ohhh. that is an ugly picture. don't get any ideas barrell, your
gonna have to hit the rest stops to get any action. sorry. not that
i have a problem with that lifestyle, i just don't happen to "swing"
My 2000 Dakota owner's manual says for the 2.5, 3.9, and 5.9, 10W30 is
preferred and acceptable at all temperatures above 0 F. It says 5W30
should be used if it is expected temperatures will be below 0F but not
over 100 F.
They list 5W30 as preferred for the 4.7, and acceptable at all
temperatures under 100 F.
You folks talking about oil and what to use and not to use brought this to
mind. Years ago 10w-30 or 40 were just fine. After the non stop trip to Fl.
I checked the oil, actually checked a couple of times enroute. Anyway down
1/2 quart so I looked in the om to see what to get so I could add, 0w-40
Mobil1 at $5.90 a quart. Seems a whole lot thin to me, but that's what they
want in it. So with all the bs about warranty claims I'm not about to put
anything else in it.
Wipe a bearing with a oil that is thicker and they could claim restricted
flow. I know the 6.1 hemi in the charger has piston squirter's, maybe they
are the reason.
With my Z06, GM would void a transmission if it did not have the factory
recommended stuff in it. I switched to red line and had to take it out,
Story was it was too slippery and the syncros needed more friction to work
properly. The ZF box was a unit exchange. If you screwed up you ate the 6K
for the new tranny.
Not nice but it is what it is. If my engine goes south, I kinda want the
warranty to fall back on. There aren't many of these 6.1 in the bone yard.
No. What is used in the Charger SRT is a 6.1 425HP engine. They made a lot
of changes to it other than the size. Seems a lot of different material as
well. As a follow up, the problems with the anti freeze break down at this
stage has found to be the temp and reaction to these materials, as the same
anti freeze is used in the Cummins with no problems. The STR engineers are
now recomending a flush and a additional additive to prevent the problem.
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