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

98,385

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 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Dodge Dakota Experts

  • #1
    Samantha Brown
    Reputation
    1,060
  • #2
    banana
    Reputation
    1,050
  • #3
    Snidely
    Reputation
    920
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
60 Great Deals out of 533 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford F-150
434 Great Deals out of 9,102 listings starting at $922
Used Toyota Tacoma
32 Great Deals out of 797 listings starting at $5,995
Used Ford Ranger
70 Great Deals out of 345 listings starting at $3,900
Used GMC Sierra 1500
231 Great Deals out of 10,278 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet S-10
12 listings starting at $3,800
Used Dodge Ram 2500
9 Great Deals out of 91 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
12 listings starting at $9,800
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
9 listings starting at $10,995
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 32 listings starting at $6,590
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
25 listings starting at $4,995
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
19 listings starting at $4,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.