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This is a discussion on Oil for 2.0 within the Dodge Dart 2.0L Tigershark forums, part of the Dodge Dart Garage - The Mopar Zone category; There are many threads about oil for the 1.4 but couldn't find much on the 2.0. I have 2 dealers in the area and one ...

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    Oil for 2.0

    There are many threads about oil for the 1.4 but couldn't find much on the 2.0. I have 2 dealers in the area and one says I have to use full synthetic and the other says I can only use a synthetic blended oil. Called Chrysler help line and they didn't really have an answer for me. I was going to use mobil 1 full synthetic. I just want to use the oil recommended for my 2.0. Please help.

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    Oil for 2.0

    I'm sure one of the members will chime in, but the short answer I have since I'm not not on the computer is, look in your owner's manual and the answer should be in it.

    EDIT: I found this in my owners manual. This should clearly answer your question.



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    Thanks!!! I couldn't find anything stating this in my manual. Thanks again!

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    The next question is should I use a synthetic blend or full synthetic. I want to use full synthetic just don't want to use the wrong stuff. My dealers are giving me two different answers

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    Well I'm seeing full synthetic as being the main product for 0W-20....so I would go with that. It will be best for the car.

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    That's what I thought too. Just wanted another opinion. Thanks!

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    R1S is spot on. I would use full synthetic as well, especially with the extended change periods prescribed. My understanding is that you can put full synthetic (or a blend) in a car that only requires conventional, but you can't (or really shouldn't) go the other way.

    As far as not finding it in your manual, if you're looking in the little colored book that came in your car that's the "quick start guide". Actual manuals are in 3 places:

    1. On the CD that came with the car (PDF)
    2. Downloadable from Dodge website (PDF)
    3. You can contact Chrysler and they will send you one (as re original owner of the car it's free)
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    My local Autozone carries 0W-20 full synthetic Mobil-1 oil for 9 bucks a quart. Multiple brands of filters.

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    I was always told not to run full synthetic for the first oil change or two so the engine will break-in properly. Is this still true with modern engines? The idea was that full synthetic didn't allow the rings and cylinder to wear together properly, so you should use "worse" oil at first, then use the synthetic.

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    Oil for 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R. View Post
    I was always told not to run full synthetic for the first oil change or two so the engine will break-in properly. Is this still true with modern engines? The idea was that full synthetic didn't allow the rings and cylinder to wear together properly, so you should use "worse" oil at first, then use the synthetic.
    No, it is not necessary to "break-in" the engines as with older cars. Refer to the manual pg 94

 

 
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