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Unbelievably easy. I've always changed the oil myself in all vehicles both present and past, but the Jeep has to be the easiest I've ever experienced. My wife's '10 4Runner is a royal PITA compared to the JGC since you need to drop the skid plate and pre-drain the oil filter (underneath). I set the air suspension on the Jeep to off-road 2 (the highest setting) and did everything from the ground without having to get the floor jack out. I probably could've left the suspension as-is, but I figured I'd raise it as high as possible. Remove the filter (from the top with 24mm socket) and drain oil from underneath (13mm socket). Replace the oil filter. While the oil is draining, lightly clean under the hood, wash the salt off the floor mats, mop the RaceDeck flooring in the garage and put away misc tools left out after previous projects. Add 6 qts of 5W-20 synthetic (I chose Mobil1) and call it a day. Easy peasy.
My two previous cars were a 95 Toyota 4Runner followed by the 2010 4Runner. Changing oil on the '95 was a piece of cake. The oil filter was right up on top and if you used an oil extracting pump (the only way to go IMHO) you didn't even need to get underneath the vehicle. Starting with the 2010 model they changed to a paper filter located at the bottom of the engine that required the removal of a plastic guard, a metal skid plate, and a filter housing that could only be removed with a special wrench. What a PITA! My new GC with the diesel motor has the filter up top again which should make the process pretty simple. Of course it does require 8 quarts of a special low ash synthetic oil that goes for $10 a quart and a $40 paper filter, but what the heck, you can't win 'em all.
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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

I just changed mine as well with 2000mi on the clock using Mobil1. It took about 20 min for the oil to stop draining with the filter removed. I was only able to fit 5 3/4 quarts. After waiting 10 min after engine shutdown, the dipstick reads right up to the full line.

The quadralift suspension does make getting under the vehicle a breeze.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:51 AM
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just curious, why did you change your oil with only 1,000 miles ?
I'd assume because he wanted to switch to synthetic as soon as he could.
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I'd assume because he wanted to switch to synthetic as soon as he could.
Haha, I sent this last night, but it didn't post until this morning. Better late than never I guess!
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:45 AM
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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

I changed my diesel at 4600 as that what was on the clock on the weekend before a long trip.
Has anyone looked at their filter element for shavings? I saw some on mine so the filter was doing its job.

Its always a difficult decision on when to change you want to get the oil out as soon as you can to get rid of the shavings but yet you want to leave it in to ensure everything seats properly and the engine breaks in while the original oil is still in there...just my thoughts.
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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

I've always been a believer of breaking in an engine with dino oil, then changing over to synthetic. That's why I waited until 5000 miles before having the dealership perform the first oil change...and paying the extra money for them to use synthetic.

At 10,000 miles, I'll be performing my own oil/filter changes going forward (and buying a new Dimple magnetic drain plug) ...every 5000 miles using 5w20 Mobil 1 and a stock Chrysler 2014 oil filter.
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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

Anyone doing an oil analysis with the changed oil? And has anyone done *2* or more oil changes to compare?
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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

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Anyone doing an oil analysis with the changed oil? And has anyone done *2* or more oil changes to compare?
I just sent in Factory oil for analysis with 6500 miles on it.

I will send in a couple more and plan on 7500 mile interval using Castrol Syntec 5w20.
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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

Great - will you post results (if any)?
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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

Could changing your oil yourself create a problem with your warranty if you need some type of engine work. When the dealer does it's documented.
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Great - will you post results (if any)?
Yup.
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It comes that way from the factory..
Are you saying our vehicles are delivered with synthetic?
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