Originally Posted by Sixtime
Wow, I was a 3-4K miles change the oil type guy in my '04 Ram. This is just killing me... maybe some kind of OCD thing or something. I pulled a trailer from PA to Florida a couple of weeks ago and thought for sure it would need an oil change when I got down here. Oh well, guess I'll go alphabetize my tools in the garage or something.
One reason, not your fault, that oil is BLACK, thin and looks like old coffee is because of cheap worthless ORANGE Fram filters.
People who select this filter generally are concerned about their motor oil at the 3K point.
Looks like liquid tar due to worthless filtration.