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4.0L 1GR 2nd Gen Oil Change Guide

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Aug 31, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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    maxamillion2345

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    yeah, it fits

    you'll see though that the filtering on the 1516 is a little different, by all indications better

    I've used it before and have one sitting waiting for my next oil change
     
  2. Sep 1, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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    Okay guys how often are you changing out synthetic oil? Its been 4k miles since I changed to synthetic as soon as I hit 5k im going to change out oil and filter again?
     
  3. Sep 1, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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    Hows castrol synthetic? i think ima switch off of mobil 1 its so expensive paid 60 in just oil today.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    That's what I'm using... the castrol syntec... it was recommended by several family members.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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    Don't know what part of TN you're in, but here in middle TN Walmart has 5 quart jugs of Mobil 1 for $26.00. Throw in another quart and you're at $35 or so total.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    and you can get the OEM filter at the dealership for $4, which puts my oil changes <$40
     
  7. Sep 1, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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    mobil 1 synthetic? mines 36 for a 5 quart jug
     
  8. Sep 2, 2012 at 6:51 AM
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  9. Sep 2, 2012 at 7:25 AM
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    It depends where you buy it. I have seen it for as much as $36 and as little as $25. You also have to be careful, some places sell it in 4.78 qts. and others up to 5.28 qts., so it can be tricky price comparing. Wal Mart sells 5.0 qts. for under $30.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    Yep I always buy oil from walmart and filter elsewhere.

    5qt of castrol mobil or valvoline synthetic, whichever is cheaper or whatever I might have an extra quart of at home.
     
  11. Sep 9, 2012 at 4:11 AM
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    The 4.0 is the easiest oil change ever. Lubing the drive shaft can be a little frustrating since I always seem to park with the fittings up so crawl out roll it back just what i think is enough and darned if it isn't on top again, RRRRRRRR
     
  12. Sep 9, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    You can rotate the shaft by hand.
     
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    one comment and one question...
    did my trucks first oil change, 3300 miles... (break in) and put it on M1 5w-30... i also swapped the drain plug and used the gold magnetic one referenced in this thread.

    what's perplexing is...
    the truck calls for 5.5 quarts (5.2 liters), the M1 jug is 5.28 quarts (5 liters)... the truck should need a little more oil, (i bought an additional quart...), i started the truck, ran it, shut it down, and the dip stick is reading at the top dot... i waited long enough to refill it... it should be coming up a little short, no?


    the effing filter was on gorilla tight, needed to use my emergency oil wrench to get it off...
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Sep 10, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    .2 Liters is only 6.7 ounces of oil. Did you let it drain for an extended time or just until it started dripping? No offense meant. I think you're A-OK on the oil quantity.

    Yep, every time I've removed a factory installed oil filter it's been difficult due to it being really tight. Gute-N-tite (German Torque)
     
  15. Sep 10, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    Just tie a 5/16" clear hose to the drain fitting permanently. Secure the hose with zip ties to keep it away from the radiator fan and belts.
     
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    Thanks scrabble, the dip stick is spot on but Im holding this unopened quart scratching my head :)

    I let it drain until all the dripping stopped. At least to less than a drop per every few seconds.

    So I'll just go w the one large jug then and won't add anymore.

    Aside from quantity confusion and the crazy tight filter, it was one of the easiest changes I've done.
     
  17. Sep 11, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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    If you can rotate the rear driveshaft by hand with the wheels on pavement, I need to start going to your gym. ;)
     
  18. Sep 11, 2012 at 4:19 PM
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    This past weekend I converted my 06 over to Mobil1 Ext. with Mobil1 filter. The current mileage is 95,500.
    The service light went out as per instruction. The next change will be around 110,000:ballchain: The 3k to 5k is soooo stuck in my head.
    I did go 5k on the F150 but I was worried ,I aint gonna lie. Old habits:mad:
     
  19. Sep 18, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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    Thanks for the tube idea! I have just been leaving the plug on, removing the filter, then holding a Solo cup under the drain when I remove the plug to catch the oil. This occasionally ends up in me burning an appendage on a hot engine part and/or dropping the Solo cup and making a mess. My new truck has the oil cooler, which takes up some room and causes the oil to overflow a little. My Chrysler-loving neighbor thought my new foreign truck was leaking oil. Then the engine in his RAM blew up.
     
  20. Oct 22, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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