2015 Jeep Renegade, Latitude, 2.4L 4x4, black, 9 speed automatic, MySky
God bless. Really makes me feel fortunate to have the 2.4L and it’s easy oil changing abilities. Whoever did your last change should maybe work on electric cars instead..It’s was my 1st oil change on the Renegade, I did quite a few in the past. Most modern cars have stupid filter or drain plug locations!
In my previous car the drain was above a reinforcement bar so the oil hit it in its way and split into two streams! Neither where I put the pan to collect the oil 😁. The following changes were less messy.
this time on the Renegade, the oil filter housing is in a very inaccessible place on the 1.8, sandwiched between the engine and the firewall, quite deep, it’s difficult to access from top or bottom! Ended doing it from the top squeezing my arm. To make things worse, the drain plug which I expected to be a no-brainer, was more difficult! Whoever did the previous change at the dealership tightened so damn hard as if his life depended on it! The drain plug started to get deformed! I stopped there, had to go buy a new one, as that one was not going back in, and then hammered in a 13m socket and did a LOT of force with a breaker bar, only then I could remove it! By then I was pissed and didn’t payed much attention to initial spillage.