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so the dealer replaced a camshaft and 3 rocker arms & lifters in the right head and 2 arms & lifters in the left head. would have been just over $1k but the extended warranty covered it and the rental car 100%.

i didn't get a hold of them before they had it all back together, so i've still got to do the PCV valve myself.
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Glad it worked out for you Kris.
You had the “house” warrantee if I remember correctly?

That’s a lot of repairs for 63K. Anything being said on the forums about using something different than the 5w-20 oil? At least something being said by someone that seems to know what they are talking about!
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Glad it worked out for you Kris.
You had the “house” warrantee if I remember correctly?

That’s a lot of repairs for 63K. Anything being said on the forums about using something different than the 5w-20 oil? At least something being said by someone that seems to know what they are talking about!
i have this MPP Platinum warranty, which is what Airpark Jeep sold us when we bought it (i know, suckers!). next time i buy a vehicle, i'll likely get a factory brand extended warranty.

i don't know which weight oil they have been using at the dealer, but they've done all my oil changes thus far. the manual only mentions using 5W-20.

FYI, i do run the 75W-140 alternate gear oil in the diffs that it says to use if you tow, instead of 80W-90.

i don't know what the oil-life indicator in the JK is based on, but it's only ever warned me to change the oil once, usually i make an appointment before 5k goes by. maybe i should start changing it more frequently.
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I could go on and on about all the oil related threads I've read through the years. The one thing I know for sure, is, I can remove any
inconsistencies by doing it myself. I admit that, it's not always convenient. But at least I know it was done right, and to my satisfaction!


BTW. Looking at the vid you posted of the PVC change out, it doesn't look all that bad.
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BTW. Looking at the vid you posted of the PVC change out, it doesn't look all that bad.
yeah, not horrible - it's just that on the JK you pretty much have to stand on a step stool and then reach in and do it all by feel, you can't see any of it. i'll get the valve ordered this week and take care of it soon.
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