Recent Topics
Mazda's RX Vision with rotary engine won't happen
by HTSS_TR
05/25/16 01:45 PM
Oil shearing vs fuel dilution
by Popsy
05/25/16 01:31 PM
Mods/Admins please help?
by RusskiBoSS
05/25/16 01:24 PM
Told SiriusXM to Pound Sand
by Garak
05/25/16 01:22 PM
CB install '98 F250ld
by asand1
05/25/16 12:53 PM
Kohler K532 Engine John Deere 400
by Bighorn2500
05/25/16 12:41 PM
Champion C165 cut open, 9000km
by turboseize
05/25/16 12:30 PM
F1 - 2016 Monaco Grand Prix
by gofast182
05/25/16 11:39 AM
Mazda 3 drain and fill
by jay929
05/25/16 11:38 AM
Looking at VW TDI
by loneryder
05/25/16 11:13 AM
Valvoline Maxlife ATF & Walmart
by HosteenJorje
05/25/16 11:00 AM
New car polish
by Tempest
05/25/16 10:58 AM
Newest Members
Hokie_Dave, ant3a, afterburnerbg, SupraSaiyan, Bighorn2500
57973 Registered Users
Who's Online
94 registered (AlaskaMike, AirgunSavant, 87sammy, 97f150, 94astro, 13 invisible), 1872 Guests and 348 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
57973 Members
66 Forums
249390 Topics
4082065 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3372863 - 05/15/14 09:40 PM OCI for wife's Jeep
Joe_Power Offline


Registered: 04/18/13
Posts: 632
Loc: USA - Coast to Coast, Border t...
2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Lot's of short trips. Wife is a real estate broker, so she is constantly running around town. Get's the occasional 100+ mile roadtrip about once or twice a month.

I have a stash of PU 5w-20, and a stash of PureOne filters. (I know, I know. Tearalators...)

I'm thinking 4-5000..... Your thoughts??
_________________________
2011 Jeep Wrangler
2015 Chevrolet 2500HD LTZ
2011 Harley Davidson FLHX

Common sense is a flower that doesn't bloom in everybody's garden.

Top
#3372880 - 05/15/14 10:06 PM Re: OCI for wife's Jeep [Re: Joe_Power]
KD0AXS Offline


Registered: 11/13/12
Posts: 2031
Loc: Nowthen, MN
I'd just go by the OLM.
_________________________
2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe 2.0 GDI-PUP 0W-40
2013 Jeep Wrangler JKU-PUP 5W-20
2005 Ford F-350 4x4 5.4-Maxlife 5W-20
2000 John Deere 425-Rotella T6

Top
#3372891 - 05/15/14 10:16 PM Re: OCI for wife's Jeep [Re: Joe_Power]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 4966
Loc: In transit...
5000 should be fine; but I would verify with a UOA.
_________________________
Only a UOA will tell you the oil's condition - until then it is just speculation.

13 F150, 5.0, 48k mi
04 Wrangler, 2.4, 197k mi


Top
#3372896 - 05/15/14 10:19 PM Re: OCI for wife's Jeep [Re: Joe_Power]
HTSS_TR Online   content


Registered: 04/17/06
Posts: 18194
Loc: Lake Forest, CA
Jeep OLM is calibrated with conventional or at most semi-synthetic, you use PU which is one of best over the shelf synthetic, you can go full OLM(down to zero) without problem.
_________________________
'00 MB E430
'04 Honda S2000
'06 Volvo V70
'14 Honda Accord LX
"Throwing food away is like stealing it from the poor and hungry" Pope Francis

Top
#3372930 - 05/15/14 11:11 PM Re: OCI for wife's Jeep [Re: HTSS_TR]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 4966
Loc: In transit...
Originally Posted By: HTSS_TR
Jeep OLM is calibrated with conventional or at most semi-synthetic, you use PU which is one of best over the shelf synthetic, you can go full OLM(down to zero) without problem.


Very true; perhaps using 5000 as a starting point to verify the OLM and extending from there if OP is comfortable.
_________________________
Only a UOA will tell you the oil's condition - until then it is just speculation.

13 F150, 5.0, 48k mi
04 Wrangler, 2.4, 197k mi


Top
#3372989 - 05/16/14 03:52 AM Re: OCI for wife's Jeep [Re: Joe_Power]
KD0AXS Offline


Registered: 11/13/12
Posts: 2031
Loc: Nowthen, MN
The OLM on our '11 Wrangler doesn't show a percentage. It just changes the odometer to say "Change Oil" for about a minute after you start the engine. However, since it is set with conventional oil in mind, you could easily go well past it with PU.

Just watch out for consumption. 2011 was the last year for the 3.8...a known oil drinker. Ours isn't too bad, (yet) it's down a quart at about 4000-5000 miles.
_________________________
2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe 2.0 GDI-PUP 0W-40
2013 Jeep Wrangler JKU-PUP 5W-20
2005 Ford F-350 4x4 5.4-Maxlife 5W-20
2000 John Deere 425-Rotella T6

Top
#3373158 - 05/16/14 10:09 AM Re: OCI for wife's Jeep [Re: KD0AXS]
Jiblet Offline


Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 105
Loc: Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: KD0AXS
The OLM on our '11 Wrangler doesn't show a percentage. It just changes the odometer to say "Change Oil" for about a minute after you start the engine. However, since it is set with conventional oil in mind, you could easily go well past it with PU.

Just watch out for consumption. 2011 was the last year for the 3.8...a known oil drinker. Ours isn't too bad, (yet) it's down a quart at about 4000-5000 miles.


Good advice.

The manual for '11 says to change within 500 miles of the change oil warning.
If you were so inclined you could sample for UOA at that time.

If warranty is still a concern, don't exceed the 6-month 8,000 mile maximum interval.

Top