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Old 07 Oct 2005, 01:06 pm
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Default Synthetic Oil for 05 Turbo Cruiser

What is the recommended brand and weight of synthetic oil for a new Turbo (not GT) Cruiser? Does it meet warranty requirements? I am looking for economical as well as practical recommendations.
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Old 07 Oct 2005, 01:22 pm
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Recommended brand? well, Chrysler always "recommends" you use their stuff, installed by their dealers, hehe...... Other than that the users manual lists the oil specifications needed for the car. These specs are well covered by buying any name-brand oils.

The weight of the oil is either 5w30 or 10w30 depending on the climate where the car is used. It doesn't matter if your using regular or synthetic oil.

The most popular synthetic oil seems to be Mobil One. Synthetic oil is supposed to give you about 2 mpg increase, and is supposed to hold up better when dealing with higher temps of a turbo-charged engine.

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Old 08 Oct 2005, 06:05 pm
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Best bet is WalMart - get the Mobil1 in 5-quart jugs - just what the PT takes, and cheaper than 5 1-quarts.[?]
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You can get 6 quarts of Mobil 1 at Costco for around $24.
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A good option for the turbo engine that you might not be aware of is Mobil 1's 5W/40 grade. Originally marketed for heavy duty turbo-diesel engines as Mobil Delvac 1, they now also sell it as Mobil 1 Truck & SUV. I've used the former both professionally and personally for over 10 years and now buy the T&S oil from Wal-Mart for my Cruiser. I know a lot of guys still change their oil every 3,000 miles, but I go to around 5,000 with the synthetic product. Mobil says that you can take Mobil 1 to 15,000(and that's the interval we use on our big trucks), but I want to keep the inside of my engine a little cleaner and am still willing to spend the extra money to do it. I'm certain that the oil won't break down, but I'm less comfortable with the longevity of the detergent additive package.
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A good option for the turbo engine that you might not be aware of is Mobil 1's 5W/40 grade. Originally marketed for heavy duty turbo-diesel engines as Mobil Delvac 1, they now also sell it as Mobil 1 Truck & SUV. I've used the former both professionally and personally for over 10 years and now buy the T&S oil from Wal-Mart for my Cruiser. I know a lot of guys still change their oil every 3,000 miles, but I go to around 5,000 with the synthetic product. Mobil says that you can take Mobil 1 to 15,000(and that's the interval we use on our big trucks), but I want to keep the inside of my engine a little cleaner and am still willing to spend the extra money to do it. I'm certain that the oil won't break down, but I'm less comfortable with the longevity of the detergent additive package.
Remember that all the advice here is free and should be taken for what it's worth. So ultimately, take what you've learned here, and do what you're comfortable with. I hope that you enjoy your Cruiser as much as I have mine!
I'm with you and 5,000 mile changes. I'm not worried about detergents or breakdown, but the acids & crud that the oil picks up - only way to get rid of that is to change the oil!
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I agree. I have a 2004 Limited Edition Turbo with 54,000 miles. I use only Mobil1 5W30 SuperSynth with K&N filter (HP-2009) and change it every 5000 miles.
Synthetic oil is more important in a turbo because it can withstand the high heat that's generated and not break down thus providing better lubrication to the turbo itself.
Better mileage...I think so. I'm getting a little better than 29 mpg on the highway.
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