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So...
here's where I'm stumped.
I went to my dealer and he was helpful in finding the oil filter and told me that I need 0-20 f. Syn. Ok. Thank you...
Then saw the post that reads 5-20 f. Syn.
hmmm...
So I checked under the hood and it reads 5-20 f. Syn.
Im so confused.
I'm confused too! ...

I read your intro thread that states you have a "1.4 Multiair sxt" ... which would mean that you have a 2013 Dodge Dart SXT (with the 1.4L MultiAir Turbo engine) ... because for 2014, the SXT model is only available with the 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir II normally aspirated (non-turbo, non-supercharged) engine.

So if you indeed do have a 2013 SXT with the 1.4L MultiAir Turbo engine (i.e., the engine that this thread is about), you need to use 4 quarts of 5W-40 full synthetic oil.

But if you actually have a 2014 SXT with the 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir II normally aspirated (non-turbo, non-supercharged) engine, then you can indeed use either 5.5 quarts of 0W-20 full synthetic oil (as recommended in the 2014 Dodge Dart Owner's Manual) or 5.5 quarts of 5W-20 full synthetic oil (as noted under your hood).
 

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Still new to this site and figuring out the navigation. duh...
So based on the post I just read The oil should be 5-40.
It is stickered under the hood as 1.4 liter.
and the cover says multi air turbo.
Therefore the correct oil will be 5-40 f.syn.

Whew. Am I still confused?
 

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Still new to this site and figuring out the navigation. duh...
So based on the post I just read The oil should be 5-40.
It is stickered under the hood as 1.4 liter.
and the cover says multi air turbo.
Therefore the correct oil will be 5-40 f.syn.
Whew. Am I still confused?
If your Dart SXT's engine cover looks like this:

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... then you need to use 4 quarts of 5W-40 full synthetic motor oil.

I'm guessing that either your CJDR dealer's Parts Dept. counterman thought you had a 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir II engine (i.e., the most common engine for 2014 model year Darts) ... or he just read his computer screen wrong.

NOTE: Be sure that he sold you a MOPAR #68102241AA oil filter cartridge (with o-ring):

Auto part Oil filter Filter

... and not one of the MOPAR #68197769AA (spin-on) oil filters used on the 2.0L Tigershark & 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir II engines:

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If your Dart SXT's engine cover looks like this: <img src="http://www.dodge-dart.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34555"/> ... then you need to use 4 quarts of 5W-40 full synthetic motor oil. I'm guessing that either your CJDR dealer's Parts Dept. counterman thought you had a 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir II engine (i.e., the most common engine for 2014 model year Darts) ... or he just read his computer screen wrong. NOTE: Be sure that he sold you a MOPAR #68102241AA oil filter cartridge (with o-ring): <img src="http://www.dodge-dart.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34557"/> ... and not one of the MOPAR #68197769AA (spin-on) oil filters used on the 2.0L Tigershark & 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir II engines: <img src="http://www.dodge-dart.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34558"/>

Maybe a dumb question but I'm changing my oil in the morning and I only have wheel ramps.. So do I really need to remove the oil filter before lifting it up or can I in the ramps? I have read a couple times to do it before but I don't have a jack to lift it up after! Thanks in advance
 

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Maybe a dumb question but I'm changing my oil in the morning and I only have wheel ramps.. So do I really need to remove the oil filter before lifting it up or can I in the ramps? I have read a couple times to do it before but I don't have a jack to lift it up after! Thanks in advance
I have never used a jack to perform oil changes on my Dart ... just ramps!

Here's my oil change regimen:

  • Get my 1.4L MultiAir Turbo engine up to operating temperature (by driving ~5 miles).
  • Back my Dart up my driveway (which has a slight incline).
  • Place ramps in front of each front tire.
  • Drive up the ramps.
  • Set the parking brake.
  • Chock the passenger rear tire.
  • Place a drip pan under the car (centered below the oil plug access door).
  • Place an oil catch-pan on the drip pan (centered slightly behind the oil plug access door).
  • Pop open the hood.
  • Remove the Engine Cover (using a 10mm soccket) *NOTE: This step is not required (see post #40).
  • Remove Oil Filter Canister (using 27mm socket with a long extension)
  • Continue the oil change process (as documented in the Guide to change 1.4L engine oil (with photos) thread).

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I have never used a jack to perform oil changes on my (1.4L MultiAir Turbo equipped) Dart ... just ramps! Here's my oil change regimen: [*]Get the engine up to operating temperature (by driving ~5 miles). [*]Back my Dart up my driveway (which has a slight incline). [*]Place ramps in front of each front tire. [*]Drive up the ramps. [*]Set the parking brake. [*]Chock the passenger rear tire. [*]Place a drip pan under the engine bay area (centered below the oil pan access door). [*]Pop open the hood. [*]Remove the Engine Cover (using a 10mm soccket) *NOTE: This step is not required (see post #40). [*]Remove Oil Filter Canister (using 27mm socket with a long extension) [*]Continue the oil change process (as documented in the Guide to change 1.4L engine oil (with photos) thread). <img src="http://www.dodge-dart.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34872"/>
I have a tiny tiny incline in my driveway but being FL it's pretty flat! I think I got it now though. Also I was just saying jack as in lifting the car for jack stands! I would never get under there without ramps or stands! Thanks again for the info it's been a huge help!
 

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@DARTUA -

You're very welcome! ... and you bring up a very good (safety) point!

I've heard of instances where plastic ramps have collapsed ... so before climbing under your Dart, it would be a good idea to ALSO put jack stands under the front lifting points:

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... or perhaps just get a set of these "Darwin Award Winning" jack stands :rolleyes: :D:

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I changed the oil today for the first time since I've had the car. It was fairly easy. What kind of oil is everyone using? I know 5w-40 I used valvoline full synthetic. One thing that bothered me was the stupid jack points...
 

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