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  1. Oil Change Gone Wrong

    Engine and Drivetrain
    Hello everyone, I just changed the oil in my 2014 Pat. Maybe you can tell me what went wrong. - Took out dip stick, loosened oil pour cap. - Removed drain plug and collected in pan. Waited 20 minutes until dripping stopped - Removed oil filter and did the same - Ensured gasket was removed with...
  2. Recommended Full Synthetic SAE 5w-20 Oil?

    Engine and Drivetrain
    What is your preferred full synthetic engine oil in your Patriot?
  3. 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...
  4. Mobil 0w-20

    Engine and Drivetrain
    Anybody run the Mobil Ow-20 synthetic in their Pat? I used it in my old Ram to a pretty good MPG and Power increase. Just wanted to see if anyone got some experience with it. And to Nip it in the bud... Yes 0w-20 meets and exceeds 5w-20 req's.
  5. Oil warning light, engine cut out :-(

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    Can anyone help me. I have a 2007 Jeep Patriot 2.0 CRD. I love my jeep but as of late it has been problematic. Today the oil light came on so I pulled off the motorway only for it to go off. I shut down the engine and restarted fine. The light came on and went off as normal. A few metres down...
  6. Dent in Oil Pan equal bad gas mpg?

    Exterior
    I got an oil change and they said i got a dent in my pan. I have a plastic skid and drive this only on highways and residential roads. First, how could i get a dent in my pan? secondly, could this lead to poor gas mileage?
  7. OIL LEAK OR BAD OIL CHANGE

    Engine and Drivetrain
    I had an oil change done at a mieneke saturday. after coming home and leaving i notice a large pile of oil in my garage (but not loss in oil when i checked the dipstick). i stayed at my girlfriends later and parked on the driveway and saw no oil spots after the night. I then came home sunday...
  8. Oil Change Reset

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    Can someone let me know how to reset the oil change reminder messgae that appears on the dash. I have read the other threads about the subject but its still not working for me. Help me
  9. My 2nd Patriot, my first post...

    Newbie Check-In
    Hey! Glad to have found this forum. I just traded in my 2007 Patriot for a 2011. This 2nd one is nicer, more features, and they apparently fixed a few shortcomings from the first model year. While I still pine for the days of my Jeep Cherokee Classic, I don't miss the 17 mpg. The Patriot has...
  10. Oil Change Light Help

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    I read all the post about reseting the oil change warning but its still not working. I turn the key to on and all the lights flash, the I pump the gas peddle 3 times and then turn the key to off. What am I doing wrong it sounds simple but its just not working for me. Basic 2009 Patriot.
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. towing a camper...

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    I am looking to get a pop-up camper. The thing is, it weighs about 1,870lbs. I am sure I'll be able to pull it, but is the oil cooler really necessary? I know the dealer is going to charge a buttload to put it on and I think I can do without it. Opinions anyone?
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