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  1. Hi All I am have US specs challenger 2012 V6 model just before 2 months I have changed engine oil (Mobil 1) 25W50 and drove the car around 1500 KM now the car showing me change oil message? anyone can advise what's going on or do I need to use another oil
 

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Was the oil message reset after the last oil change?
 

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Try re-setting it again. Did you follow this procedure?

Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
position or cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position if
equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go. To turn off the
message temporarily, press and release the MENU button.
To reset the oil change indicator system (after
performing the scheduled maintenance) refer to the following
procedure.

Vehicles Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go

1. Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the
ON/RUN position (Do not start the engine.)
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
within 10 seconds.
3. Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
START/STOP button once to return the ignition to the
OFF/LOCK position.

Vehicles Not Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go

1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position (Do
not start the engine.)
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.

NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
 

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Is the weight of oil normally run in your area?

Very few run that weight here.


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  1. Hi All I am have US specs challenger 2012 V6 model just before 2 months I have changed engine oil (Mobil 1) 25W50 and drove the car around 1500 KM now the car showing me change oil message? anyone can advise what's going on or do I need to use another oil
20w-50 oil is not the oil a US spec'd Challenger V6 engine should be running. I believe the correct oil is 5w-20.
 

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Try re-setting it again. Did you follow this procedure?

Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
position or cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position if
equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go. To turn off the
message temporarily, press and release the MENU button.
To reset the oil change indicator system (after
performing the scheduled maintenance) refer to the following
procedure.

Vehicles Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go

1. Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the
ON/RUN position (Do not start the engine.)
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
within 10 seconds.
3. Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
START/STOP button once to return the ignition to the
OFF/LOCK position.

Vehicles Not Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go

1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position (Do
not start the engine.)
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.

NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
Thank you so much dear it's US specs Enter N Go and I've done the reset seems perfect now. Much appreciated and love you all
 

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Thank you for the info and I will make sure I use 5w20 next time and do you prefer Mobil or original Mopar?
The owner's manual for the 2012 Dodge Challenger says to use 5W-30 engine oil in the V6 engine. The 5.7 Hemi in the R/T model gets the 5W-20 oil. I prefer Full Synthetic engine oil, but it's not required for your V6. Your car is no longer under warranty so you're certainly free to use whatever brand oil you choose. Mobil 1, Pennzoil, Valvoline and others will be just fine.

Remember to change the cartridge filter that's on top of the engine. The Mopar filters are pretty darn good.

I would get the 25W-50 oil out of there as soon as possible.
 

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Thank you for the info and I will make sure I use 5w20 next time and do you prefer Mobil or original Mopar?
FCA recommends a 5W-20 that meets MS-6395 so look for any synthetic 5W-20 oil that says on the back of the bottle that it meets or exceeds Chrysler MS-6395.



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The owner's manual for the 2012 Dodge Challenger says to use 5W-30 engine oil in the V6 engine. The 5.7 Hemi in the R/T model gets the 5W-20 oil. I prefer Full Synthetic engine oil, but it's not required for your V6. Your car is no longer under warranty so you're certainly free to use whatever brand oil you choose. Mobil 1, Pennzoil, Valvoline and others will be just fine.

Remember to change the cartridge filter that's on top of the engine. The Mopar filters are pretty darn good.

I would get the 25W-50 oil out of there as soon as possible.
Well noted with many thanks
 

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FCA recommends a 5W-20 that meets MS-6395 so look for any synthetic 5W-20 oil that says on the back of the bottle that it meets or exceeds Chrysler MS-6395.



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The V6's in 2012 got 5W-30. Still had to meet MS-6395 ..... though at 8 years old there's no warranty to worry about.
 
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Thank you for the info and I will make sure I use 5w20 next time and do you prefer Mobil or original Mopar?
My advice is to stick with the oil the car maker recommends. Mopar oil in this case and the right multi-grade of oil.

If Dodge lists other oils that meet its oil requirements for the engine, and it probably does, then you are free to chose one of those oils. Likewise if a synthetic oil choice is available I'd run synthetic oil but still change it on a pretty aggressive schedule. For example with my Hellcat I change the oil every 5K miles not 6K miles.
 
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