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
  #11  
Old 07-07-2012, 11:17 AM
crusher crusher is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: quebec canada
Age: 31
Posts: 2,143
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2014 ram sport crewcab rambox
Color: black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 7
Rep:346
crusher is a jewel in the roughcrusher is a jewel in the roughcrusher is a jewel in the roughcrusher is a jewel in the rough
Default

i dont beleive you mess up anything with the minimal use off the truck youve done but i would drain it out to make it right before you do brake anything
__________________
2014 ram sport crew cab with ram box,side steps,sport hood,remote starter,8 speed &3.92 gear lsd,4 corner air susp,knn intake,mufflex 18, BT catchcan,bakflip F1 cover
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #12  
Old 07-07-2012, 11:30 AM
GTyankee's Avatar
GTyankee GTyankee is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego East County, Ca
Posts: 18,624
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2X4
Trim Level: quad cab SLT
Color: sunburst orange pearl
Rep Power: 19
Rep:2608
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

my check engine light came on one time, right after a Dodge Tech put 10W-30 in my Ram, i only drove it about 50 miles
the same engine without MDS would have 10W-30
so it didn't hurt anything

anytime that i change oil myself, the filter gets at least 1/2 filled before installation

Dodge is returning to the canister type filters again, too many of the spin on type are going into landfills
__________________
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
  #13  
Old 07-07-2012, 11:30 AM
nYmPhMoBiLe08's Avatar
nYmPhMoBiLe08 nYmPhMoBiLe08 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Posts: 354
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Metallic Gray
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 4
Rep:75
nYmPhMoBiLe08 will become famous soon enough
Default

Yup you need to drain it and get yourself a Mopar filter! Putting a Fram filter on your truck is like giving your wife a cardboard ring... she will hate you for it!
__________________
~Landon~

Current MODS: | Bilstein 5100's (Front) | Monroe Coil Overs (Rear) | Tow Mirrors | Husky Tool Box | Plasti-Dipped Badges/Gas Cap | 295/70/17" Nitto Trail Grapplers | 17X9" Fuel Boost Wheels | 3" DMH Cutout | RT Stripes \\ | WeatherTech Floor Liners |
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-07-2012, 05:50 PM
fastNugly @ BP's Avatar
fastNugly @ BP fastNugly @ BP is offline
Bully's Performance

 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 17,734
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Dodge Ram CC 4X4
Trim Level: Sport
Color: PX8 Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 14
Rep:1787
fastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Burkdadhemi View Post
It's not messy, You fill the filter so your engine is not running with out oil for that second while the pump is filling the filter. I've always done this.
What does this do if the filter isn't filled first.
Oil shops don't do this.... Or do they?
__________________
for the best pricing in the business, email me @ sales@bullysperformance.com
2014 Ram Hemi Tuning now available from Diablo Sport get yours today!
OB-Trinity T-1000's only $489!
100% Guaranteed to work or we will replace it for free!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-07-2012, 05:54 PM
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've NEVER filled the oil filter prior to installing it and have NEVER had an issue of any sorts..... and I've been changing my oil on all my vehicles for about 20YRS now.
__________________
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
  #16  
Old 07-07-2012, 06:15 PM
fastNugly @ BP's Avatar
fastNugly @ BP fastNugly @ BP is offline
Bully's Performance

 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 17,734
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Dodge Ram CC 4X4
Trim Level: Sport
Color: PX8 Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 14
Rep:1787
fastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grubrunner View Post
I've NEVER filled the oil filter prior to installing it and have NEVER had an issue of any sorts..... and I've been changing my oil on all my vehicles for about 20YRS now.
Very good to know.
Thanks
__________________
for the best pricing in the business, email me @ sales@bullysperformance.com
2014 Ram Hemi Tuning now available from Diablo Sport get yours today!
OB-Trinity T-1000's only $489!
100% Guaranteed to work or we will replace it for free!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-07-2012, 06:27 PM
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

Honestly, I'd never heard of this until I read it here. Not in person, not in books and certainly not on any boards for over more that 10YRS being active on forums like this.

I come from a family of law enforcement and master mechanics. Both my uncle's on either side were outstanding mechanics and both excelled at their field. I learned more from both of them than anybody else. None of them ever mentioned anything about filling your oil filter prior to installing it.

I'm in no way disrespecting or doubting anyone's claims; I'm just saying this is most certainly a first for me.

I have a question: For those oil filters that screw into their housing horizontally, how on earth are you not being covered in motor oil - while screwing it in place - if you've topped your new filter?

...
__________________
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
  #18  
Old 07-07-2012, 09:15 PM
gopackgo69's Avatar
gopackgo69 gopackgo69 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Tampa FL
Age: 45
Posts: 293
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

I prefill my filters before installing, I dont know if there ever has been a study on the concept. I do it for peice of mind knowing I did the best I can do for my engine. It probably dont mean shiznit, But I dont lay awake at night thinking about it, it takes 5 sec. No need to worry about it. Especially with how a lot of people switch out vehicles for every new shiney thing that comes out, me included.
__________________
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
  #19  
Old 07-08-2012, 10:28 PM
ramhardv8 ramhardv8 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Saucier MS
Posts: 89
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Ram Tradesman
Color: Rugged Brown
Engine: 2009-???? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:12
ramhardv8 is on a distinguished road
Default

It was just the way I was taught from my Dad. He was a Chevrolet mechanic for 35 years. I doubt it would cause any harm to not fill it prior, just the way it was passed on to me as a youngen. I also stick my finger in the new oil and spread a little on the rubber O ring. Not sure it if's needed or not, just the way Pa did it and now I do it the same.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-08-2012, 10:37 PM
frickenbored's Avatar
frickenbored frickenbored is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Romeo, MI
Age: 25
Posts: 407
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 R/T, 2000 Ram Off Road
Trim Level: R/T / Larmie
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:73
frickenbored will become famous soon enough
Default

I've seen people fill the filters before putting them on and I've seen people put the filter on dry. Personally I do not fill the filter first. It can be a hassle and it can be messy, every shop I've ever worked at i've never seen anyone fill the filter. The truth is unless you let your engine drain for two day straight there is always going to be some oil in the valve train so the 2-3 seconds that it takes your engine to fill the filter will never hurt it.

But it is a free country and people can do what they like. I say let them fill their filters, this isn't communist china is it? lol
__________________
Chrysler Dealership Engine, Trans, Axle "Heavy" Tech of 3 years
Check em' out:

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 06:00 AM.


= 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