|08-20-2010 12:30 PM|
free oil change
when I bought my JK (brand new) the dealership offered me a FREE CHANGE OIL for 5yrs. or 100,000miles...are they using a new oil or recycling oil....any ideas or experiences....
|08-20-2010 12:24 PM|
Im looking forward to changing mine,, its fun.
And with the Jeep , instead of a sports car,, very easy to get under.
No more low profile ramps.
|08-20-2010 11:52 AM|
|popstop785||I'd change it myself, but a friend of the family owns a shop and does it for me for $15. Cheaper for me. I change it every 4-5K.|
|08-20-2010 10:51 AM|
Im planning on doing the switch to synthetic after my first oil change.
Then I do them myself.
Did I read somewhere that the stock JK oil filter is the correct one to use? And not to go aftermarket filter?
|08-20-2010 09:07 AM|
The jury's still out on synthetic oils and like "instant" HP increases, it's still in the individuals pocket book and head !!
I changed to Mobile 1 and K&N oil filters years ago and all I can say is I'm just happy withit !!
The main reason for stating 6 mo or a specific mileage is that !!
Even if the vehicle is driven for SHORT intervals, condensation, acid rain, exhaust contaminants degrade the oil, so it loses its "magic" lube abilities--not just actual operation and engine wear !!
The longer the oil sits at the bottom of the oil pan, the more it picks up of the above and previous contaminants !!
|08-20-2010 08:48 AM|
|repoman100||should I use synthetic or regular, I have no clue what the difference is or what it does.|
|08-19-2010 08:51 PM|
|jk'n||Good question. I wonder if Hilldweller may give some insight on this.|
|08-19-2010 08:42 PM|
|pdubois64||Does anybody know the reasoning behind changing at 6 months if you only had say 1000 miles on it? What does the age matter? I've always wondered this, other than selling you another oil change before you need it.|
|08-19-2010 08:28 PM|
|jk'n||Sounds like a plan. Come to think of it, when I was in my teens and early twenties, I did get into the maintenance thing on my cars. Frequent oil changes and even synthetic when it first came out. I think Mobile1 was the only game in town back then. That was for my 69 Camaro. Then I got into the job and family thing and time became short. I'll continue doing the longer interval now because I just haven't seen any financial gain to do otherwise.|
|08-19-2010 08:13 PM|
|repoman100||Thanks Guys ! I guess that changing the oil sooner than later won't harm my motor... I'll check le oil color and level and then I'll find out what appropriate time would suit me best to change it ...|
|08-19-2010 07:52 PM|
|jk'n||Just as a reminder, do check the oil periodically if you use the longer interval. You may find that a quart is needed before the PM. So far the jeep is the only vehicle that I have owned that has needed oil added before the regular PM. Better to be safe and check every couple of thousand at least.|
|08-19-2010 07:49 PM|
|jk'n||Experience of doing nothing but what the manufacturer has stated for as long as I have been driving have produced no engine failures from lack of lubrication on several cars with average distance driven before trade of 120,000 miles. Sure, over servicing won't hurt but isn't necessary.|
|08-19-2010 07:43 PM|
|jeepjones||Of course the instructions say 10,000mi, they want you to screw it up so you MIGHT buy another one. The more you change your oil the longer the motor will last, I do mine every 4000km. Ever look at used oil? It's black for a reason, air/oil filters DO NOT filter out everything add to that the harsh environment of the internally combustion engine and you have a recipe for engine wear being pumped all over every lubricated surface inside your motor. If you don't drive very much do it every 3 months.|
|08-19-2010 07:35 PM|
Quoted from my last posts in a previous oil change thread.
|08-19-2010 07:29 PM|
|jk'n||Listen to the instruction manual. Shut the reminder off by turning the jeep on without starting the engine pumping the gas to the floor three times and then turning it back off. The reminders will stop until another 4000km or so. When you take it in to the dealer for PM ask them to set the reminder to what the factory says for oil changes. If they do that, it won't come back on again until about 9500km. It may trigger sooner if you meet certain operating conditions like in 4 low a lot. Mine hasn't tripped early in 36,000 miles of driving and some of that off road.|
|08-19-2010 07:24 PM|
|Steel02001||I would say if it tells you to change the oil then do it.|
|08-19-2010 07:24 PM|
You will get a million different opinions and it's been discussed a million times.
Personally I will change at 5000 miles (8000km) and that is using synthetic which allows you to stretch it a bit further IMO. Sometimes I'll change sooner if I go 6 months first, which is usually the case as I don't put on many clicks. I question the 6 month part as I can't see how oil degrades sitting in the pan, but I'll do it for warranty purposes.
At 5000 miles the oil gets black and I just get uncomfortable with it.
|08-19-2010 07:04 PM|
I have a jeep wrangler 2010 since may, best ride I ever had.
After 4000 km, the dash asks me to change the oil ... I find it a bit early for that. The instruction manual says 10 000km or 6 months... I found that kind of late ... what should I do about that ? I don't mind changing it if it means the car stay in a great condition ! I love my baby and I want to take maximum care of it.