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Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

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.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:11 PM
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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

How boring.









Didn't you at least bang your knuckles and draw blood ...

... or drop a wrench and have to dig it out of the suspension some where ...

... or trip and spill a quart of oil all over the garage floor ...

... or have the suspension let loose and have the Jeep come down on your head ...

... or at least close the hood on your fingers?



If none of the above happened, you didn't really change your own oil.
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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

If you're in Charlotte today/ tomorrow, my garage door will be open til 1800. Feel free to change the oil in my Limited. Sorry no QL, so you might have to work a little harder. Actually doing my first oil change on my '14 tomorrow, so you've given me some hope.

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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

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If you're in Charlotte today/ tomorrow, my garage door will be open til 1800. Feel free to change the oil in my Limited. Sorry no QL, so you might have to work a little harder. Actually doing my first oil change on my '14 tomorrow, so you've given me some hope.

And if drop the hood on my head or even get a bloody knuckle...I'm coming after you Bill

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You'll be pleasantly surprised.. it's really a piece of cake. I try to do every service that I can on my cars and this is as basic as it comes. I'd seriously rank this as 1 out of 10 on the difficulty scale.
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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

How long did you wait for the engine oil to drain out through the oil drain plug before you loosened the oil filter housing up top?

I guess what I'm asking is just how messy of a job is it replacing the oil filter in the GC? I'm used to the older style oil filter canister located underneath the engine...and having the ability to pre-fill the new oil filter before installing it.
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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

I removed the oil filter BEFORE I removed the drain plug. Trust me, my garage is my sanctuary and is just as clean (if not cleaner) than the wife keeps the house. I have RaceDeck flooring installed and I'd literally eat off the floor. There was absolutely ZERO mess.
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I removed the oil filter BEFORE I removed the drain plug. Trust me, my garage is my sanctuary and is just as clean (if not cleaner) than the wife keeps the house. I have RaceDeck flooring installed and I'd literally eat off the floor. There was absolutely ZERO mess.
How many miles did you have on it when switching to mobile 1? Just curious because I have 1500 miles left until my 1st oil change at 3000 on my 14 summit
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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

Just did my second change on Laredo 4x4. Drove onto small plastic ramps (camper leveling) on the front tires to get some room underneath. Wow it takes a long time for the oil to drain. Oil filter is a snap with no mess. Make sure to use 2014 filter on a 2014, 2013 filter is different. Reset oil change reminder.

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Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

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How many miles did you have on it when switching to mobile 1? Just curious because I have 1500 miles left until my 1st oil change at 3000 on my 14 summit
Switched to Mobil1 at 1,000 miles on mine - no issues.
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Switched to Mobil1 at 1,000 miles on mine - no issues.
just curious, why did you change your oil with only 1,000 miles ?
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just curious, why did you change your oil with only 1,000 miles ?
Just like to get synthetic oil in ASAP. It's the factory fill on the others and keeps it simple.
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Just like to get synthetic oil in ASAP. It's the factory fill on the others and keeps it simple.
It comes that way from the factory.

I'd NEVER remove factory oil before 5000 miles.

Too many horror stories.

Did my Limited the other day. No ramps needed, no Quadra lift.

Did mine at 6500 miles and sent it out for analysis.

As much as I like Mobile 1. I think Castrol is better. It also so happens to meet Chrysler Spec and Mobile 1 does not.

Had several problems with very old tired engines and Castrol brought them back to life when Mobile 1 wouldn't.
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