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Wrangler TJ Engine Oil #5392886 04/03/20 04:53 PM
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Hey Guys,

I have a Wrangler TJ 2004 2.4L and I would like to ask some questions about engine oil!

1) Should I prefer conventional or synthetic oil?
2) The manual refers that I have to choose a 5w30 engine oil that meets the MS-6395 standards. Should I choose an oil with the MS-6395, or any major brand 5W-30 synthetic oil is ok?

Re: Wrangler TJ Engine Oil [Re: TJim] #5392889 04/03/20 04:57 PM
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Welcome to BITOG!

welcome

Yes, follow the manual recommendations.


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Re: Wrangler TJ Engine Oil [Re: TJim] #5392913 04/03/20 05:26 PM
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I think every oil passes that spec. Do keep in mind that you have a very rare engine with little to no replacement parts available. Run a good oil,filters and watch the temp gauge like a hawk.

Also it is a valve bender. While the valves will not hit the pistons they can hit each other if the timing belt strips or breaks.


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Re: Wrangler TJ Engine Oil [Re: TJim] #5392919 04/03/20 05:33 PM
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Material Standards-6395 is such a non stringent spec, and being that your out of “Warranty” you would be best served with any major producers 5W-30 oil. Synthetic will suit you fine.
With those 2.4 PowerTechs, make sure your diligent in replacing the Timing Belt......just saying!


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Re: Wrangler TJ Engine Oil [Re: Chris142] #5392980 04/03/20 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris142
I think every oil passes that spec. Do keep in mind that you have a very rare engine with little to no replacement parts available. Run a good oil,filters and watch the temp gauge like a hawk.

Also it is a valve bender. While the valves will not hit the pistons they can hit each other if the timing belt strips or breaks.



I almost bought one in great shape with a bad headgasket. But ended up walking because it's nearly impossible to find that engine as a replacement. But those 2.4s will blow the head gasket if you sneeze wrong.


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Re: Wrangler TJ Engine Oil [Re: TJim] #5393035 04/03/20 08:04 PM
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The jeep 2.4 is based on the pt loser engine. I think the head is the same. The block is jeep only. If you window the block finding a replacement wont be easy or cheap.


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