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Old 09-01-2013, 02:52 AM
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Did my first oil change today since I bought my truck. Used royal purple 5w 30 and I can tell a huge difference in the way it runs. Btw great practical joke on the placement of the oil filter, much harder to get to than almost any other vehicle I've owned.
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You can't go wrong with RP. That's what I run in my truck and I, too, can tell a difference.
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I hope that was a TYPO
5w-30 may make your engine light come on
the HEMI uses 5w-20, because of the MDS
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Oh crap! Good catch, Tom. I didn't catch it because I do use 5w-30 in my 4.7
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hmm no other comments I guess he's draining it now
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I hope that was a TYPO
5w-30 may make your engine light come on
the HEMI uses 5w-20, because of the MDS
Good catch, yeah the MDS may not like the 5w30 if that is indeed what the OP used.
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Maybe he was just testing you smart guy's to make sure you are paying attention.
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Did my first oil change today since I bought my truck. Used royal purple 5w 30 and I can tell a huge difference in the way it runs. Btw great practical joke on the placement of the oil filter, much harder to get to than almost any other vehicle I've owned.
Royal Purple IIRC was started small scale as a brainchild product in the refinieries in Benicia, CA. Absorbed by a larger corporation to handle vastly increased demand, it's becoming a standard in lubrication performance, if a bit pricey.
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5w-30 may make your engine light come on
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How would the engine light come on?
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Because the MDS wouldn't work correctly. The computer would recognize an issue and throw a code.
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