrysler wants, doesn't mean it isn't better than OEM motor oil.
Great another oil war, I love it!

Sorry SilverSport, the popcorn is once again mine............
05-20-2013 03:30 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by Miser View Post
I would take your manual with you and show the manager what your wrangler must use. Demand a refund, or that they put in oil that meets the recommended guideline in your manual.
If they decide to change it, then I would stand there and make sure that they are following Chrysler guidelines. This AMSOIL stuff is very expensive, so if you chose a different brand synthetic, or conventional, then make sure that they refund you the difference in the oil pricing.
Actually, in bulk it doesn't cost much more than other good synthetics. I got a case of Mobil1 at costco for $37. At autozone and stores like that a quart is $8.99. Amsoil is $10 online directly from them. Synthetic oil changes at shops are extremely expensive though. Pepboys charges $90 for a synthetic change for a 5 quart motor.
05-20-2013 03:29 PM
JL20
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Originally Posted by Miser View Post
I would take your manual with you and show the manager what your wrangler must use. Demand a refund, or that they put in oil that meets the recommended guideline in your manual.
If they decide to change it, then I would stand there and make sure that they are following Chrysler guidelines. This AMSOIL stuff is very expensive, so if you chose a different brand synthetic, or conventional, then make sure that they refund you the difference in the oil pricing.
Yep - this is what I'll have to do. I'm definitely going to watch them pour in the replacement oil, as they've already lied to me once in order to upsell. I'll never use those rats again.
05-20-2013 03:26 PM
Miser I would take your manual with you and show the manager what your wrangler must use. Demand a refund, or that they put in oil that meets the recommended guideline in your manual.
If they decide to change it, then I would stand there and make sure that they are following Chrysler guidelines. This AMSOIL stuff is very expensive, so if you chose a different brand synthetic, or conventional, then make sure that they refund you the difference in the oil pricing.
05-20-2013 03:24 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by legitposter View Post
Well let's not turn this into an oil argument thread but to anyone who reads this previous response: Research Amsoil. There's a reason it lacks many certifications.
It is also one of the few oils authorized by manufacturers to meet or exceed OE specs ie Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, etc. I have posted independent lab tests on countless threads. Certifications don't mean much. Mobil1 doesn't have the certification Chrysler wants, doesn't mean it isn't better than OEM motor oil.
05-20-2013 03:20 PM
legitposter
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
WTF are you talking about? Amsoil makes the best engine oil that money can buy.
Well let's not turn this into an oil argument thread but to anyone who reads this previous response: Research Amsoil. There's a reason it lacks many certifications.
05-20-2013 03:18 PM
xcoaste
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
That would probably be the best plan. Get your money back, and take it to a place that knows what they are doing. Just so you know, the 2012+ probably have the easiest oil change in the world. Literally a 5 minute job. Consider doing it yourself.
+1 on how easy it is. No mess at all with the filter up top
05-20-2013 03:18 PM
JL20 Yeah I probably will if I end up getting the money refunded...
05-20-2013 03:14 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by JL20 View Post
Perhaps I should just demand a full refund and go somewhere else...
That would probably be the best plan. Get your money back, and take it to a place that knows what they are doing. Just so you know, the 2012+ probably have the easiest oil change in the world. Literally a 5 minute job. Consider doing it yourself.
05-20-2013 03:14 PM
JL20 Perhaps I should just demand a full refund and go somewhere else...
05-20-2013 03:12 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by legitposter View Post
Not only is it the wrong oil but its Amsoil. Get it out of there. Now.
WTF are you talking about? Amsoil makes the best engine oil that money can buy.
05-20-2013 03:12 PM
formula96 Pretty sure its sposed to be 5w-20. I would have them change it again just to be safe
05-20-2013 03:12 PM
NFRs2000NYC I assume that oil change cost you a decent chunk of change ($60+) in which case, I'd demand they change it for the correct weight.
05-20-2013 03:12 PM
legitposter Not only is it the wrong oil but its Amsoil. Get it out of there. Now.
05-20-2013 03:05 PM
JL20
Shop put in 10W40... change?

Guys,

I had my oil changed a couple weeks ago at 5000 miles at a Belle Tire. I originally requested standard 5w30 as recommended by the manual. Guy comes out and tells me they're out of conventional 5w30 and asks if I want to go with synthetic. I agreed since I eventually planned to switch anyways.

Now I'm scanning in the receipt for my records and realize he put in AMSOIL 10W40 XL. I'm thinking of going back and demanding they change it, but will it even matter?

I'm near Detroit so my main concern is the winter.

Thanks

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