2008 Jeep oil problem

Tiny
DEIDRE
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  • 2008 JEEP WRANGLER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 64,000 MILES
I took my 2008 jeep wrangle to the shop for a knocking noise, they said there was no oil in it, we just changed the oil 1 month ago. Now they say we need a new engine, is there a problem with these jeeps?
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Friday, January 7th, 2011 AT 4:17 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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This is sometimes a hard pill to swallow

Your owners manual (more than likely) RECOMMENDS you check your OIL LEVEL WEEKLY

Airplane Fellers do it more often than that. WHY COULD THAT BE?

It's all got to do with your vehicle being a machine

Anything can go wrong with a Machine!

A OFTEN check of the OIL LEVEL, will often alert you to a problem, whether it be Mechanical, A rock punctured your pan, Road debris knocked something loose. NO MATTER WHERE THE BLAME LIES. This in the long run could save on a lot of HEARTACHE!(For someone)

I do my own maintenance, I've seen too many HORROR STORIES (1st Hand) with the "SUPER OIL CHANGE PLACE" stripping out your drain plug hole, leaving your oil filter loose (or not even replacing it). The one I like the most is: "We fill within the safe marks, not to the full Mark (That saves them a qt. Of oil, but by all rights, they did perform a "CORRECT" Refill, kinda like, which came 1st the chicken or the egg). ETC ETC

The other critical thing was, when The light/ gauge showed a problem. Not to mention when a RACKET was coming from the engine,

Immediately, it should have been shut down, and at minimum all fluid levels checked----BY THE OPERATOR, or UNDER THE OPERATORS SUPERVISION--BEFORE THE VEHICLE WAS RE-STARTED!

Even with FULL LEVELS. Things go wrong, such as the OIL PUMP BREAKS, and no oil reaches critical parts. This too exhibits the same symptom of "NO OIL". Lights/ Gauges Display it, and so does the RACKET of un-lubricated engine parts.

I'm sorry you are in a bind, but there is no excuse for not keeping your Maintenance Current.I've also heard the excuses, in the end, you still REMAIN in the same BIND!

A REPAIR MANUAL (the SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE SECTION), would assist you greatly in keeping up with SIMPLE STUFF---AS WELL AS THE MORE INVOLVED THINGS, that you have no clue, needing attention. Till it's too late

Your Turn

The Medic

I've Got 2, Ones 34 years old. The other 65. You gotta keep up with their needs religiously, they'll never let you down, and will be around a long time!
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 1:20 AM
Tiny
JSASS111
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I dont agree with this reply. I own a 2008 wrangler unlimited and have my oil changed religiously. On xmas eve I fired it up and heard the knocking sound in th engine. I shut it down and called a tow truck and had it towed to the dealership. When it arrived the service manager called me and screamed at me for not checking the oil and told me that they were going to void my warranty (only 24,000 miles on it). After producing receipts from my oil changes, they took the engine apart and called me and apologized and replaced the engine at no charge to me (under warranty). They never told me what they actually found had happened, couldnt get a straight answer from them but now have a new engine after about 5 days in the shop.

That is why I am on here. Google it. Many people with the 2008, who do check their oil, are having the same problem as you are.

I agree it is your responsibility to check the oil, but when you have the oil changed, and check it after the oil change like I did, two weeks later I could expect it to be a little low, but not have NO oil in it without having a large puddle of oil in my garage. There is defintely a problem with these Jeeps. You need to look into it more and present these facts to your dealer.
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Sunday, January 30th, 2011 AT 10:41 AM

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