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Factory Spec: 3.7-liter V6 engine - 210 horsepower, 235 lb-ft of torque.


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Default 3.7 v6 synthetic oil

Okay so I just turned 3500 miles on my new 2010 ram 1500 and now it says change oil any ideas on what to put either Amsoil or Mobile 1 ???
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I run M1 in my 3.7 because it's quite a bit cheaper and much easier to come by around here.
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I run M1 in my 3.7 because it's quite a bit cheaper and much easier to come by around here.

and do you about how much it cost because down here m1 sythetic is about 10 bucs a qt and a freind of mine said he can get the amsoil synthetic for about 6.50 a qt and it last for 25k miles guaranteed in writing i just wanted to see if anyone is running that and what there thoughts are. But thanks very much for the info
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It usually costs me $30-35 for the oil and filter. I catch the package deals on sale at parts stores or get the oil from Walmart and a Wix filter from a parts store. Amsoil is typically aroun $8-9 a quart here.
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i run castrol edge full synthetic with a fram extra guard oil filter in mine and it makes a big differance..its all in what u want really but i would run castrol edge or castrol syntec in it if u can afford it..
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Okay so I just turned 3500 miles on my new 2010 ram 1500 and now it says change oil any ideas on what to put either Amsoil or Mobile 1 ???
run castrol..best oil out there..little pricey but if u want the best for ur money then thats what i would go with
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well, depending on the mileage you are runnin and how hard you drive your ram between oil changes, you don't have to use full syn. a syn blend every 3-4k (i actually run to 6k due to a lot of highway mileage) and dodge even backs up that 6k change. but if ur rough and drive your ram hard, then a full syn is the way to go. valvoline, castrol, pennzoil, quaker state oil, are all good oils and u can usually find great deals through your auto shops i.e. auto zone. hope this helps. also (this is just preference i use a K&N filter.)
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After working in the oil industry for over 30 years I can assure you, for many reasons, Quaker State is one of the "waxiest" oils on the market. Most engines running Quaker State for a long period of time will have wax build up on the inside of the valve covers and throughout the engine.
Oil is not oil. Quaker State is a paraffin based oil and the process of removing the wax is not a priority at Quaker State.
My 30 years included 15 at a Quaker State refinery in West Virginia.

Mobil 1 Syn.......way to go.
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Well, I don't change my own oil except for my lawn tractor. I always take my truck, cars and bike to the dealer because I want the factory brand of oil filter, quality of service including torque spec on the plug, and to avoid the mess and disposal. I change at 5K. While I'm told that all big name oils are good, I only use full synthetics because they withstand a higher temperature before breaking up, will begin flowing faster in cold weather, and I just simply put my faith and trust in claims that full synthetics offer a reduced wear factor. Here is what I go with:
Ram - Mopar full syn
Ford Focus - Motorcraft full syn
Corvette - Mobil 1 full syn
Harley - Harley Syn-3 (a full syn)
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I'm a bit of a fanatic about oil changes and always stop at the first opportunity after service to verify that I'm at the full mark on the dipstick.

For anyone considering saving money by going to one of those "fast oil change stations", you are not in the long run as they all use a generic
no-name filter, and you may get a trainee service tech on his first day at the job. There is one chain in particular, which I won't mention, who often cheats customers by not changing the filter at all.

For those of you who change your own oil, I'm sure you do so because you believe that "if you want the job done right, do it yourself", and it's far less expensive too. My congrats to you all ! Me, I don't want oil and grease on my dresses, nor my nail polish messed up, lol !
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Ive been using Valvoline full synthetic since I got my Ram a lil over a year and a half ago. Seems to be just fine, no problems so far. Anyone have any problems with that stuff?

I also have a question, my dad used to work for a car dealer and he said that when people came in for warranty work and showed that they did work on their own, even oil changes, that sometimes they would void the warranty.

So for that reason I have always taken it into get the oil change. Is there any truth to that? if not I would like to go back to doing my own services like on my old car.

Not a big deal, but any info or advise is appreciated.
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