Dodge Journey: Oil

Description

For engine oil type and capacity, refer to Vehicle Quick Reference/Capacities and Recommended Fluids - Description .

Standard Procedure

STANDARD PROCEDURE - ENGINE OIL AND FILTER CHANGE

WARNING: NEW OR USED ENGINE OIL CAN BE IRRITATING TO THE SKIN. AVOID PROLONGED OR REPEATED SKIN CONTACT WITH ENGINE OIL.

CONTAMINANTS IN USED ENGINE OIL, CAUSED BY INTERNAL COMBUSTION, CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH. THOROUGHLY WASH EXPOSED SKIN WITH SOAP AND WATER. DO NOT WASH SKIN WITH GASOLINE, DIESEL FUEL, THINNER, OR SOLVENTS, HEALTH PROBLEMS CAN RESULT. DO NOT POLLUTE, DISPOSE OF USED ENGINE OIL PROPERLY. CONTACT YOUR DEALER OR GOVERNMENT AGENCY FOR LOCATION OF COLLECTION CENTER IN YOUR AREA.

Change engine oil and filter at mileage and time intervals described in the Maintenance Schedule.

TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL

1. Run engine until achieving normal operating temperature.

2. Position the vehicle on a level surface and turn engine off.

3. Hoist and support vehicle on safety stands.

4. Remove oil fill cap.

5. Place a suitable drain pan under crankcase drain.

6. Remove drain plug from crankcase and allow oil to drain into pan. Inspect drain plug threads for stretching or other damage. Replace drain plug and gasket if damaged.

7. Remove oil filter.

8. Install drain plug in crankcase.

9. Install new oil filter.

10. Lower vehicle and fill crankcase with specified type and amount of engine oil.

11. Install oil fill cap.

12. Start engine and inspect for leaks.

13. Stop engine and inspect oil level.

OIL FILTER SPECIFICATION

All engines are equipped with a high quality full-flow, disposable type oil filter. When replacing oil filter, use a Mopar filter or equivalent.

USED ENGINE OIL DISPOSAL

Care should be exercised when disposing used engine oil after it has been drained from a vehicle engine. Refer to the WARNING listed above.

ENGINE OIL LEVEL CHECK

2.7L DOHC Engine
Fig. 258: Identifying Oil Dipstick, Fill Cap, Coolant Pressure Cap & Coolant Pressure Container

  1. - COOLANT PRESSURE CONTAINER
  2. - COOLANT PRESSURE CAP
  3. - ENGINE OIL FILL
  4. - ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK

The best time to check engine oil level is after it has sat overnight, or if the engine has been running, allow the engine to be shut off for at least 5 minutes before checking oil level.

Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the accuracy of the oil level reading (4). Add only when the level is at or below the ADD mark.

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