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Keithtj
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:42 am    Post subject: How to change your oil Reply with quote

Here is a quick write up on changing your oil. Its something simple, yet there are plenty of people out there who don't quite know how to do it.
So here's how.......
First you need to remove the oil cap off the top of your engine. This releases the pressure inside your engine.


Next you’ll need a container for the oil to drain in, once you have this place it underneath your oil filter. Loosen the oil filter but do not remove it yet. Let the oil drain from it.
Once it is finished draining remove it.


Now, you’ll need to drain the oil from your oil pan. Make sure you let the engine cool for awhile, because if you take the oil out after you just got home, its going to be very hot and you run the risk of burning yourself. You should have a plug located on your oil pan. Unscrew the plug (most Jeep engines use a 9/16 size plug) and let it drain into a container. Once it is finished draining (this should take a few minutes) replace the plug and tighten it down. Be very careful not to overtighten it, stripping the threads would not be good!!



Next you’ll need to replace your old oil filer with a new one. Once you have removed your old oil filter you are ready to replace it. First you’ll need to lube the seal, which is a little black ring around the top of the filter. Dip your finger into unused oil and rub it around the seal.


After the seal has been lubed, you now put it in place of the old filter. Make sure to tighten it, and once again, not too tight. Only tighten it as far as you can with your hand strength.

Now that you have drained your oil, replaced the filter, tightened everything down it is time to put more oil in. Check your owner’s manual for amount of oil needed. Add the new oil and replace cap!
2.5 Liter engine - 4 quarts
4.0 Liter engine - 6 quarts
You will want to add about 1/2 quart to these numbers to accomidate the oil that the filter will hold also.


You are almost finished! Put the cap back on the run the engine for about 30 seconds to a minute. Shut it off and check your oil level. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it clean. Put it back in all the way and pull it out again. Look at the oil mark, if its at the ADD mark on the dipstick, then add about a 1/2 quart. Now run the engine and re-check. Add oil until its in the correct operating range.

Do a once over and make sure everything is tight, nothing is leaking, and you didn't leave any tools anywhere. Thats it !!

Things required:
1 9/16" Opened end wrench
1 15 Quart oil drip pan or something equivalent
1 NEW Oil filter
1 Semi dirty rag
5-7 Quarts of oil 5W-30 (depending on the engine size)

Dispose of the oil properly. Most instant oil change places will take your used oil.

WARNING : DO NOT OVERFILL THE ENGINE W/ OIL !!!
Too much oil can damage the engine.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on your first write up !! Good job Very Happy

I noticed that you changed clothes a few times during the write up- Whos the other guy in the pictures???
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is where having a jeep comes in handy



can't use a bucket to drain the oil from a honda
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the 4.0L 6c engine, don't put all 6 quarts in without checking oil level. Mine only takes about 5 3/4 quarts of oil before reaching the full line on the dip stick, and thats after the filter has been filled.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any difference in draining the filter before the pan? I've always done it the other way around.

And someone needs to invest in some nitrile gloves. Wink

rojas wrote:
For the 4.0L 6c engine, don't put all 6 quarts in without checking oil level. Mine only takes about 5 3/4 quarts of oil before reaching the full line on the dip stick, and thats after the filter has been filled.


Drop your oil pan on a rock? rofl
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might be a little off topic, but I've heard that on the Magnum V-8's that the Jeep has the oil fill cap and the vent cap/breather on the opposite sides of the valve covers from other Mopar vehicles. If this is true does this mean that the Jeep parts aren't interchangeable with the other Mopars and therefore would have different part numbers?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.........................

Is it realy neccasary to coat your hand in the old stuff?

or can that step get skipped?


..........just asking........



















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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You forgot the important shot.

Changing your Oil

After all was said and done I used 6.25 for this oil change doing it my way.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a good article on motor oil so here's something to read about:

Motor Oil Myths and Facts

Hope this helps.

shock According to that article, it says to avoid engine flush; I just did mine shock shock shock bleh..
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey keith tj . That was good stuff , and with what nori added on it makes it easier for knuckleheads like myself to not screw it up . Thanks to the both of you for valuable info.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you should wear gloves if you can't keep the oil from getting on your hands , used oil is full of carcinogens (cancer causing thingy's) another option is to pop a hole in your filter with a punch or screw driver , i would personally drain it after i drained the engine and i would also pre-charge the filter if it mounts with the opening up .
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a good rule of thumb...... if you wont put it in your mouth, why would you let it get over your skin. get gloves.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i know another one , i hope it doesn't get me in trouble .

don't put anything anywhere that you wouldn't put your d*ck.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kizer wrote:
You forgot the important shot.

Changing your Oil

After all was said and done I used 6.25 for this oil change doing it my way.



the "money shot" lmao
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if u can only fit 5 3/4 then ur not letting it drain long enough drain it put ur plug back in wait 15 to 20 then take it back out and let it stopp dripping ull be able to get 6 quarts....
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