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post #7411 of 43244 Old 01-04-2012, 01:02 PM
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thats the problem...why so little came out. not before oil change, but after yes. it was a little below "full"...i put 5.28 i...which is know is .32 less than actually full but it should not make that much of a difference...am i just burning my oil in the winter or is it building up? should i now be worried about sludge or where all my oil is going?
Could be any of the above.... you won't know without checking your oil on a regular basis. Even if it has never used oil before, doesn't mean it isn't using it now. Also, watch for any drips on the driveway, etc. Always check your oil level before you change it, and always get oil as hot as possible... hot oil brings sludge out with it, cold oil does not.

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post #7412 of 43244 Old 01-04-2012, 01:06 PM
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thats the problem...why so little came out. not before oil change, but after yes. it was a little below "full"...i put 5.28 i...which is know is .32 less than actually full but it should not make that much of a difference...am i just burning my oil in the winter or is it building up? should i now be worried about sludge or where all my oil is going?
The fact that you put 5.28 quarts in it and it was a "Little below full" would lead me to believe that whatever oil was in the crankcase came out. The real question is "how much oil came out"? Was it actually only 1/4 the normal amount, or did it just look that way? We won't know the answer to this question without frequent oil level checks.
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thanks guys! and it was about that...it was a 5 gallon bucket and it was probably only 2 inches deep...maybe 1.5 inches deep. i dont know what that comes out to but there wasnt a lot. less than usual thats for sure. the oil was hot when i changed it...when should i next check my dipstick? about halfway to next oil change? and if a little low throw in like a quart or so

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Put 3000 miles on her in the past week going alabama-ohio-alabama-texas-alabama, and the texas bit of that with 4 adults, an 8 month old puppy, and entirely too much junk in the vehicle!

Turns out doing plugs/fluids helps the fuel economy - averaged 19.4 mpg for the whole trip.

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thanks guys! and it was about that...it was a 5 gallon bucket and it was probably only 2 inches deep...maybe 1.5 inches deep. i dont know what that comes out to but there wasnt a lot. less than usual thats for sure. the oil was hot when i changed it...when should i next check my dipstick? about halfway to next oil change? and if a little low throw in like a quart or so
Until you figure out what is going on, I would check the oil at least once a week. If there seems to rapid loss of oil, you might have to step this up to a couple times a week or even daily. Checking fluid level is free.... engines are not.

When oil is at the "ADD" mark, it is one quart low. You don't want to run the engine more than a quart low, but you also do NOT want to over fill it. Over filling can do as much damage as running engine low on oil. If in doubt about how much to add, add less than you think it needs, run engine, then after a few minutes check oil level again. As I stated in my other post, I think you **probably** have (assuming your estimate of the amount of oil that came out is correct) an oil loss issue, not a sludge issue.. the question is, do you have a leak, or is the engine burning oil. If burning oil, how much, and in how many miles? BTW, I forgot to tell you, keep a log of your oil level checks, date, miles, and approximate oil level. I assume you know to let motor sit for about two minutes after shutting it off, and be on level ground before checking oil levels.
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Changed oil pressure switch. Hardest part was getting the retainer clip off the wire plug. Sumbish was dirty
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Until you figure out what is going on, I would check the oil at least once a week. If there seems to rapid loss of oil, you might have to step this up to a couple times a week or even daily. Checking fluid level is free.... engines are not.

When oil is at the "ADD" mark, it is one quart low. You don't want to run the engine more than a quart low, but you also do NOT want to over fill it. Over filling can do as much damage as running engine low on oil. If in doubt about how much to add, add less than you think it needs, run engine, then after a few minutes check oil level again. As I stated in my other post, I think you **probably** have (assuming your estimate of the amount of oil that came out is correct) an oil loss issue, not a sludge issue.. the question is, do you have a leak, or is the engine burning oil. If burning oil, how much, and in how many miles? BTW, I forgot to tell you, keep a log of your oil level checks, date, miles, and approximate oil level. I assume you know to let motor sit for about two minutes after shutting it off, and be on level ground before checking oil levels.
i will do all this...thanks a ton man!

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changed out the rear shock bushings. Now my rear end doesnt make noise. LOL...

also, changed out both upper and lower ball joints on the pass side. was a bi**ch. broke 2 sockets and a ratchet. good thing Sears swapped out all of my broken tools with no problems....


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thanks guys! and it was about that...it was a 5 gallon bucket and it was probably only 2 inches deep...maybe 1.5 inches deep. i dont know what that comes out to but there wasnt a lot. less than usual thats for sure. the oil was hot when i changed it...when should i next check my dipstick? about halfway to next oil change? and if a little low throw in like a quart or so
I'd be checking each time you fill up...

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Ordered an 18v Ryobi impact last night to go with the rest of my one+ set. Got the p260, which has 200 ft lbs. Sweet deal on eBay brand new. Waiting at an ihop right now to pick up a brand new Ryobi lithium hammer set for the battery and charger for $40 to add to my set. Also ordered ingersoll rand flip lugnut impact sockets too keep in the trunk so I can handle the lugs on anyone else's rig.

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Drove it to work and found out that the p.i.e. aux adapter is no longer working...

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What did I do to my wj today... What DIDN'T I do to my wj today..

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All started as a waterpump/ thermostat job but I decided I wanted to check all the hoses and what not so I pulled the radiator, the electric and mechanical fan, thermostat out, water pump out, front skid plate off, front grille off, the fan housing, the cowling above the radiator, and the air filter housing.
Im In the process of getting a new water pump, new thermostat,new air filter and housing, buying hid bulbs for my headlights, and getting engine degreaser to clean up my oil/ coolant spill of an engine compartment.

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What did I do to my wj today... What DIDN'T I do to my wj today..

All started as a waterpump/ thermostat job but I decided I wanted to check all the hoses and what not so I pulled the radiator, the electric and mechanical fan, thermostat out, water pump out, front skid plate off, front grille off, the fan housing, the cowling above the radiator, and the air filter housing.
Im In the process of getting a new water pump, new thermostat,new air filter and housing, buying hid bulbs for my headlights, and getting engine degreaser to clean up my oil/ coolant spill of an engine compartment.
(LOL).... I have done simple little repairs like this.. (LOL). They seem to grow larger and larger as I work I have the 4.0L with the Up Country skid on the front and have been told, that anytime I have access to that lower radiator hose, I need to replace it because it is a bear to get to.. (not something that can be done on the side of the highway).... Like I said, I haven't personally messed with this, but no repair is simple, quick, or easy on a WJ, so I'll assume what I was told is correct.
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