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Re: For those of you who still believe dealer oil changes are superior to DIY...

The JGC is an easy vehicle on which to do an oil change!
You have enough room underneath to access the drain plug, even if you aren't up in ORII !

Add a Qwikvalve (Fumoto) to the equation and its even easier. I just did mine (at a 7500k interval) and it took me an hour. 40 mins of which was waiting for the old oil to drain out and the new oil to get in.
Total cost, including Mopar Filter and Pennzoil Ultra Euro L oil was less than $100!!

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Re: For those of you who still believe dealer oil changes are superior to DIY...

Well I had hoped to provide my oil analysis from Blackstone since I had 9200 miles on it since last change (26,000 total) but the USPS seems to have lost it. Better luck next time and I will send it UPS so it actually arrives there. Where I am at the last 12 months the USPS has misplaced, lost, forwarded mail for me.
Too bad wanted to see what the results were...
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Re: For those of you who still believe dealer oil changes are superior to DIY...

Well It took over two weeks to get the sample to Blackstone. Will post the results soon as I can but results were excellent. Didn't run TBN since pervious sample was somgood...


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Re: For those of you who still believe dealer oil changes are superior to DIY...

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The JGC is an easy vehicle on which to do an oil change!
You have enough room underneath to access the drain plug, even if you aren't up in ORII !

Add a Qwikvalve (Fumoto) to the equation and its even easier. I just did mine (at a 7500k interval) and it took me an hour. 40 mins of which was waiting for the old oil to drain out and the new oil to get in.
Total cost, including Mopar Filter and Pennzoil Ultra Euro L oil was less than $100!!
I'm getting close to having to perform my first oil change on my EcoDiesel. I've done plenty of oil changes on other cars.

What caught my attention is where you said it took 40 mins for the oil to drain. Is there something I'm missing on the drain part for our Diesels? I know it's 8 qts but 40 mins seems excessive.
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What caught my attention is where you said it took 40 mins for the oil to drain.
Definitely read the EcoDiesel oil change thread to learn the caveats and protips. It's important to let the system drain, and dealer techs love to cut corners on the factory-prescribed 30 minute drain time, etc. Hell, I swear the tech overtorqued my filter cap as well... quite disturbing given that it is plastic.

FWIW, the first time I changed my oil it took 45 minutes for the filter housing to drain. Why cut corners? Let it sit and drain in the garage while you do something else. Also, QwikValve FTW.
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Re: For those of you who still believe dealer oil changes are superior to DIY...

Just sit back, drink a cold one and admire your Jeep and your handiwork for 30 mins....

And don't forget to torque your oil filter cap to 25Nm and wait for the new oil to drain into the sump....at least 15mins.

For safety sake, simply check the level on your dipstick before starting the motor.

The oil in the filter housing has to drain back through the oil pump gears, which explains the length of time it takes to empty back into the sump. It is usually gone by the time the 30 mins is up. I then use a shop rag to clean out the residue.
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I then use a shop rag to clean out the residue.
That's what I have done in the past, but I'm going to get a turkey baster to suction stuff out from now on. I am very diligent about looking for possible chunks of cloth/fiber left behind in the housing (and subsequently forced through the engine), but I don't want to run that risk anymore.
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Re: For those of you who still believe dealer oil changes are superior to DIY...

On my TDI's I used a Pela oil extractor to suck the oil out of the filter housing. Kinda like a big capacity fancy turkey baster. I haven't done a change in my eco diesel yet, only 5.6k miles, but does all the filter housing oil drain or are there pockets it'll sit in?
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does all the filter housing oil drain or are there pockets it'll sit in?
There are a few teaspoons or so left in the housing.
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