DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, Complaints, & Solutions - Maintenance & Re > Dodge Ram Detailing and General Maintenance Forum > Oil Change


Notices

Oil Change Ready to change the oil in your Dodge Ram? Engine -Trans - Differential - Transfer Case


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-22-2012, 10:33 AM
Dukeman Dukeman is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Labrador City, NL., Canada
Age: 45
Posts: 38
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 1500 Ram
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Inferno Red
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:11
Dukeman is on a distinguished road
Default Mixing oil brands

What's your take on mixing oil brands (not types). I have 5 liters of one brand and I have 2 of another brand, both full synthetic. Good idea, bad idea or somewhere in between.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 09-22-2012, 10:56 AM
Grubrunner's Avatar
Grubrunner Grubrunner is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 4,241
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
Rep Power: 12
Rep:3883
Grubrunner has a reputation beyond reputeGrubrunner has a reputation beyond reputeGrubrunner has a reputation beyond reputeGrubrunner has a reputation beyond reputeGrubrunner has a reputation beyond reputeGrubrunner has a reputation beyond reputeGrubrunner has a reputation beyond reputeGrubrunner has a reputation beyond reputeGrubrunner has a reputation beyond reputeGrubrunner has a reputation beyond reputeGrubrunner has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I'm assuming you're speaking of the same viscosity, correct?
__________________
Truck was sold today [5/19]. I got an offer I couldn't turn down. I had no more need for a pickup so I cut it loose. About to purchase a '14 Jeep SRT8 this week.

Grub out!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-22-2012, 10:57 AM
gopackgo69's Avatar
gopackgo69 gopackgo69 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Tampa FL
Age: 45
Posts: 299
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2014 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:20
gopackgo69 is on a distinguished road
Default

Yeah same viscosity, no problem.
__________________
2014 4x4 Hemi sport , 3.92, Pro-comp level 2.75", Rear Fox 2.0, 1.5" springs, Diablo 93 Tuned. Toyo AT2 295/65/20
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-22-2012, 11:48 AM
CdnoilRAM's Avatar
CdnoilRAM CdnoilRAM is offline
I push the skinny pedal


 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Age: 31
Posts: 17,288
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Blown 349 Hemi
Trim Level: Sport - Modified
Color: Brilliant Black/Snake Skin Green
Engine: 2009-2012 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 20
Rep:3277
CdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond repute
Default

No issue, go ahead and do it. It's only if you're a picky purist like me who only uses grade IV synthetic that it makes any difference, and then it would mean I have to change at 10,000 miles and not 15,000 if I added grade III syn.
__________________
Sponsored by Bully's Performance
Green Mamba '09 Ram 1500 QCRB 4x4 Sport - dropped, blown, and bottle fed
Kurtis
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-20-2012, 10:52 PM
craigsez's Avatar
craigsez craigsez is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Novascotia,Canada
Age: 50
Posts: 62
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 ram 1500 sport
Trim Level: 10/1500 sport
Color: mango tango
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
craigsez is on a distinguished road
Default

Change yer oil same time no matter if its mineral or not....Only diff in syn and mineral is the additive package..Syn is better in most cases but its the additives that wear out and not the oil itself...Only way the oil gets bad(for the lack of a better term)is because the oil itself gets over come with impuritys..
__________________
You got it,a truck brought it!!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-21-2012, 04:49 PM
huntergreen huntergreen is online now
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: nj
Posts: 6,116
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 dodge sport 1500 hemi
Trim Level: sport
Color: green
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 8
Rep:636
huntergreen is a name known to allhuntergreen is a name known to allhuntergreen is a name known to allhuntergreen is a name known to allhuntergreen is a name known to allhuntergreen is a name known to all
Default

i tend not to do this as the additive pkg are different. i don't know if they will work together or chemically alter the package. this is most likely old thinking on my part though.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-22-2012, 11:00 AM
ridgerunnerseoinc ridgerunnerseoinc is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: PA
Posts: 506
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 2500
Trim Level: slt
Color: white
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 4
Rep:108
ridgerunnerseoinc will become famous soon enoughridgerunnerseoinc will become famous soon enough
Default

I've mixed diff. types of oils, diff. brands, diff yrs of oil, and diff. visc. of oils. Really doesn't matter much at all. I've freeked more than a few purists on www.bobistheoilguy.com with my oil mixes and UOA's.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-23-2012, 02:19 PM
craigsez's Avatar
craigsez craigsez is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Novascotia,Canada
Age: 50
Posts: 62
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 ram 1500 sport
Trim Level: 10/1500 sport
Color: mango tango
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
craigsez is on a distinguished road
Default

For the most part oils will have pretty much the same additives..Some will have a lil more of one and less the other and another brand will be the opposite...There is a company called polaris(no not the snow machine/4 wheelers ect)that chemically tests oils...They should have somethin on their site i would imagine...I know they do oil sampling/testing for wear metals and additives for a radio show on sirius for big rigs..
__________________
You got it,a truck brought it!!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-23-2012, 02:24 PM
craigsez's Avatar
craigsez craigsez is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Novascotia,Canada
Age: 50
Posts: 62
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 ram 1500 sport
Trim Level: 10/1500 sport
Color: mango tango
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
craigsez is on a distinguished road
Default

Just not a good idea to mix viscositys...hell you can mix syn and mineral if you wanna..Some engines dont like the sudden change of mineral to syn so every oil change just swap one mineral for a syn till its full syn..If you find that she goes through oil a lil its most likely the rings reseating..
__________________
You got it,a truck brought it!!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-23-2012, 03:37 PM
GTyankee's Avatar
GTyankee GTyankee is online now
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego East County, Ca
Posts: 19,110
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2X4
Trim Level: quad cab SLT
Color: sunburst orange pearl
Rep Power: 20
Rep:2615
GTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

First a little background
I was raised on a farm in Connecticut, when we bought our oil it came in glass jars, with a metal screw on lid & spout, like this..
http://imagehost.vendio.com/bin/view...g,bottles6.jpg
We returned the empty jars to get more oil.

When more & more companies started making oil, One or 2 of the companies were located in Pennsylvania, Quaker State was one of them. If you were to mix or change oil, like go from Texaco Flying A Brand motor oil to Quaker State, or just mix the 2,
pretty quickly you would discover that the oil from Pennsylvania was not compatible with any other oil, it would gum up your engine with a yellowish snot like goo.

I don't know if they still have Pennsylvania Crude Motor Oils made the same as in days of old.
I believe that this was where original DON'T MIX OILS came from

I still won't mix oils unless i am down a quart & can't get my normal brand

DUKEMAN, If it were me, those 2 cans would stay on the shelf in the garage, until a friend needed some oil & then it would be gone.
To this day, i will not mix oil brands

When i first bought my '09 Ram, Mobile oil had the Chrysler oil contract, about a year later, i believe Valvoline won the contract, then last year Shell won the contract. Shell Oil is Pennzoil for gas engines & Rotella for diesels.
That is when i changed to Mobile One synthetic & WIX oil filters
__________________
Ram 1500 SLT Quad cab, 5.7 HEMI(R) MDS VCT, 5 speed auto 545RFE, 3.55 differential gears, 18" Magnaflow muffler, EGR bug deflector, Bushwacker fender flares, customized Nfab nerf bars, CB radio, Autonet wi-fi router, custom soft tonneau cover, Line_X bedliner, DEBO Step, build date 10/15/08 a Wednesday built vehicle
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:15 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum