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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-03-2009, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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3.7 Oil Change question

Hi, I've been searching but to no luck (or I just suck) but anyways there's a TON of room in front of the 3.7 and I was wondering what everyone thought of removing the oil filter from the top of the engine, or should I just do it from under like every other car? I've never had a vehicle that had a filter up front with no obstructions (kudos on jeep for making it easy access). Is this going to be a pain to put back on from the top? Thanks a lot. BTW I'm going to switch over to Mobil 1 5-30, so that's why I'm going to do it and not the stealership.

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It's easy to do from the top, no reason to relocate it.

Why are you switching from 5w20 to 5w30? I would use what they recommand, at least until you are out of warranty.
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It's easy to do from the top, no reason to relocate it.

Why are you switching from 5w20 to 5w30? I would use what they recommand, at least until you are out of warranty.
The 3.7L does not require 5W20. Only the 5.7L HEMI with MDS requires 5W20.

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Thanks for the help, I did it today, and found it not a problem to remove the filter from the front... very easy oil change other than the fact I didn't have a 3\8 drive 13mm socket.... but after a quick trip to auto zone it was 20 min. tops. I never like to use sockets on oil pans due to the whole stripping issue, but the Dealer torqued it down like no one's business.... luckily next time it'll be a piece of cake
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The 3.7L does not require 5W20. Only the 5.7L HEMI with MDS requires 5W20.

My 2009 3.7 spec 5w20, is that different for other years, or is it just okay to use other viscosities.
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My 2009 3.7 spec 5w20, is that different for other years, or is it just okay to use other viscosities.
That must be new for 2009. Previously only the HEMI was required to use 5W20.

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my 07 v6 uses 5w20 and I do the filter from up top also.

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My 08 3.7 uses 5w20 as well. Just got done changing the oil today. I have been changing it every 5K or so with Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 filter. Really thinking about swapping out the oil change plug with a Fumoto valve at my next change. The filter location is pretty annoying. I may look at reconfiguring it to a remote mounted bypass filtration system in the future.
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I swore for some reason my '06 was spec'ed for 5-30... anyway I don't think there's hardly a difference between it and 5-20. Nothing that 5k miles would damage anyway. It seems to drive great and the power is very good as well. I have noticed an extra 1 mpg too on the Mobil 1 ... very nice
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I just changed mine yesterday. 5qt. jug of valvoline full synthetic 5w30 $29 at autozone. $6 bosch filter. I too accessed the filter from up top.
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