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#4666863 - 02/15/18 02:06 PM 99 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 oil recommendation
02s4audi Offline


Registered: 03/27/15
Posts: 339
Loc: New York
I was wondering what oil you recommend for a 99 Cherokee with the 4.0 I6? It has about 158k miles on it. I just purchased it so I donít know the history of what oil has been used. Iíve heard good things about RT6 in the 4.0 Jeepís but was wondering what you all thought? Also what oil filters you like?

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#4666864 - 02/15/18 02:10 PM Re: 99 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 oil recommendation [Re: 02s4audi]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 7480
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
I use 10W30 in the winter in mine, and 10W40 or 15W40 in the summer. Using an XG8A Ultra for 3 5000 mile oil changes, it fits fine, is twice the size of the (same price) XG16 it calls for. 235K miles at the moment.
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#4666873 - 02/15/18 02:22 PM Re: 99 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 oil recommendation [Re: 02s4audi]
Miller88 Offline


Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 12633
Loc: Onondaga County
Oil that's between 5w-30 and 15w-40.

These engines don't care.
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#4666875 - 02/15/18 02:25 PM Re: 99 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 oil recommendation [Re: 02s4audi]
SubieRubyRoo Offline


Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 885
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
Anything that's clean and thicker than camel snot.

30 or 40 weight oils do the trick.

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#4666892 - 02/15/18 02:41 PM Re: 99 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 oil recommendation [Re: SubieRubyRoo]
MCompact Offline


Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 4059
Loc: KY
Originally Posted By: SubieRubyRoo
Anything that's clean and thicker than camel snot.

30 or 40 weight oils do the trick.


This. I run 10W-30 M1 or PP year round.
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#4666898 - 02/15/18 02:46 PM Re: 99 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 oil recommendation [Re: 02s4audi]
JustN89 Offline


Registered: 06/27/17
Posts: 316
Loc: DFW
My I6 in my old Grand Cherokee loved PYB 5/10W-30.

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#4666902 - 02/15/18 02:49 PM Re: 99 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 oil recommendation [Re: bullwinkle]
littleant Offline


Registered: 10/10/17
Posts: 294
Loc: Vermont
Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
I use 10W30 in the winter in mine, and 10W40 or 15W40 in the summer. Using an XG8A Ultra for 3 5000 mile oil changes, it fits fine, is twice the size of the (same price) XG16 it calls for. 235K miles at the moment.
Bullwinkle you have and oil pressure gauge in your jeep. Between the standard size Fran and the longer (larger) one with the same weight oil is your start up and running pressure the same between the two filters. Thank you
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#4666906 - 02/15/18 02:53 PM Re: 99 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 oil recommendation [Re: 02s4audi]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 9390
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
In ILL I ran 5w30PP year around.
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#4666917 - 02/15/18 03:01 PM Re: 99 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 oil recommendation [Re: 02s4audi]
02s4audi Offline


Registered: 03/27/15
Posts: 339
Loc: New York
Also forgot to mention I live in NY If that matters. It donít be beat on but will see some occasional off-road and spirited driving.... as much spirited as a Cherokee could do lol

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#4666951 - 02/15/18 03:44 PM Re: 99 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 oil recommendation [Re: 02s4audi]
Danno Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 1920
Loc: Northern Ontario, Canada
If it was my Jeep, 10W-30 PYB, all year around.
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#4666970 - 02/15/18 04:00 PM Re: 99 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 oil recommendation [Re: littleant]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 7480
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Originally Posted By: littleant
Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
I use 10W30 in the winter in mine, and 10W40 or 15W40 in the summer. Using an XG8A Ultra for 3 5000 mile oil changes, it fits fine, is twice the size of the (same price) XG16 it calls for. 235K miles at the moment.
Bullwinkle you have and oil pressure gauge in your jeep. Between the standard size Fran and the longer (larger) one with the same weight oil is your start up and running pressure the same between the two filters. Thank you
Funny you should mention that-gauge indicates lousy with either one, but my brand new OEM Mopar sender just came in from Rock Auto yesterday, I'll be putting it in this weekend (if the monsoon lets up long enough!).
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#4666973 - 02/15/18 04:02 PM Re: 99 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 oil recommendation [Re: 02s4audi]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 7480
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
BTW-the factory recommendation is 10W30 on these-IMHO a silicone ADBV in the oil filter is almost more important than the oil weight, they have a tendency to drain the sideways filter overnight with a nitrile one. Resulting in more of a startup racket than usual, if that's possible...
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#4666977 - 02/15/18 04:05 PM Re: 99 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 oil recommendation [Re: 02s4audi]
Audios Offline


Registered: 11/19/11
Posts: 807
Loc: Lyndhurst NJ
Someone mentioned this in another thread, great deal, would work great for you too

https://smile.amazon.com/Valvoline-10W-40-MaxLife-Mileage-Motor/dp/B008QDXADW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518732310&sr=8-1&keywords=10%2F40+valvoline+maxlife
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#4666988 - 02/15/18 04:22 PM Re: 99 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 oil recommendation [Re: Audios]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 7480
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Originally Posted By: Audios
Someone mentioned this in another thread, great deal, would work great for you too

https://smile.amazon.com/Valvoline-10W-40-MaxLife-Mileage-Motor/dp/B008QDXADW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518732310&sr=8-1&keywords=10%2F40+valvoline+maxlife
That's my summer oil, loads of Maxlife NextGen 10W40 from the O'Reilly clearance, still have probably 70-80 quarts left.
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#4667007 - 02/15/18 04:42 PM Re: 99 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 oil recommendation [Re: bullwinkle]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 4900
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Used 5-30 and 10-30 in Sis' Cherokee. Sale dino and filter packages from America's usual auto stores.
It REALLY loved the "Formula Shell" 10W-30 from Costco.

Didn't burn any. Sold it with 171K.

See when the secondaries were last changed (cap, rotor, plugs, wires). I swapped in new parts and didn't tell her.
She came by to visit and said, "Wow, what did you do to my car!" She was happy.

Replace the PCV grommets, elbows (one's an elbow the other has the PCV orifice) and vacuum source pipe.
VC gasket change was the best money I ever spent.

How much did you pay for your '99?

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