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Does anyone know what type of engine oil Ram uses from the factory?Regular petroleum,semi/blend or 100%synthetic
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Thanks.Good to know.
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I called Ram about this as I was interested to know if I ever had to add oil. They told me that factory fill is conventional 5W-20(check the oil cap to be sure) and that it is Mopar branded. I specifically asked if it was Pennzoil and they told me no.

Hopefully they know?
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dealer says its penzoil, i changed to penzoil ultra.
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Dealers often lie or just don't really know.
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I was thinking of going full synthetic, was wondering if anyone has already done it and what product some of you recommend. I never believed in using full synthetic till I read this articular by a molecular chemist I had found on the net, I been trying to find that same article but its eluded me as of now. I also wonder if Ram will have any issue with me and my warranty if I take care of my truck myself, today's dealerships are like drive through coffee shops, you drive through this area in the back and they drive off with your truck, you cant go back and see what they are doing, and they stick you in a room with stale coffee while you wait. There's not one kid out there working for minimum wadge that will do a better job then me with my Truck. I always maintain my cars and trucks myself. The truck says 13k for each oil change, I do mine ever 6000 even if the light don't say to do it. So if anyone has any thoughts I would like to hear some of the things you folks have run into. Good or bad
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I'm almost sure they can't void your warranty if you do it yourself or use your own brand of oil as long as it meets specs......I think I will go with Mobile one and dump the dino oil at about a thousand miles.I hear you about kids working on your vehicle.My g/f works at a Ford dealer.The other day an employee drained the oil and forgot to put the plug back in and blew up the motor.Another ran a stop sign,10,000 damage.Another somehow tore a door of one backing it off a lift.All the good help here are working in the oil patch.
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dealer says its penzoil, i changed to penzoil ultra.
I'd like to believe it is Penzoil as I have had good luck with it in my 4.3 V6 .170,000 plus miles.
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