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post #13441 of 91579 Old 02-14-2010, 04:07 PM
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for some reason since i've changed my oil my mpg dropped by about 5, i think it's just a coincidence and was just a bad tank of gas or something



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There are 3 manufacturers for oil filters. Wix/K&N is one, Fram/bargain filters are another, and OEM occasionally makes their own, but often buys from WIX. If you don't believe me, ask any NON AUTOZONE parts store. Spark plugs are the same way. If you don't believe me on the spark plugs, ask for a generic copper spark plug of any brand, open the box and look at the brand either printed on the ceramic, or stamped into the metal. I've pulled NGK plugs out of AC-Delco boxes, Champion plugs out of NGK boxes, Bosch plugs out of Champion boxes, and I have yet to see a plug with Motorcraft printed or stamped on it.

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next 3k miles ill get a K&N... this is a well needed oil change. its been about 4-5k since the last one
Call me crazy but I change it every 1500 . I have too much invested to lose it to bad oil.

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for some reason since i've changed my oil my mpg dropped by about 5, i think it's just a coincidence and was just a bad tank of gas or something


My mpg always seem to drop when I haven't changed the oil in a while...from like 18 to about 14.5


Doens't help you, but thought i'd share

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oil change today????? i think YES! i just bought a FRAM filter.. opinions on it?
Had a fram fail on me after 1500 miles since the oil change. Oil pressure went to 0 at idle. Changed just the filter and it went up to 20. I will never use a fram again. I use ac delco filters.

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My mpg always seem to drop when I haven't changed the oil in a while...from like 18 to about 14.5


Doens't help you, but thought i'd share
well i can understand it dropping if its been a while, but i just changed the oil filled up the tank and the next time i got gas i only got like 11 instead of 16-17


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Call me crazy but I change it every 1500 . I have too much invested to lose it to bad oil.
your crazy!!! haha do you change the oil filter every 1500? or every 3000?

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your crazy!!! haha do you change the oil filter every 1500? or every 3000?
Yup. My boss changes the oil in his durango every 2k. It has 260k HARD HARD miles on it and it still runs perfect.

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Finished my bumper design. Moved the hinge and latch, because they would have been in the way of the hatch. And redid the tire swing supports. Then I found a 3d model of a pre-97 cherokee and slapped the bumper on. It fits for the most part, The quarter panel guards need to flare out a little, but it looks pretty good.

Now I need a bunch of steel.. and a better welder




What program is this? I want it.

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But yeah my 4.0 has been hydrolocked twice, ran upside down for 7 seconds it still keeps coming back for more. its like that crazy ex-girlfriend that just wont quit..but unlike her, its a good thing haha
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What program is this? I want it.
Google Sketchup 7. Its free, go download it. I give major props to the guy that too the time to make that cherokee... it is really detailed.. even the seats and stuff, and the dimensions seem correct.

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perfect depends on how far away you are when you look at it:D
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It's a 4.0 ... as long as there's something in the crank case that isn't coolant I'm sure it will still run forever.
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About to go put my shocks on and maybe my lca's. Do i gotta jack it up to put the control arms on?

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Sweet thanks man. How do I find the XJ design?

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Sweet thanks man. How do I find the XJ design?
I built the bumper without the cherokee model, just running off some of my measurements, but... google has a 3d warehouse : 3D Warehouse

and I used this model : Jeep Cherokee by matte372 - Google 3D Warehouse

but there are a number of different colors/trims based on that model.

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Google Sketchup 7. Its free, go download it. I give major props to the guy that too the time to make that cherokee... it is really detailed.. even the seats and stuff, and the dimensions seem correct.
I vote to start a "google sketchup" thread so we can all share designs. Any takers?

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I vote to start a "google sketchup" thread so we can all share designs. Any takers?
Ill throw the bumper on there. It doesn't have any mounts yet because I don't know the frame rail spacing though..

I also would try and make anything for anyone that wanted something. I am getting better, and its fun to do regardless.

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