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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 09-03-2013, 07:18 PM
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Thanks guys!! Ive always heard good stuff about wix filters.

I guess ill stick with M1 but use a wix filter from now on.
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You won't be disappointed Wix filters will do right by your truck. Also as I recall there are quite a few on this forum using Mobil 1 and Wix filters, so you will be in good company.
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The "look" or "shade" of the oil means very little. Follow your manual, check your level, and no worries. If you are really concerned, send it in for a UOA.
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Just like the title says, i have 10,4xx miles on my express and I changed my air filter yesterday because it was looking pretty nasty and checked my oil while i was under there, i use mobil 1 full synthetic with a mopar filter and my oil is already looking dark.

I think it should be looking fairly new but its not. Im planning on going on a 1500ish mile trip in 2 weeks and will be changing the oil and give mobil 1 another try then if i get the same results i might give pennzoil platinum a try.

Any idea why my oil is already dirty?
Firstly - good choice in motor oil. Secondly - MOPAR doesn't make oil filters. You have a re-branded, repainted oil filter from some filter maker with unspecified filtration media.
Thirdly - how long has the Mobil 1 been in? You should have checked your oil occasionally before 10K miles.
Was the oil low at all?
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This is oil from my second oil change, its only been 3,8xx miles.

i could never go that long without an oil change. Lol.
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Come to think about it, my oil changes always got done around 3000 miles when I lived in the desert or hot temp states. The one variable to frequency of oil changes always falls on normal to abnormal operating conditions as stated in practically every owners manual.
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With a good oil like Mobile1 use a good extended mileage filter, Mobile1 or the new BOSCH Distance plus. I use Mobile1 15-50 in my SRT10 but DO use the special white Mopar Viper filter, it's the only on that flows enough for these V10's, holds 75psi at idle, hot!!!!!! The filter needs to keep up with the oil flow in my case.....
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