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Old 02-19-2013, 10:38 PM
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Great reading here guys. Just curious, does the 4.7 and 6 cylinder Ram engines call for 5w20? I think the new 6 cylinder calls for 5w30. Maybe the Hemi MDS really does need 5w20 for optimal performance. Otherwise Ram would have went 5w30 throughout the line.
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Don't know about the 6 cyl, but the 4.7 also has a recommendation of 5W-20, but it does not have MDS

But i am curious about the email this member got from that Chrysler Engineer.

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Asur-what email from the engineer. Your thread attachment is about the gas tank issue. Am I missing something? Probably am, but I read the entire thread you attached??
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Great reading here guys. Just curious, does the 4.7 and 6 cylinder Ram engines call for 5w20? I think the new 6 cylinder calls for 5w30. Maybe the Hemi MDS really does need 5w20 for optimal performance. Otherwise Ram would have went 5w30 throughout the line.
I know that the Pentastar in our minivan takes 5W30, but I think I am right in saying that it has MDS in the 2013 RAM. So I wonder if it takes 5W20 also.
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So what about those who turn off their MDS whether it be manually or via tune. Do these folks need to run 5W20, still?
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So what about those who turn off their MDS whether it be manually or via tune. Do these folks need to run 5W20, still?
Should be fine with 30 without MDS. how do you turn it off manually? I have a 2013 on the way and doubt tuners will be ready for a while...I don't like mds.
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Run it in 5th gear every time you start it up.

Many here do it, though I don't. I always switch it off in city driving and only turn it back on during interstate travels.
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Oh, and BTW, you need to update your profile as it still shows you're the proud owner of a Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Ram Sport 4x4.
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Asur-what email from the engineer. Your thread attachment is about the gas tank issue. Am I missing something? Probably am, but I read the entire thread you attached??
Sorry, screwed up on the link

it was this one
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Oh, and BTW, you need to update your profile as it still shows you're the proud owner of a Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Ram Sport 4x4.
Yeah well...the 13 is being built so I am still a proud owner of my 07 Sport QC 4x4. It's for sale...thought about selling it now but I really don't want to run around in my Challenger 392 all the time. She's a garage queen and gets out for hot dates or track time...
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