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Old 10-24-2013, 10:45 AM
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Hello all, I just recently performed my first oil change at 3000 miles on my 3.6l. On the dash read-outs the oil pressure SEEMS to be lower than before I changed the oil. I went with Quaker State full synthetic 5w20 and Microgard filter element. I really don't remember what the operating pressures were exactly, BUT I THOUGHT they were in the medium to above medium range on the digital bar gauge. The pressures are now way below that, in the 20-35psi range, and lower than that at idle. Is this range acceptable OR do I need to change to a different filter that possibly isnt as restrictive? But in doing that wouldnt that not be as efficient in capturing dirt particles? Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Definitely get yourself a quality oil filter(i.e., Mobil1, Wix, Royal Purple, Napa Gold), just to name a few. Some say pressures between 15-20psi at idle, operating temp, is normal for a Hemi and some have reported seeing 7psi at a hot idle. Typically 50-70psi at/above 3000rpm.
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Just curious, but why not just stick with Mopar filters?
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Mopars are good too as I keep one on hand, but, I just like when I remove my oil filters, that rubber oring stays attached to my old oil filter. But, to each his own my Grandpa always said.
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I just get whatever is available at my local auto parts store. Oreilly, Advance Auto Parts, Auto Zone are here in Texas. They all carry Fram, Autolite, AC and the like. Is any one better than the other?? My truck is the V6 3.6L. I buy the oil at WalMart since it's cheaper than at the auto stores. And the cartridge filter snaps in to the screw-on cover on top of the engine. At highway speeds of 70MPH the pressure is still in the 20-35psi range. Can't get it to go to at least the 1/2 way mark on the dash digital readout monitor for a steady constant pressure, except on accleration, then always falls down below 1/2. Am I ok with this?
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I would let the dealer take a look at it
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I just get whatever is available at my local auto parts store. Oreilly, Advance Auto Parts, Auto Zone are here in Texas. They all carry Fram, Autolite, AC and the like. Is any one better than the other??
If your leasing your truck for like 3 years it don't matter none, as long as you do your oil and filter changes as per the maintenance schedule. If you want to keep your truck for a long time, yes it does make a difference. Some filters are better than others, as some oils are better than others, on the long term that is where you will see the difference. Short term you don't care cause its not going to be your truck after 3 years.
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