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#4804819 - 07/04/18 09:27 AM Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep
troutfisher Offline


Registered: 09/05/16
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Loc: appalachia va
So I daily drive my 1984 Cherokee 4x4 with the 2.5 AMC i4,currently using 10w-30 federated syn blend and federated filter,this vehicle has a one barrel carb.

Currently have 210,00 miles on it, jeep runs great no issues,Is this a good oil,does my jeep need something else,I was reading some older engines need more zinc,is this true?

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#4804829 - 07/04/18 09:32 AM Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher]
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#4804832 - 07/04/18 09:35 AM Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher]
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So. what do you mean be best ? Brand? viscosity? best for below freezing start etc?
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#4804833 - 07/04/18 09:36 AM Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher]
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Registered: 12/15/17
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Originally Posted By: troutfisher
So I daily drive my 1984 Cherokee 4x4 with the 2.5 AMC i4,currently using 10w-30 federated syn blend and federated filter,this vehicle has a one barrel carb.

Currently have 210,00 miles on it, jeep runs great no issues,Is this a good oil,does my jeep need something else,I was reading some older engines need more zinc,is this true?


thumbsup Got some pics?

Yep 10w30 is a good choice for that engine. The Federated is a decent oil when used for an appropriate OCI.
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#4804848 - 07/04/18 09:46 AM Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher]
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Registered: 04/10/16
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The 2.5 is a tough engine - I had one in a '90 Comanche, my sister has an '84 XJ with one that she's put a good number of miles on (I've done most of the work on it), and a good friend has a '95 TJ his parents bought new that has 315K overhaul-free miles. I think it gets sold short because it was only put in vehicles so heavy it could barely move them along. I'd stay in a 10w30 or 10w40 viscosity - my go-to is Valvoline Maxlife blend, but any similar oil should do about the same job. No need for extra zinc. Keep the oil level right and keep it in tune and the cooling system in good shape and it'll give as much service as it was capable of in the first place.
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#4804852 - 07/04/18 09:49 AM Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher]
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Nothing wrong with that oil in that engine, keep using it.
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#4804867 - 07/04/18 10:02 AM Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: JLTD]
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thumbsup Got some pics?

Yea here is just a driveway shot,I have more from the mountain's,I need to get off my camera



http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh49...zpsw0ax415j.jpg


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#4804870 - 07/04/18 10:06 AM Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher]
JLTD Offline


Registered: 12/15/17
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Nice!
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#4804883 - 07/04/18 10:16 AM Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher]
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Registered: 01/21/17
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Edited by maxdustington (07/04/18 10:16 AM)
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#4804887 - 07/04/18 10:18 AM Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher]
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Registered: 09/30/13
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I do wish 4 cyl. Cherokees were a bit more popular. Wouldn't mind having a 4x4 2 door for DD'ing. It'd be slow, but oh well.

PYB 10w30 if you want something different. 10w30 or 15/ 5w40 HDEO if you're really wanting to step it up.
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#4804934 - 07/04/18 11:16 AM Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher]
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Registered: 07/27/13
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Loc: Outer Banks, NC
Nice job maintaining the Cherokee. Keep doing what you're doing. Nothing wrong with Federated oil and filters. I'd probably do 4-5K change intervals.
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#4805084 - 07/04/18 02:25 PM Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher]
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She's sweet and real clean.
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#4805098 - 07/04/18 02:40 PM Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher]
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Shell Rotella T5 10W-30.
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