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Unread 02-17-2013, 11:12 PM   #1
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Oil change

I know I have to change my oil based on mileage. However last time I had changed it I had put in full synthetic to get my moneys worth. I am about 200 miles over when I should change it however the oil change hasnt come on yet. Doesnt the jeep measure viscosity for the oil change light to come on?

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Unread 02-17-2013, 11:31 PM   #2
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I don't think it does. How many miles do you go between oil changes normally. I think the light counts 8k or something odd ball.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 06:45 AM   #3
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I don't think it does. How many miles do you go between oil changes normally. I think the light counts 8k or something odd ball.
i try to do 5 or whenever the light comes up. Reading some places though the light turns on based on oil viscosity i belie and i dont want to change my oil prematurely and not get my moneys worth. Maybe though it does come on at 8k miles?
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Unread 02-18-2013, 07:23 AM   #4
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I know I have to change my oil based on mileage. However last time I had changed it I had put in full synthetic to get my moneys worth. I am about 200 miles over when I should change it however the oil change hasnt come on yet. Doesnt the jeep measure viscosity for the oil change light to come on?
It doesn't. The light is based upon a computer algorithm. It's "duty" based. The computer doesn't analyze the oil that's why Chrysler has a disclaimer in the manual regarding a "do not exceed" and "severe duty" and at a minimum "twice" per year or at least "once" per year with the 2013. If your "maximum" is 8,000 it should be changed.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 08:28 AM   #5
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I go 10k between changes with Mobil One. I have 94k miles on the 07 JKU and the oil change reminder has come on 4 times.
Synthetic is designed to go that far and would most likely make it further. Mobil One's website suggests it's good for 15k miles.
I think changing syn oil at 5k is a waste of money.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 08:43 AM   #6
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Ya thats what im trying to avoid, wasting money. Now i run mobil one since thats what was available and has numerous good reviews. but how does it compare to Rotella, I use Rotella in my classic.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 08:44 AM   #7
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Ya thats what im trying to avoid, wasting money. Now i run mobil one since thats what was available and has numerous good reviews. but how does it compare to Rotella, I use Rotella in my classic.
Isn't Rotella intended for Diesel?
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Unread 02-18-2013, 08:50 AM   #8
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It doesn't. The light is based upon a computer algorithm. It's "duty" based. The computer doesn't analyze the oil that's why Chrysler has a disclaimer in the manual regarding a "do not exceed" and "severe duty" and at a minimum "twice" per year or at least "once" per year with the 2013. If your "maximum" is 8,000 it should be changed.
This is correct, It is based on how many cold starts, average speed (Stop and go vs sustained speed), driving habits among other things that affect oil life.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 09:02 AM   #9
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If you're using synthetic I believe you are wasting your money if you change it too often, But if that's what floats your boat...
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Unread 02-18-2013, 09:44 AM   #10
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it's a very dependable system-

Almost as useful as the TPMS --

My "Change Oil" light hasn't comeon in over 11,000 miles-

I'm waiting forit ()

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Unread 02-18-2013, 10:52 AM   #11
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Isn't Rotella intended for Diesel?
Oil is oil. For my classic though rotella has all the molecules or what ever that it needs where as regular oil doesnt. My dad runs it in his 2500 hemi and brother runs it in his 2000 f250, no issues what so ever
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Unread 02-18-2013, 10:54 AM   #12
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Rotella T-6

Lots of folks run it in their motorcycles as well, can't beat the performance for the price.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 11:00 AM   #13
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Isn't Rotella intended for Diesel?
He isn't the first person I've heard of running oil made for diesel engines. A guy once said there is a high zinc content and it helps prevent wear. But anymore the damn emissions board worked hard to take out anti wear agents because I guess it messes with the DPF
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Unread 02-18-2013, 02:01 PM   #14
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Why would you want to run Rotella? I don't even think you can get it in 5w30 which is what your 3.6 calls for. I have never seen it in this weight and and only in a 10w30, but most diesels call for 15w40 or a 5w40 if running syn. You can run a 10w but IMO you're only limiting flow at cold start ups.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 02:42 PM   #15
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All oils are not created equally. That rotella has stuff in it that not only won't help your engine, it could cause problems for emissions equipment. There's a reason zinc content in modern gasoline engine oil is so low compared to diesel and old gas engine oil.

I run Rotella or Mobil Delvac in my Corvette because the flat tappet cam needs the zinc. I'll never put it in a modern car.
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