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Oil and filter v6

What oil and filter are you all using in your WK2's? I am a synthetic guy who likes to change my own oil. If there is already a topic on this then point me in the right direction, I ran a search and came up with nothing.

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Re: Oil and filter v6

Wix filters Part# 57144 & Mobil 1 synthetic - change when evic says to.
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Re: Oil and filter v6

The book says 5w-30 anyone try 0w-30? I am a very big fan of 0w oils due to the quickness your engine gets to its lubricating viscosity.
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Re: Oil and filter v6

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The book says 5w-30 anyone try 0w-30? I am a very big fan of 0w oils due to the quickness your engine gets to its lubricating viscosity.
IIRC it actually says 5w-20... but either should be fine. Now that the price on 0W is pretty much the same as 5w its not a huge investment to make. Also most manufactures are switching to the 0w ie. Most Toyotas are now 0w -- With 10k Maintenance schedules.

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5W-20 oil is for the Hemi. The V6 uses 5W-30.
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I've been running Mobil-1 0W-30 for the past 10000 miles to no ill effect.
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Re: Oil and filter v6

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B. Unlike V8's, V6's oil filter is located on LEFT a little above the bottom of the engine. (Left means driver side.). Only accessible from the bottom. You need a 36mm socket and a 6mm allen. If you don't want to remove a 6mm allen-fittable middle-silver plug, drain the oil first, and leave the engine plug open over night. In this way, all dirty oil will be drained thoroughly. I never open the filter before oil plug.
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I thought the filter for the V6 was removed from the top under the hood. Seems like a pretty easy job if that is the case.
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Re: Oil and filter v6

I'm confused, my filter is on top of my motor. The flow through filter is easy to change.
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Re: Oil and filter v6

I changed the oil in my 3.6L WK2 this past weekend. I bought a Mopar MO-744 filter from the dealer as I could not locate a 3rd party filter for the 3.6L Pentastar yet.

The Mopar MO-744 filter is really well made. Cost 10$

The filter on the 3.6L is on top. See here : http://wk2jeeps.com/engine/3.6L_oil_...ter_change.pdf
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I just read the posts under"V6 engine noise" by truckerbear1. the 2011 3.5 V6 has the oil filter mounted upside down on top of the engine. i don't know if the anti drain back valve is not working or perhaps the the oil is draining down the center of the filter(where there is no valve), but all the oil is gone when ever the plastic cover is taken off the filter element(it is not a typical spin on oil filter). this means that on start up the oil pump has to fill the oil filter before oil is pressured to the crankshaft bearings or the valve train. this will let the rod bearings run dry and knock untill the oil filter is full. hyundi has used a 3.5 on previous 3.5 car models. is this the same engine with the upside oil filter as is in the 2011 sorento? are these older engines having bearing problems?
The Pentastar V6 is an incredibly well thought out and built engine. It's 3.6L not 3.5L and is exclusive to Chrysler(except for the Volks minivan).

More info here : http://www.pentastars.com/engines/tech.php
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