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    Quote Originally Posted by old8tora View Post
    I don't use synthetic because my JK and I are both genuine , ; and I see no reason why I cannot use conventional . In fact , conventional moves my Jeep forward in drive , when I take my foot off the brake . Plus my 3.6 is soundless . So there .
    Interesting comment or maybe just weird? Unfortunately, I donít know of any oil manufacturer that makes a pure conventional 0w20. Maybe you know something that we donít?

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    Just means that you must use synthetic... no option now. And so the cheaper oil change just went out the window. Good thing I do my own.
    Not true! I currently use Quakerstate conventional 5w20 in my 2016. 6 quarts runs about $19 since they rip you on the single quart. 5 quarts of Quakerstate 0w20 full synthetic runs about $21. The capacity was changed from 6 to 5 quarts, so the difference is not as big as you might think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sipafz View Post
    Not true! I currently use Quakerstate conventional 5w20 in my 2016. 6 quarts runs about $19 since they rip you on the single quart. 5 quarts of Quakerstate 0w20 full synthetic runs about $21. The capacity was changed from 6 to 5 quarts, so the difference is not as big as you might think.
    In Canada our availability is a little different, but if you go to the dealership, they arenít giving you the 5 quart jug price. For our Renegade TH, I nearly flipped out when they charged us $160 for a 0W20 oil change, with the oil priced @ $15/L. Iím assuming that they will probably recommend the same oil - so unless you are providing your own oil, you will get ripped as they push their recommended oil at above-market rates.

    But itís awesome to see they have it down to 5 L - that extra L always was a pain and where you got hammered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK4Life View Post
    In Canada our availability is a little different, but if you go to the dealership, they arenít giving you the 5 quart jug price. For our Renegade TH, I nearly flipped out when they charged us $160 for a 0W20 oil change, with the oil priced @ $15/L. Iím assuming that they will probably recommend the same oil - so unless you are providing your own oil, you will get ripped as they push their recommended oil at above-market rates.

    But itís awesome to see they have it down to 5 L - that extra L always was a pain and where you got hammered.
    Wow, thatís insane to charge $15L, but not surprising from the dealership. I donít even have a real good sense of what dealerships charge for oil changes around here as I have never paid for one. Anyway, itís not something Iím going to have to worry about since a JL wonít be in my future until 2021 or 2022.

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    Cool That's why they call it a Stealership

    Quote Originally Posted by JK4Life View Post
    In Canada our availability is a little different, but if you go to the dealership, they arenít giving you the 5 quart jug price. For our Renegade TH, I nearly flipped out when they charged us $160 for a 0W20 oil change, with the oil priced @ $15/L. Iím assuming that they will probably recommend the same oil - so unless you are providing your own oil, you will get ripped as they push their recommended oil at above-market rates.

    But itís awesome to see they have it down to 5 L - that extra L always was a pain and where you got hammered.
    That's why they call it a stealership ; but your dealer is the Gigantic Stealership . Hey Buddy , why don't you find an experienced independent Jeep mechanic ?

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    Cool Jeeps are not synthetic ; they are genuine .

    [QUOTE=Sipafz;1953]Interesting comment or maybe just weird? Unfortunately, I donít know of any oil manufacturer that makes a pure conventional 0w20. Maybe you know something that we donít?

    Actually I am weird ; I use 5w20 conventional in my JK , and when I hear the guys talk about synthetics , I ask : " do you drink synthetic beer "? No one Needs synthetics , in my opinion . I don't like synthetic girls , either ; I'll take a genuine one any day .

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    Quote Originally Posted by old8tora View Post
    That's why they call it a stealership ; but your dealer is the Gigantic Stealership . Hey Buddy , why don't you find an experienced independent Jeep mechanic ?
    Thatís why we started doing it on our own

    We brought our own oil to the ĎGigantic Stealershipí while it was still under warranty, but then switched over to keeping documentation and doing in the garage afterwards. Nice thing is both the Renny and the JK are high enough that you donít need to worry about jacking it up to get under.

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    Does anyone know the gear oil published capacity of the differentials? I swapped my rear fluid out yesterday (I was bored and had quite a stash of synthetic gear lube left over from the JK and other vehicles). It held only around a quart and a half. That's almost a full quart less than the JK Dana 44 takes. I'm also wondering what the front will hold? I won't change it, even when bored, because the JK front gear oil looked brand new after 30k miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Principal Skinr View Post
    Does anyone know the gear oil published capacity of the differentials? I swapped my rear fluid out yesterday (I was bored and had quite a stash of synthetic gear lube left over from the JK and other vehicles). It held only around a quart and a half. That's almost a full quart less than the JK Dana 44 takes. I'm also wondering what the front will hold? I won't change it, even when bored, because the JK front gear oil looked brand new after 30k miles.
    That sounds about right. So long as you filled until the fluid came out of the fill hole, you should have what is needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    That sounds about right. So long as you filled until the fluid came out of the fill hole, you should have what is needed.
    Yep, it came rolling out and was on perfectly level ground. I was shocked at how much less oil it takes than its predecessor.

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    Remember in the rear Diff. you should fill it--then drive around the block and when you uncork the "FILL" plug--you should have to add some more--

    The rear axles will take some of the FLUID from your first fill--

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