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Old 05-08-2020, 06:58 AM   #23 (permalink)
ACEL
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AcuraMatata - '99 Acura EL Base
90 day: 36.65 mpg (US)

Le Vehicle - '12 Dodge Gran Caravan SE
90 day: 22.35 mpg (US)
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I use 0w20 in my 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan with the 3.6 L Pentastar engine. From 2012 model year to 2013 there does not seem to be any change in engine specifications, yet in 2013 Chrysler changed their recommendation for motor oil from 5w30 to 5w20. Since 5w20 and 0w20 are almost the same on the low side, I switched to 0w20 , 7000 miles (12500 km) ago.

During winter at minus 20 Celsius, there is a short clicking noise at start up. On the coolant temperature side, summer or winter with a grille blocage, it never went up higher than 100 C or 210 F.

With the "wheel nut" under control, LRR tires at prescribed pressure, in the "nice season" my mileage is 10,5 L/100 km (22,4 mpg US) and my recent best highway 7,7 L/100 km (30.5 mpg US).

I look forward to test de 0w16 as I feel the faster lubrication in very cold weather is a plus.
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