The 3.6 Pentastar: Is it Really Bulletproof?
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The 3.6 Pentastar: Is it Really Bulletproof?

First released in 2011, FCA Stellantis’ 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 engine has quickly become one of the most popular all around power plants. Many people have even gone as far as to say the 3.6 Pentastar is “bulletproof” in its reliability. What exactly does a “bulletproof” 3.6 Pentastar mean and is that really true? That’s…

FCA 3.6 Pentastar Turbo Kit Guide
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FCA 3.6 Pentastar Turbo Kit Guide

Chryslers 3.6L Pentastar engine delivers respectable power and performance from the factory. Simple bolt-on upgrades can deliver significant power gains. For those wanting to take things even further, turbo kits are able to push the engine to 400-700+ horsepower. In this guide, I discuss 3.6 Pentastar turbo kits along with power gains, engine limits, and…

3.6 Pentastar Cold Air Intake Ultimate Guide
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3.6 Pentastar Cold Air Intake Ultimate Guide

A cold air intake will help improve airflow on the 3.6 Pentastar, resulting in 5-10hp power gains, better throttle response, and improved gas mileage. Ultimately, the benefits make it one of the best performance upgrades on these engines. In this guide we’re going to discuss the basics of intake upgrades, provide real data figures on…

5 Best 3.6 Pentastar Performance Upgrades
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5 Best 3.6 Pentastar Performance Upgrades

First released in 2011, the Chrysler 3.6 Pentastar V6 engine has found a home over the last decade in some of the top Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles on the market. Depending on the vehicle, the Pentastar produces between 285–305 horsepower and 251–269 lb-ft of torque. While that is certainly enough to get around town,…

3.6 Pentastar Supercharger Guide
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3.6 Pentastar Supercharger Guide

The 3.6 Pentastar V6 engine has been in production since 2011, and it is one of the most popular engines for vehicles in the Chrysler (Stellantis) lineup. In the Chargers and Challengers, it makes 292–300 horsepower, and the Jeeps get the slightly less powerful 285 horsepower version. However, if you are looking to seriously turn…

Chrysler 3.2 and 3.6 Pentastar Oil Filter Housing Problem Guide
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Chrysler 3.2 and 3.6 Pentastar Oil Filter Housing Problem Guide

One of the most glaring issues on the 3.2 and 3.6 Chrysler Pentastar V6 engine is the oil filter housing. Since its debut in 2011, countless drivers have complained about it being prone to cracking and leaking, which can lead to catastrophic engine failure. The issue is linked to the weak plastic material that Chrysler…

Chrysler 3.6L Pentastar Overheating – Causes & Solutions
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Chrysler 3.6L Pentastar Overheating – Causes & Solutions

Since the 3.6L V6 first arrived on the scene in 2010, it has been used in over 10 million Jeep, Ram, and Dodge vehicles. The 3.6 Pentastar is known for its longevity and impressive factory performance. While the Pentastar V6 is unquestionably reliable, every engine is susceptible to faults every once in a while. For the…

Chrysler 3.6 Pentastar Engine Guide
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Chrysler 3.6 Pentastar Engine Guide

First released for the 2011 model year, FCA Stellantis’ 3.6 Pentastar engine has been one of their most solid offerings for the last decade. The V6 engine can produce north of 300 horsepower, while still delivering decent fuel economy and solid reliability. FCA Stellantis has put the engine inside numerous Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles,…

Best and worst  years for Dodge Ram 1500 trucks
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Best and worst years for Dodge Ram 1500 trucks

Since Dodge introduced the Ram series of trucks in the 1980s, it has been one of the most popular options for consumers on the market. In 1994, Dodge brought out the first Ram 1500 variant. Since then, the 1500 has made a name for itself as a dependable and award winning truck. While most of…

The 4 Most Common FCA Pentastar 3.6L Engine Problems
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The 4 Most Common FCA Pentastar 3.6L Engine Problems

The FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) 3.6L Pentastar engine powers many 2011 to present Dodge, Jeep, and Chrysler models. There’s a reason this 3.6L V6 has been around so long. The engine delivers a great balance of performance, efficiency, and reliability. However, all engines are prone to problems and there is no exception here. In this…