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


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Old 03-27-2010, 09:52 PM
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Let me be the first lol... I changed the oil in my truck this morning..she calls for 5w-20....right? Thats what my oil fill cap shows, so thats what I used. After changing the oil there is a light, but noticable tick in the fender well on the right side. Sounds like a lifter tick or something...anyone else have this? Is this common? I never noticed it before but I never paid much attention until today. Just wanna make sure i dont blow my truck up. Also, since the 5-20 is so thin, should you change the oil every 3000 miles or sooner? Can you run 5-30 instead?
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Yes, your truck requires the use of 5W-20 for proper operation of the MDS system. The tick you hear is likely what's commonly called the "Hemi tick". They all do it. There's no need to change the oil any sooner because of the lower viscosity. The engine was designed and built to accomodate this oil. Running the 5W-30 will hamper the MDS operation.
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Thanks for the quick reply. I feel better knowing the tick is typical. Thanks again-
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Own a 98 Ram Sport 1500 4x4 with 5.9 Auto. Looking to put a newer Hemi in. Wondering what changes would be needed or if can even be done.
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Thanks, you answered a lot of my questions. Thanks again
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how well does your truck perform..either dyno or track?...it's a kind of bold statement to make...
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A friend of mine from the drag strip always said not to take race car advice from anyone whose car isn't faster than yours.
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