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Unread 12-16-2010, 11:39 PM   #16
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Rotella T6 is HUGE with the touring motorcycle owners. $20 says the OP rides a Goldwing
Tons of people use it in everything from lawnmowers to high end cars. Its is firstly designed as a diesel oil yes, but it pretty much exceeds just about all standards set for regular cars as well......ahhhh screw it, I'll just take my free dino oil changes every 3K miles, and be happy with it


....and by the way, you owe me $20, I've never thrown a leg over a Goldwing in my life.

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Unread 12-17-2010, 05:24 AM   #17
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Tons of people use it in everything from lawnmowers to high end cars. Its is firstly designed as a diesel oil yes, but it pretty much exceeds just about all standards set for regular cars as well......ahhhh screw it, I'll just take my free dino oil changes every 3K miles, and be happy with it


....and by the way, you owe me $20, I've never thrown a leg over a Goldwing in my life.
OK, you got me there, I owe you $20

I did peg you as a motorcyclist though, that ought to be worth $10

Don't get me wrong, T6 is a good oil but it's forte is in the diesel and motorcycle (wet clutch) areas. I think there are much better options in the automotive space. BTW, have you even asked the dealer what they use and how much to "upgrade" to Synthetic? Also, what's up with the 3K service, that's just a HUGE waste of time and money and I'm surprised they don't limit you to what's printed in the manual (8K).
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Unread 12-17-2010, 09:47 AM   #18
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How long do you plan on having this jeep. You are going to get well over 150,000 miles on regular dino oil. Most people will trade a vehicle in by then so why go synthetic. I would use the free oil changes.
I couldn't agree more with this post. Synthetic oils are marketed very well and the manufacturers are making a killing on them but, for the everyday user, they just don't seem worth the upgrade...
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Unread 12-17-2010, 10:27 AM   #19
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OK, you got me there, I owe you $20

I did peg you as a motorcyclist though, that ought to be worth $10

Don't get me wrong, T6 is a good oil but it's forte is in the diesel and motorcycle (wet clutch) areas. I think there are much better options in the automotive space. BTW, have you even asked the dealer what they use and how much to "upgrade" to Synthetic? Also, what's up with the 3K service, that's just a HUGE waste of time and money and I'm surprised they don't limit you to what's printed in the manual (8K).
I thought the same myself, i wondered why they printed next oil change due in 3000 miles. Whatever. I'll ask them I suppose, I'm due to go in and have them replace my windshield for this......

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Unread 12-17-2010, 04:18 PM   #20
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I thought the same myself, i wondered why they printed next oil change due in 3000 miles. Whatever. I'll ask them I suppose, I'm due to go in and have them replace my windshield for this......

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Oh yea, I remember that post. The ghost in the machine
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Unread 12-17-2010, 05:14 PM   #21
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I'm looking for a good radar detector, can anyone recommend a good one?

I wonder if the type oil you use translates in the type radar detector you use????
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Unread 12-17-2010, 08:18 PM   #22
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Like the OP, I received a dozen "free" oil changes for my GC as part of the extended warranty package. Plus, the dealership gave me a coupon for the first oil change for free. So, last Saturday I took my V6 back to the original dealership for the first free change, I had 48xx miles on it at the time. The oil change indicator had been beeping at me since about 4xxx miles. Since I had a mix of city and highway driving, with at least 1500 miles of pure interstate driving, I felt comfortable with this change interval.

Anyway, back to the real topic. After the dealership did the oil change, I noticed that they had put one of those stupid reminder stickers on the inside of the windshield (which I always promptly remove and toss). When doing so, I noticed that they had indicated the next change due at - get this - 78xx miles, a 3k interval! So even a Jeep dealership doesn't pay any attention to the factory recommendations, they're out for the bucks just like a Jiffy Lube or Oil Can Henry!
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Unread 12-18-2010, 09:07 PM   #23
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I personally enjoy changing my own oil. It gives you a chance to get under the vehicle and inspect for any damage, leaks, possible maintenance items coming up (like CV boots). Granted the WK2 is still pretty much brand new, but if you keep an eye on things from day one, you'll be very familiar with the vehicle if/when something goes awry.

Another thing ---- I have had Jeep dealership work performed that was absolutely sub-standard. The oil drain plug's rubber gasket was torn. What was the dealer's solution? Walk 12 feet to the parts department and install a new $2 bolt? No. How about just keeping tightening the bolt until it stops dripping instead? Bear in mind this took a BREAKER BAR to remove the oil drain bolt and I was very worried about damage to the oil pan as I removed it. Oh this very same dealer also didn't put the correct fluid in the differentials and transfer case.

Doing work yourself means you can at least put some guarantee into the quality of the work done. It may not make the most financial sense if you have free oil changes for life, and yes you have to take an hour out of your day to get it done...but that's how it will always be for me.
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