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  1. oil change related

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    My understanding the computer tells you when it thinks you need to change the oil based on miles and how you drive. My question is if you change the oil before the indicator comes on do you do the same procedure you would use to reset the light even though it didn't come on?
  2. Synthetic at first oil change?

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    Just purchased a 2014 Patriot Latitude 4x4. I plan on using synthetic oil for my oil changes. I seem to recall when synthetic first came out that the recommendation was to hold off awhile (first 10,000 miles?) before using it. I believe it had to do with synthetic preventing the piston rings...
  3. Oil Change

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    In the manual for my 2010 jeep patriot it says i shouldnt go any more than 6,000 miles or no longer than 6 months without change the oil. I's been about 5 months since i have changed my oil but only put 2,000 miles on the jeep. i am going to the beach in a month and will put roughly 500 miles...
  4. Transmission Fluid Change????

    Engine and Drivetrain
    Hi, my name is Angel and I am new to the forum. I have been searching around the forum for answers on how to change my tranny flid. I have a 2008 Jeep Patriot with an Automatic CVT. I have gone past the recommended millage in which my manual recommends a transmission oil change. I would like to...
  5. The EVIC told me to change my oil, again...

    Engine and Drivetrain
    Okay, so at 3,500 miles, the handy little EVIC told me to change my oil, so I did. Well 4000 miles later, the EVIC is telling me it is time to change it again. I haven't been able to change it yet, so I am now 4400 miles since the last change, with 7,900 on the odometer. I am a bit puzzled since...
  6. Oil Change Light

    Engine and Drivetrain
    When is this signal suppoesed to come on? Mine came on at about 2500 miles which seems low to me. I can see 3000 but even 3000 these days is a bit aggressive? I was under the asumption these signals were like Honda's they came on by a sensor based on driving style and such? I call my local...
  7. Changing Oil on Jeep Patriot w/off road option

    Newbie Check-In
    I'm a newbie to the forum, and after checking out the maintenance forum, I noticed that no one actually offered tips on changing the oil in a Trail Rated 4X4 Patriot w/skid plates, etc. I know the oil filter is relatively easy to access, but what about the oil plug? I haven't had it up on ramps...
  8. Oil Changes and Maintenance Schedules

    Maintenance
    There are two Jeep Patriot Maintenance schedules, depending on your driving conditions. Almost everyone I know falls into schedule "B" (see criteria below). That means you should change your oil every 5000 km (3000 miles). In the real world you can probably stretch this out a bit...
  9. Deal - Synthetic Oil Change

    Canada
    Canadian Tire is doing a deal right now on Synthetic Oil Changes + bonus $10 gift card. Cost = $56.99 before tax You get Motormaster 100% synthetic Fram Highmile oil filter (only option) Tire rotation and inspection $10 Canadian Tire gift card to use on any next purchase. If you take into...
  10. 5w-20 vs 10w-30

    Engine and Drivetrain
    I know it says to use 5w-20 oil in the manual but where i live the temp doesnt drop below 5C (41F).... so i dont think i need the viscosity to be 5w? and i've read on here that people have used 5w-30... can anybody verify that it will be ok to use 10w-30 for me? please? it doesnt have to be...
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