Hey Kevin, just got your message. Spark plugs are supposed to be changed every 30k miles, yes. Antifreeze that I bought from the dealer does say 5yr/100k miles on the gallon jug I purchased. As far as if it really is that good, my thoughts, I honestly don't know man. I will say this though, as expensive as it is, I would hope so lol. I have heard of the 4th generation Rams and also previous 2nd and 3rd generation Rams having tranny problems. I know they are bad for ball joints going out as well. I am changing the oil in mine today. Valvoline 5w-20 and a Wix oil filter. I know next time I take my truck to the dealership I am going to have them check the tranny and differential, while its there, and probably have them go ahead and grease and lube all the chassis and differential. Need any more info just ask bud. Hope this helps some.
Hey Justin, I did do a K&N drop in...like it alot...much more responsive, but not anymore sound than usual...was reading the service manual that came with the truck and it says to change the plugs at 30K miles...since I have 60K miles...going to get them tomorrow...dont know what or if these have already been done...but going to do it anyways. The manual also says that the antifreeze is good for like 5 years or 122k miles...no friggin way! Whats your thoughts on this? I am trying to decide if I am going the synthetic route or conventional with Lucas additive, done this with other cars and trucks...but I dont want to jack up my Dodge...like it way to much...also, been reading about the transmission and diffs...problems with these? When I go to the dealership for the plugs I thought about picking the service advisors brain...but they can be a little difficult sometimes...maybe the parts guys? Really appreciate any feedback and lets keep the information flowing...thanks man, Kevin
Hey Justin, thanks alot for the response...you absolutely deserve a response back from me. The oil and filter I agree with, good to know that other Dodge guys feel the same...dry starts is not cool with me! What plugs does Mopar use? Buy these only at the dealership? Antifreeze also? What is the proper ratio for there antifreeze? Guess they will tell me when I go by there. What maintenance have you done on your truck so far? Have any issues or problems? Thanks Justin, Kevin in Dallas
Hello and welcome! Seen your newbie post and thought I would stop by to say welcome! As far as your truck goes with maintenance. It requires 5w-20 oil. I run Valvoline and it does great. Everyone has there preferences though. I will say as far as the oil filter goes. I would go with K&N, Mobil1, or a Wix Filter. Do not run Fram on your Dodge! It will cause dry starts. As far as plugs go, I stick with Mopar, just for warranty measures, antifreeze you should get from the dealer. It is expensive but its some kind of special formula that Dodge uses. Do not put 50/50 in it such as Prestone or any other brand that says "mixes with anything". That is not so with your truck. If there's anything else I can help with, feel free to pm me, or just leave me a post. Again, welcome, and congrats on your truck!