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- Oct 12, 2019
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- Runnells, Iowa
- 2020 JT Overland; 2018 Grand Cherokee; 2004 Grand Cherokee Special Edition; 1970 Javelin(sold); 1973 Javelin; 1982 Eagle SX4
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You'll be happy to know that Amsoil has two in the top 5 oils - good stuff. Very high psi rating and good temperature breakdown - meaning it has to get pretty hot to break down.I am planning oil chang every 5k....so not really all the concerned over what the "life" meter says. Was just curious cause if it is more than just a mileage counter/percentage then something about how/where I drive is effecting it. I drive everyday to work...~12 miles one way. ...in Florida which as of late has been upper 90s. Just got back from a road trip to Oak Island NC. The only other long trip was when I picked it up in NC in Jan.
I went with Amsoil when I did my first oil change.
12 miles means it's warmed up, oil should be up to temperature to "boil out" any moisture - which helps reduce acid formations. The biggest issue is in some states, such as Iowa, with wild temperature swings in just a few hours, and coupled with high humidity, you get moisture in the engine - condensation. You should see my shop floor if I decide to open the door on some days - I've seen it puddle deep enough to splash in the spring. Things RUST even inside.
I suspect you'll be more than fine with that aggressive change interval.
(anything over 100,000 to 110,000 is very good)
2. 0W20 Amsoil Signature Series, synthetic = 134,840 psi
3. 5W30 Amsoil Signature Series, synthetic = 134,352 psi