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Old 06-06-2011
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Default longevity of JK 2.8litre VM Diesel engine

I have a 2010 2.8 litre VM Diesel Wrangler. I always change the engine oil of my vehicles at 5,000K as I reckon the manufacturers oil change recommendations are tied to the Warranty kilometeridge..ie they only worry about them lasting till the warranty runs out. I always use good quality synthetic oil as well. As a new JK owner one thing that puzzels me as I come up to my first 5,000k oil change on the vehicle is that the viscosity recommended in the Jeep owners manual is 0-40 but the dealer states 5-20..bearing in mind it gets hot in the Territory can anyone advise me on this?

2010 JK Wrangler Diesel Unlimited
2" Lift OME suspension
Safari Snorkel
Kaymar Rear Bumper and Tyre Carrier