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JMW 01-25-2010 03:48 PM

Best Oil?
 
HAve a 2008 wrangler rubi. 3.6Lt 6 spd manual. Whats the best oil and filter to use in it and how often should they be changed? Same as others (3K miles?) ?

mowbizz 01-25-2010 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by JMW (Post 530793)
HAve a 2008 wrangler rubi. 3.6Lt 6 spd manual. Whats the best oil and filter to use in it and how often should they be changed? Same as others (3K miles?) ?

Any good oil, dino or synthetic is best especially if changed in a timely manner.
I will use nothing but synthetic nowadays, as it lets you drive (at least) 5000 miles between changes under normal driving conditions. Under severe driving conditions change it at 3000 miles or sooner depending on your conditions.
Can't go wrong using what the manufacturer recommends or better. Just change it often...that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it...:D

silvercreek62 01-25-2010 06:53 PM

oil
 
personaly I dont think it matters these day,it all comes from the ground anyways.I use whatever is cheaper,got 204,358 on my 2000chevy trk,still running strong.just as long as you change it every 3000-4000 miles

coolbreeze 01-25-2010 07:45 PM

Chevron 10-30 @ 3,000 miles or so. NAPA/Wix filter.

Big-Mac 02-01-2010 12:11 AM

Any name brand oil. I like Castrol myself. A good Wix filter, or a fleet service brand (if you can find one). NEVER use Fram filters.

I have found on newer (modern) engines, you can usally skimp on oil changes & go up to 5k miles. The only one I would be nervous about running up to 5k between changes would be the Chrysler 4.7 as some are starting to have sludging issues.

mrcarcrazy 02-01-2010 09:31 AM

Has a lot to do with the new (modern) oils.

5k is generally accepted a safe number. Many manufacturers (honda, toyota, Lotus, BMW, etc.) recommend numbers between 7500 and 12,000 miles between changes with a synthetic oil and quality filter.

The only way to know for sure is to have your oil sent off for an oil analysis to see how well its performing.

I play it safe with a quality filter (mobil 1) a synthetic oil and 5k between changes.

s3nt3nc3d 02-01-2010 04:09 PM

I usually follow identically with what mrcarcrazy said...

This question is one of those questions you can ask 20 different people and receive 20 different answers...with none of them being wrong.


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