Check Your Oil

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The 392 instruction manual supplement says “Check engine oil with every refueling and add if necessary. Oil and fuel consumption may be higher through the first oil change interval (4,000 to 6,000 miles or 6 months.) Running the engine with an oil level below the add mark can cause severe engine damage.”

I’ve checked mine a few times but oil level only went down slightly. Added just a little today. Does everyone check the oil weekly at first? I probably don’t need to do that but it gives me peace of mind. I use the Pennzoil synthetic 0w-40 from the dealer. Bought a couple bottles of it.
 
I checked it a few times and did not notice any significant loss. I just changed my oil following the 6,000 miles or 6 months recommendation, even though I have about 3.5K miles on it at the moment.
 
The 392 instruction manual supplement says “Check engine oil with every refueling and add if necessary. Oil and fuel consumption may be higher through the first oil change interval (4,000 to 6,000 miles or 6 months.) Running the engine with an oil level below the add mark can cause severe engine damage.”

I’ve checked mine a few times but oil level only went down slightly. Added just a little today. Does everyone check the oil weekly at first? I probably don’t need to do that but it gives me peace of mind. I use the Pennzoil synthetic 0w-40 from the dealer. Bought a couple bottles of it.
I never saw much of a change in oil levels up to my 6 -month oil change but I only had about 1,700 miles. Somehow I ended up with 4 free oil changes; I sure don’t remember paying extra for them. That should get me to the 2-year mark.
 
I never saw much of a change in oil levels up to my 6 -month oil change but I only had about 1,700 miles. Somehow I ended up with 4 free oil changes; I sure don’t remember paying extra for them. That should get me to the 2-year mark.
Oil changes and tire rotations are a benefit of Jeep Wave...
 
Oil changes and tire rotations are a benefit of Jeep Wave...
Got it. Thanks. You know, sometimes it’s the little things that help build brand loyalty. I hope Jeep continues to offer perks like this.
 
I'm struggling with the free oil changes because I really dont want anyone working on my vehicle unless its absolutely required. My current GMC came with free oil changes. I did not use any of them.
 
I'm struggling with the free oil changes because I really dont want anyone working on my vehicle unless its absolutely required. My current GMC came with free oil changes. I did not use any of them.
I hear you. I believe the less people who put their hands on my vehicle the better off I am.
 
I hear you. I believe the less people who put their hands on my vehicle the better off I am.
I'm with you. I've always done my own oil changes. That way I know it was done properly. All the oil drained out, and when filling not spilled all over engine. Proper oil type and amount. Right filter and done cleanly. Plug and filter tightened reasonably. I don't use a torque wrench on the plug but know how tight it should be. Never stripped one or had one fall out :). I'm not perfect, but will use the right oil and filter, get them appropriately tight and not get dirt in the engine.

I've seen too many of these young people working at different places that don't know their head from a hole in the ground and no way do I want them don't anything to my vehicle. If I had a mechanic I knew and trusted, different story.
 
I'm with you. I've always done my own oil changes. That way I know it was done properly. All the oil drained out, and when filling not spilled all over engine. Proper oil type and amount. Right filter and done cleanly. Plug and filter tightened reasonably. I don't use a torque wrench on the plug but know how tight it should be. Never stripped one or had one fall out :). I'm not perfect, but will use the right oil and filter, get them appropriately tight and not get dirt in the engine.

I've seen too many of these young people working at different places that don't know their head from a hole in the ground and no way do I want them don't anything to my vehicle. If I had a mechanic I knew and trusted, different story.
You’re right. It’s no secret that new techs/future techs typically start out changing oil at dealerships...kind of like starting out as a busboy in a restaurant. So, in essence, your vehicle is part of their training program every time you get an oil change. :rolleyes:
 
You’re right. It’s no secret that new techs/future techs typically start out changing oil at dealerships...kind of like starting out as a busboy in a restaurant. So, in essence, your vehicle is part of their training program every time you get an oil change. :rolleyes:
I had the oil changed on my TrackHawk at a dealership (not the dealer I purchased from) one time under the Jeep Wave program and got it back with more than half a quart overfilled. Complained to the manager (not service writer) and he told me that they put in exactly 8.3 quarts of oil which is the capacity of the entire system. I asked how they drained the oil cooler and he told me that it drains when they drain the oil out of the engine. I knew that was bull so I didn't use my remaining Jeep wave oil changes and haven't been back to that dealer for anything since.
 
I'm with you. I've always done my own oil changes. That way I know it was done properly. All the oil drained out, and when filling not spilled all over engine. Proper oil type and amount. Right filter and done cleanly. Plug and filter tightened reasonably. I don't use a torque wrench on the plug but know how tight it should be. Never stripped one or had one fall out :). I'm not perfect, but will use the right oil and filter, get them appropriately tight and not get dirt in the engine.

I've seen too many of these young people working at different places that don't know their head from a hole in the ground and no way do I want them don't anything to my vehicle. If I had a mechanic I knew and trusted, different story.
Those clueless young people are everywhere. I walked into Lowe’s the other day and there was a young girl greeting people, so I asked, “Can you tell me where you keep the WD-40?” She responded, “What’s WD-40?”
 
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