Originally Posted by snrusnak
Yep takes me a whole 10 minutes, at most to change mine. I don't know about the hemi but the 4.7L filter location is easy to get to. I'm done before you are even at the shop...
Yeah, my hemi is easy, but it is 2WD if that makes any difference. I saw some posts about how difficult the filter access was, but I didn't notice that on mine. I do put a small, shallow plastic pan under the filter and on top of a steering component and let the filter and its circuit drain down for a few minutes before completely removing the filter, and this keeps the mess at bay.
I'm pretty much a proponent of good synthetic oil. I've torn down motorcycle and automotive engines run pretty much exclusively on synthetic, and I think there's a pattern of longer and better wear on most components. My GM 350 small block with 200,000 miles looked and mic'd out great when I turned it into a stroked 383. I sold the crank and rods for a good price, as they were practically in new spec. No, I'm not one of those "synthetic or die" guys, but it's darned good stuff. In motorcycles, especially dirt 4-strokes, I think it's an even better match to that harsh abuse.