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Re: new 13, 3.6 question

I have a '12 JGC with Pentastar and the Jeep dealer recently changed the oil. They put in 5W20. I asked the service manager and he said they were putting 5W20 in the '12 JGc Pentastar's. I have the lifetime service contract, so if I have an issue, they will be liable for sure.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:54 PM
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i really like the penstar. i think its got plenty of get up and go. its no hot rod, but for a suv it had more then i thought it would. it does fine on hills, it does down shift alot. Or it seems like it to me, but i am coming off of a hemi ram. that thing never had to down shift to go up hill. the jeep is a tank in the snow. we just got 8 inches, wind, drifts and all. i would take this jeep over the ram in the snow any day.
Good to hear! We will be test driving both 3.6 and 5.7, we are comparing it to a Audi Q5 and a Infinity FX37. I personally would prefer the Hemi but chances are i'll never drive it.
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Re: new 13, 3.6 question

I just use 10W-30 in everything but then I live in Florida (OM says 5W-30).
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Are you pretty satisfied with the Penstar engine? I am looking into picking up a 13 for the wife and want to make sure how well it performs up hill and around town. I'm a little disappointed Jeep is still using the 5 speed tranny. Thanks
I love it. Silky smooth, a wide, flat torque band and well over 25 mpg on long trips.
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Re: new 13, 3.6 question

To the guy AcidCold-- I love my V6, it has plenty of power and gets me to where I need to go with a very smooth ride. But it is not a sports car, it's heavy and when you start it from a dead stop (unless you floor it) you can tell that it is trying to save gas. The last few tanks of gas have been almost always city driving and I have calculated 16.3 mpg to 17.6 mpg. The evic says better, but by only a couple mpgs. But, on long highway trips, I have been getting over 24mpg.

Also, if you are thinking between the v6 and the bigger engines, look at the facts that reputable companies have given about 1/4 mile, 0-60 etc to get a good idea about the power difference, then take a test drive on them all. Fwiw, there are many threads here about the V6/hemi debate and I have noticed that some people on this forum are very biased with their opinions on engine sizes and couldn't possibly think of owning the other engine.

To the op, just follow the manual on what type of oil to use, if it has changed between the 12/13, go with the change.
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