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Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep #4804819
07/04/18 08:27 AM
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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?

Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher] #4804829
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Just stick with your regiment.. you have 0 problems don't fuss with anything


NAPA FULL SYNTHETIC 0w20 Partsplus oil filter
Wix air filter
Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher] #4804832
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So. what do you mean be best ? Brand? viscosity? best for below freezing start etc?


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Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher] #4804833
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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.


I'm a thickie; assimilate
But 20s have their place

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 41k, OE 5w30/Wix

Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher] #4804848
07/04/18 08:46 AM
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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.


To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

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Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher] #4804852
07/04/18 08:49 AM
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Nothing wrong with that oil in that engine, keep using it.


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Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: JLTD] #4804867
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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


Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher] #4804870
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Nice!


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But 20s have their place

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 41k, OE 5w30/Wix

Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher] #4804883
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If your DD is over 30 years old you have an awesome DD in my eyes thumbsup

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Edge 0W40 + Mann 719/30
Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher] #4804887
07/04/18 09:18 AM
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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.


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: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher] #4804934
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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.


2017 Honda Odyssey SE, 16K
2013 Honda Accord LX, 58K
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS, 88K
2007 Infiniti M35, 107K
Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher] #4805084
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She's sweet and real clean.


NAPA FULL SYNTHETIC 0w20 Partsplus oil filter
Wix air filter
Re: Best oil for 1984 AMC 2.5 jeep [Re: troutfisher] #4805098
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Shell Rotella T5 10W-30.


1975 Ford Capri II Ghia 3000 V6, - Shell Helix HX3 20W-50 w/ 20% Rimula R4X 15W-40 HDEO.

1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.

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