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Unread 01-26-2005, 05:29 PM   #1
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How many of you guys..

follow the maintenance logbook? I always, get my oil changed every 3k, but the big 24k is coming up and I think I'm gonna take it to the stealership and have them do the check list.
any thoughts?

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Unread 01-26-2005, 05:47 PM   #2
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I do all my own maintenance and repairs for the most part. No one touches my vehicles unless it is something that requires a special tool or something like that. I also use the maintenance logbook as a guideline instead of a schedule. Most items I do as they say. But some others, such a oil changes, I use my own schedule. I do changes at 5K instead of 3K.
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Unread 01-26-2005, 08:14 PM   #3
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Take it to the stealership with knowledge of what they are going to do beforehand. Some stealerships will not validate the warranty if the 24K or 30K servicing hasn't been done by a certified Mopar tech.

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Unread 01-26-2005, 11:53 PM   #4
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I'm with "Lurch77" about doing my own maintenance. I would get a Chilton to help you if you ever wanted to do it yourself. I enjoy the satisfaction of doing my own upkeep ! Doing so provides a great chance to get to know your Jeep and how to diagnose problems.
It's especially nice to have a little something something in the wallet !

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Unread 01-27-2005, 07:26 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the info guys, especially about the warranty stuff. I think I've seen the Haynes book in pep boys, but were would I get the chilton?
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Unread 01-27-2005, 07:56 AM   #6
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Haynes and Chilton are both good books. Some like one more than the other. I personally prefer the Haynes. If you can't find a Chilton, just get the Haynes. Either will work great for the DIY mechanics.
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Unread 01-27-2005, 08:11 AM   #7
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I love it where it states in my manual to change the oil every 7,500 miles. I change mine every 5k miles instead. Make your own schedule if you are performing the work yourself. I created my own on an Excel spreadsheet. Use the owner’s manual as a guideline. But creating your own also lets you insert important information such as: torque settings and replacement part numbers. It’s a living document meaning that you can always insert columns and rows for any thing that you might wan to add.

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Unread 01-27-2005, 08:29 AM   #8
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7500 is actually reasonable for vehicles that are not used hard. Such as a highway commuter. The 3000 mile thing was a combination of the old oil and car technology in the old days, along with marketing. More oil changes means more money for oil companies and those who do the changes for people. Todays modern, efficient vehicles, combined with better oil technology, cars can go a long time under normal situations.

Of course most of us that use this site are not "normal'. We virtually beat the snot out of our vehicles in the mud, rocks, and other off road situations, as well as towing and such.
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