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Yes 178 52.20%
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:09 AM
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Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

I got my WK at 35K and switched when i got it. I immediately noticed the tick and even after i switched. I heard it was a known rocker issue and just live with it - even after trying to overfill a 1/2 quart.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:33 AM
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Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

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I got my WK at 35K and switched when i got it. I immediately noticed the tick and even after i switched. I heard it was a known rocker issue and just live with it - even after trying to overfill a 1/2 quart.
Here is some info that I learned from Brian at BNDAutomotive regarding the hemi tick. Supposedly this does significantly reduce/eliminate the hemi tick based on normal everyday people who have switched with positive results... Google is your friend. lol


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~From Brian:

The Hemi Tick is a typical problem for many people with 5.7L and 6.1L hemi engines. We don’t have enough experience on what the 6.4 will be like, but I believe it probably will suffer similar issues. The oil that we design for the 5.7L VVT Eagle engine that you have is a 7.5w23 QuantumBlue HP Competition Formula 5.7L VVT Custom Hemi Blend. It is designed for all the passages of the engine and provides more film strength for the engine than the typical mineral or synthetic oils that you get from off the shelf or from the dealer. The base stock is specifically ours, we add more zinc and phosphorous, more magnesium and calcium carbonate in it to protect this engine far better than typical lubricants.

Remember that the Hemi tick consists of 3 separate noises . 1) the injectors make noise due to lack of lubricity in the fuel. ACES IV addresses that. 2) Intake and especially exhaust valves are ticking against the valve seats because they have no cushion left from the fuel. No more lead (obviously gone since Jan 1 1986) and not even any sulfur….that is a high pressure lubricant. Mix that with 10% ethyl alcohol and you have a really bad mix. Hammering basically metal to metal. 3) the short piston skirt on the hemi causes the piston to rattle in the bores in idle. This is why they add the moly coat to the skirt so that it will quiet down. As the engine gets some miles on it, the piston slap will get louder.

ACES IV takes care of #1 and #2, and QuantumBlue takes care of #3.
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Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

I got the "yellow sheet" insert also stating 0w - 30 syn. Live in SoCal. Why would Jeep/Chry reference this change if not engineered for the spec?
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I got the "yellow sheet" insert also stating 0w - 30 syn. Live in SoCal. Why would Jeep/Chry reference this change if not engineered for the spec?
That yellow sheet applies to the SRT8 only. Follow the manual specs.
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Anyone use a magnetic plug after their first oil change to Mobil 1 at 1,000 miles?
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Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

i did change to
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As part of buying a car at the dealership I got it from it has free oil changes for life. So I called and asked how much it was for a synthetic oil change.

I figured the cost of synthetic minus the cost of the Dino oil they would use would be my only cost. Since mopar filters are included as well as disposal and everything else. I was going to see if it was cheaper to bring my own oil or the cost of them doing it ( with no guarantee they actually put synthetic in)

They never gave me a price and told me to never switch over until atleast 15,000 miles. I just laughed and hung up cause I was feed up.
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Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

We have the Unlimited Mileage/Time warranty on the 2012 Altitude GC. So why should one spend the extra money to switch to synthetic. I was just going to appreciate not having to spend the extra dollars for once after the 150k mile / 5000 mile intervals I changed the 7qts of oil in my 06 300c 5.7L so far. And the "Hemi Tick" has always been in my Chrysler and the Jeep sounds the same.

I think I would like to look into the Aces IV and the Quantum stuff... Where can I find it in Vegas?
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Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

Switched to mobil 1 Synthetic oil right after getting my 2012 3.6L V6, todays engine with variable valve timing, use oil pressure through valves and solenoids to do this, timing chains are tensioned through oil pressurized tensioners, in my opinion good quality full synthetic oil will pay off in the long run. Engine will stay cleaner, less wear, and hopefully less repairs in the long run.
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Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

Anyone using Royal Purple? (3.6, 5W-30)
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Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

I'm going with Mobil 1 full synthetic at the first oil change, I did the same with my Ram truck. Both have the 5.7 Hemi and neither one has the "Hemi tick".
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Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

Planning to switch to synthetic when my free 8 oil change contract is up next May. I got about 6 more oil changes to go. Know to figure out what oil to go with. Should I stick with Amsoil?
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