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jiminmanjr 06-14-2011 09:45 AM

How often does the oil get changed?
 
It seems like a basic question, I know. Most people assume the 3,000 mile rule. Some follow the guidelines in the owner's manual. Others just change when they want.

I saw this article on USAToday.com - Jiffy Lube changes 3,000-mile rule for oil changes - and just thought I'd make for some fun discussion on the board.

Fire away! :popcorn:

deathphoenix99 06-14-2011 09:52 AM

I change mine every 10K miles, but I run full synthetic and have to add about a quart every 1,000 miles due to my rear main seal leaking. Oh well, most of my mileage is highway mileage.

kjeeper10 06-14-2011 09:53 AM

Synthetic 3-4000- overkill yes :)

geiman 06-14-2011 10:25 AM

I use conventional and change every 3K; when you look for sales you can get 5+ quarts of oil and a quality filter for around $17 and since my 4 banger only takes 4 quarts I've always got one left over.

Its cheap enough, so I do it often because I enjoy doing it. Its just some good quality time with the Jeep.

cubalz 06-14-2011 10:31 AM

I change every 5,000 miles on all of my vehicles.

kjeeper10 06-14-2011 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by geiman
I use conventional and change every 3K; when you look for sales you can get 5+ quarts of oil and a quality filter for around $17 and since my 4 banger only takes 4 quarts I've always got one left over.

Its cheap enough, so I do it often because I enjoy doing it. Its just some good quality time with the Jeep.

Thought I was weird, I agree with "enjoy doing it" :thumb:

2004_Silver_Sport 06-14-2011 12:49 PM

x3. I thought I was the only one who enjoys it

jp2611 06-14-2011 12:55 PM

I do enjoy changing the oil-but since I went to full synthetic I am changing every 5k. With dino I used to get valve noise about every 2500k miles. Now no valve noise even going to the 5k - gotta be better.

Atthehop 06-14-2011 01:34 PM

I do all my vehicles every 3k. Both oil and filter. Wally world has 5 qt jugs for 12.50 right now and I get oem filters for 4:50.

Vector6 06-14-2011 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1304922)
Synthetic 3-4000- overkill yes :)

x2 :thumb:

Red Neckerson 06-14-2011 04:38 PM

I only put about 3000 to 4,000 miles a year on my Jeep. I run Mobil 1 and change it and the filter in the Spring and Fall.

SurfKaster 06-14-2011 04:43 PM

I shoot for 4000, but occasionally have gone up to 5000. My last two vehicles were pushing 200,000 with no issues on with regular oil. I run synth on the wife's pilot & its scheduled oil change is every 7500.

tailhole 06-14-2011 09:17 PM

Whenever i thank about it and cant remember the last time i did change it. Than its what i can find thats the cheapest and a WIX filter

wirejock 06-15-2011 07:46 PM

6K/Synthetic.

TJChris27 06-15-2011 09:24 PM

Dang I change mine too much lol. I'm with everyone else it gives me a good excuse to be under the jeep.

P.S. I hate jiffy lube! Every time I took my 97 their they tried to tell me I needed to change my PCV valve... TJ's don't have those lol so I don't believe jiffy lube!

icp1327 06-16-2011 01:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by geiman (Post 1304973)
I use conventional and change every 3K; when you look for sales you can get 5+ quarts of oil and a quality filter for around $17 and since my 4 banger only takes 4 quarts I've always got one left over.

Its cheap enough, so I do it often because I enjoy doing it. Its just some good quality time with the Jeep.

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1304995)
Thought I was weird, I agree with "enjoy doing it" :thumb:


Amen on changing it yourself...wife thinks I am nuts because I like it!!! A kid in the neighborhood, sons buddy, came by when I did it last time. He sat there and asked me 5 million questions...then he told me that his dad never changed their oil....

The satisfaction it brings getting so intimate with my sweetheart...

bobjenkins 06-16-2011 01:46 AM

I actually changed mine after 262 miles last time LOL. Got sick of the rear main seal leak so it had to be done. Other than that weird occurrence about 3k

Drakea94 06-16-2011 02:15 AM

I do mine every 2,000
I bought my from our family mechanic
He used fully synthetic oil changed filter every time . If not changed in two months he change it .
I'd change it my self but I can beat getting an 65 dollar oil change for 8 $
( he's oil Change is
Oil
Filter
Headlight cleaning
Fluids filled
Tires balanced
And rotated)
Can't beat it

Dr_Strangelove 06-16-2011 02:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tailhole (Post 1306462)
Whenever i thank about it and cant remember the last time i did change it. Than its what i can find thats the cheapest and a WIX filter


That's me as well! Did it today, 15.00 or so of Wally World oil, had a filter lying around already..


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