2nd Gen Ram Tech1994-2001 Rams: This section is for TECHNICAL discussions only, that involve the 1994 through 2001 Rams. For any non-tech discussions, please direct your attention to the "General discussion/NON-tech" sub sections.
Location: Sycamore, Illinois (displaced to Arkansas)
RE: best oil!!!!
I've used Mobil Clean 5000 10W-30 (and one change with 5W-30) since I bought my truck with 86,000 miles until last oil change which was 102,000 miles and was happy with that dyno oil.
At 102,000 I switched to Mobil 1 5W-30, and so far have about 1,500 miles without any oil loss.
I would vote for Mobil 1.
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Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 oil filter. there is no better, guy ran it in his camaro from day one, after 120K he decieded to put a H/C package on his Lt1, the cross hatches were still in the cylinder wall amd mever burned nor loss a drop of oil
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2001 Dodge Ram - Telephone pole
2002 Olds Alero - Traded for truck
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1992 Plymouth Acclaim - Sold
1983 Pontiac Trans AM - Sold
1993 Ford Taurus - Sold
Vehicle: Mopar fan since 1968, owner since 1977, 2000 ram today.
Location: Just south of nowhere in Oklahoma
RE: best oil!!!!
I've been running good 'ol Castrol 10/30 in my ram since the day I bought it, with just a squirt of hyperlube for good measure. In my 30 plus years of driving nearly more than 2 dozen Mopars of every shape and size, I have yet to see any long term benefit from running a synthetic oil. Don't be fooled by marketing, "dyno tests"or endorsements from well paid celebrities and racers. You really can pay too much!
Pennzoil and QS and Wally world supertech are the same.
Yall should take a look at Rotella T www.rotella.com
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Rotella T is what my local dealership recommends. Most of the construction companies around here run it in their equipment. Supposedly it's great stuff. They make in in a 10w-30, but not a 5W-20. So the guys with new Hemi's can't use that particular brand.
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport with 345 Hemi
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Aeroturbine AT 3030 muffler with Magnaflow 10778 Y-Pipe
Vavoline,, one of the oldest oil makers.. and one of the few that actually do all their oil testing "in-house".. but its one of the more expensive brands.. i got vavoline in every fluid receiving device on the ram and it runs stupendous