Can I drive 230 miles on 4% oil life on 2020 Jeep Gladiator

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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.
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.

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



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I have no idea what the formula looks like, but the vehicle is supposed to somehow factor in how you drive in addition to simply miles traveled. I don't think there is any sort of "clock" counting down, though, so you do have to keep track the last date if you don't drive it much.

I haven't hit 2,000 miles yet in the JT, but my car is about due. It also has the % display and once you hit 0% it gives you a reading with the mileage you're driving over it (I'm around -230 at the moment). When I asked the specialist I take it to, he said just ignore it entirely - watch the mileage and the time since your last oil change. Then he showed me how to reset it myself.
I change oil in some of my vehicles based on time of year if I don't put a lot of miles on them. My Silverado I never went over 6800 miles a year and yet that oil got changed. My 2004 WJ won't be due until next year as things have gone this year, haven't driven it much, and I have 2,000 more miles to go based on the sticker on it, but I'll change that shortly.
 

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I have 16,589 miles on my Jeep Gladiator and the oil was supposed to be changed at 14,000. Unfortunately I have put it off and now I’m at 4% oil level. Will I be able to drive 230 miles on it and then get oil changed?
4% of 10,000 miles is 400. So, if you want to be technical about it, yes.
 

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What exactly does "oil life" mean? How is it calculated. I did my first oil change in May @~5000 oil life was around 40%. I just turned 10k and oil life is showing 32%....getting ready to do my 2nd oil change.

Just curious what goes into the calculation for oil life.
I always assumed it was monitoring several factors for optimum oil life like speed, throttle use, possible contaminants, flow rates, average temps, stuff like that.
 

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itll be fine...I had a mazada 929 for 3 years...never changed the oil on it, even once. At least 25k in that time. Do I think its a good idea, NO. do I recommend you do , NO. But, you will be fine. As said above, just change soon if you care about longevity and how well it runs.
 

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My first oil change was at 7500. 20% life left according to oil life monitor. My TJ and F250 get yearly changes due to lack of mileage. When the 250 was my daily drive it got changed every 10,000 miles, it averaged 3 oil changes a year. Now that I am retired I don't have 75 mile each way commutes:clap:.
 

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It monitors trip length, outside temperature, and time towing. It says not to go more than 10k miles, and that changes can be necessary as soon as 3500 miles.

From the manual:

Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change indicator message will illuminate. This means that service is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, or extremely hot or cold ambient temperatures will influence when the “Change Oil” or “Oil Change Required” message is displayed. Severe Operating Conditions can cause the change oil message to illuminate as early as 3,500miles (5,600km) since last reset. Have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805km).

NOTE:
Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000miles (16,000km), 12 months or 350 hours of engine run time, whichever comes first. The 350 hours of engine run or idle time is generally only a concern for fleet customers.

Severe Duty All Models
Change Engine Oil at 4,000miles (6,500km) or 350 hours of engine run time if the vehicle is operated in a dusty and off-road environment, or is operated predominately at idle or only very low engine RPM. This type of vehicle use is considered Severe Duty.
I love it when someone comes with facts instead of just opinions...
 

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It is hard for me to get used to the higher mileage oil changes! Before synthetic oil arrived, I changed every 3,000 miles. Since I started using synthetic, I had a hard time accepting the higher recommended mileage and did an oil change between 5,000 and 6,000 miles. I will most likely continue the practice. Better safe than sorry!
 

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I have 16,589 miles on my Jeep Gladiator and the oil was supposed to be changed at 14,000. Unfortunately I have put it off and now I’m at 4% oil level. Will I be able to drive 230 miles on it and then get oil changed?
OIL change +- $50.00 , new engine Im guessing 6 or 7 k ,why not change your oil before you are worried
 

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Drive up to the Dealer lot, blow the motor in it and leave wid a new Grandyater !
 

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As others have said, you are fine to drive those 250, and even past it. It's not like the oil life gets to 0% and it turns into a non lubricating liquid all of a sudden and the engine just seizes.

If you are really concerned, as long as your oil LEVEL is not at the max, you could add in half a bottle or so of new oil and add some life to the old oil. The computer wont know you did this... So just change the oil at your earliest convenience.
 

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