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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-25-2016, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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just got my new pacifica...the owners manual leaves a little to be desired....my question is: can I assume the 0w20 oil they recommend is synsetic????
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Yes and make sure the 0W-20 Synthetic oil you buy states on the container that it meets Chrysler MS-6395 spec. Many brands do. Mobile 1 DOES NOT but Mobile has other synthetics that do.

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I now have 2 vehicles, 2017 Pacifica and 2014 Sonata
Pacifica recommends 0W-20 oil
Sonata recommends 5W-20 oil
It would be very handy to carry only 1 type of synthetic oil in the garage.
The research I've done indicates that the difference between the 2 is very small. I do live in Northern Illinois, so seems like the nod would go to the 0W-20. The 0W-20 would be slightly better on cold startups, and assuming Chrysler wants the minor edge on mileage with the thinner oil?
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Since the Pacifica specifies 0W-20 stick with it and don't deviate cause down the road you don't want them to use it against you in a warranty coverage situation (document the oil change).
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Question:
I now have 2 vehicles, 2017 Pacifica and 2014 Sonata
Pacifica recommends 0W-20 oil
Sonata recommends 5W-20 oil
It would be very handy to carry only 1 type of synthetic oil in the garage.
The research I've done indicates that the difference between the 2 is very small. I do live in Northern Illinois, so seems like the nod would go to the 0W-20. The 0W-20 would be slightly better on cold startups, and assuming Chrysler wants the minor edge on mileage with the thinner oil?
Any thoughts or comments?
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Since the Pacifica specifies 0W-20 stick with it and don't deviate cause down the road you don't want them to use it against you in a warranty coverage situation (document the oil change).
I agree 100% with bluetouring. They would love to have a reason to deny a warranty claim and that would do it. On a side note, the Pacifica takes exactly 5 quarts so you won't have left over oil. All you need to do is buy a 5 quarts container and your're all set.

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I agree with the others. Although there isn't much difference between synthetic 5W-20 and 0W-20 ... use only 0W-20 while under warranty. If the dealer isn't changing the oil for you then you will have to show proof of regular oil changes and what went in so keep those oil & filter receipts. I'm buying my filters from Chrysler at $12.10 ea, then buying oil wherever it is cheapest. Also for warranty compliance make doubly sure that the Synthetic oil you buy specifically says Chrysler MS-6395 on the container. Surprisingly, this rules out Mobile 1 Synthetic but Mobile Super Synthetic and many other brands do meet this required Chrysler spec.
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Snip....................Also for warranty compliance make doubly sure that the synthetic oil you buy specifically says Chrysler MS-6395 on the container. Surprisingly, this rules out Mobile 1 Synthetic, but Mobile Super Synthetic and many other brands do meet this required Chrysler spec.
Checked the Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic 0W-20
Yes, it's meets Chrysler MS-6395 spec

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Checked the Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic 0W-20
Yes, it's meets Chrysler MS-6395 spec
That's what I used last time too. Surprisingly, my drain plug's O-ring was torn. Dealer didn't sell just the oil ring so I had to buy entire bolt too with ring already attached ~$7

If you can, let us know how many quarts yours took. Some people report 5 QTs like the manual states, but others report 6 quarts (like the slightly older Pentastar engines used). It's a mystery.

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Oil used and oil needed to fill up

I changed my oil at 8,500 miles with Pennzoil Ultra Premium 0w-20, and it took 6 quarts to fill it. I purchased my Touring L in late May 2016, so it must have a early oil pan with more capacity. Now I have one bottle with 4 quarts left in it, and just purchased 3 more 5 qt bottles on Ebay for $93.00. Got 4 Mopar filters for 4.59 each @ RockAuto.
Plan to use an oil extractor for my next oil change so I don't have to worry about the o ring on the drain plug.
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