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Oil life monitor has no idea what oil is in the engine. It uses algorithm to determine oil life.
^^^^ a very true statement.
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I noticed some brands don't have the Chrysler approved oil on the label. Pennzoil and Quaker State do have the approved label. I would make sure the oil is approved for warranty purposes. Also, your truck came with conventional oil from the factory.
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The dealership here in Salt Lake City charges $34.99 for Pennzoil 5w20 and a mopar filter. If I want synthetic Pennzoil 5w20 and a filter its $84.99

I can do it myself for less than the dealer charges for synthetic.

I just did my first oil change and I bought 7 qts of Valvoline 5w20 and a Fram filter and it cost me $44.xx and then I spent $6.50 to rent a lift on base and did it myself. I paid more than the dealer would have charged for a standard oil change but I don't want Pennzoil in my truck. I'll change it again in 5k and switch to synthetic Mobil 1 or maybe Castrol Syntec. I have always had good luck with Castrol oil and ran many engines up over 250k using it w/ no lifter tick or anything. I've seen Pennzoil foam up and turn milky white and I don't want that crap in my Hemi.



Walmart Super Tech oil or whatever the local parts store has on sale for 5 qts of oil and filter combo. Just remember to grab 2 additional qts.

I did notice the aftermarket filters are larger diameter than the OEM Mopar filter, but the gasket sealing surface is the same size. I didn't like the face that it dripped oil all over my steering rack and pinion though. I used some old rags to soak that up and wipe it down but I might look into a filter relocation kit if anyone makes one that will fit this truck.

Then before you start the truck, turn the key til the dash and radio powers up, then push the gas pedal to the floor 3 times. This will reset the oil life monitor and put it back to 100% oil life.
im sorry but u wont use penzoil but u will use a fram filter now that's just funny
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I like them because they are easy to remove with the textured bottoms.

Most oil filters are made in the same factories anyhow so how much better is a bosch or motorcraft or ac delco or stp or wix etc.
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I like them because they are easy to remove with the textured bottoms.

Most oil filters are made in the same factories anyhow so how much better is a bosch or motorcraft or ac delco or stp or wix etc.
search online plenty of info on oil filters lots of people have cut them open to compare and fram (at least there low end) filters are poorly made
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search online plenty of info on oil filters lots of people have cut them open to compare and fram (at least there low end) filters are poorly made
That's why I only use the Fram Ultra filter on my rig. It gets excellent reviews on BITOG.com
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I took the truck in today for our first oil change as the light has never come on. The dealer said he would change the oil and in the future to ignore the truck and bring in for oil every 3000, (yea!right).

So, what is the real story... every 5000 or wait for the "algorithm" to inform me. The truck was purchased in August 2013 and driven 50 miles per day. It has towed a two horse trailer twice each month for 70 miles round trip.

I do not understand why it has never displayed the maint. light,

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Synthetic provides better protection at start up among other things. The molecules do not break down as easy. There for they lube parts better and have a higher tolerance to heat and resisting breaking down as easy. Thats why you can go longer on synthetic oil than conventional.
Most of the wear on your motor comes from starting it up. When oil is cold it doesn't protect your internals very well. Synthetic helps combat that some what. Thats why its good to let your motor warm up if you can before driving it. The oil is designed to protect at the optimum temperature, because that is what your truck will be running at 95% of the time.


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