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Old 08-27-2013, 07:17 PM
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The manual states to use conventional oil, which seems a little odd to me. Has anyone used synthetic with the new 2013 Pentastar? Any results or opinions?

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I just changed the oil a few hundred miles ago and switched to synthetic oil.

So far, my engine hasn't blown up.......

Seriously, I'm not at all worried. In fact, since these Pentastar engines seem to run a little warmer... I sleep better with syn oil in the crankcase.
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The manual states to use conventional oil, which seems a little odd to me. Has anyone used synthetic with the new 2013 Pentastar? Any results or opinions?

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Does the manual actually state use only conventional oil or is a recommendation? Does it say why conventional oil only?

Can you post exactly what it says?

I'm just curious.....

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This is what the manual says for Synthetic:

Synthetic Engine Oils
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recom- mended oil quality requirements are met, and the recom- mended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes are followed.
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Well then I have no clue where the OP gathered his information from.

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The manual states to use conventional oil, which seems a little odd to me. Has anyone used synthetic with the new 2013 Pentastar? Any results or opinions?

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If you use synthetic oil, do you think something mechanically unwanted would occur?
Are you concerned the pistons and rings would drag against the piston chamber wall?

What do you think might happen?
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Well then I have no clue where the OP gathered his information from.

Thanks for posting.
Me neither, but I suspect like the 89 vs 87 octane topic, perhaps he miss read the requirement on oil.
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"The engine takes six quarts of oil with a filter change. Traditional, non-synthetic motor oil with an ILSAC standard of GF5 is recommended. The standard change interval, with this oil, is 8,000 miles under normal driving conditions. "

http://www.pentastars.com/engines/tech.php

That is from Pentastar website and exactly what my manual says for the 3.6. Specifically recommends conv oil. Dealership said to use conv oil as well, but I could tell they were just repeating what the manual states.

Before I switch to Synthetic, I just wanted to be sure I was providing the best oil for my specific engine.

If everyone else thinks its a go, I am going for Synthetic. Mobil one maybe...

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I'm running 5w-20 syn in our '13 Durango with the Pentastar and have had no issues. I let the dealer do the oil change so I can at least prove I had it done should anything come up and the service manager never batted an eye when I told him I had my own oil. I did let them use a Mopar oil filter though. I wasn't impressed at all with the 3rd party filter I picked up.
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