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What brand oil and oil filter do you prefer?

Discussion in 'TJ General Discussion' started by jeepmanjerry, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. jeepmanjerry

    jeepmanjerry New Member
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    I Bought a 2006 TJ sport 4.0l recently. It has 96,566 miles. I had a local quality oil change outfit do the first oil change for me. This was around a month ago, tops. Now I figure I'll do some research ask some questions and try to figure out what my jeep is going to be getting from here on out. Anyone want to lend a hand and guide me through the vast amounts of data & marketing b.s.?


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    Dawghouse It's all about the Journey
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    I’ve always use 10w30 Valvoline conventional oil and Wix oil filter. I’m sure there are others just as good. I’m just not a synthetic user.


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    10w30 napa conventional + mopar oil filter, every 3000 miles.
     
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    High mileage full synthetic 10w-30. Usually Pennzoil or Castrol and I check for local sales and usually get a 5 quart jug for $20-$25. Sometimes a free Purolater filter comes with but I use the OEM Mopar filter the most, have tried others, and always end up back with Mopar.

    I also use STP high mileage oil treatment, ZDDP.
     

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    I grab whatever high mileage Synthetic that's on special and whatever filter is included.
    It's usually either Castrol, Valvoline or Mobile1 with Fram or STP high efficiency filter.
    I use to run nothing but Castrol but seem less picky these days.
     
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    These are old school engines, any 10w30 you prefer with a name brand filter is sufficient. Keep it full and clean and the 4.0 will last forever.

    I'm sure someone will chime in with any potential issue to be aware of in 2006.
     
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    Whatever dino 10w-30 is on sale and a wix filter.
     
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    Unfortunately, I don't change my own oil because I live in an apartment. I take it to a Jeep specialist in my area and they put conventional with a mopar filter.
     
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    I use Valvoline High Mileage Syn blend and a wix or mopar filter. I'm sure it would do fine with any quality oil and filter.
     
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    Agree that pretty much any name brand will do the job. The most important part is as @ohiopatriot stated.

    That said, I’m a stickler on using same same every time. My preference is Valvoline High Mileage synthetic blend 10w30 and a Wix XP filter. Every 4K miles.
     
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    Living in an apartment is no excuse, I did my axle swap at my apartment with 100 ft of air hose! :)
     
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    Can't go wrong with any brand name oil that meets the spec and viscosity on the oil fill cap or in the manual. I have used full synthetic in everything I own for some time. Quite a few brands and viscosities. But a bit of time on the web site Bobistheoilguy.com and looking over many oil sample reports at work has convinced me that I don't really need it. Have seen several stop and go diesels go 350,000 plus on conventional 15W40 where I work and ag diesels go 20,000 plus hrs. on conventional 15W40 when I was farming as well. As mentioned above the most important thing is change it regularly. Use a good filter, Wix, Napa, Car Quest all made by Wix, all good. K&N, Delco, Donaldson are good as well. I would stay away from the orange Fram, but that is just personal preference.

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    Thanks for all the info. Sounds like a Mopar filter& a Dino oil.

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    Has any one researched for a longer than stock filter to increase the amount of filtering?
     
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    I use Valvoline, and any filter but Fram. I change every 3,000-4,000 miles
     
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    This is a common misconception. Dinosaur remains are actually quite poor at producing oil. Certainly, some eventually DID become some, but they weren't nearly numerous enough to account for the size of oilfields we find.

    The great oilfields you see are typically the remains of prehistoric algae and bacteria which lived in ancient shallow seas. When they were the dominant life-form on the planet for a few billion years, quite a few of them accumulate and through natural geologic processes are eventually pressured and cooked into oil.

    Not to knock you, but just to pass on a nugget of knowledge. :) (I also get to tell my Geology professors I was passing along geologic knowledge I learned from them on a vehicle forum :D)

    https://www.thoughtco.com/does-oil-come-from-dinosaurs-1092003
     
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    Oil is oil until you start running boost imo.
     
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    One time I used an Amsoil EAO filter that was beefier than the Mopar filter. It is allegedly a better filter but I do not have any results to prove that theory. I am back to Mopar, no need to reinvent the wheel for an oil filter.

    https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-prod...tems/oil/amsoil-ea-oil-filters/?code=EAO42-EA
     
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    Im fairly certain K&N has the highest flow rates. But its been a while since I read into it.
     
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    I'll run Walmart brand oil if that's what's around. All that matters is you use the right weight, change the oil at the proper intervals, and use a good oil filter.

    The oil brand (or whether or not it's synthetic) itself makes no difference at all on these engines. However, if you're the type who likes wasting money on "high performance synthetic oil", then by all means, be my guest. It's your money after all.

    But I just run whatever. Usually that ends up being Valvoline or Penzoil.
     

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