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Correct Oil Weight to Use?

I have always changed my oil with Mobil 1 0W40 like stated in the owners manual every 3000 miles. However my last service at the dealer they put in 5W20 and told me they received a service letter telling them to use 5W40 now instead of 0W40 and if they don't have either of them to use 5W20. This seems kind of funky to me and I don't trust them at all after the prevous issues I have had with them. I have to change my oil soon on the new motor and am wondering if I should go with the 5W40 instead? Whay do you guys think? 0W40 - 5W20 - 5W40?
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I have always changed my oil with Mobil 1 0W40 like stated in the owners manual every 3000 miles. However my last service at the dealer they put in 5W20 and told me they received a service letter telling them to use 5W40 now instead of 0W40 and if they don't have either of them to use 5W20. This seems kind of funky to me and I don't trust them at all after the prevous issues I have had with them. I have to change my oil soon on the new motor and am wondering if I should go with the 5W40 instead? Whay do you guys think? 0W40 - 5W20 - 5W40?
i dont really think it matters to much as long as its mobile.... i would still stick with 0w40... thats what the vipers run i believe

 
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Re: Correct Oil Weight to Use?

0w40 or 5w40 with Euro Spec (ACEA A3/B4) only...

5w20 isn't thick enough and doesnt have a good enough high shear rating (needs to be above 3.5 for Euro, 5w20 rarely goes over 2.5).

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0w40 or 5w40 with Euro Spec (ACEA A3/B4) only...

5w20 isn't thick enough and doesnt have a good enough high shear rating (needs to be above 3.5 for Euro, 5w20 rarely goes over 2.5).
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Re: Correct Oil Weight to Use?

I agree, I think I'm going to use 5W40 next oil change. Idk if it was just my old motor or what but I remember my oil (0W40) used to be black right after I changed my oil and it would burn a little after awhile. The dealer said they put in 5W20 which after 2k miles is still a nice golden color and doesnt to seem to have gone down at all with the new motor. Now I'm not saying I'm all for the 5W20 but I am considering trying 5W40. Anyone have a brand they would reccomend for 5W40 because mobil 1 doesn't sell it for gas engines?
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I agree, I think I'm going to use 5W40 next oil change. Idk if it was just my old motor or what but I remember my oil (0W40) used to be black right after I changed my oil and it would burn a little after awhile. The dealer said they put in 5W20 which after 2k miles is still a nice golden color and doesnt to seem to have gone down at all with the new motor. Now I'm not saying I'm all for the 5W20 but I am considering trying 5W40. Anyone have a brand they would reccomend for 5W40 because mobil 1 doesn't sell it for gas engines?
Um, no you need to get the 5w20 that's in there now out of it. You should be telling the dealer about this and have them correct their fuck up.

5w40 is usually used for diesel engines, the "diesel" Mobil 1 5w40 just has some added stuff to be compatible with DPFs and other diesel stuff. It will work no different in a gas engine.

 
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Um, no you need to get the 5w20 that's in there now out of it. You should be telling the dealer about this and have them correct their fuck up.

5w40 is usually used for diesel engines, the "diesel" Mobil 1 5w40 just has some added stuff to be compatible with DPFs and other diesel stuff. It will work no different in a gas engine.
Definitely get the 5w20 out as soon as possible its not meant for that engine in any way. I think I have said it about 5 times on the forum, clean colour means nothing, usually its actually bad because it means your oil hasn't suspended any of the dirt in the engine.

Also Grease is correct, the old idea of having seperate oils for diesels and gas engines is outdated, especially in European oils. The A3/B4 rating actually means A3 - High Performance/ Extended Drain Gas and B4 - High Peformance Diesel w/ Direct Injection....

Here's the Chart.

A1 Fuel economy petrol
A2 Standard performance level (now obsolete)
A3 High performance and/or extended drain
A4 Reserved for future use in certain direct injection engines
A5 Combines A1 fuel economy with A3 performance

B1 Fuel economy diesel
B2 Standard performance level (now obsolete)
B3 High performance and/or extended drain
B4 For direct injection car diesel engines
B5 Combines B1 fuel economy with B3/B4 performance

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Um, no you need to get the 5w20 that's in there now out of it. You should be telling the dealer about this and have them correct their fuck up.

5w40 is usually used for diesel engines, the "diesel" Mobil 1 5w40 just has some added stuff to be compatible with DPFs and other diesel stuff. It will work no different in a gas engine.
I told them they put the wrong oil in my brand new motor they just put in and they told me it was all they had and they called dodge and dodge said it would be fine. In my opinion this is something they should have ordered when they were waiting for the warranty motor. Too bad dodge toke away my small dealer that never screwed me over like this big one which don't give a flyin shit about me or my car. So I called dodge and they told me listen to my dumb ass dealer cause they know best. However the 5W40 that I was considering putting in is in the owners manual.

PS: They really screwed me over cause I'm out in Indiana right now and coming home tomorow morning. So basically I have to put another 600 miles on it with 5W20 till I get home and have the tools to do it. I haven't really been beating on it just highway miles so hopefully that will be alright.
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i use Royal Purple
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5W40 or 0W40?
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