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Mitsubishi Outlander LS: did Mitsubishi change the recommended

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did Mitsubishi change the recommended oil on the V6 outlander. it was 5 w-20 know I
heard that it is 0 w-20
Greetings and welcome!!!!!



Yes the 2013 model requires 0W-20. 5w20 is not even an option on this engine. The tolerances may require it, but it does matter.

Please let me know if i can help further,
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

my owners manual says the V6 gets 5 w-20 and the 4cyl gets the


0 w-20.

My information says that both motors take 0w20, but I would definitely go off of your manual, if it says your v6 takes 5w20 then I would do that. I just checked 2012 and it also says 0w20. Do what the manual says to keep your warranty good.



Bob

Hi,

Different expert here and Mitsubishi employee.

The oil tolerance changes are a bit confusing as they changed a few times in this year range. I want to clarify the situation since there seems to be some conflicting information here.


These are the actual oil requirements:

2011 and up four cylinder non turbo engines - 0W20
V6 engines up 2013.5 5W20
2014 (new model) Outlander V6 0W20

There are no exceptions to that.
Your 2013 (old model) Outlander V6 will take the 5W20. You will not want to use 0W20 on your engine under any circumstances, it will not provide adequate lubrication to the piston rings. 2014 models are significantly different internally which is why the change occurred.