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Recommend an Oil 2018 Jeep JLU Wrangler 3.6 #4614230
12/25/17 09:06 PM
12/25/17 09:06 PM
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IndyFan Offline OP
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I'm bored and waiting for delivery of a new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with the updated 3.6. The leaked owners manual recommends 0w20 oil.

My 08 Wrangler 3.8 has mostly had a diet of various Mobil 1 oils throughout its life, and it is running strong. I' a big fan of Mobil 1 oils, but would consider something different, especially if it works particularly well with the Pentastar.

What do you recommend and why? I'll probably have the Jeep in mid to late January and will make a final decision on an oil after the break in period is over. I'm leaning toward Mobil 1 EP 0w20, but am open to others, such as Pennzoil Ultra 0w20, if I can find it.

Btw, Merry Christmas!


18 Jeep JLUR Wrangler 3.6 13k
15 Ford Transit 105k, Reman 3.5 @85k
08 Jeep Wrangler 3.8 127k
01 Ford F150 Crew 5.4 89k
99 Mercedes E430 Sport 90k
Re: Recommend an Oil 2018 Jeep JLU Wrangler 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4614280
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Any major brand that meets the specs for that Jeep will do fine. With that said, since you have experience with M1, you could use that with no worries.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: Recommend an Oil 2018 Jeep JLU Wrangler 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4614281
12/25/17 11:00 PM
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Synpower, just because it's performed great in my Cruze and the Pentastar-powered Caravan I put it in seems to like it.

Merry Christmas!

Last edited by Alex_V; 12/25/17 11:01 PM.

To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

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Re: Recommend an Oil 2018 Jeep JLU Wrangler 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4614290
12/25/17 11:13 PM
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MTL, CANADA
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Use the M1 or the PU. Either will work great.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Recommend an Oil 2018 Jeep JLU Wrangler 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4614299
12/25/17 11:40 PM
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Indiana
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Merry Christmas!

I don't think that M1 will have the Chrysler approval if that matters to you.

I'd personally entertain the Pennzoil or Castrol 0w20 syn blends. Less than $20 a jug too.


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 153k Synpower 5w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

Re: Recommend an Oil 2018 Jeep JLU Wrangler 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4614361
12/26/17 05:51 AM
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I'd go with Pennzoil, Mobil 1 doesn't meet the spec, if that matters to you. If you want a Mobil product in the sump, and care about the spec then use Super.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Recommend an Oil 2018 Jeep JLU Wrangler 3.6 [Re: demarpaint] #4614385
12/26/17 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted By: demarpaint
I'd go with Pennzoil, Mobil 1 doesn't meet the spec, if that matters to you. If you want a Mobil product in the sump, and care about the spec then use Super.


I laughed back when I first heard this thinking of all the Viper FF’s etc … but you can run Mobil Super from the quick lube ~ once I quit laughing no more FCA purchased …


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Re: Recommend an Oil 2018 Jeep JLU Wrangler 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4614393
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Wet side WA
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Any full synthetic that meets your vehicles requirement and is on sale with a rebate!


2004 Corolla 126649
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Recommend an Oil 2018 Jeep JLU Wrangler 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4614404
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M1 0-20 has been my go to oil for the last 425K in my last three Ford engines. Performs very well.


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 60K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Recommend an Oil 2018 Jeep JLU Wrangler 3.6 [Re: 4WD] #4614406
12/26/17 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted By: 4WD
Originally Posted By: demarpaint
I'd go with Pennzoil, Mobil 1 doesn't meet the spec, if that matters to you. If you want a Mobil product in the sump, and care about the spec then use Super.


I laughed back when I first heard this thinking of all the Viper FF’s etc … but you can run Mobil Super from the quick lube ~ once I quit laughing no more FCA purchased …


I had a good laugh too, politics, LOL. We differ on FCA though. I've had good luck with both my Jeeps, and at some point will be in a new GC. I just had the free warranty validation for the free lifetime power train warranty done for the second time on my 08 Liberty. Those 5 year re-check periods go fast.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Recommend an Oil 2018 Jeep JLU Wrangler 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4614429
12/26/17 08:01 AM
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I'd keep records of the oil changes you do yourself (date, mileage, purchase receipts) in case you have a warranty issue. I've been doing the oil changes on my father's 2013 Grand Cherokee since it was new, and the dealership suggested that was the best way to ensure we had no issues if we needed warranty coverage. I have a file folder with all the maintenance done on the Jeep.


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: Recommend an Oil 2018 Jeep JLU Wrangler 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4614456
12/26/17 08:45 AM
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100,000 on our 2012 Wrangler JKU using Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 with no issues.
I am sure with the purchase of your new JL Rubicon you get a free membership into the Jeep Wave Program.
Which gives you 4 free oil changes and tire rotations. I don't know if you want to go that route or just do it yourself.
If you want to do it yourself from the start I would say Pennzoil Platinum 0w20, but like others have said any name brand synthetic will work just fine with regular changes and filter changes. Enjoy the New Jeep they made some real nice improvements on them.


09 CVO SE Road Glide
04 Super Glide Sport
00 TW 200
12 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 3.6
17.5 Gen2 Jeep Compass Traihawk 2.4
QSU/PP/PU oil
Re: Recommend an Oil 2018 Jeep JLU Wrangler 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4614657
12/26/17 12:18 PM
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If you drive it like a car, I'd use 0/20 or 0/30. We use our '13 two door Jeep off road and most of the guys that we trail drive with use 0/30 or 5/30(I run 5/30 winter and 10/30 summer) some also use 0/40 year round in their late model Jeeps. The oil gets real hot out on the trail because of low speed with high loads and high rpm's. It just depends on how or where you drive.

ROD


'06 S2000
'00 SSEi sold at 252k miles
'08 Ford F53 V10
'13 Jeep Sahara 2 door
Re: Recommend an Oil 2018 Jeep JLU Wrangler 3.6 [Re: rrounds] #4614670
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In my 3.6 I stayed with a full syn 0w-20 for the first 3 oil changes.

Then I switched to full synthetic 5w-30.......its what I run in my other two vehicles.

Re: Recommend an Oil 2018 Jeep JLU Wrangler 3.6 [Re: rrounds] #4615070
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Originally Posted By: rrounds
If you drive it like a car, I'd use 0/20 or 0/30. We use our '13 two door Jeep off road and most of the guys that we trail drive with use 0/30 or 5/30(I run 5/30 winter and 10/30 summer) some also use 0/40 year round in their late model Jeeps. The oil gets real hot out on the trail because of low speed with high loads and high rpm's. It just depends on how or where you drive.

ROD


Yeah, that's why I'll run a good synthetic. I'm leaning right now toward Mobil 1 EP 0w-20. I think it will handle the heat very well. I run M1 5w30 High Mileage in my JK right now, and in summer M1 HM 10w30. I've at one point even run M1 0w40 Euro formula. I do think that any synthetic 0w20 should perform well, but I do like a little feeling of a safety margin.


18 Jeep JLUR Wrangler 3.6 13k
15 Ford Transit 105k, Reman 3.5 @85k
08 Jeep Wrangler 3.8 127k
01 Ford F150 Crew 5.4 89k
99 Mercedes E430 Sport 90k
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