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Old 12-29-2009, 03:30 PM
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I am going to switch to synthetic oil and was wondering what is the best weight to go with.
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Go with what's on your oil filler cap.
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How many miles you have on the truck ?
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How many miles you have on the truck ?
Just hit 90,000
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I'd run 10w30 in the winter and 10w40 in the summer .
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just got mine changed today i dont know what they put in it but its shaeffers 7000 synthetic blend with a k&n filter
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Wouldn't it be better to switch to a synthetic blend for high mileage vehicles?..Not sure what the PO has in mine but that's what I will putting in it when the fluids get changed this weekend. Any brand Dodge likes best?.
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I've ran M1, Castrol, and Valvoline and haven't had problems with any of them. I currently use M1 in my truck.
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I run full Amsoil and fully endorse it. I'm able to go 10,000kms between changes now running 5W20 in my HEMI. For your 5.2/5.9L tom's got the right advice.
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