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Old 05-23-2007, 06:14 PM
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Default 2005 5.9L cummins oil change

hey guys is it true that I only have to change the oil in this engine every 15,000 miles? http://www.schwab-kolb.com/dodge/en/dodge009.htm Also anyone have a link on where I can find how to change the oil on this guy myself? I'm giong out to the farm tomorrow and this will be my first time to do it myself. I've always just had someone at the Co-op do it for me.
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Old 05-23-2007, 06:29 PM
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your manual will lay this out better for you, 15,000 is an option if you are doing mostly highway miles, stop and go or short trips, and the book says 3,750 I think.
I change mine every 5,000 regardless. it's just cheap insurance.

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Old 05-23-2007, 06:49 PM
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Ive been a bad boy. . .Ive got about 12K onmy currentoil
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:55 PM
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Wow, even with those dyno pulls, mighty brave!
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:01 PM
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I am going to change mine after my return from orgeon will be about 5000 then. I drive like a old man most of the time, there is the off road time and of course when I try to smoke pedestrians out. Can't seem to get a big burst though. any tips?
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:27 PM
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The book for the '06 calls for 15k for oil for light service and 7,500 for severe. Personally, I've been splitting the difference and doing every 10k. 52k on the clock and going strong.

From others I've talked to, I think these milages were updated in '06. I understand the earlier models called for more frequent changes.

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Old 05-23-2007, 11:54 PM
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Every 5k miles for me. Probably not neccassary but it makes me feel better. I have also been changing my fuel filter at every oil change.
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:01 AM
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yup. . .even on the dyno pulls. . .just shows how good the engine is. . .gunna order somemore tomorrow from amsoil
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:09 AM
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I change mine every 5k just because it's easy to remeber. Next change is at 95,000.
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:39 AM
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The hr meter is a great tool for this. 250 Hr intevals is what is used in heavy equipment. This is what we use for our service trucks also as they do alot of PTO time. So if you average 30 MPH (normal mix) its 7500 miles. More highway miles and you can go longer on your mileage. Works for me anyway....
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hey guys is it true that I only have to change the oil in this engine every 15,000 miles? http://www.schwab-kolb.com/dodge/en/dodge009.htm Also anyone have a link on where I can find how to change the oil on this guy myself? I'm giong out to the farm tomorrow and this will be my first time to do it myself. I've always just had someone at the Co-op do it for me.
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Old 05-24-2007, 02:53 AM
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what oil are yous using? 15w40 conventional or 15w40 synthetic or 5w30(5w40)synthetic? I just bought a used 2004 diesel and dont know what previous owner ran in it. engine doesnt use oil but I dont wanna switch to amsoil synthetic and have a oil burning issue because its so thin. What oil should a person use?What oil and fuel filters are best? The odge (mopar dealer) ones or donaldson?
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Old 05-24-2007, 02:59 AM
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did anyone notice a difference after switching over to synthetic oil???
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Old 05-24-2007, 03:07 AM
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Oil is cheep compared to bearings and rings.
If I remeber right, a bearing set is only about $50 but then you gotta roll them in so you have to choose which you prefer doing. I think I'll stick with oil changing
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Old 05-24-2007, 03:20 AM
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I'm at 14k... however I have a bypass kit installed. I'm planning on doing an oil change @ 15k with another oilsample of what comes out.
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Old 05-24-2007, 03:48 AM
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I did my last oil change last week and was surprised to not see one spec of metal in the used oil or pan. I have changed from Rotella 15W40 dino oil to Rotella 5W40 Synthetic and the truck appears to run quieter. I am going to do some towing so I figured that the synthetic would be better overall. I have always done oil changes every 5,000 km it is easy to remember. I am probably going to change the oil based on every 200 hrs as I have always done with highway trucks and industrial equipment without any engine failures to date.
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Old 05-24-2007, 05:19 AM
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ToiletDuckey .... LOL !!!

Welcome aboard bro !!

I believe there is a stickied thread at the top explaining how to do an oil change on your Ram. I too change mine every 5K using regular ole Rotella T ( which BTW guy's my by-pass hose mod works PERFECTLY .... no smell at all anymore ) and a Fleetguard filter.

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