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Old 09-05-2013, 09:01 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Age: 25
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Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Quad Cab Sport
Color: black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 6
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Default oil change frequency

I looked through the manual0236+ and it did not have much of anything to say about when to change the oil for this truck, it was more less saying to follow the oil life indicator in the truck, the oil life indicator currently says 85% with 2400 kms ( 1500 miles) on the truck, tat would mean if I let it get to zero it would be around 14000 kms, 9000 miles on conventional oil, I was talking to a guy recently that said his gmc was at 20% oil life left (he had 9000 miles since his last change of synthetic) and his fuel economy was getting worse because the oil was old, which makes sense.

How often is everyone changing their oil, the service manager said to follow the 5000 kms (3000 mile) guide line, but he is probably trying to help justify his job a bit more too, he also said DONT run synthetic after the break in????? and said I can do my own changes and still keep warranty, just keep receipts of oil bought and dates of when changed. I am still a ways away from needing one but I want to see what everyone else is doing before I get to that point.

What does the fuel economy forecast look like after my first oil change, does it improve as the truck keeps breaking in and approx how much if so....

Thanks, Dan
2013 QC SPORT 4x4, 6 spd Hemi. 3.92, heated - ventilated seats, alpine 9 spkr w/ sub, sun roof, nav,
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