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I read up on these and was impressed. So I will be finding out soon if they are b.s. or not. Also I picked up 7 quarts of Pennzoil Platinum 5w-20 oil full synthetic and a K&N HP-2010 synthetic filter i have been impressed with the Ram service dept s regular oil. i have been a die hard Mobil 1 synthetic for years.. anyways I,ll update this for anyone interested . i should se a small increase in mpgs
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I read up on it and was impressed as well. These are the guys Vararam uses for their filters I believe. When I do an intake upgrade it will be a GP drop in or a Vararam for sure. Let us know what you think!
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Just got my used 2012 Ram 1500 Longhorn. Appreciate any help/suggestion regarding improving MPG/maintenance, such as, synthetic oil, filters, K&N, etc. Also had a bad experience with a chip about 15 years ago (never got it to work right). Do they really help with MPG?
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I read up on these and was impressed. So I will be finding out soon if they are b.s. or not. Also I picked up 7 quarts of Pennzoil Platinum 5w-20 oil full synthetic and a K&N HP-2010 synthetic filter i have been impressed with the Ram service dept s regular oil. i have been a die hard Mobil 1 synthetic for years.. anyways I,ll update this for anyone interested . i should se a small increase in mpgs
Are your cold temperatures in South Carolina that low that you need 5w (-30 degrees) on the left figure?

True enough synthetic is versatile in temperature viscosity, but 5w?
The K&N filter is a top choice filter for sure. Keeps the oil clean a long time.
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Are your cold temperatures in South Carolina that low that you need 5w (-30 degrees) on the left figure?

True enough synthetic is versatile in temperature viscosity, but 5w?
The K&N filter is a top choice filter for sure. Keeps the oil clean a long time.
Well your manual calls for it.

I run 0w-20 and I live in NY not the tundra. There is more to the left number than just its most extreme low temp. Even in the heat of summer an engine isn't at operating temp if its been sitting for any length of time. The lower the left number the better the oil will flow at start up. The right number is the one needed to protect the engine at operating temp. With synthetic oil there is no disadvantage to running a lower left number. That is not necessarily the case with Dino oil.
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Seems a bit pricey. I think I only paid $42 for my K&N.
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I bought the filter from kmjperformance off EBay. 52 bucks shipped. Not too bad, a bit high on price, but it is a quality product. I have used several K&N filters over the years, this green filter appears to be much better quality. I have only made one 20 minute drive to work with it, so I can't say anything on performance yet. The stock air filter is a cheap pos and was very dirty for 10k miles of city/highway driving. I highly recommend everyone take a close look at theirs' at 10k, it just goes to show how much air these hemi's like to use.
On to the oil, I am glad I broke down and changed it myself, about 5 (very brown)quarts came out with only 4k miles of use on it. I'd like to to know what happened to the other 2 quarts!? I will be keeping a close eye on consumption. I know this oil is thin so it can easily get sucked through the pcv and possibly blow by the oil rings under hard driving... which I am guilty of! hehe
The hemi thanked me for the fresh air filter and good oil. She already ran smooth but i swear it is running smoother. I've seen the same results before switching a fairly new engine from dino. to syn. oil. So no surprise there.
I'll update this thread after a I get a full tank of 89 octane w/no ethanol through her.
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BTW part no. is 2232 for the green filter, it fits 2002-2012 Ram 1500 and 2500 according to the manufactuer.
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I've put about 200 miles on her in the past week and all I can say is this was money well spent. The green performance filter has made the engine much more responsive to throttle input. The ambient temps have gone up quite a bit here lately, and the truck feels like I am driving in cooler weather. I let my Aunt borrow my truck on a pretty regular basis. She agrees with me that it is actually stronger and smoother running now. I have had to actually back off the go pedal for my normal driving. I would not waste money on a CAI unless you want the look or the noise. I have all the parts I need laying around to make a very clean 3" ram air setup. That will be the next step. As far as mpg's goes, they have stayed the same but I am running a/c nonstop these days.
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