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Old 06-15-2009, 03:21 PM
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Cobalt SS?

Na just an LT, she wanted an auto.
 
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Are any of you going to Synthetic?
i just did my 2nd oil change with mobil 1 synthetic...

did the first one around 2200 miles and the 2nd about 8100..

i cant tell if there is a performance difference... but i like knowing its there
 
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Anyone know what the normal operating temp of the engine and trans oil? Also at what temp the "idot" light will come on?
 
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Anyone know what the normal operating temp of the engine and trans oil? Also at what temp the "idot" light will come on?
Engine oil will be slightly above coolant temp, probably 220-230.

Trans temp is dependent upon driving conditions but should stay at or below 175-180*. The trans temp light comes on at 275*, which is way too hot.
 
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Default Engine oil/Trans temp

Tks,
It was up to 165* on a short trip pulling a camper. It's an 09 Hemi w/300 mi on it, just barely broke in. I was surprized that my local Dodge garage did not know what the normal range was or when the lights would come on, but thought it must be somewhere. Where did you find this?
Tks again.
 
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe09Ram View Post
Tks,
It was up to 165* on a short trip pulling a camper. It's an 09 Hemi w/300 mi on it, just barely broke in. I was surprized that my local Dodge garage did not know what the normal range was or when the lights would come on, but thought it must be somewhere. Where did you find this?
Tks again.
The normal temps are from internet searches and my personal driving.

The temp the light comes on at is from the service manual.
 
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where do you go to get the oil tested when its time
 
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i use Castrol full synthetic also. i am on my third oil change already!!
 
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where do you go to get the oil tested when its time
Blackstone labs. They send a free kit in the mail first, then you send it back with a payment of 22$ or 32$. 22$ is find out what is in the oil, 32$ is to find out how much lubricant is still left in it.
 
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Blackstone labs. They send a free kit in the mail first, then you send it back with a payment of 22$ or 32$. 22$ is find out what is in the oil, 32$ is to find out how much lubricant is still left in it.
Why wouldn't you just change your oil for $32??
 

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