Yeah...that's not true. It's tough to sort through all the info about oil on the internet, and you also have to remember that all of the different weights and mixes will test out differently, but one thing is for sure, the Mobil 1 0W40 European blend is one of the very best 0W40 oils on the market, and it's also probably the cheapest if you buy it at Wal-Mart in jugs. For filters, stick to Mobil 1 or the special SRT-branded one. I wouldn't put a Wal-Mart filter on my car....A co-worker said he read a test on synthetic oils. He told me that mobile1 rated pretty low. It seems to vaporize very easily. Pennzoil ultra platinum was one of the best rated oils you can readily buy. I saw a test on oil filters and one of the better ones was wal marts super tech. Anyone have another option they recommend?
I haven't heard of a failure due to brand, but I certainly have due to oil weight. The Hemi MDS systems had to have 5-20, I don't know if they still do but there were failures blamed on oil and TSBs issued. TSB 09-015-04 and 09-013-04, “Vehicles with the Multiple Displacement System must use SAE 5W-20 oil. Failure to do so may result in improper operation of the MDS.”After all of this tough, has anyone ever had or even heard of someone else that has had a failure related to engine oil? It's funny how much we all worry about something that's basically a non-issue.
Your first sentence has already been beat down and disproven, and so have many of your later points by people who actually know, but I see that doesn't seem to bother you...I just feel like other people should know that was a bunch of crap you just spewed. FYI Mopar does not make filters, they buy them from someone else and slap their name on them, um...hello!Mobil 1 is over-rated, over-priced, and does not meet MS-6395 and therefore *technically* should not be used.
I stick with Pennzoil Platinum. Chrysler seems to be on the Pennzoil bandwagon these days, but I've used it for decades already so I stick with it.
As for filters, nobody but Mopar makes oil filters for 2014 and newer Pentastar engine family so that's what I'm using.
Hmm mixing them doesn't change the viscosity. The first number is the viscosity of it at a cold temperature the second is the viscosity of the oil at 100 degrees C. The higher the number the longer it takes to go through the testing orifice.Valvoline 5-25 (mixed 5-20 &5-30) synthetic with mopar filter on my 3.6