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 01-26-2013, 10:05 AM
Outoftheblue Outoftheblue is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Mass
Posts: 26
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Ram
Color: Blue
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Outoftheblue is on a distinguished road
Default Oil change, what brand do you use and is this too much?

going to be undertaking my first oil change on the Ram soon. Was at my local auto shop look around and saw the price of 5w-20 5 quart container was $36.00 (i believe it was valvoline, only one they had). I need 7 quarts for my engine. I'm taken back by how much that costs. am i getting robbed? It costs $36.00 for the oil/filter change at my local shop, and they rotate my tires. I was hoping to save a few bucks with the elbow grease and do it myself, and get the satisfaction of knowing what's goiing into my truck. Do you all know of a place to get it a bit cheaper? on a side note, what oil filters' do you use?

thanks
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 01-26-2013, 10:14 AM
KYSEAN's Avatar
KYSEAN KYSEAN is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Kentucky
Age: 55
Posts: 159
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Express Crew Cab
Color: Mineral Grey
Rep Power: 0
Rep:21
KYSEAN is on a distinguished road
Default

Seems like K-M*** or Wal-M*** has the 5-30 Syn around here for 3.49 a Qt.
__________________
Trailer Hitch, Line-X Spray In bed liner, S&B CAI, Magnaflow 22" and Y-Pipe, ARE Hard Tonneau Cover
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-26-2013, 09:05 PM
Outoftheblue Outoftheblue is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Mass
Posts: 26
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Ram
Color: Blue
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Outoftheblue is on a distinguished road
Default

my owner's manual says 5w-20, not 5w-30...
maybe that's why it's so much. how interchangeable is this?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-26-2013, 11:57 PM
Bully's Performance's Avatar
Bully's Performance Bully's Performance is offline
BULLYS PERFORMANCE


 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: lathrop
Posts: 10,099
Gender: Male
Vehicle: MOPAR
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 9
Rep:931
Bully's Performance is a splendid one to beholdBully's Performance is a splendid one to beholdBully's Performance is a splendid one to beholdBully's Performance is a splendid one to beholdBully's Performance is a splendid one to beholdBully's Performance is a splendid one to beholdBully's Performance is a splendid one to beholdBully's Performance is a splendid one to behold
Default

I personally am a user of Amsoil, the oild does cost a little more than that for the top of the line stuff but it is a 25k oil, complete 7 qt oil change comes in retail right about $100 however if you are a preferred customer ($20 a year $10 every 6 months) you pay dealer pricing on everything they offer, i urge you to learn more about it before putting an off brand oil in your truck, just click the amsoil banner in my signature,

Also just a side note if you ran the synthetic OE grade retail with a filter you would be at $42.70, and if you are a preferred customer you would pay $37.85! Now that is a really good deal for oil from the leading manufacturer, if you look at all the charts that compare amsoil to other big brands no one comes close.

Thanks
Jeremiah
Discount Auto Performance
__________________
With over 2.5 million products available, we have what you need! (including wheels and tires!)
For pricing or questions, email us @ sales@bullysperformance.com

ALSO Feel free to PM us, OR post in our Vendor Section for quotes/questions/assistance!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-27-2013, 12:41 AM
TVL's Avatar
TVL TVL is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Urbandale, Iowa
Age: 50
Posts: 666
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 1500 Crew
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Black/Silver
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 3
Rep:147
TVL will become famous soon enoughTVL will become famous soon enough
Default

I use Mobile 1. You can get the 5w-20 at WalMart for around $26 for a 5 quart container. Most everywhere else it's $36 for the same.
__________________

Hello, my name is Tim and I'm a modaholic.

MODS: 6" RCX Lift, 37"X12.5R20 Trail Grapplers on 20" Moto Metal 962 Black/silver rims, remote tailgate lock, Bakflip G2 tonneau cover, LineX spray-on bed liner, Amp Research Power Step, magnaflow 18" muffler, S&B CAI, Passenger Front Ejection seat, Diablosport Trinity1000 tuned with Hemifever 89 tune, Spyder Projector/HID 8000K/CCFL Halos/LEDs Headlights, Retroshop Projector/HID/8000K/CCFL Halo Fog Lights, Recon LED Smoked Tail Lights & LED Smoked 3rd Brake Light, fully stocked bar w/tap, BT Catch Can, Chrome & Black Mesh studded Grille, HID Reverse Light Kit, customized tailgate badge....more to come!
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 07:02 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