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Old 11-15-2013, 11:09 AM
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Hello all. I just purchased a new 2014 JGC Overland ... black with the adaptive cruise control. I got the V6 figuring 290 HP would get me there and back, but still have decent fuel mileage. I have been a member of a GM forum for quite a few years, and a Gearhead on that site. My son is an engine calibration engineer for Chrysler, which got me employee pricing and the promise he will flash a performance tune for me.

Couple of questions to get started. What engine oil do you guys use? Does the 3.6 V6 require synthetic, or will it be happy with mineral based? I prefer mineral based with more frequent oil changes, but if this engine requires synthetic ...

I live in a border city in Canada and commute to the US every day for work. My Bonneville had a button that would change all the instrument readings from Metric to Standard and back. Push of a button and I had miles per hour in the US, or kilometers per hour in Canada. Does my new vehicle have the same capability through settings?

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Old 11-15-2013, 12:56 PM
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Did some searching and I think I found the answers I was looking for. MPG/KPG can be changed in the EVIC, and oil can be mineral or synthetic so long as it complies to the spec. Mobil 1 does not. Think I will stick to mineral for the first 1,000 miles proper break in, and then decide at that point.

Any other suggestions on this?
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