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Castrol EDGE turns black/red FAST #5445445 06/03/20 03:20 PM
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2016 Pentastar 3.6 in a Caravan.

Edge Titanium, EP and HM all turn jet black after 1000 or so miles with a reddish tint. It's done this since we bought it with 55k up to now with 89k miles. It runs fine but has a very, very, VERY slight sporadic stumble at idle in gear.

Maybe it's just a Castrol thing? I've stuck with these because they meet MS6395. I'll try something else at 100k. Thoughts, suggestions or just drive it...

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Just drive it. I’d do 5k oci’s.

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Color is not an indicator of oil wear or performance smile

Is the CEL on?

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Port injection or direct injection ??


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Originally Posted by bbhero
Port injection or direct injection ??



It's a Pentastar, port injection only.

5k OCI on this engine is a total waste, especially the ones that hold six quarts.

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↑↑^^^^^^^^^


That is seriously what I was leaning towards being the correct answer.

Just asking if I could have been off base.


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Re: Castrol EDGE turns black/red FAST [Re: Silver] #5445675 06/03/20 07:36 PM
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all my cars (past and present) with MPFI are easy on oil. oil color is relatively good up to 4-5K with many different brands of oil including lots of dino ... Our only DI engine is a different story. Used to go like ink within 700 miles.

Why is op's 2016 oil turning "jet black" so quickly not being a DI engine.
Pretty sure it's not the oil. Could there be something wrong with car or is this common with this type of engine?

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Flush the engine and go from there


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2019 Pentastar and mine does not do that with Castrol Edge. shrug


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Originally Posted by OilUzer
all my cars (past and present) with MPFI are easy on oil. oil color is relatively good up to 4-5K with many different brands of oil including lots of dino ... Our only DI engine is a different story. Used to go like ink within 700 miles.

Why is op's 2016 oil turning "jet black" so quickly not being a DI engine.
Pretty sure it's not the oil. Could there be something wrong with car or is this common with this type of engine?

.... or maybe the oil was only changed 3 times for the first 55k.

I would change the oil & filter every 3K until things look better. Might take 4-5 OCIs to see a real difference.


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That may well be the case here ^^^^^^^

Super duper long ocis... The maintenance schedule of Champions LOL


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Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
Originally Posted by OilUzer
all my cars (past and present) with MPFI are easy on oil. oil color is relatively good up to 4-5K with many different brands of oil including lots of dino ... Our only DI engine is a different story. Used to go like ink within 700 miles.

Why is op's 2016 oil turning "jet black" so quickly not being a DI engine.
Pretty sure it's not the oil. Could there be something wrong with car or is this common with this type of engine?

.... or maybe the oil was only changed 3 times for the first 55k.

I would change the oil & filter every 3K until things look better. Might take 4-5 OCIs to see a real difference.


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You could be right. I've seen badly maintained engines eventually get better over time. However, I was assuming he should already be there after 34K (89-55) miles ... May be not!

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Originally Posted by bbhero
That may well be the case here ^^^^^^^

Super duper long ocis... The maintenance schedule of Champions LOL


Did you sell some of your Pepsi oil to him?
Black in black out ... grin2

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Our 3.6 Pentastar (86k miles) does not turn the oil black.


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Originally Posted by OilUzer
Originally Posted by bbhero
That may well be the case here ^^^^^^^

Super duper long ocis... The maintenance schedule of Champions LOL


Did you sell some of your Pepsi oil to him?
Black in black out ... grin2



Nah... LOL

I save that for people I don't like LOL


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