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Old 03-01-2013, 10:23 PM
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I've got a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L -- my question is what does Dodge use for their original factory oil filter. I got my first oil change today at a non-Dodge shop and asked for a Pennzoil 5W-20 and filter and there is some plain white filter that says "SELECT" on it. Hope it isn't the original factor-supplied filter.

I'm thinking it's some cheapo, but I didn't look to see what the original equipment looked like before taking it in.
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Dodge uses purolator but why would you buy a new truck and put a dollar store filter on it? With the online Dodge coupons, it would have probably been the same price or cheaper at the dealer. You have a new truck, do you think Ram is going to cover warranty on a no name, no nothing filter? That might be the $40,000.00 dollar question. But's just my opinion. Remember the Tommy Boy Movie? A guarantee on the box might mean no more than a guaranteed piece of Sh*t!

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Dodge uses purolator but why would you buy a new truck and put a dollar store filter on it? With the online Dodge coupons, it would have probably been the same price or cheaper at the dealer. You have a new truck, do you think Ram is going to cover warranty on a no name, no nothing filter? That might be the $40,000.00 dollar question. But's just my opinion. Remember the Tommy Boy Movie? A guarantee on the box might mean no more than a guaranteed piece of Sh*t!
A good point is made here, something to consider for the future. Oil and the filter it runs through is the life blood of the engine. Worth it IMHO to invest in high quality for both. If you do not want to do the oil changes yourself, do not discount a good dealer. Often they are less expensive than the "quick lube joints" and likely a bit more reliable.
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I buy the Mopar filter from the dealership its only 5.49 plus they have a record of it everytime on their computer!
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I agree with the boys above, It is always a good idea to let your dealership do ALL the maintinence on your truck. that way if something does go wrong they are the only ones who have touched it. I would sure hate to have to drop 8grand for a new motor because of a 5dollar oil filter.
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I am sufficiently chastened. But, I don't know that I'll ever have the dealership do it... they seem pretty ignorant, and incredibly s...l...o...w. I agree completely that the oil filter is too important, I run K&N filters and Mobil 1 in my motorcycles.

Now that I see the lubrication is sealed, I'm thinking I should just be doing the oil change myself. Which may be soon... I don't like seeing that cheapo filter on there.

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I agree with the boys above, It is always a good idea to let your dealership do ALL the maintinence on your truck. that way if something does go wrong they are the only ones who have touched it. I would sure hate to have to drop 8grand for a new motor because of a 5dollar oil filter.
I do not think anyone is saying the dealership should or is a good idea to do all the maintenance. Only to use quality parts & oil, and a good dealer might be a better choice over the quick lube places.
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Factory filters are available at Walmart and pretty cheap. Unless you have unusual operating conditions you don't need more filter than this and anything less isn't worth the little cash saved. Pair of drive on ramps and you can change your oil in the time it takes to drain it from the pan + ~15".
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...try to get a Wix filter, I use Amsoil myself and use their's, over 233k miles on the same stock bottom end can't be wrong...and unless they gave me my oil changes/filters for free, I never buy parts at the dealer unless an auto supplier doesn't havem on the shelf..I recall having to buy an iat sensor, a way overpriced wheel bearing (had to do this because I had my truck apart on a saturday an needed it that day), and lights for my dash.... and the very few times that I have gone to the dealer I love how the service advisers and mechanics come out when I roll up with my cutouts open, I don't even rev it, they hear the lope comin from my truck and think it's an older stroked chally
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I run wix filters with mobil1 full syn. I found wix filters on the internet for like $3.50 each. I ordered 5 lol. I also found champion iridium plugs for $5.50, thats 2 bucks a plug cheaper than I can find them at a parts store.

I would suggest that if you wanted to avoid the stealership and you dont want to change it yourself. I would ask your local repair shop if they will change it with a wix or purolator. They have always done it for me (I check).
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