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post #1 of 13 Old 06-10-2018, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know what kind of stock oil they put in? is it full syn, syn blend, or conventional oil?

I look to be half quart low at 1k miles.
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Does anyone know what kind of stock oil they put in? is it full syn, syn blend, or conventional oil?

I look to be half quart low at 1k miles.
I hate to break it to you but you will be without more oil in your near future. These new Compasses eat oil. Mine ate about 4 quarts between oil changes. It's awful and FCA won't do anything about it. They said it's "normal". Enjoy topping it off weekly and always having anxiety over the sheer fact that if not checked, the onus is on you on a brand new car. I am in the midst of doing an oil consumption test and I can assure you that I am already closer to a quart low.

btw, you have to use 0w-20 Mopar if you want to keep the warranty in tact. It's a syn blend.
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Over 30,000 on my trailhawk and it uses no oil between 5000 mile oil changes. I am using 0w20 Pennzoil Platinum.
BTW You do not have to use Mopar oil to keep your warranty. https://mlmlaw.com/library/guides/ft...s/undermag.htm
Any oil that meets Chrysler Specification MS-6395 can be used. From the owners manual
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For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only recommends
engine oils that are API certified and meet the
requirements of FCA Material Standard MS-6395.
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Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) — 2.4L Engine
SAE 0W-20 engine oil approved to FCA Material
Standard MS-6395 or equivalent is recommended for all
operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low
temperature starting and vehicle fuel economy
And remember half way up on the dipstick lines is full. Over filling can sometimes cause consumption. I would hope that with a few more break in miles your consumption would go down,

Some examples of approved FCA oils that meet the MS-6395 standards.
Pennzoil Platinum
Castrol Edge
Halvoline Synthetic
Quaker State Ultimate Durability
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just a thought, but it might be better to let the dealer take care of it. mixing oil brands this early may not be a good idea. Iím sure you are within your warranty period and the more documented cases the better for other owners and yourself, if consumption continues Ö

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Wait. So, half way up on the dip stick is full? It's half way on mine and so I figured it was half low. S'what i've been taught.
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From the owners manual
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Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level
ground, and approximately five minutes after
a fully warmed engine is shut off, will improve
the accuracy of the oil level readings.
Maintain the oil level between the range
markings
on the dipstick. The safe range is
indicated by a crosshatch zone.
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Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil
aeration, or loss of oil pressure. This could
damage your engine.
I do my own oil changes and after I drain the oil and change out the filter and refill with 5.5 quarts of oil and run it as stated in the manual. My oil level is right in the middle of the crosshatch zone. And that were it has always stayed until the next 5000 mile oil change.
I don't disagree with the other poster if you really are having consumption issues, I would continue service with the dealer or try a different dealer and see what they can do for you.
FYI most dealers use a bulk oil and I would be willing to bet most don't use a 0W-20 oil. I checked with 4 area dealers and in order to get 0w-20 synthetic or synthetic blend, I would have to pay extra. So much for 4 free Jeep Wave program oil changes. LOL And BTY you can't get a 0w-20 oil in conventional non synthetic oil.
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And remember half way up on the dipstick lines is full. Over filling can sometimes cause consumption.
Apparently anywhere in the hash marks is acceptable. From page 372 of the owners manual.

"Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground, and
approximately five minutes after a fully warmed engine is
shut off, will improve the accuracy of the oil level readings.
Maintain the oil level between the range markings on the
dipstick. The safe range is indicated by a crosshatch zone.
Adding 1 quart (0.9 Liters) of oil when the reading is at the
low end of the indicated range will result in the oil level at
the full end of the indicator range"
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Does anyone know what kind of stock oil they put in? is it full syn, syn blend, or conventional oil?

I look to be half quart low at 1k miles.
My 2018 Compass came new with Pennzoil Platinum 0-20w. Dealer told me that this is the only oil they put in the new Compasses when servicing them. 1,500 miles and it shows absolutely no consumption.
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Correct Good catch thought I had copied the whole paragraph.
Sounds like you have a good dealer if they are using full synthetic oils.

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I do my own oil changes and after I drain the oil and change out the filter and refill with 5.5 quarts of oil and run it as stated in the manual. My oil level is right in the middle of the crosshatch zone. And that were it has always stayed until the next 5000 mile oil change.
I don't disagree with the other poster if you really are having consumption issues, I would continue service with the dealer or try a different dealer and see what they can do for you.
FYI most dealers use a bulk oil and I would be willing to bet most don't use a 0W-20 oil. I checked with 4 area dealers and in order to get 0w-20 synthetic or synthetic blend, I would have to pay extra. So much for 4 free Jeep Wave program oil changes. LOL And BTY you can't get a 0w-20 oil in conventional non synthetic oil.
ok it was in the middle of the crosshatch so I'm guessing everything is alright with it. thank you for the info guys!
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Correct Sounds like you have a good dealer if they are using full synthetic oils.
So far they've been great but the real test will come if and when I have an issue.
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I have never seen a 0w20 oil in anything other then full synthetic. My first Compass had 11,000 miles and never burned a drop of oil. My replacement just had it's first 7,500 oil change with the oil half-way in the hatches. Same spot it was delivered in.

You should always check the oil though new car or not. Every engine will burn oil at some point, particularly during break-in and if you fail to check it and damage the engine FCA ain't paying for that. And they would be right.

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Was down about 1qt before the very first oil change, after oil change I haven't lost any. Figuring factory fill still needed to work it's way into everything because have lost any since oil change. No leaks before or after. My renegade appears to be the same way (also 2.4L)

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