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Oil Change Time (Synthetic or No?)

Discussion in 'Engine & Performance' started by MCU2-Papa, Apr 1, 2012.

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  1. MCU2-Papa

    MCU2-Papa Junior Member

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    Hey fellas (and gals),

    It's time for my first oil change. I double checked the manual and read some other information and it seems Dodge is dead set on making sure the 5W20 is used. Not a problem and I am glad I know this now.

    My question is, can I use a synthetic oil? Should I use a synthetic oil? And, would you guys recommend some oils/filters (and why) please?

    As always, thanks for helping out.

    -Doc
     
  2. 03MopaRamman

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    On a new Hemi, I would say Yes. As for filters I will let the 4th Gen guys answer that. I use Mobil 1 everything on my 05 magnum with now 35 K Miles.
     
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    I've only ever run Mobile-1 full synthetic 5W-20 with the Mobile 1 filter.
     
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    I always run Mobil-1 synthetic and K&N filters
     
  5. MCU2-Papa

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    Mobile 1 it is gents and thanks!
     
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    I use Mobil 1 full synth too
     
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    Not to jack the thread but is it bad to goto 10w30 instead of 5w20????

    Droid Incredible 2 on the move!!!
     
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    If you have the MDS in your Hemi I think it'll mess things up.
     
  9. MCU2-Papa

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    Specifically states not to use anything other than 5W20 if you have MDS. Even cautions to watch the mechanic pour it in to make sure you get 5W20. Anything else will damage the MDS and void warranties.
     
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    Same here. I will be running 10k change intervals once I hit 20k. Nothing special about it. I changed the factory at 5k to Mob 1, when I hit 12.5k, and then finally at 20k. Then every 10k from there on out. As for the filter, I'll stick with Mob 1 or K&N. There was a bunch of threads out there about who makes the best filters etc. Mob 1 and K&N are both made by the same company, just different cans. They won, so... I use em.
     

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