Need some quick help on oil. Will 5w 20 work in a pinch?

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  1. natypes

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    So, I searched Amazon for 0w-40 oil. Found the recommended Penzoil and clicked it. It was for a quart (case) so I clicked the 5 qt option and ordered it. What I didn't notice was that it changed from 0w-40 to 5w-20 WITHOUT me changing that option. I ordered 2-5 quart jugs for $25.88/ea last week. It's FREAKING $38.18/ea now, but has a rebate. Unfortunately, I didn't notice until I picked up the 2nd 5qt jug.

    Here's the link so you can see what it does. Yeah, it's obvious if you're expecting it, but I was not.
    https://www.amazon.com/Pennzoil-550040856-6PK-Ultra-Platinum-Synthetic/dp/B00JMCCDXE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480109313&sr=8-1&keywords=penzoil+0w-40&th=1

    Can I run this 5w 20, or no? I know it's not the actual recommended oil, but I don't want to waste $50. Nor do I want to drain it and start over. I've been cleaning brakes, shocks and wheels all day. Even waxed my calipers.
     
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    toekneethetiger BMF Gold Supporting Member

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    $50.00 or a $15,000.00 motor install... I'd burn that fifty real quick.

    I bet the Dodge Warranty department would be all for it lol
     
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    MakeMineWhite Active Hellcat Member

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    I wouldn't.
     
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    Steven_sbs Browncoats Unite Gold Supporting Member

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    Call the $50 a lesson learned. I wouldn't use it. Dodge recommends 0w40 for a reason. I don't know what that reason is, but they must have a reason. Put the 5w20 in the lawn mower, or call it a Christmas gift to a friend or your boss at work.
     
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    I may be stuck and may have to go with Mobile 1. I can't find it anywhere locally. I know Wal Mart doesn't have it and Autozone and Advance websites say they don't carry it either. Does anyone get theirs locally?

    I'm sure it would be fine, especially for winter. I don't know. I did develop lifter pecking about 1 month ago. I've read that 5w-20 helps with that.
     
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    I only see Mobil 1 0-40 around here. Autozone and O'Reilly have it.
     
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    I bet your dealer will have it.
     
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    Yeah I knew they had Mobil 1 I have to buy it for my wife's Audi. Walmart has it $13 cheaper for a 5qt jug too. I was buying my Mobil 1 from Autozone for years until I found that out. Kicked myself right in the nuts.
     
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    I use that Mobil 1 on all of my guns. It works great for that :)
     
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    I wanted use it. Lifter noise is normal on these and is nothing to worry about.
     

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