I am soon looking at an oil change for my Ecodiesel as I am over 8,000 miles. This will be the first oil change. I go to Superstition Springs Jeep in Mesa, AZ. Service writer didn't know Jeep had a diesel but quoted me $54.99. Told him I needed more information so he got the supervisor who didn't know anything but said he would look it up. Came back with a quote of $292.29. I asked him if they had the special oil on hand or would they need to order it. Was told diesel only required synthetic which isn't special. So, does anyone in the Mesa area have a dealer they can recomend for something as simple as an oil change? I am so tired of this diesel baloney!
Changing the oil myself is not an option. Have read the manual and that's why I knew the Jeep dealer didn't have a clue. Sure wish Fiat would educate their dealers somewhat. This engine has been out for a year already!! The service writer knew the Grand Cherokee had a diesel option on older models but didn't know it was an option for the 2014 models.
I changed the oil in mine myself using oil and filter as well as a jug of DEF from the dealer and it was under 100.00 total. Changing the oil is not difficult and is similar in difficulty to the v6 besides loosening a few clamps to gain access to the filter. The filter is pricy and the oil is synthetic so it's on par with any other synthetic oil in pricing.
You can also try quick-lube places. I had them change the oil on my 2008 with the CRD a couple of times. They had the correct oil, but I had to bring in my own filter from the dealer and then they would give me a discount for a customer-supplied filter.
With the 2014 ecodiesel, my dealer charges around $180 and they claim you don't have to wait a long time for the oil to drip out like the Mercedes engine.
You can also try quick-lube places. I had them change the oil on my 2008 with the CRD a couple of times. They had the correct oil, but I had to bring in my own filter from the dealer and then they would give me a discount for a customer-supplied filter. With the 2014 ecodiesel, my dealer charges around $180 and they claim you don't have to wait a long time for the oil to drip out like the Mercedes engine.
Unless they carry Mobil 1 or the Pennzoil L low ash oils and the $40 filter, you'll have to bring those with you. I'm not sure about the MB engine, but It takes an hour and a half minimum to drain the oil out of the VM Diesel (just to drain).
If you use the wrong oils, you're F'd, and the repairs aren't covered by warranty.
The big brand quick lube places are just fine if they are run by a decent manager. I used to work at one some decades ago during college.
They all use computer databases to match up the vehicle oil, filter ect. Give them a call, they should be able to look it up and tell you over the phone if they can service your vehicle.
'14 WK2 Limited 4x4
5.7 Hemi, Luxury Group II
Navigation(8.4AN), Tow Package
Buy the proper oil on Amazon (2 cases to start, you'll have 4qts leftover) and the filter off ebay.
Then take them to any number of independent shops and pay them for labor to change it for you. As long as you use the proper products there is nothing else cosmic about the Ecodiesel oil change.
I changed mine and it didn't take 1.5 hrs for the oil to drain, no longer than any other engine.
Jiffy Lube in Chandler does not carry the appropriate filter and was told by the manager I needed to go through the stealership. $120 and an hour and a half later I'm still waiting for them to figure out how to reset the gauge! I'll definitely be stocking up on the filter via ebay, they quotes me parts at $160?!
I paid $127 and change to Earnhardt Jeep in Gilbert AZ last week. Was very satisfied with that price. Confirmed by part no. that they did use the correct oil. Price charged included environmental fees and sales tax.