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Old 11-27-2008, 10:03 PM   #1
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i have a 2000 and new to the jeep world and have seen were no one on here likes fram and i was wondering wat filter to get and wat oil is the best for the jeep
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Oil depends on what has been running in it. Stay with whatever it is be it regular or synthetic. If it has a lot of miles you should run regular IMO. It's thicker and is less prone to slipping past weak seals and gaskets. I use NAPA gold filters just because I live in a small mountain town in SW Oregon and its 30 miles to the closet Walmart hahaha. No joke.
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i agree with 89 pioner. if u switch to synthetic and have any weak seals/gaskets, it will more then likley leak.
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it wouldnt hurt to switch and give it a try.....I would pick up a oil filter with a anti drain back valve...like the wix or Ford motorsports oil filter...which i was told would fit. I will be trying the ford filter my next change.
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^^ FL-842 If you try the ford filter, thats what i use, and a synthetic blend 5w30
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What about us 200,000 plus mile XJrs, what should we use. No smoke or blow by right now on mine...Tj
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High milage engines should not run synthetic oils. The conventional wisdom is that the detergents in the newer synth oils clean to well and can pontentially cause more leakge and reduced oil pressure. You can use the "High Mileage" oil or stick with standard dino-oil.

FWIW, I run Delo400 in the strocker for the high zinc content.

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I run bosch and rotella 15/40 i love the diesel oil.
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oil, I run 10w30 dino. I buy whatever Costco is stocking when I need it, which usually means Chevron, but recently has been Castrol.
Synthetic is too expensive given the amount I need to change oil due to the dust on our trails. On top of that, a low reving 150,000 mile motor is running loose enough that dino will do just fine.

The ford filter I run is the FL-1A. Compared to the 842, it has the pressure relief valve, significantly more volume (filter media) and is cheaper.
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The ford filter I run is the FL-1A. Compared to the 842, it has the pressure relief valve, significantly more volume (filter media) and is cheaper.
I just pulled both off my shelf and the 1a is like 2" bigger is that better
and i think i will stop using this blend oil that might be why it leeks more now than 2 oil changes ago when i got it
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The ford filter I run is the FL-1A. Compared to the 842, it has the pressure relief valve, significantly more volume (filter media) and is cheaper.
good info wal-mart stocks that filter and it is cheaper than fram.
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15/40 Rotella is the white jug dino right? You prefer the conventional over the synth Rotella? I run the synth in my motorcycle and love it, even with a wet clutch.

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High milage engines should not run synthetic oils. The conventional wisdom is that the detergents in the newer synth oils clean to well and can pontentially cause more leakge and reduced oil pressure. You can use the "High Mileage" oil or stick with standard dino-oil.

FWIW, I run Delo400 in the strocker for the high zinc content.

For those that haven't followed the cam failure issue that is affecting all OEM and aftermarket cams....
http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/e...l_summary.html
Frank don't know if you are running the diesel weight Delo or the lighter blends. But I was at Tractor Supply today and was looking at the Delo and Rotella T. The Delo in the 15w-40 was still SL rated, but the 5w-40 was now SM rated.
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My '96 (170,000 miles) and '99 (75,000 miles) Cherokees both get Mobil 1 10w-30 oil and Mobil M1-204 filters.
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they say the synthetic oil also reconditions the gaskets too, after they leak a little of course.
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