are there any 07-08 JK's that DON'T have excessive oil use? - JeepForum.com

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yes, more than 2-3 qts between changes 5 18.52%
no, less than 1-2 qts between changes 22 81.48%
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post #1 of 32 Old 01-11-2014, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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are there any 07-08 JK's that DON'T have excessive oil use?

Hey everyone. Been looking at 07-09 jk's, really liking what I saw, until I came upon all the threads about excessive oil use... so here's my question, are there any 07-09 JK's that DON'T use tons of oil???


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post #2 of 32 Old 01-11-2014, 05:51 PM
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Most JKs don't burn a lot of oil. Only those that do get to be the subject of threads and posts, so it looks like it's a JK-wide problem.

But, buying a used one, you have to wonder why it was traded in.

Mine doesn't burn any oil.
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post #3 of 32 Old 01-11-2014, 05:55 PM
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Mine is getting close to 6 years old and never burns a drop between changes-

I've used 5w-30 Mobile One since the first change (1100 miles)

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post #4 of 32 Old 01-11-2014, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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That makes me feel better, I might be going through a private seller and not a dealer since there are so many around here. I would just be screwed if I got one, and it needed a new engine. Of course I can give a good look over, and listen, but generally I csnt take it and drive it 1000 miles to see if it burns any oil...

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post #5 of 32 Old 01-11-2014, 06:48 PM
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None between changes on my 08.
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post #6 of 32 Old 01-11-2014, 07:07 PM
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Nothing on mine except extended driving at 85+ and only 1 qt then

Oh and mine has 107,xxx miles

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post #7 of 32 Old 01-11-2014, 07:15 PM
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Mine uses about 1 quart in 1500 miles though you won't see it ever mentioned in this forum or anywhere else. I don't complain about it, it's been like this since almost new and I just add oil when it's down. Runs great with 55k miles on it.
I do run it pretty hard, 80 mph on the highway and regularly shift gears at 4500+ rpm.
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post #8 of 32 Old 01-11-2014, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Feelin better already! Plus atk crate engines are $2600, so I'm in time to sell my mustang!

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post #9 of 32 Old 01-11-2014, 08:19 PM
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The 2007 I had consumed 1 quart between changes but the 2011 didn't.
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post #10 of 32 Old 01-11-2014, 08:35 PM
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The people who goes to websites compared to people who own Jeeps is huge . I think the majority of people who own Jeeps are not on web sites. That being said, what you read is probably between 1 and 3 % of people who own Jeeps . By the way my 2008 does not leak oil .
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post #11 of 32 Old 01-11-2014, 08:50 PM
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The people who goes to websites compared to people who own Jeeps is huge . I think the majority of people who own Jeeps are not on web sites. That being said, what you read is probably between 1 and 3 % of people who own Jeeps . By the way my 2008 does not leak oil .
Yup, my first forum was the roadfly sites for European cars, it got to the point that I had to just stop reading the threads about CEL's, sensor warnings, engine knocks, tranny failures, etc... Every noise my cars made, I was sure it was catastrophic!
Now, I'm just scared about Death Wobble!

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My 93 wrangler would leave a decent oil stain on the ground anywhere I parked it and it never used more than 1/2 qt every 5000 miles. My JK would be down close to a qt every 1000 miles without any indication whatsoever what it was doing with it. *shrug*

I think it's just luck of the draw and as long as you don't just totally ignore it then you wont have a problem either way.

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post #13 of 32 Old 01-12-2014, 03:07 AM
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Mine doesnt USE oil but it leaks like a Sieve. I shouldve taken it back to the dealer, but its leaked almost since the day I got it. I should probly go to a heavier weight of oil, but IVe run the recommended wt with a K&N filter ever since I got it.
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post #14 of 32 Old 01-12-2014, 03:41 AM
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Nope. My 07 is at a half Qt low around 7,000 - 8,000 miles than I change it with Mobil 1 5W 30. I have over 72,xxx on her now.

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post #15 of 32 Old 01-12-2014, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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you guys are making me feel much better! I can't wait to get back in a Jeep again!

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