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.
If parts ain't flyin', you ain't tryin'.
1996 Dodge Dakota, 4x4, extended cab, 3.9L, automatic. - my baby
2012 VW Jetta Premium with Nav, 2.0L TDI diesel, 6-speed manual - the daily
Traded: 2009 Toyota Corolla S, 1.8L, 5-speed manual
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
2000 Ford Focus - Daily Driver
2001 Dodge Ram - Telephone pole
2002 Olds Alero - Traded for truck
1988 Pontiac Trans AM - Sold
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!