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Old 03-06-2012, 05:55 PM
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i am inerested in knowing if the sensor actualy knows when your oil is ready to bechanged or if it is actually a preset sensor? i changed my il before it had the chance to come on.
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on my 2009 Hemi it comes on just before 3,000 miles with conventional oil
I am now running synthetic oil & it comes on about the same time & i reset it, i try to change it at 5,000 mile intervals

The Owners Manual only covers conventional oil, i believe
2009 oil change at 3,000 miles
2010 & 2011 change at 5,000 miles, i believe
2012 oil change at 8,000 miles i seem to remember

It seems the engineers have finally figured out that todays oil lasts longer then it did 10 years ago
These Hemi engines are almost identical since 2006
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Mechanic from the stealership told me that our rams don't have to change oil till 8,000kms but i do my at 5,000kms anyways
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Mechanic from the stealership told me that our rams don't have to change oil till 8,000kms but i do my at 5,000kms anyways
look at your manual... it says 13,000 kms!
hard to believe it though with just regular oil!
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