No, do not change the weight when you move to synthetic. My 03 5.7 hemi required 5w-30 and it developed the hemi tick by 5,000 miles. Dodge figured this out and now my 06 requires 5w 20, 52,000 no tick. Any thing heavier makes them tick. Engines these day are built to tight tolerences and having to heavy oil will cause them to hydraaulic lock and thats why you here the tick. The synthetic I use is mobile 1. Make sure you stick to the recommended service intervals even if you use syntrhetic, its just good insurance.
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 11:58 AM