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Unread 04-18-2014, 07:38 AM   #1
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2011 Jeep Wrangler JK Burning Oil??

I am a first time Jeep owner and I bought my Jeep brand new in 2011. I am very good at keeping up with all maintenance on my Jeep in a timely manner and usually get most of my maintenance done at the actual dealership. Now, with that being said, I noticed on Friday morning on my way to work that the oil pressure light came on. I made arrangements to take it to the dealership on the next morning to have it looked at. On my way home that evening my Jeep overheats and upon inspecting the dipstick, it was COMPLETELY dry of any oil!!!! I hadn't noticed a leak at any time and was in complete disbelief!! I called the dealership and had it towed in. When the dealership got back with me, they explained that the jeep did not have a leak, but was in fact burning the oil. They have yet to give me any explanation as to WHY this was happening. On a side note...I never noticed smoke or smell of burning oil during this time they say it was burning. Any 2011 Wrangler owners come across an issue like this???!!

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Unread 04-18-2014, 07:46 AM   #2
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Do a search, it is a fairly common problem. Hopefully, your dealer is good and works with you. I ended up replacing my engine myself at 58k. Some have had success getting Chrysler to pay for it.
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Unread 04-18-2014, 02:52 PM   #3
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What is your usual oil change intervals?
How long ago was last change (miles)?
Was this the first time the oil was low?

Sudden oil loss that's not leaking makes me think bad PCV valve. (Easy $10 part)

You're not alone in this but you really need to check the oil dipstick frequently. The jk gives no warning about low oil until the low pressure warning which is, frankly, too late.
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Unread 04-18-2014, 03:39 PM   #4
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I check my oil at every fuel fill, and I use a quart every thousand miles (more if highway miles). 120,000mi odom.
Jeep has been no help with it, saying it's within their parameters to burn that much.
Screw it.....it's just a hassle.
I'm just here for the gasoline. --Max

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Unread 04-18-2014, 04:09 PM   #5
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What's done is done. Hopefully you are still under warranty and the dealer doesn't deny warranty because it was run dry.

For the education of others who may see this thread...

Check your dip sticks at least once a week.
And, if the oil light comes on, stop and check the oil immediately. Don't continue to drive it to an appointment the next day.
The light most often comes on because the oil pump has ceased drawing oil from the pan.

I write this because so many people in the past have stated "I shouldn't have to check the oil level between oil changes!"
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Unread 04-18-2014, 06:38 PM   #6
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My 11 burns 1qt every 1000 miles. SUCKS!!!!!!
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