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Old 02-25-2015, 11:54 AM
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1st maintanance coming up, how / which oil do you recommend?

so it looks like my car takes 5w20

should i

a) go to a dealer and just have them do everything
b) buy my own oil (which brand? castrol? mobil1?) and filter and do it myself?
c) if B, should i stick to 5w20 or go with 0w20?

cost isnt a factor, im planning to keep this car, so i wanna put the best stuff in it from getgo

thanks!.. i know this question might've been asked before but i want up to date info

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Old 02-25-2015, 01:23 PM
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Re: 1st maintanance coming up, how / which oil do you recommend?

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so it looks like my car takes 5w20

should i

a) go to a dealer and just have them do everything
b) buy my own oil (which brand? castrol? mobil1?) and filter and do it myself?
c) if B, should i stick to 5w20 or go with 0w20?

cost isnt a factor, im planning to keep this car, so i wanna put the best stuff in it from getgo

thanks!.. i know this question might've been asked before but i want up to date info
I would:

a) Absolutely NO!
b) Absolutely YES! Mobil 1 or Castrol are excellent choices!
c) Go with synthetic. Either weight is fine!
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:31 PM
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Re: 1st maintanance coming up, how / which oil do you recommend?

awesome thank you! ^ should i get mobil one oil filter too? or use the one dealership sells?

if anyone has more imput as to which weight they use, id apreciate it
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Re: 1st maintanance coming up, how / which oil do you recommend?

I've always used Mobil 1 in the past but I dont think it's approved by Jeep.
Go to your local Wallyworld and pick up a few 5 qrt jugs of Pennzoil Platinum 5w-20.
For a filter I always go with OEM while it's under warranty just in case there is
an issue down the road and the dealer wants to point to the non-OEM filter being the cause.

FYI you'll need 6 qrts and the process is a no-brainer.

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Re: 1st maintanance coming up, how / which oil do you recommend?

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I've always used Mobil 1 in the past but I dont think it's approved by Jeep.
Go to your local Wallyworld and pick up a few 5 qrt jugs of Pennzoil Platinum 5w-20.
For a filter I always go with OEM while it's under warranty just in case there is
an issue down the road and the dealer wants to point to the non-OEM filter being the cause.

FYI you'll need 6 qrts and the process is a no-brainer.
Agreed. Unless you are a combined oil and engine engineer, it is usually a good idea to stick to the manufacturer's recommended viscosity and make sure any oil you buy is labelled to meet the manufacturer's requirements.

There are other oils that would probably be perfectly OK, but why risk a warranty argument?

I'd agree with the Pennz platinum. You don't really need full synth, but, it really doesn't cost that much more.

As far as whether to hit a dealer, do the ones in your area attempt to compete with quick change places by offering a no-appointment oil and filter for about $20 bucks, or about double that for full synth, with change-pack options? Those are pretty hard prices to beat unless you have hours and hours of spare time.
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Re: 1st maintanance coming up, how / which oil do you recommend?

thanks guys!! ill buy filter from dealership, and 6 quarts of oil..

sooo, Istowell,
5w20 pennsoil platinum > 5w20 mobil one?
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Re: 1st maintanance coming up, how / which oil do you recommend?

I take it to the dealer. It's free and they use a Mopar filter which I like.
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Re: 1st maintanance coming up, how / which oil do you recommend?

Well, I've been using full synthetic Mobil 1 for the last 30 years or so. My used 2013 JGC V8 needed an oil change(original owner had 2 oil changes done) so I had the local oil change shop use their Pennzoil Premium Gold synthetic oil and a Pennzoil filter.

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Re: 1st maintanance coming up, how / which oil do you recommend?

I also use Pennzoil 5W20 Platinum Synthetic and since I have free oil changes for the first 3 years I take my 2014 GC to the dealer and tell them to use my oil.


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I have been using the Pennzoil ULTRA Platinum Synthetic and the oem mopar filter. stick with the 5w20 unless you live in the artic circle maybe go to the 0w20. I think I paid $28 at Walmart for the Pennzoil ULTRA Platinum Synthetic 5 quart jug the last time and around $6 for an OEM filter. that's about $48 for a full synthetic oil change on the 5.7 not too bad. Not too much more than the buffoons at the dealer would want for a regular oil change, I think they wanted $39 when I was there once. Reason I do it my self is time and knowing it was done right not a money thing. this vehicle is a pretty easy change quadralift all the way up, no ramps or jacking needed, I can knock out an oil change in about 20 minutes or drive to the dealer and sit around there for a few hours while their lowest skilled high school kids on summer jobs forget to tighten filters or drain plugs use the wrong oil or what ever else I have read on here . You don't have to use synthetic but if you are going to keep the jeep for a long time it definitely doesn't hurt. the Pennzoil ULTRA is what they recommend in the SRT so if its good enough for SRT is certainly good enough for 3.6 or 5.7
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Re: 1st maintanance coming up, how / which oil do you recommend?

To OP, if you are interested in option B:

Get a Fumoto valve with the short nipple, the small lever clip to prevent the valve from accidentally opening, 3/8" tubing, OEM filters, your choice of oil that meets MS-6395 and do the oil changes yourself. With the Fumoto valve, you can drain directly into a container for recycling and being able to access the oil filter from the top makes for an easy, virtually mess-free oil change. My $.02.
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Re: 1st maintanance coming up, how / which oil do you recommend?

Get a hold of the tech manual and use what is recommended for your vehicle. Dealer and be too expensive sometimes for what you are getting.
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