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Old 09-15-2013, 03:52 AM
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Default Change the FILTER

Originally Posted by bsmith79 View Post
I got my 2013 Ram 1500 about six weeks ago. I was reading through the manual and in the maintenance section it shows the maintenance schedule starts at 20,000 miles! Surely, this is not when I take it in for the first service, is it? I hear some say change the oil at 1000 mi but I haven't seen that or any mention of an initial service until the oil life indicator says I am due for an oil change. I wonder if anybody has seen or heard anything different.

On a side note, the Ram owners manual writers could have done a better job.
If you have concerns about 'engine break in' and small metal fragments getting in your engine oil, change the FILTER, once or twice if you see fit.

Otherwise, take control of your engine oil and filter regimen and put YOUR CHOICE synthetic in at 2000/3000 miles and never look back.
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