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Likewise, I haven't changed my oil for a long time. I plan to have the dealer change mine.
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Apparently Mobile Super Synthetic (not Mobile 1) meets Chrysler 6395. Maybe I'll use that next time around. Thanks, BRLowry for bringing this to my attention!

https://mobiloil.com/en/motor-oils/m...uper-synthetic
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There's a good page about the spec. It's interesting that some conventional oils meet the spec as well, but Mobil 1 doesn't.
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I saw the filter at the local WallyWorld for about $10. I'm sure that your FLAPS will have them too.
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Changed my oil and filter today at 1500 miles. put in a 5 qt. jug of Penzoil 0-20 synthethic.
Did not even bring the level to the bottom mark on the dip stick ?????? Thought these things used 5 qts. ?


Drained around 6 qts out from the factory fill.
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Changed my oil and filter today at 1500 miles. put in a 5 qt. jug of Penzoil 0-20 synthethic.
Did not even bring the level to the bottom mark on the dip stick ?????? Thought these things used 5 qts. ?


Drained around 6 qts out from the factory fill.
If memory serves five individual quarts brought mine exactly to the top mark on the dipstick but I used an oil extractor to remove the old oil so maybe I didn't get it all ( I thought I did). I've been waiting for other people to report after-oil-change levels on their dipsticks hoping they got the same reading as mine, but Randy's report has me really confused. Tsuter, after you changed your oil and filter do you recall what your dipstick showed? Anyone else change their own oil or happen to check dipstick level after a dealer change.

Randy, did the cap on your 5qt jug look tampered with in any way like someone "borrowed" a quart? Also, another long shot, but compare your dipstick length with another 2017 Pacifica to see if yours is short - a short dipstick would explain why you drained 6 QTS out (if last guy kept filling till dipstick was happy). Otherwise, I got nothing.

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If memory serves five individual quarts brought mine exactly to the top mark on the dipstick but I used an oil extractor to remove the old oil so maybe I didn't get it all ( I thought I did). I've been waiting for other people to report after-oil-change levels on their dipsticks hoping they got the same reading as mine, but Randy's report has me really confused. Tsuter, after you changed your oil and filter do you recall what your dipstick showed? Anyone else change their own oil or happen to check dipstick level after a dealer change.

Randy, did the cap on your 5qt jug look tampered with in any way like someone "borrowed" a quart? Also, another long shot, but compare your dipstick length with another 2017 Pacifica to see if yours is short - a short dipstick would explain why you drained 6 QTS out (if last guy kept filling till dipstick was happy). Otherwise, I got nothing.


I would think with x number of these engines produced each day the dip sticks would be pretty identical (quality control)..........but I guess it is a remote possibility. As far as the jug being short on oil, it was a 5 qt jug with cap sealed. Plus, I poured the old oil back into the jug and overfilled it with what I drained out.
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Agreed. Another theory would be that the manual has a misprint and we all actually have 6 quart engines but then everyone doing oil changes should notice the same as you. Probably few have reached the 10,000 mark so only a handful may have attempted oil changes so far to get rid of "break-in" oil.

In my case adding 5 quarts per the manual definitely brought mine to the top dipstick line but that isn't conclusive because I used an oil extractor to remove the old oil through the dipstick tube and maybe I can't use one of those because it leaves a whole quart of dirty oil in the engime.

I am very interested in how this thread plays out. If the manual is wrong about 5 quarts and your experience is the norm then I can't use my oil extractor in the future. Bummer, but I'll owe you a debt of gratitude if that's the case. I'm going to swing by the dealer on Tuesday with other questions so I'll ask about oil capacity and see what they say. I'll do an Internet search too.

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Well, when I look at our 2017 Pacifica Owners manual and User Guide I see 5 quarts. When I search the Internet for 2017 Pacifica specifications I see 5 quarts.

But when I search for 3.6 L Chrysler Pentastar engine in general I see 6 quarts over and over again.
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The 3.6L PUG (Pentastar Upgrade) engine features a redesigned oil pan that supports a reduced oil capacity of 5 quarts versus the prior version of the 3.6L. Source is Allpar.com
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