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    Default Help a Newbie do an Oil Change

    Good day folks, I'm one of those guys whose "mechanical" knowledge about cars starts and ends with changing tyres. I've decided that this has to change, and I'm starting with an oil change for my 2013 JK Rubi. After going through a couple of videos it looks pretty straight forward. For those who have done it before, which brands do you trust for filters and oil? Or do you buy these from the stealers?

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    Default Re: Help a Newbie do an Oil Change

    Anyone here? Can you hear me?

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    Default Re: Help a Newbie do an Oil Change

    Don't worry, they are all out there replacing pistons or whatever the Jeep guys do for a pastime They will respond around bed time



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    Be very VERY careful about the oil filter replacement: the housing is plastic, if you break that it is a R15k repair.........

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    Default Re: Help a Newbie do an Oil Change

    Very quick and easy to do.

    I buy the filter from the dealers, it is not that expensive. As for oil, I prefer the Liqui Moly 5W30 Special Tec.
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    Cant comment on jeep specifically, but, for me, an oil change is always a messy operation, no matter how hard I try. So a tip from me - get a one of those painter's plastic drop sheets and park the car over that to protect the garage floor.
    Oh, and lots of rags/toilet paper.
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    Default Re: Help a Newbie do an Oil Change

    Buy filter from dealer, liquiy moly FULLY synthetic.
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    Default Re: Help a Newbie do an Oil Change

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Cant comment on jeep specifically, but, for me, an oil change is always a messy operation, no matter how hard I try. So a tip from me - get a one of those painter's plastic drop sheets and park the car over that to protect the garage floor.
    Oh, and lots of rags/toilet paper.
    get one of these:

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    Default Re: Help a Newbie do an Oil Change

    Yeah.

    I haven't done a JK myself, but some general tips:

    -Run the motor to get the oil warm. Doesn't need to be super hot, but being warm it'll flow out easier and faster, and you'll get more out.
    -When installing the new filter, put some fresh oil on the little rubber seal so it comes off next service (Assuming it's a spin on filter, I think the Pentastar runs a cartridge type thingy so not applicable)
    -Use a sumpy, but on the taller jeeps sometimes a bucket is better to stop splashback (jeeps are pretty tall haha)....Dont drop the sump plug into the sumpy or bucket or you gotta go fishing
    -Try not to overfill with fresh oil.
    - If you can, find a way to stop the motor from actually starting and crank the motor on the starter to get oil pressure, before actually starting the motor.
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    Default Re: Help a Newbie do an Oil Change

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    get one of these:

    I already have one of them.

    I amaze even myself each time I do an oil change. It goes everywhere!
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    Default Re: Help a Newbie do an Oil Change

    Ask for a new sump plug washer. Sometimes they won't automatically include one if you don't ask.

    Before filling the oil after draining, make sure the sump plug (and new washer) is installed and torqued to spec. Don't add the new oil if you haven't double checked that the sump plug has been re-installed. Did I mention you should remember to check the sump plug before filling the oil?

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    Default Re: Help a Newbie do an Oil Change

    Graham, i take it everywhere EXCEPT the sumpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    I already have one of them.

    I amaze even myself each time I do an oil change. It goes everywhere!
    that's why some people should stay away from DIY services
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    Default Re: Help a Newbie do an Oil Change

    And then the responses came...a million thanks guys. Will go and buy what's needed. Will advise how it goes. Thanks again.

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    Default Re: Help a Newbie do an Oil Change

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Be very VERY careful about the oil filter replacement: the housing is plastic, if you break that it is a R15k repair.........

    HAND TIGHT.
    ALSO....make absolutely sure that you get the right filter for your model year....it was changed for 2014 on....fitting wrong one will cost more than R15k.

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    Default Re: Help a Newbie do an Oil Change

    ALSO...... take it your Rubi is petrol not diesel.....filter and oil are different as far as Iím aware.

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    Default Re: Help a Newbie do an Oil Change

    There are no diesel Rubicons.

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    Default Re: Help a Newbie do an Oil Change

    There you have it, people echoing each other with great advise.

    My tips will basically summarise what most have said. Below just a summary of how I do it

    Ensure the beer is in the fridge before you start. You will need this later

    1. Buy a Sumpy. It works great. Got mine for cheap from WestPack Lifestyle
    2. Buy filters from OEM. Slightly more but peace of mind
    3. Buy sump plug seal/ring from OEM. Piece of mind. The one for my Isuzu is just over R12. I replace it every service
    4. Oil from any reputable shop. Just make sure it is the correct spec. I buy Delo 400 for my KB at Midas
    5. Put cardboard on the floor. This will catch some of the droplets of used oil that is missed by the sumpy
    6. Make sure the sump plug is in and torqued. Sounds simple but you will be surprised how many times this step is skipped or not done correctly
    7. Add you new oil. Do not rely on volume only as per booklet but double check on dipstick
    8. Turn ignition on
    9. Turn engine on and let idle for 5 sec. Check oil level
    10. Let idle for longer and check oil level
    11. Short test drive
    12. Serve yourself an ice cold beer or 6. You deserve it
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    Default Re: Help a Newbie do an Oil Change

    Quote Originally Posted by Redman View Post
    There you have it, people echoing each other with great advise.

    My tips will basically summarise what most have said. Below just a summary of how I do it

    Ensure the beer is in the fridge before you start. You will need this later

    1. Buy a Sumpy. It works great. Got mine for cheap from WestPack Lifestyle
    2. Buy filters from OEM. Slightly more but peace of mind
    3. Buy sump plug seal/ring from OEM. Piece of mind. The one for my Isuzu is just over R12. I replace it every service
    4. Oil from any reputable shop. Just make sure it is the correct spec. I buy Delo 400 for my KB at Midas
    5. Put cardboard on the floor. This will catch some of the droplets of used oil that is missed by the sumpy
    6. Make sure the sump plug is in and torqued. Sounds simple but you will be surprised how many times this step is skipped or not done correctly
    7. Add you new oil. Do not rely on volume only as per booklet but double check on dipstick
    8. Turn ignition on
    9. Turn engine on and let idle for 5 sec. Check oil level
    10. Let idle for longer and check oil level
    11. Short test drive
    12. Serve yourself an ice cold beer or 6. You deserve it
    If I may ad to this comprehensive procedure: Please dump the old oil at the appropriate place - Google the ROSE Foundation



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    Default Re: Help a Newbie do an Oil Change

    Just keep your VIN nr close by, this might help in getting the correct filter when buying from the agents.
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