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1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 Penzzoil Ultra Euro SM #4589816
11/30/17 12:16 PM
11/30/17 12:16 PM
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Michigan
Buzzinhalfdozen Offline OP
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Michigan
This oil was put in back on June 4th 2017. It's done a majority of highway and long trips 250-500 miles back in summer. It's been short tripped about 2 miles every day since September with longer travels on weekends 500 miles round trip. I typically drive conservative but I'm not afraid of using the throttle for fun highway merging.

Lc20 was used according to the directions for full interval.
FP plus was used according to directions in fuel till September.

Fram ultra xg8 oil filter. Air filter changed about half way through interval.


1999 Jeep Cherokee sport 4.0L
2015 Jeep Cherokee 3.2L
Re: 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 Penzzoil Ultra Euro SM [Re: Buzzinhalfdozen] #4589838
11/30/17 12:34 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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ON, Canada eh?
Looks like you might have a coolant leak into the oil. (Potassium)

Also not really great numbers for that oil with that many miles. IMO. I wouldn't want to see double digits that high.

FWIW.


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - AMSOIL SS 5w20
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF
Re: 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 Penzzoil Ultra Euro SM [Re: Buzzinhalfdozen] #4589917
11/30/17 01:52 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Look for a cracked head right under the oil fill cap


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Re: 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 Penzzoil Ultra Euro SM [Re: Buzzinhalfdozen] #4589935
11/30/17 02:08 PM
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Waco, TX
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Seems like high iron, lead & copper. Aluminum OK.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 Penzzoil Ultra Euro SM [Re: Buzzinhalfdozen] #4589946
11/30/17 02:17 PM
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I wonder what would prompt this analysis company to put a caution or alert? That green check mark seems misleading


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Re: 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 Penzzoil Ultra Euro SM [Re: Buzzinhalfdozen] #4590091
11/30/17 04:27 PM
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In the shop
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Maybe lab knows some 4.0s shed iron. Id say report looks very good aside from that iron count smile


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 Penzzoil Ultra Euro SM [Re: Buzzinhalfdozen] #4594186
12/04/17 04:23 PM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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That doesn't look too abnormal to me, but honestly I wouldn't run the oil that long. 4.0's do shed a lot of iron, and I'm thinking this just isn't the best oil for it.

OP: Is this a regular Cherokee or Grand Cherokee? I assume regular by the title but you never know. Reason I ask is the 0331 head that cracks started in the Grand Cherokee in 1999 and the regular Cherokee in 2000. You can tell that it is the 0331 head if you have coil pack ignition instead of a distributor.

Regardless, I don't think you have a coolant leak. I honestly think the best oil for these engines is a good 10w30 conventional. My UOA with Pennzoil 10w30 had single digit iron wear, but it was also lower miles.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (36k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 Penzzoil Ultra Euro SM [Re: StevieC] #4594268
12/04/17 06:07 PM
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Clovis, CA
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Originally Posted By: StevieC
Looks like you might have a coolant leak into the oil. (Potassium)FWIW.


Then I wonder why the lab said NO for coolant under the heading Contaminants. shrug

Re: 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 Penzzoil Ultra Euro SM [Re: jeepman3071] #4594392
12/04/17 08:11 PM
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Michigan
Buzzinhalfdozen Offline OP
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This is the regular Cherokee. With the distributor ignition. Im not worried if it has coolant leak. Before I learned of oil analysis you just made sure it wasn't cloudy. This drained clear.

I don't normally run oil this long either but thought I'd give it a go.

I have a bunch of 5w-40 and 0w-40 oils from last year's AutoZone clearances that I've been using. I grabbed some Rotella t5 10w-30 when it was on sale for $15 at autozone. Probably going to use that after winter. If I ever run out I'll be sure to give the penzzoil conventional a try though!


1999 Jeep Cherokee sport 4.0L
2015 Jeep Cherokee 3.2L
Re: 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 Penzzoil Ultra Euro SM [Re: Merkava_4] #4594424
12/04/17 08:35 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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ON, Canada eh?
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Originally Posted By: StevieC
Looks like you might have a coolant leak into the oil. (Potassium)FWIW.


Then I wonder why the lab said NO for coolant under the heading Contaminants. shrug


Because the lab has idiot techs. It happens. Potassium in oil is not a good thing.


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'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF

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