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#4620919 - 01/01/18 05:37 PM 2017 Chrysler Pacifica oil change
bubbatime Offline


Registered: 03/18/08
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Loc: South Florida
I just bought a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, 3.6L. Has anyone done an oil change on one of these?

Some forums were talking about an oil filter canister being under the hood, and you change the filter from the top, but I cant for the life of me see something like that at the top of the engine. I haven't had the time to crawl under it an look around yet.

Browsing the Wal-Mart oil section, it appears that they carry about 4 different types of canister filter for this car. SuperTech ($2.xx), Mopar ($7.XX, Made in USA), and two Fram filters (Made in China). I'll probably go with the Made in USA Mopar, unless the SuperTech is also made in USA and similar quality.

0W20 is a big nope from me for my climate. It will get 5W20 Castrol Magnatech synthetic (or even 5W30 summer) most likely since its only $17.xx per 5 quarts.

5 or 6 quarts in this engine?
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#4620949 - 01/01/18 06:03 PM Re: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica oil change [Re: bubbatime]
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You need to read the owners manual.
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#4620965 - 01/01/18 06:13 PM Re: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica oil change [Re: bubbatime]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
Posts: 10256
Loc: Southwest PA
Originally Posted By: bubbatime
I just bought a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, 3.6L. Has anyone done an oil change on one of these?

Some forums were talking about an oil filter canister being under the hood, and you change the filter from the top, but I cant for the life of me see something like that at the top of the engine. I haven't had the time to crawl under it an look around yet.

Browsing the Wal-Mart oil section, it appears that they carry about 4 different types of canister filter for this car. SuperTech ($2.xx), Mopar ($7.XX, Made in USA), and two Fram filters (Made in China). I'll probably go with the Made in USA Mopar, unless the SuperTech is also made in USA and similar quality.

0W20 is a big nope from me for my climate. It will get 5W20 Castrol Magnatech synthetic (or even 5W30 summer) most likely since its only $17.xx per 5 quarts.

5 or 6 quarts in this engine?




They take 6quarts and Id go with the ST oil filter
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#4621013 - 01/01/18 06:53 PM Re: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica oil change [Re: bubbatime]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
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6 qts and I'd get a Mopar filter if it's the cartridge type, the Mopar one is only $7 from the dealer for me, so it's a good deal.

Oil filter should be in a black housing at the top of the engine. In the engine cover there should be a circle lid that unscrews to show it, or just pop the whole engine cover off, that's what I do on my Cherokee, way easier.
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#4621058 - 01/01/18 07:24 PM Re: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica oil change [Re: bubbatime]
dogememe Offline


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Mopar filter sounds good. Put in the oil the owners manual suggests while it's under warranty.
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#4621070 - 01/01/18 07:33 PM Re: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica oil change [Re: car51]
Mantooth Offline


Registered: 07/26/15
Posts: 480
Loc: Southern Indiana
Originally Posted By: car51

They take 6 quarts and Id go with the ST oil filter


My two Pentas hold 6qts but my understanding is newer models only hold 5.
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#4621071 - 01/01/18 07:33 PM Re: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica oil change [Re: bubbatime]
Blazered Offline


Registered: 05/22/12
Posts: 50
Loc: NC
You will like the canister filter. Less messy and you can examine the old filter without cutting it open. I would buy the Mopar filter.

DIY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ezpAEzy2Io

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#4621079 - 01/01/18 07:38 PM Re: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica oil change [Re: bubbatime]
michaelluscher Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 2420
Loc: Staten Island, NY
It's a standard cartridge oil change, nothing fancy

I however would advise you to be careful torquing down the filter, as it screws into the oil cooler

I think reefing on the filter cap is what leads to them leaking early

IIRC the filter cap is a 24mm, and the drain plug a 13mm
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#4621127 - 01/01/18 08:19 PM Re: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica oil change [Re: bubbatime]
Throt Offline


Registered: 11/15/14
Posts: 905
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Just because you don't live in a cold climate doesn't mean that 0w20 is a definite nope. The overall makeup of 0w oils is more often than not of higher quality than the 5w oils and there's no downside to using it. A 20 weight is 20 weight at operating temp, whether in 90 degrees or 20 degrees. I run 0w20 in Norther Ohio and I'll still run it when I move South later this year.


Edited by Throt (01/01/18 08:20 PM)
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#4621153 - 01/01/18 08:41 PM Re: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica oil change [Re: bubbatime]
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Registered: 04/16/16
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Loc: KS
I did the first oil change on one of those at Walmart. I remember because I was thinking you got to be kidding me, who brings there car into Walmart for the first oil change? It had like 4 or 5k miles on it.
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#4621190 - 01/01/18 09:17 PM Re: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica oil change [Re: bubbatime]
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I have two Pentastars, a 2014 and a 2016. A couple thoughts from my experience changing the oil in them.

1) Make darn sure you get the oil filter for the 2014+ 3.6L. The oil filter for the 2013 and back is much different and if used in the 2014+, will block to flow of oil and you'll get 0 or very low oil pressure. I know this from experience, luckily I shut the engine back off and figured out the problem.

2) Do NOT over tighten the oil filter housing. The O-ring does all of the sealing, not the housing contacting the base. I had to replace the oil cooler in my Durango, because someone torqued the housing down good and tight, which torques the oil cooler and cracks it. Tighten the housing down until is just contacts the base and you are done.

Cheers!

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#4621277 - 01/02/18 12:11 AM Re: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica oil change [Re: bubbatime]
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Registered: 07/25/17
Posts: 470
Loc: Texas (south)
Make sure you get the right stuff first and then go ahead.
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#4621294 - 01/02/18 01:12 AM Re: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica oil change [Re: bubbatime]
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Registered: 08/03/17
Posts: 391
Loc: MN
Stick with OEM filters. There's been issues with the aftermarket filters, and the Mopar filters aren't that expensive.

Our quick-lane doesn't even use our house FVP filters on these, we order in from the WorldPac. It's the only way to go.
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#4621490 - 01/02/18 09:19 AM Re: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica oil change [Re: wwillson]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
Originally Posted By: wwillson
I have two Pentastars, a 2014 and a 2016. A couple thoughts from my experience changing the oil in them.

1) Make darn sure you get the oil filter for the 2014+ 3.6L. The oil filter for the 2013 and back is much different and if used in the 2014+, will block to flow of oil and you'll get 0 or very low oil pressure. I know this from experience, luckily I shut the engine back off and figured out the problem.

2) Do NOT over tighten the oil filter housing. The O-ring does all of the sealing, not the housing contacting the base. I had to replace the oil cooler in my Durango, because someone torqued the housing down good and tight, which torques the oil cooler and cracks it. Tighten the housing down until is just contacts the base and you are done.

Cheers!


x2, one thing I did to avoid over tightening is before I did my first oil change I just took some white out and made a line over the two halves of the oil filter housing, so now all I do to tighten it is line up the marks and it's good to go.
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#4621500 - 01/02/18 09:26 AM Re: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica oil change [Re: bubbatime]
RTexasF Offline


Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2878
Loc: North TX
Quote:
0W20 is a big nope from me for my climate.


Why do you believe this to be so? There is no reasoning for this whatsoever. If it calls for 0W20 (that pesky owner's manual again) then use it.

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