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#833932 - 02/14/07 05:14 AM Best oil for a 2003 Dodge Neon
rampy Offline


Registered: 02/04/07
Posts: 7
Loc: new jersey
presently using Quaker state dino 2quarts 5w20 and 2 1/2quarts 5w30 supertech oil filter

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#833933 - 02/14/07 05:26 AM Re: Best oil for a 2003 Dodge Neon [Re: rampy]
drewjp Offline


Registered: 05/05/06
Posts: 563
Loc: Michigan
why are you mixing viscosities? Just curious...

You should use whatever your manual tells you to...I'm guessing 5W-30...

How often do you change the oil? How fast do you accumulate miles? What's your style of driving?

All of these should be answered before a good oil recommendation can be made...
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#833934 - 02/14/07 05:34 AM Re: Best oil for a 2003 Dodge Neon [Re: drewjp]
Drivebelt Offline


Registered: 04/12/06
Posts: 782
Loc: Alberta
What color is your Neon?

If it is red, look for oil in a red bottle. If it is a silver car, look for oil in silver bottles. They’re color coded for your car. The closer you can match the color of your car -- the better the oil is for your car. If you can’t find a bottle of oil exactly matching the color of your car, go to the oil-order-desk and special order it.



Seriously. Any brand name oil with the latest specifications (SM/GF-4) should provide very good service for a 5k mile oil change interval.

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#833935 - 02/14/07 05:56 AM Re: Best oil for a 2003 Dodge Neon [Re: rampy]
hominid7 Offline


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 1525
Loc: North Texas
Above 0*F 10w30
Below 100*F 5w30
Brand: Any high quality inexpensive SM oil; Superflo, Pennzoil, Havoline, Chevron, Motorcraft, Castrol, Supertech
Filter: WIX, Purolator, or Supertech (Walmart)
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#833936 - 02/14/07 06:05 AM Re: Best oil for a 2003 Dodge Neon [Re: hominid7]
Hootbro Offline


Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 1579
Loc: DELAWARE
Quote:

Above 0*F 10w30
Below 100*F 5w30





That does not make sense.
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#833937 - 02/14/07 07:03 AM Re: Best oil for a 2003 Dodge Neon [Re: Hootbro]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 10280
Loc: Clovis, CA
Well, basically they're saying don't use 5W-30 above 100*F and don't use 10W-30 below 0*F.

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#833938 - 02/14/07 07:10 AM Re: Best oil for a 2003 Dodge Neon [Re: Merkava_4]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 13319
Loc: USA
Use the cheapest closeout oil you can find, they are all very good oils.

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#833939 - 02/14/07 07:20 AM Re: Best oil for a 2003 Dodge Neon [Re: Hootbro]
hominid7 Offline


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 1525
Loc: North Texas
Quote:


That does not make sense.




Thats what the mfg suggest. Seems to make sense to me. If you are always in temps below 100*F, use 5w30. If you are always in temps above 0*F use 10w30. Somewhere inbetween, use whichever you prefer. In both temp extreams, switch seasonally.
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#833940 - 02/14/07 06:46 PM Re: Best oil for a 2003 Dodge Neon [Re: hominid7]
kkreit01 Online   content


Registered: 01/25/06
Posts: 3880
Loc: Olathe, KS
In 05, the Neon specs for 5w20. I think that was the first year. 5w20 or 5w30 would be fine. Use whatever your manual states. 5w30 is still easier to come by, so use it. I ran the initial 2 OCIs with GTX. On the 3rd, I switched to PP. This motor seems to love it thus far. For fitlers, I have used a PureOne, and Napa Gold. I had a hard time threading the P1. No issues with the Napa Gold.
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#833941 - 02/14/07 06:57 PM Re: Best oil for a 2003 Dodge Neon [Re: kkreit01]
ziggy Offline


Registered: 08/08/05
Posts: 1153
Loc: stamford, CT
I have a neon 1995 SOHC. Ive used jsut about every oil imaginable. I found, my neon ran SWEET and SMOOTH on supertech 5w30. I mea RELALY SMOOth11 Other oils, either made it feel groggy or made the engine feel hesitant/

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#833942 - 02/14/07 09:58 PM Re: Best oil for a 2003 Dodge Neon [Re: ziggy]
Triple_Se7en Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 6517
Loc: 1/2 hr. north of Detroit
Quote:

I have a neon 1995 SOHC. Ive used jsut about every oil imaginable. I found, my neon ran SWEET and SMOOTH on supertech 5w30. I mea RELALY SMOOth11 Other oils, either made it feel groggy or made the engine feel hesitant/




I thought I read here that the East Coast Supertech dino is (SOPUS) Shell Oil. Or maybe it was the Left Coast?... dunno!

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#833943 - 02/15/07 12:08 AM Re: Best oil for a 2003 Dodge Neon [Re: Triple_Se7en]
JustinH Online   content


Registered: 04/17/04
Posts: 3356
Loc: Texas
The supertech bottles I have here in NY all say "WPP" on them.

We don't even get shell oil besides the heavy duty truck oil.
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#833944 - 02/15/07 04:15 AM Re: Best oil for a 2003 Dodge Neon [Re: JustinH]
Challenger71 Offline


Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 510
Loc: Va
Got a 96 SOHC that runs very good on Maxlife Synth 5w-30.
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