I am confused by your answerqictrk said:You should be fine unless you live in a very cold climate. If the temps are in the teens or lower, than you may wait till you get 05-20. Cecil...........
You are right on the money. I've seen this discussion on another MDS vehicle and for some unknown reason some owners want to use fluids and maintenance parts that are either not recommended or that they think will perform "better". It's pretty hard to outsmart the engineers that design your vehicle.II kings 9:20 said:WARNING: CHRYCO IS MASTERFUL AT DENYING WARRANTY CLAIMS.
Go by the book, just cause Mobil says 0W20 is OK Chrysler did not say this in the manual, they are well aware of 0w20 oil and well aware that they sell cars in very hot climates. Interestingly in the last few months Mobil has introduced 5W20 so the discussion is moot GET THE 5W20!!! Castrol has had 5w20 Syntec for years. If no one can find it, that's what the internet is for... with this fancy schmancy MDS, why screw around taking chances with an unapproved oil after spending $38K on the car?
I agree and as long as a DC agent (dealer) uses an unapproved oil then you are covered. Try getting them to cover Jiffy Lube for doing the same thing. I do not think it makes any difference at all 0 vs 5w20, however if premature valve wear (or other internal engine failure) occurs entirely unrelated to oil, DC will convieniently use the oil as the excuse to cover thier defective parts. They have done exactly that with the 2.7 sludge problem.LWOOD said:My 5* dealer fills me with Mobil 1 Synth 0W20 every 6000 miles. If it is good enough for them (and my receipts prove it) it is good enough for me.
yarbie, your "advice" goes against the recommendations of DCX. This is only your opinion and, while you may be personally willing to go outside the factory parameters, making such an absolute statement is misleading.yarbie said:Actually 5w 30 Mobil 1 is the best if you live in a warmer climate. you can go with 5w 20 or 5w 30 and you'll be fine only with the Hemi though.
I'm curious how exactly you know there's "NO problem" with your MDS. Please explain.I just put in 5w30 Mobile 1 synthetic for the summer and NO problem with my MDS.
I would follow the manufacturer's suggested maintenance schedule in order to ensure I would have no issues with warranty. If I had trouble finding the correct oil, I would have someone order it in for me.I would stick with 5w30 wt. max and in winter go to 0w20 or 5w20 which ever is on sale but FULL syntyhetic.
Why is FULL synthetic necessary if the factory does not call for it yet the factory calls for 5w20 and that is not necessary? It seems that whatever DC calls for just do the opposite.I use 5w20 in my 2006 5.7 in the winter (Wisconsin). I just put in 5w30 Mobile 1 synthetic for the summer and NO problem with my MDS. The book tells you to use 5w30 for international use cause 5w20 is hard to get and there's no MDS problem there. I would stick with 5w30 wt. max and in winter go to 0w20 or 5w20 which ever is on sale but FULL syntyhetic.