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Just a question 2010 dodge challenger manual recommended 10 w 30 went to dealer they put in 5w20 synthetic is this ok

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  • chevynpie Aug 20, 2010

    then why does dodge in manual recommend 10 w 30 for the 3.5 litre

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Yes, this is perfectly fine. You can use any oil so long as its SAE rating meets or exceeds manufacturer recommendations.

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    then why dies dodge recommend 10w 30 for the 3.5 litre

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Yes that is fine, in fact it makes the oil circulate faster at startup

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  • starrface Aug 20, 2010

    it could be an internal update from dodge to the dealers

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SM 5W-30 - Thank you for inquiring about what oil is best for your vehicle. Based on the information you provided, your vehicle requires a special engine oil that can only be purchased at your local dealer. Please visit your local dealer to ensure that your vehicle is serviced properly.

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