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post #1 of 27 Old 11-21-2010, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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how much oil do you burn?

i think im gonna take mine in and have the dealer check it out.

2008 JK, 21000 miles. i generally change my oil at 5000 miles and the last 2 times when ive gotten close to that point, when im coming to a stop light or anywhere else where the rpms drop back to an idle, the oil light will flash on for a few seconds. you bring the revs back up and the light goes off. i seem to notice quite a bit more valvetrain chatter as opposed to when it was brand new, too.


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post #2 of 27 Old 11-21-2010, 07:55 PM
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What does the stick read?
Mine burns a little bit, but keeps enough to last ~5k per change
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post #3 of 27 Old 11-21-2010, 08:35 PM
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My oil disappears too, over the summer it seemed to be 1qt every 1000 miles or so. Since its gotten cold im at a quart after about 2k miles. I have an 08 with 39k on it, seems to be a design flaw with the motors from what I've seen online

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post #4 of 27 Old 11-21-2010, 08:40 PM
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I am coming up on 19k on my '09 2 door and I do not burn any oil between changes at every 3 - 4k. I continue to have the dealer do it as long as they keep sending me coupons for oil changes @$17.95. I can barely do it for that myself. They use the Mopar filter and Mopar 5w-20 'synthetic blend' oil. Any time I have checked, the oil is very clean and I have never had to add a drop between changes. If your oil light is coming on at all, get it checked. If you are burning so much oil between regular oil changes that your oil light is coming on and you only have 21k miles, you either have a leak or a serious problem.
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i think im gonna take mine in and have the dealer check it out.

2008 JK, 21000 miles. i generally change my oil at 5000 miles and the last 2 times when ive gotten close to that point, when im coming to a stop light or anywhere else where the rpms drop back to an idle, the oil light will flash on for a few seconds. you bring the revs back up and the light goes off. i seem to notice quite a bit more valvetrain chatter as opposed to when it was brand new, too.
Your statement makes me think you don't check the oil level. Do you ever check it?
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post #6 of 27 Old 11-21-2010, 10:06 PM
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The red light has actually nothing to do with the oil level. You would need to have such a low level, that the pump is sucking air to get a break down in pressure or the little bit oil left to circulate is getting cooked hot in an instant. I would rather guess worst case a bad oil pump or best case a hyperactive sensor.

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post #7 of 27 Old 11-21-2010, 10:21 PM
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Your statement makes me think you don't check the oil level. Do you ever check it?
People who drain their oil for an oil change, and discover there is only a couple quarts in there, don't like that question.

Many have actually stated they don't believe they should have to check the oil level between oil changes.
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post #8 of 27 Old 11-21-2010, 10:51 PM
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Have I missed something? I’ve read this thread twice, quick though and it seams that the OP has never actually checked his oil level with the dipstick.
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post #9 of 27 Old 11-22-2010, 07:04 AM
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2007 JK Unlimited Rubicon with 42K miles. I was loosing oil at a quart every thousand mile. Blue smoke on start. Dealer replaced the engine. They had a small percentage of Jeeps with bad rings. Got the new engine, and now at 300 miles, my oil light started coming on. I stopped driving it and called the dealer. Turns out Jeep also has a batch of bad oil pumps out there in brand new engines. It's back at the shop today for repairs. Good thing I was still covered by the powertrain warranty.
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post #10 of 27 Old 11-22-2010, 07:25 AM
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22,000 miles. I don't burn any noticable oil between changes. I check it every second or third fill up just because of threads like this.

No modern engine should burn oil at anything under 150,000 miles.
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post #11 of 27 Old 11-22-2010, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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I worded that wrong. yes, i check my oil. Seems I burn about a quart every 5000 miles, which is still high, but not like some of yall. I think this is probably a sending problem since it only occurs at low revs and corrects itself with a load on the engine.

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post #12 of 27 Old 11-22-2010, 10:04 AM
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60000 + mile on my 07 JK unlimited I change the oil every 3000 and I've never used/leaked burned much oil.

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post #13 of 27 Old 11-22-2010, 10:08 AM
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My 2010 doesn't use any that my eye can detect on the dipstick. 11,000 miles on the clock.

I laugh at the guys that say "mine doesn't use a drop". Dudes must have some seriously calibrated eyes to be able to tell if its used a drop of oil.
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post #14 of 27 Old 11-22-2010, 11:06 AM
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6500 on my 2010 and it was still full at the 6k change. My dealership runs $20 special on occasion as well. I normally do oil changes myself but I don't mind paying an extra 5 bucks to have someone else do it.
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post #15 of 27 Old 11-22-2010, 11:09 AM
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I've run synthetic in mine when it was bought used at 16k. Since then I've had to add a quart every 3k miles. I then generally change my oil at 5k miles and generally my level is still full. I'll have to see this winter if lower temperatures affect my oil usage. I haven't talked to a dealer about it but from previous discussion my usage isn't outside of the normal range, just annoying.
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