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Old 08-19-2013, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by CHRGD View Post
I don't see how changing the oil a little early could do damage. It's hard to understand what to do, when the salesman says to do one thing, and the manual says to do something else. I'm guessing the manual is the right thing to follow. Any thoughts. Thanks.
Follow the manual.

The only thing I can think of that would get "hurt" by changing the oil early is your wallet.
 
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:54 PM
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Thanks Lee Will do.
 
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:43 AM
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Well I did my oil change today. The truck had 3619 miles on it. I used Mobile 1 full synthetic, and a Dodge 899 filter. When I bought the truck the salesman told us NOT to change the oil early, and to wait till the message center told us to. Well after most of the 3619 miles are towing (probably about 2200 of them) I figured it was time, and I wanted to get the Mobile 1 in it. When I went to reset the oil life meter, I saw the last reset was 3610 miles ago. And the oil life message said there was still 56% of the oil life left. So now I'm wondering if the oil was changed at 9 miles, or if the reset meter was just reset. If they did change the oil, what happened to waiting till the message center said to. I don't see how changing the oil a little early could do damage. It's hard to understand what to do, when the salesman says to do one thing, and the manual says to do something else. I'm guessing the manual is the right thing to follow. Any thoughts. Thanks.
Never believe anything you hear, and only half of what you see.
Follow the manual... it wont let you down like a salesman will.
 
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:11 PM
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Yea LU229, isn't that the truth!! Thanks.
 
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I've been running "Oil" Synthetic for the last year now. 2013 5.7 1500. Thing is...lol i just got it done today and not sure if its 5w30 or not. Doesn't even say on the service record. Just has the part number. Is it really necessary to run 5-20?
 
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Cdaddydodge View Post
I've been running "Oil" Synthetic for the last year now. 2013 5.7 1500. Thing is...lol i just got it done today and not sure if its 5w30 or not. Doesn't even say on the service record. Just has the part number. Is it really necessary to run 5-20?
If you expect the MDS to function properly, you`ll want 5w20 for sure.

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If your dealer did it, i`m sure they know that it has to have 5w20.
If you question it, call your dealer that did it.
 
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:11 PM
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I've posted this in another thread, but it might be worth repeating here.


Apparently for 2014 5.7 Hemis the oil change interval is determined by the oil life counter and based on the EVIC message which informs the driver when it is due. The manual clearly states, however, that you should never exceed 10,000 miles.


It appears my dealer didn't know this either. They changed the oil at 5129 miles while the Oil Change gauge was showing that I had 51% oil life remaining.


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2014 Ram Big Horn 1500 Quad Cab 2WD, 5.7 Hemi, 8HP70, 3.92 LSD, factory dual exhaust, 20” wheels. Now at: 005200 miles.

 
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Dusty48 View Post
I've posted this in another thread, but it might be worth repeating here.


Apparently for 2014 5.7 Hemis the oil change interval is determined by the oil life counter and based on the EVIC message which informs the driver when it is due. The manual clearly states, however, that you should never exceed 10,000 miles.


It appears my dealer didn't know this either. They changed the oil at 5129 miles while the Oil Change gauge was showing that I had 51% oil life remaining.


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2014 Ram Big Horn 1500 Quad Cab 2WD, 5.7 Hemi, 8HP70, 3.92 LSD, factory dual exhaust, 20 wheels. Now at: 005200 miles.

I would change it at regular intervals no matter what. If you're running synthetic with a good filter and not towing regularly or driving in super dusty conditions every 7k should be fine. I would not go by what the computer tells me. You would be putting a lot of trust in something that has no real track record.
 
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:56 PM
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JUST REMEMBER DO NOT USE SUPER TECH MOTOR OIL FROM WALMART I DID MY RAM 5.7L HEMI USED ABOUT TWO QUARTS OF THE STUFF IN 7000 MILES FUEL MILEAGE DROPPED TO
WENT BACK TO CASTROL SYNTEC 5W-20W RUNS GREAT NO OIL USEAGE IN 4000 MILES
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:16 PM
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Hello every body
beware of jiffy lube they will automatically offer you 10w-30w penzoil instead 5w-20w for your ram hemi with mds tech. Thanks acamp
 

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