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Unread 01-06-2014, 01:03 PM   #1
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2014 JKU Oil Change Intervals

So I'm at 4k miles on my 2014 Rubicon and the vehicle says oil is at 49%. What are you guys doing as far as oil change intervals? Take the computer down to 10-20% which could be 7k-8k miles or just do it at an even 5k miles? Just trying to figure out what I'll be doing. The dealer will do it for $32.95 for synthetic blend. I think that's kind of tough to beat. Thanks for your input.

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Unread 01-06-2014, 01:19 PM   #2
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I have a hard time going pas 5K on any vehicle. Despite what they say. My Volkswagen GLI says ever 10K, no way am I doing that. I change it every 5K. My JK I would do it closer to every 3K but up to 5K sometimes.

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Unread 01-06-2014, 01:30 PM   #3
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I have a hard time going pas 5K on any vehicle. Despite what they say. My Volkswagen GLI says ever 10K, no way am I doing that. I change it every 5K. My JK I would do it closer to every 3K but up to 5K sometimes.

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Thanks Dan, I'm thinking every 5k done at the dealer to be safe since these engines have had problems. My 2011 Honda Accord takes me to 9k on the maintenance minder system and I run full synthetic on it and I have no doubts. I don't know I might run an oil analysis on the Honda one of these days at the 9k to see if I'm okay but according to others who have posted their oil analysis results Hondas are very easy on oil.
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Unread 01-06-2014, 01:37 PM   #4
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So I'm at 4k miles on my 2014 Rubicon and the vehicle says oil is at 49%. What are you guys doing as far as oil change intervals? Take the computer down to 10-20% which could be 7k-8k miles or just do it at an even 5k miles? Just trying to figure out what I'll be doing. The dealer will do it for $32.95 for synthetic blend. I think that's kind of tough to beat. Thanks for your input.
No reason not to follow the OLM as long as you don't go beyond the warranty requirements.
Just check the dipstick regularly and carry on.

If you really want to know, send a sample for UOA someplace like Blackstone labs.
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Unread 01-06-2014, 01:40 PM   #5
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No reason not to follow the OLM as long as you don't go beyond the warranty requirements.
Just check the dipstick regularly and carry on.

If you really want to know, send a sample for UOA someplace like Blackstone labs.
That's a good point since after all the engineers at Chrysler should know what they're doing. I've heard that it's not good to drain out the factory fill oil too soon.
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That's a good point since after all the engineers at Chrysler should know what they're doing. I've heard that it's not good to drain out the factory fill oil too soon.
I don't think factory fill is special for jeep, unlike the Honda fill. Honda uses some high-moly factory fill or something like that. I forget...

Mileage-based change intervals are a thing of the past. Some folks, based on how they use the vehicles, really do need a 3k miles oil change, others can go 10k or more without depleting the oil additive package.

With a respected brand-name oil of the recommended grade(s) and a good filter there's really few reasons not to follow the OLMs these days.

Well, two reasons... Not exceeding warranty limits and extremely dusty environments.
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Unread 01-06-2014, 05:15 PM   #7
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Changing your oil too often isn't healthy. Why not follow what the dealer recommends? All engines are different, and I don't see why a mile marker should be a reliable measure.
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I agree that you can get away with longer intervals with today's oil but what about the first oil change? I work on an oil rig and every piece of moving equipment has a break in period where after a short amount of time you would change the oil then proceed with standard intervals. I asked the dealership and they said it wasn't necessary but I had them change it anyways at just under 2k (the first one was free). I am thinking I will do the differentials and other fluids when it gets a little warmer out. Also what about just breakdown over time and with temperatures? My old jeep and this one will only see about 3-4k miles a year. I like to change the oil at least every 6 months (once for the winter and once for the summer) even though I don't come close to the mile mark.
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Maybe I haven't pushed all the buttons but don't know where my 14 gives a percentage
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Unread 01-06-2014, 08:59 PM   #10
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Maybe I haven't pushed all the buttons but don't know where my 14 gives a percentage
Probably need the EVIC which comes with the connectivity package.
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Unread 01-07-2014, 01:04 AM   #11
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I go around 5k, sometimes a but more. I run a full syn. I think every 3k is a waste of time and oil on newer vehicles...
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Unread 01-07-2014, 09:27 AM   #12
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Well, I found the olm. It said I had16% left, however, I changed my oil last week. I'm not sure how it's calculated but it has to be manually reset. Given that info, I think ill change every 5k and not depend on it.
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Well, I found the olm. It said I had16% left, however, I changed my oil last week. I'm not sure how it's calculated but it has to be manually reset. Given that info, I think ill change every 5k and not depend on it.
How many miles and months did you go?
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Unread 01-07-2014, 10:28 AM   #14
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How many miles and months did you go?
It was 5600 miles and 4 months.
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Unread 01-07-2014, 10:44 AM   #15
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Well, I found the olm. It said I had16% left, however, I changed my oil last week. I'm not sure how it's calculated but it has to be manually reset. Given that info, I think ill change every 5k and not depend on it.
If it said 16% at 5000 miles then I would say you could depend on it as it seems right on the money. Mine was like %49 at 4k miles last time I checked. I'm assuming you do a lot of city driving?
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