Hello, I have 2030 miles on my 2010 Ram 1500. If I am not mistaken, the manual say's to change the oil at 6000 miles. But in another thread I read an owner of a 2009 say that his change oil light/indicator came on at 2800 miles.
So I'm guessing, go by what the truck's computer tells you? Is this normal?
I am sure that you will get plenty of opinions on this issue. Good timing on this question as my 2009 (5.7L) just turned 2500 miles and my EVIC is telling me to change the oil. I will change it at 3000 miles and switch over to Mobil-1 5w-20 at that time. I plan on changing the oil at every 4000 miles after that. It is probably overkill given the use of synthetic oil but I would rather be safe than sorry. Even if I was going to continue using conventional oil I would change the oil at every 3000 miles. I live in Texas and the heat is tough on engines in the summer thus my rationale for changing probably more frequently than a lot of folks on this site will tell you.
It is hard for me to understand how the service manual says change it at 6000 miles when a significant number of truck owners on this site are routinely reporting that their EVIC keeps displaying the Change Oil message at approximately 2500 mile intervals. I don't drive my truck hard so I was surprised that the Change Oil message was displayed so early. Just my opinion but I hope this helps.
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 21
Be cautious also guys . There have been alot of reports of the factory filters being extremely tight and leaving the filter seal on the block . If you do your oil change or someone else does it for you please make them aware of this issue . Would hate to see someone loose a motor in their truck because of this .