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DIY 3.6 Pentastar Oil Change

Discussion in 'General Jeep Discussion' started by chris4x4, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. Aug 24, 2018 at 5:45 AM
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    aggrex

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    Best to change the oil filter which is relatively inexpensive and ez to install. This DIY oil change thread is excellent. Stick with the Mopar oil filter. I stock up on filters via Amazon. In my book Castro is fine. Not just $ saved but personal satisfaction and job done right with care. IME the JK oil service is one of the easiest.
     
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  2. Aug 24, 2018 at 7:52 AM
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    Thanks aggrex, definitely going to give this a go!
     
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  3. Aug 31, 2018 at 2:13 PM
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    This may be a stupid question, but currently my engine has 5W-30 conventional. Obviously going to go with Full synthetic doing it myself. Question is, do I need to flush it somehow after emptying the conventional before I add in the Full synthetic?
     
  4. Aug 31, 2018 at 4:38 PM
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    Nope just drain old oil, replace filter+drainplug and refill.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2018 at 7:49 AM
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    Got everything I need to do my oil change. Will be doing it in the next 2-3weeks or so, depending on which weekend I have more time. Have other stuff to fix around house that’s suppercedes the oil change.
     
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  6. Sep 4, 2018 at 6:34 PM
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    Did my routine oil change and a load of laundry tonight. All in less than an hour. And I didn't even need chris4x4's instructional DIY laundry thread. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Sep 5, 2018 at 1:49 AM
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    Hahaha. I just want to give myself like 30min since it's my first attempt. Time is kinda hard to do in my household with my 3 & 5yr olds running around. And I also want to hit 3,500miles since my last change before changing.

    And where is the laundry DIY thread, I can't find it? J/k lol
     
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  8. Sep 6, 2018 at 7:07 PM
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    I like your sense of humor dude. You caught on I was :censored: with ya. I was kinda :boink: at ya. :hattip:
     
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  9. Sep 7, 2018 at 10:27 AM
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    Lol, I’m a big jokester too. And love using movie quotes at just the right moment. Thanks for your sense of humor, just making me feel more at home here.
     
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  10. Sep 8, 2018 at 8:10 AM
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    Give yourself plenty of time. More than an hour if its your first time. That way, if you have an issue pop up, you have ti9me to think it thru, rather than rush and make things worse.
     
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  11. Sep 11, 2018 at 7:32 AM
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    Thanks, yeah will give myself the extra time.
     
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  12. Oct 28, 2018 at 12:42 PM
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    Just completed my oil change. Pretty simple just like you said and there were no issues with your detailed instructions. No more paying for oil changes in the future.

    Thanks again Chris4x4 for this thread!
     
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  13. Oct 30, 2018 at 7:14 PM
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    Yes.@chris4x4 can be quite informative....when he's on his meds that is. o_O.

    See that dude. Cut labor costs from your oil change. AND....you get to mess with your Jeep. :D. Next up...tire rotation. :).
     
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  14. Oct 31, 2018 at 8:36 AM
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    Yeah, both kids will have to be going to school for me to even have enough time to try to attempt that. Lol

     
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    Who else is using Pennzoil Ultra Platinum? Where is the best place to get it? Our Walmart and Advance only have Pennzoil Platinum. I may just go with that, but I’d rather go Ultra if it’s easy to get.
     
  16. Mar 12, 2019 at 4:50 AM
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    IMO regular OCI with quality oil will be fine. Not sure what the "ultra" benefit is but nearly everything is available on Amazon. Walmart does have good prices on motor oil that beats the parts stores.
     
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  17. Mar 12, 2019 at 4:58 AM
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    Here lately I've been fond of mobil1 full synthetic oil and Bosch oil filters. The Bosch filters are a little pricey but the Mobil1 is right in the middle of the quality oil spectrum. I havent had issues with it so far
     
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  18. Mar 12, 2019 at 6:55 AM
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    I do Pennzoil ultra platinum. Purchase mine through Amazon. It's $33 right now but when I purchased I got it for $24(and got a $10 rebate so really only paid $14). Watch the price should go back to around$24(5Quarts).
     
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