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Old 11-22-2009, 10:22 PM
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I'm sure this has been addressed a thousand and one times, but I am new to the Dodge world. Which synthetic oil should I use in my 08 hemi ram 1500? I have 18000 miles on my engine. I hear good and bad things about mobil 1, royal purple, quaker state, valvoline.... etc. I just don't know how to make sense of it all. Thanks for everything guys.
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I've used Mobil 1 for years in several engines and a lot of miles. Absolutely no problems with any of the engines. When I decided to tear down the one small block for a bore and stroke after 140K + miles it looked just fine.

So, I'm sold on Mobil 1. I'm sure the others are just fine but I am gonna go with what has worked best for me.
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I run AmsOil throughout my truck. A top grade oil, comparable to the Royal Purple. Only problem can be finding a dealer as it's not carried in stores.
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I use Mobil 1 and it's also what comes in the Viper engines. Just be sure to use the correct weight as its critical for proper MDS operation.
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Amsoil here .
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I've been running run Royal Purple in everything for a few years now and no problems. Before that I ran Castrol Syntec with no problems. I think Mobil 1, Amsoil, and Royal Purple are probably 3 of the best. They seem to be the 3 that everybody argues over which is the best on most of the forums I'm on. You probably can't go wrong with any of them.
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Been an Amsoil dealer for a few years so that's what I use, before that I used Mobil 1. You should be able to find Amsoil at many auto parts stores, you can get it almost everywhere in my area.
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I posted this a while back on another thread. It's got some really good info, you might find it interesting.

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i am a amsoil dealer and i run 20w-5 synthetic oil i can get 9000 to 12000 miles out of it and no problems.
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