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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-01-2016, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Life percentage

I have a Touring-L with about 4,800 miles on it and it shows 53% oil life and the panel. What is the expected oil change mileage? I am going to try a change using a vacummn extractor, and Pennzoil Ultra 0w-20 oil. Any thoughts? I bought the molar oil filters from RockAuto for $6.33 each and the oil from Ebay for $30.00 for a 5 quart bottle.
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Oil is synthetic recommended change 10,000 miles, according to mopar.

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As Bob said the manual states 10,000 miles but I'll probably be doing mine more often...but only because I'm an old dog and 10K is a new trick for me. Frankly, I'm more worried about oil filters at 10K than the synthetic oil.


I used a vacuum extractor from Harbor Freight that generates its vacuum off compressed air and it worked great. With the oil filter on the top of the Pentastar engine it was the easiest oil change I have ever done. About 7 minutes to do and I think I can improve that time. I bought my filter from the dealer for ~$12.00 including tax but purchased my oil elsewhere.
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Same here BUT since particulate matter probably causes the most wear in an engine, and since the oil filter is easy to change given its top location (like Subaru), and cheap, I will change the oil filter at about 3500 mi. to extend the interval to 8K. I think the quality of the filter is more important than the brand of syn oil

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Good idea filter is easy to replace, oil sucking canister great way to change service engine.
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Good idea filter is easy to replace, oil sucking canister great way to change service engine.
Actually Randytj see Oil Filter Change now has me concerned that my oil extractor didn't get all the old oil out. Next time I'm going to use the extractor until I can't get any more out, then I'll pull the drain plug to see if there's a little over a quart left.

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Do you just unscrew the oil filter and put a new one on to change it? Does it drip oil all over the place or is a fairly neat affair? Thank s
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You use a 24mm socket or wrench to unscrew a dark dome shaped cap on top of engine. Oil filter is under the cap, just pull it up and out. Oil dripped from the filter element but I had a clean rag on the engine and a zip lock bag to put filter element in to carry away. Wasn't messy. The new oil filter came with a new o-ring for the dome.

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is Mobil one still the best synthetic out there for oil?
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The oil needs to meet Chrysler's MS-6395 standard (whatever that is) and I don't think that Mobil 1 does. Here's an article with a list of the oils that do meet the standard. List

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