By Patrick Rall
Picking the right motor oil for your Ram truck is important but with the introduction of Chrysler’s fuel saver technology with the Multiple Displacement System (MDS), choosing the proper motor oil is more important than ever. The MDS system in the 5.7L Hemi Ram requires 5W-20 motor oil for proper lubrication and function of the engine shutdown system but even when restricted to a single grade of oil – there are still a great many options on the market.
While the Chrysler Group will offer up what they believe is the best motor oil choice for your 4th generation Ram truck, real world input from owners can offer a new owner a look at all of the options along with the pros and cons of specific products. This information can help new Ram owners – both those with the Hemi and those with other engines such as the V6 or 4.7L V8 – make the most informed choices possible when deciding what kind of engine oil to add at their next oil change.