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Unread 09-16-2013, 08:03 AM   #46
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Isn't it simply AMAZING ??


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Probably a good idea to stick to your OWN MANUAL and not tell guys with different models/years,what to do-

My manual states not to exceed 6,000 miles (10,000kms), or 6 months, whichever hits first-

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Right outta my '08 JKUR manual and maintenancee schedule

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2013 JK manual:

Change Engine Oil
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.

NOTE:Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
whichever occurs first.


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Right putta Mikes 2013 manual--ain't Chrysler fantastic-

As i atated in some earlier thread, I changed my oil to synthetic at about 1200miles and the idiot light then came on at 9800 miles--

Please don't depend on the ECM directions for oil change, (change oil light)use your judgement based on real time/usage/oil color and/or your scheduled maintenance dates-

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Unread 09-16-2013, 09:31 AM   #47
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No way I'm going that long on dino oil. Synthetic yes,
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Unread 09-16-2013, 10:00 AM   #48
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No way I'm going that long on dino oil. Synthetic yes,
Personally, I think it's a bit long also. BUT.......it's what the manufacturer has set as its standard. Since that original oil change around 9400 miles, I change the oil every 5000 miles and I still use conventional oil.

I have a 2012 Toyota Tacoma 4 cyl that calls for strictly synthetic with a 5000 mile change interval.

I wonder how much longer it will be before synthetic is the only oil authorized by manufacturers?

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Unread 09-16-2013, 10:09 AM   #49
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Yeah, I think that'll depend on lobbyist and kickbacks-


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Personally, I think it's a bit long also. BUT.......it's what the manufacturer has set as its standard. Since that original oil change around 9400 miles, I change the oil every 5000 miles and I still use conventional oil.

I have a 2012 Toyota Tacoma 4 cyl that calls for strictly synthetic with a 5000 mile change interval.

I wonder how much longer it will be before synthetic is the only oil authorized by manufacturers?

Mike
My '08 manual specs the figures I stated and just MENTIONS synthetic can be used, hence the BIG extended intervals between yours and mine ('08 to '13)-

Crazy world-

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Unread 09-16-2013, 10:13 AM   #50
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Personally, I think it's a bit long also. BUT.......it's what the manufacturer has set as its standard. Since that original oil change around 9400 miles, I change the oil every 5000 miles and I still use conventional oil.
It doesn't say that's the standard, it says don't go beyond that.

I change mine at 5k. It's easy to remember, and I know I'm in the clear no matter what conditions I drive in.
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Unread 09-17-2013, 05:06 AM   #51
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Mileage is not really a great way to measure oil deterioration anyhow, but it's traditional in automobiles. Most other engines (marine, aircraft, industrial) go by hours which is really more accurate (with a factor in there for temperature)
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Unread 09-17-2013, 06:14 AM   #52
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Mileage is not really a great way to measure oil deterioration anyhow, but it's traditional in automobiles. Most other engines (marine, aircraft, industrial) go by hours which is really more accurate (with a factor in there for temperature)
Very true.

Going by mileage alone is like thinking calorie count equals nutrition....

For some, the 3,000 mile drain interval is pushing the oil to the limit, if not actually over it's limit.
For others, it is throwing away practically fresh oil.
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Unread 09-17-2013, 09:55 AM   #53
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The second group is usually right.
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Unread 09-17-2013, 01:53 PM   #54
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I change oil and rotate the tires every 4k. I like having even wear on all 5 tires. The dealer just did their last free change a couple weeks ago. Got a $49 coupon (oil-lube-rotation) in the mail from the dealer. Last change they found some minor issues they fixed and gave me a new tire cover.

My next visit is for the recalled tranny line. Service manager said he has his guys swap out the tranny fluid on this fix even though the recall doesn't call for it. He said it was stupid for them not to offer it. I put too much money into buying my JKUR to not follow the service intervals to the letter. I've owned several vehicles and a Jeep in the past and found that every car I followed the intervals had few problems compared to the ones I let go longer.

I'm not a big fan of dealer service prices but they keep sending me coupons that cut the cost significantly. One thing good dealer service centers know is their vehicles, their quirks and what to look for without costly research. I know mechanics who work for dealerships and they are frequently told to do pro-bono minor repairs on vehicles they sold and maintain.

I do switch to doing my own service on out of warrantee vehicles I own, but with my extended warrantee...I never want to take a chance of a denial of service due to failed regular maintenance.
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Unread 09-17-2013, 03:16 PM   #55
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Does nobody read the owners manual anymore?

It does not say to go 8000 miles. It says never exceed 8000 miles. Two different things completely. Sigh...
Jeep owners manual... whats that? Mine in my '14 was more like a pamphlet. Replaced by a DVD which is still in the shrink wrap in my console.
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Unread 09-17-2013, 03:42 PM   #56
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There's an 800 number to call that'll send you the full manual (no additional charge lol). I don't have it handy anymore.
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Jeep owners manual... whats that? Mine in my '14 was more like a pamphlet. Replaced by a DVD which is still in the shrink wrap in my console.
Back when I started driving, car manuals were small books, maybe 60-80 pages. The world has changed.
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Unread 09-17-2013, 06:43 PM   #58
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Heh Heh, my '08 JKUR manual is 461 pages/w a warrant/maintenence supplement thats 64 pages !

Very detailed !

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Unread 09-17-2013, 07:28 PM   #59
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Back when I started driving, car manuals were small books, maybe 60-80 pages. The world has changed.
Stupid people need more warnings.
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Back when I started driving, car manuals were small books, maybe 60-80 pages. The world has changed.
"Thats Nothing", when I started driving you had to haul stone tablets to the dealer to have him chisel the manual onto them!

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