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Old 08-29-2013, 10:55 AM
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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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It seems odd to me, but IMHO, if you manual does indeed require synthetic not be used, I would not do it while under warranty. Afterwards is another story. I am interested to know what it is about the Pentastar that does not like synthetic?
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:13 PM
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The oil companies probably pay them to say this.
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The oil companies probably pay them to say this.
The same oil companies who have mineral oil also manufacturer a synthetic version, for the most part anyhow, so I doubt this is true.
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The same oil companies who have mineral oil also manufacturer a synthetic version, for the most part anyhow, so I doubt this is true.
Yeah, good point, I was just being a smart ass.
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It says "recommended", not required. I'd throw some synthetic in there and call it a day.
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It says "recommended", not required. I'd throw some synthetic in there and call it a day.
Aaaah yes, this is beginning to make more sense, so yes I would be using synthetic if it were mine.
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Your absolutely safe to use synthetic oil in the 3.6, I would actually reccomend using it as we have seen cam phaser problems with the pentastars when low quality oil was used.


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I believe synthetic is better oil. Viper ads are touting their recommendation of Penzoil synthetic, so when I need my oil change in my Hemi, I will get the 5W20 and try to find either a Royal Purple or Mobil One filter to go with it and just pay the dealership to do it.
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