Oil Recommendations

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I am seeking oil recommendations from all of you folks more knowledgeable than I. I am driving a 2011 Jeep JK sport. My owners manual recommends 5w-20 SAE, API, MS6395. I live in Michigan and only drive the vehicle on weekends for pleasure mostly. I don't often take long trips they are usually short and I don't have any mechanical issues with the vehicle. The vehicle has about 65 thousand miles. I prefer a synthetic oil and to change the oil every 4-6 thousand miles. What do you recommend?? Buzzy
 
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Is the Pentastar engine in your JEEP ? My buddy has a JK that has the Pentastar and it has used a .5-1qt within 4500mi OCI's since new, with AMSOIL SS 0-30 ,M1 (against my will), PP and JEEP factory fill. We switched him over to T6 0-40 and the consumption has been GONE for 24k mi now. If you wheel it I would go for a HDEO, if not it seems that GC would work well.
 
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I find myself in the thin crowd. With no current issues, I don't think I would go with a thicker oil. I would personally do one of two things: 1) Do exactly as you have been doing the last 65k, it seems to be working 2) Use a Walmart available MS6395 0W20, like M1 AFE or Pennzoil Platinum (I'm sure there are more)
 
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Originally Posted By: wsar10
Is the Pentastar engine in your JEEP ? My buddy has a JK that has the Pentastar and it has used a .5-1qt within 4500mi OCI's since new, with AMSOIL SS 0-30 ,M1 (against my will), PP and JEEP factory fill. We switched him over to T6 0-40 and the consumption has been GONE for 24k mi now. If you wheel it I would go for a HDEO, if not it seems that GC would work well.
2011 would be a 3.8 and I would use PYB 5w30. In my '14 3.6 Pentastar I use PYB 5w20 every 8k with no issues.
 
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SF Bay Area, CA
Originally Posted By: bsrdsteve
I am seeking oil recommendations from all of you folks more knowledgeable than I. I am driving a 2011 Jeep JK sport. My owners manual recommends 5w-20 SAE, API, MS6395. I live in Michigan and only drive the vehicle on weekends for pleasure mostly. I don't often take long trips they are usually short and I don't have any mechanical issues with the vehicle. The vehicle has about 65 thousand miles. I prefer a synthetic oil and to change the oil every 4-6 thousand miles. What do you recommend?? Buzzy
Do what the manual says.
 
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upstate NY
I don't know why people are saying use a 30 without even knowing if vehicle has consumption issue. I would also stick with manual rec. of 5w20 (PR 0w20 since short trips). Personally I would go with QSUD, PP, M1 0W or 5w20. M1 isn't MS6395 but doesn't matter IMO. You could probably be fine using a good Dino but with short trips and MI weather I'd use a syn as well. If you have consumption issues going up a grade might be useful however.
 
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another interesting consideration is "off road use", even trail riding is enough for me to bump up in viscosity. I couldn't imagine having a jeep and only use it on road......
 
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N. 'Burbs of Chicago, IL
You should buy 6 quarts of whatever synthetic 5w-20 is on sale. You didn't mention annual mileage and any consumption issues. I doubt you will notice any difference between Mobil, Pennzoil etc.
 
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