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Unread 12-31-2014, 06:40 AM   #1
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Oil change frustration with EcoDiesel

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!

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Unread 12-31-2014, 06:44 AM   #2
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Lol, they didn't know Jeep had a diesel? They had them 7 years ago!

If they didn't know there was a diesel, they surely don't know what oil to use. It's not like its an 05 Cummins, it surely needs some type of low ash oil for the DPF and other emissions junk.

Read your manual, be informed and get the stuff yourself and find someone to do it for you. Better yet, do it yourself!
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Unread 12-31-2014, 07:28 AM   #3
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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.
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Unread 12-31-2014, 10:55 AM   #4
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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.
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Unread 12-31-2014, 02:06 PM   #5
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I would buy the specific oil for the EcoDiesel and take it with you. Do not trust them to put the correct type of oil in your GC.
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Unread 12-31-2014, 02:51 PM   #6
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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.
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Unread 12-31-2014, 04:14 PM   #7
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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.
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Unread 01-01-2015, 01:51 PM   #8
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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.
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Unread 01-02-2015, 12:57 PM   #9
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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.


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Unread 02-12-2015, 06:55 PM   #10
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Had my oil changed today on Phoenix. $66 filter $60 oil and $26 labor. Double what I paid last time in WI.
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Unread 02-12-2015, 08:40 PM   #11
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Could you tell me what dealer you used in Phoenix. I still haven't changed my oil but will in the next couple of weeks.
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Unread 02-13-2015, 06:01 AM   #12
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Unread 02-24-2015, 07:38 PM   #13
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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?!
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Unread 02-24-2015, 07:52 PM   #14
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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.
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