I drive a 1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L V6 Magnium engine. I have 140,000+ Miles. Will it do any Harm to run a 10w-40 Oil in this engine? Please explain the reasons for your answers so I can understand.

Asked by Oct 25, 2015 at 12:13 PM about the 1996 Dodge Dakota

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I live in Texas where the weather is 90-
100°F during Summer months & on Average
50-60°F during winter months. Very rarely
does the temperature drop below 40°F.

1 Answer

86,595

With the mileage on the engine running a 10W-40 shouldn't be a problem in your area as the engine clearances have opened up through the years and miles, in fact it could improve your oil pressure. 10W-40 used to be the standard weight back in the 70's right up through the 80's, The only thing you might want to do is on the colder mornings is let it idle a while longer before putting it under a load, no matter what oil you have in there the engine still has 140K+ miles and those engine as not the strongest but will last if taken care of. HTH

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Dodge Dakota Questions

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 banana
banana
Reputation 1,000
#1 Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Reputation 1,000
#3 Snidely
Snidely
Reputation 850
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
530 Great Deals out of 12,828 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
2,702 Great Deals out of 211,804 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
620 Great Deals out of 35,105 listings starting at $2,155
Used Ford Ranger
203 Great Deals out of 6,719 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet S-10
10 Great Deals out of 1,657 listings starting at $2,450
Used GMC Sierra 1500
941 Great Deals out of 62,271 listings starting at $1,395
Used Dodge Ram 2500
151 Great Deals out of 5,501 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 118 listings starting at $5,499
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 81 listings starting at $7,015
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 315 listings starting at $4,595
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 373 listings starting at $3,400
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 671 listings starting at $1,500