The previous owner was very meticulous bringing the jeep back to the dealer on a regular basis for service, I found the invoices in the glove box to prove so. When i came across the invoice noting engine long block replacement i was livid "what did I get into". I called the dealer I purchased the jeep from as that tidbit of information was not disclosed. The dealer claimed no prior knowledge, i told the dealer in disgust "maybe you should have gone through the glove box". I personally called the jeep dealer that sold the jeep to the prior owner, i was provided with the full history of the jeep. Anyway I thought i was good to go, i have a new engine with less than 700 miles on it, of which 400+ miles were those the dealer drove to ensure issue was mitigated. The invoice too indicated oil-0w20, 68152004ap (genuine oem Mopar part number) along with all other engine replacement items. When the jeep stalled on my daughter the new engine had only 1,850 miles on it. The dealer performed an oil and filter change too after the jeep stalled on my daughter back in February. I've racked up an additional 1100 miles, planning to drop off jeep this Saturday for my second oil consumption test. In all the new engine has less than 3,200 miles since replacement. I'll post my findings this weekend.. After the first oil consumption test (625 miles) the oil level was ONLY down 2+ qrts. The dealer found a faulty PCV valve, replaced it and instructed me to drive another 500 miles and then test.
I have to laugh at these comercials permoting new oil blends allowing vehicles to go a year between routine oil changes when I can't drive 500 miles without consuming 2+qrts. The other thing that i don't understand is why no low oil or check engine indicator ever came on. Not even when the engine stalled containing barely any oil. What's the deal there? If i had a fault PCV valve too, i would have expected to see a check engine indicator. My odometer too began to recently flash, the heated seats and steering wheel go on, then immediately off. The dealer checked for error codes but failed to address and fix last visit. If it's below 30 degrees you better have a full tank of gas, the gas door cylinoide mechanism fails to pop, have to wait till the temperature rises above 30 to get gas. The emergency gas door release found in rear hatch by rear passenger wheel hub busted in my hand when i tried pulling it. Just a bundle of joy.
This is my 4th jeep. The first 3 were purchased new, 84' renegade, 01' wrangler and a 10' jeep liberty limited. I purchased the 2014 jeep cherokee this past November after my liberty was totalled in an accident. My daughter was traveling to college on a state road when a car blew through a stop sign. My daughter never had a chance to stop, striking the car at fault totalling both vehicles. I thought i was stepping up with the cherokee. Although the liberty had a v6, the cherokee limited is fully loaded, nice vehicle however the 4 cyl 2.4 is under powered. In my opinion the oil weight is to light for that engine too. I've owned 8 chrysler vehicle's, several fords, ford ranger, tuarus wagon, vans; never once had to worry about adding oil between routine oil changes.