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sim333 08-23-2011 11:01 PM

What type of oil do yall run in the JK.
 
Im trying to change the oil in my 07 jk i just got and was wondering what Brand and Weight yall use. :confused:
Thank you.

TxF150 08-23-2011 11:12 PM

usually what is on sale previously, but I decided to go to the 6 month/8000 mile interval as stated in my manual for 2011 from now on since I have to maintain three vehicles, so this go round I went with 5w-20 Mobil 1 fully synthetic.

sim333 08-23-2011 11:15 PM

Thank you. Im use to buying 15w50 for my ram which is 10 bucks a qrt. whitch it hold 9qrts. How many qrts do the 07 holds? i trying to find a owners manuel but no luck yet.

TxF150 08-23-2011 11:25 PM

Mine, which has the same 3.8L V6, holds 6 quarts with filter change. I used a high quality filter BTW, no cheap on sale filter. I want to make sure the filter holds up as long as the oil does.

sim333 08-23-2011 11:38 PM

Thats good to know.

TxF150 08-23-2011 11:43 PM

Glad to help :)

Jaysrubi 08-24-2011 08:46 AM

Just got my Amsoil 5w-20 with Amsoil filter.

GREEN-MACHINE 08-24-2011 08:53 AM

olive oil extra virgin ,,, i like the smell...... sorry i just had to,,,


mobil 1 full syn,,, been using it for 10 plus years in all my vehicles.. got 411K out of my chevy pu,, sold that for jeep mods.

daggo66 08-24-2011 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by TxF150 (Post 1503046)
usually what is on sale previously, but I decided to go to the 6 month/8000 mile interval as stated in my manual for 2011 from now on since I have to maintain three vehicles, so this go round I went with 5w-20 Mobil 1 fully synthetic.

Just remember that your manual DOES NOT say to use those intervals. It says DO NOT EXCEED those intervals.

Roadhawg 08-24-2011 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by sim333 (Post 1503052)
Thank you. Im use to buying 15w50 for my ram which is 10 bucks a qrt. whitch it hold 9qrts. How many qrts do the 07 holds? i trying to find a owners manuel but no luck yet.

Mobile 1 full syn.... send me a msg with your email and I'll send you the PDF of the 07 JKU owners manual if ya want it.

kjeeper10 08-24-2011 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Jaysrubi
Just got my Amsoil 5w-20 with Amsoil filter.

Same but used a Wix filter :)

oilwell1415 08-24-2011 09:14 AM

You can download the manuals from the owner's section of the Jeep website.

daggo66 08-24-2011 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by oilwell1415 (Post 1503831)
You can download the manuals from the owner's section of the Jeep website.

My Jeep: Jeep Owners Service Manuals - 4x4 SUVs, Sports Utility Vehicles, Off Road

Zombie-Sniper 08-24-2011 09:48 AM

Full syn, dealer says I can go 6k between oil changes.

TxF150 08-24-2011 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by daggo66 (Post 1503788)
Just remember that your manual DOES NOT say to use those intervals. It says DO NOT EXCEED those intervals.

You are correct, I will most likely change it earlier, try not to exceed 7500 mi on either vehicle. I try to change the wife's car and my Jeep every 6 months, unless the mileage spec is getting close.

My work truck gets oil changes every year with whatever I can get on sale in 10w-30 grade. Its last oil change was done when my father-in-law owned the truck, before he gave it to us and got a new Chevy. The oil was four years old, I just changed it in June 2011 (last done in Jan/07, truck mostly sat though...still not good:D)

timmyatnop 08-24-2011 05:39 PM

I called the dealer and said give me the service dept. Than I said I would like to talk to the head mech . They said that was a guy named rod. He called me back and I asked him what to use he said without a dought mobile 1 full synthic.

wheels082 08-25-2011 06:52 PM

Amsoil 5w20 and an Amsoil oil filter.

Salo 09-13-2011 10:32 PM

Can I run mobil1 full synthetic 5w-30...will this hurt in anyway..have 50 k on 08 jku

MrSig 09-14-2011 04:36 AM

I run 5w-30 Mobil 1 I changes mine about 6,000-7,000 miles and I have over 53,000 on her now.

countrybassist 09-14-2011 05:00 PM

Dino 5w-20 and a Napa Gold filter. I change it every 3000 miles. If I were to use a synthetic oil, I may go longer than 3000, but I would still change the filter at 3000.

OutlawJK 09-14-2011 05:38 PM

dealer just told me Chrysler rejected an engine warranty claim because the guy was running the incorrect wt oil. he was running 15w 40 in a 10 JK,, Chrysler said SOL

RedBones 09-15-2011 04:26 PM

Mobil 1 5w-20.

Celtic 09-15-2011 07:33 PM

Full Syn Mobil 1 5W-20 and Mopar (Purolator) filter changed by my selling dealer for as long as the engine is under Chrysler warranty. That way there is really no discussion if something internally goes haywire. I look at it as cheap peace of mind and hassle avoidance. My dealer's price is low enough to not make it worth my while to do it myself. But, I always check their work.

Austinsynthetics 09-13-2014 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by wheels082 (Post 1509065)
Amsoil 5w20 and an Amsoil oil filter.

I know this is a response to older thread, but still pertinent today.

Amsoil for me as well. Use 5w/20 XL and the Ea15K51 oil filter for my 2008 JK

http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-catego...il/?zo=2056145

http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produc.../oil/?=2056145

WorkingMan 09-13-2014 10:46 AM

I run full synthetic 5W-40. It costs a bundle but for our winters it's worth the extra.

DWDK 09-15-2014 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by WorkingMan (Post 13400153)
I run full synthetic 5W-40. It costs a bundle but for our winters it's worth the extra.

I think you need to read this and you may change your mind on that choice of oil viscosity.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/motor-oil-101/

pwain 09-15-2014 10:17 PM

It's a naturally aspirated 6 cylinder. Whatever's-on-sale 5w-20 should be great.

i82much 09-15-2014 11:33 PM

If an actuary were to investigate the data, I bet they would tell you to use the cheapest oil available that complied with the owners manual.

Bent jeep 09-16-2014 06:22 AM

I've always thought that all automotive engine oil has to pass a standard to be sold as such. So given that fact, that means that the base for all the oils are exactly the same. So I've always just used the cheapest stuff I could find since I was just throwing it away anyway. I've never had a problem. I ran a Toyota 4runner for over 450k miles on nothing but dirt cheap oil. And the engine still ran great when I wrecked it.

As a DIY guy, I try to keep costs down as much as possible, otherwise it defeats the purpose. There are a couple places that do oil changes here for 32.00. It's hard to compete with that when you are dumping the high dollar oil, and high dollar filters in. I can usually get a oil change finished for less than 25 bucks these days. Sometimes less if I find a sale.

mcgee10 09-16-2014 06:27 AM

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