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Does the 6 cyl Trailhawk come with Synthetic Oil?

Just wanted to see if the new Trailhawk with 6 cylinder engine comes with regular or synthetic oil.

I know the 4 cylinder has regular oil

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Re: Does the 6 cyl Trailhawk come with Synthetic Oil?

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Just wanted to see if the new Trailhawk with 6 cylinder engine comes with regular or synthetic oil.

I know the 4 cylinder has regular oil

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The 2.4L calls for 0W20 and I don't know of any conventional 0W20? It's all synthetic that I know of. Has to be to achieve the standards and such as I understand it. The 3.2L uses conventional 5W20.

FWIW Chrysler recommends, and uses as FF, SOPUS oils( Pennzoil and Shell ). Neither Pennzoil nor Shell offer anything but synthetic 0W20. The MOPAR labeled 0W20 is to the best of my knowledge relabeled Pennzoil Platinum synthetic oil.
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Re: Does the 6 cyl Trailhawk come with Synthetic Oil?

Just spoke with my Chrysler Service Department and they told me that all Cherokee's come with regular motor oil and regular is what they use when they do oil changes. Everyone of my new cars for the last 5 years came with synthetic oil so I may change to synthetic after my 5 free oil changes from my dealer.
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Re: Does the 6 cyl Trailhawk come with Synthetic Oil?

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Just spoke with my Chrysler Service Department and they told me that all Cherokee's come with regular motor oil and regular is what they use when they do oil changes. Everyone of my new cars for the last 5 years came with synthetic oil so I may change to synthetic after my 5 free oil changes from my dealer.
It is right in the Owner's Manual that the 2.4L uses 0W20. 0W20 isn't offered in conventional oil in any brand I know of. As said the SOPUS stuff which is FF is all synthetic. I believe there may be a couple synthetic blend 0W20's now( ConocoPhillips has one I seem to recall )but most of it is full synthetic and as said I have never seen a conventional.

2.4L Oil Weight:


3.2L Oil Weight:


Note - I know under the 3.2L info it talks about using synthetic if it meets the spec's etc... However, as said I know of no conventional 0W20 and I have looked. Pennzoil and Shell, which provide the FF for Chrysler now, don't offer anything but synthetic 0W20( unless it is new and not shown ). MOPAR 0W20 is Pennzoil Platinum relabeled last I knew.

The only Pennsoil 0W20 they have( shown )is the Platinum synthetic. Shell Helix only shows 0W20 in their AJ20 synthetic for regular use. They do have a Helix racing oil in 0W20 that is a blend but that wouldn't be used for regular cars. Doesn't appear Helix is even offered in the US though? So again, I believe the 0W20 FF/MOPAR oil is Pennzoil Platinum.

The dealer you spoke with may be using their bulk 5W20 for the 2.4L Cherokee "assuming" that is what it takes as Chrysler has used that now for a while in most vehicles( including the previous 2.4L World engine ). They may not realize that the 2.4L Tigershark in the Cherokee actually calls for 0W20.

Note 2 - FWIW the Dart 2.0L and 2.4L call for 0W20 as well.
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I'm a big Valvoline guy, so after my first oil change I will make the switch. Never had any issues with any rides using Valvoline.
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I'm a big Valvoline guy, so after my first oil change I will make the switch. Never had any issues with any rides using Valvoline.
Valvoline is good stuff. They offer oil that meets spec for both motors...

2.4L 0W20:
Durablend Synthetic Blend ( edit - shown in PDS not on regular site - new? - MS6395 not listed - lists API SN but not shown as certified on API site? )
Synpower Full Synthetic

3.2L 5W20:
Premium Conventional
NextGen Conventional ( recycled oil )
Durablend Synthetic Blend
SynPower Full Synthetic
NextGen SynPower Full Synthetic ( recycled oil )
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Re: Does the 6 cyl Trailhawk come with Synthetic Oil?

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No problem. Make note that I found another Valvoline oil in 0W20 ( Durablend )but that it doesn't list Chrysler MS6395 under spec's and while it says it meets API SN as required it is not listed on the API site as being certified so I wouldn't use it where warranty applies.
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Re: Does the 6 cyl Trailhawk come with Synthetic Oil?

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Just wanted to see if the new Trailhawk with 6 cylinder engine comes with regular or synthetic oil.

I know the 4 cylinder has regular oil

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RED BEAST you said you were gonna post pictures when you got the vehicle? And where's the McLaren?
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Re: Does the 6 cyl Trailhawk come with Synthetic Oil?

Car is rather dirty with salt and mud from the snow storms. As soon as it get nicer, I will clean it up and post some pictures. Love this car!

The Mclaren will arrive in last summer, but I just got a 2014 Nissan GTR to play with. That car is insane!!
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