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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.
     
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  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:
     
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  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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