Originally Posted by akim1220
I am planning to start doing my own oil changes from now on. What oil do you guys use or recommend for a '14 limited v6? I'm in PA so will probably stick with the recommended weight of 5W-20 for all seasons unless you guys think otherwise.
I'd just go with what the manual says.
To be honest, modern oils are pretty adaptable and long lasting, so there's really not a real need for winter and summer weights like you had years ago. Even most dino oils have some synthetic ingredients along with friction reducers.
That's how I've done it for the last two vehicles and my truck I had before the Jeep lasted 17 years before I traded it in - and was still running great when I turned it off the last time.
Now, my 35 year old motorcycle I have to pay attention to the type and viscosity of the oil. It can't have friction reducers in it because it's a wet clutch lubricated by the engine oil. It also has to be a bit higher viscosity to avoid working past seals meant for 1980's dino oil from when it was built. The wrong type and it's like a dog marking its territory - or a Harley, whichever you prefer.
The important thing is you change it and the filter when your mileage and driving style dictates it.