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As a tech in a dealership, my recommendation is to change the oil with synthetic every 5k and cross rotate the tires at the same time. Make sure you use the recommended weight as it's critical for proper MDS operation in the Hemi. Contrary to popular belief, we make little if any money from oil changes.
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Thanks Remerson!
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I agree, thanks!
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iRockCrawler - Is this what you have experienced on your truck or are you quoting what you have heard from someone or seen in a manual? Thanks in advance for any information.
I'm in Km. mine came on early (4000Km) then the dealer told me it will be again at 10K and every 10K after.

The manual says every 10K and did not mention about the first oil change.
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They say the first oil change should come early to get rid of any residue or metal flakes from breaking in the motor. After that a regular interval should be fine. With regular dino oil you should go every 3K miles and synthetic every 5K miles. Overkill is never a bad thing. Think about it in terms of what is better to spend a few bucks on oil that you threw out early or a few thousand on replacing a motor you burned out early? I would prefer to throw out the oil to early rather than too late. Same as I just threw out a pair of perfectly good windshield wipers but I don't want to have a scratched windshield when they give out in the middle of a rain storm. Ask me how I know. Yea, happened to me on another car.
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As a tech in a dealership, my recommendation is to change the oil with synthetic every 5k and cross rotate the tires at the same time. Make sure you use the recommended weight as it's critical for proper MDS operation in the Hemi. Contrary to popular belief, we make little if any money from oil changes.
not doubting it, but if the dealerships are making next to nothing on oil changes, any idea where the extra cost goes? higher oil prices from Chrysler or something?
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All I know is that I just switched to Amzoil for my first change at 4300 km and now the damned thing idles at 500 rpm (used to be 600) and the ECO light comes on a lot more !

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My "change oil" indicator just came on today on my truck with about 2600 miles. I guess I can't complain because ironically and lucky for me I got a "first free oil change" coupon from the dealer a few days ago. Works out fine.
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As a tech in a dealership, my recommendation is to change the oil with synthetic every 5k and cross rotate the tires at the same time. Make sure you use the recommended weight as it's critical for proper MDS operation in the Hemi. Contrary to popular belief, we make little if any money from oil changes.
What about the Mobil 1 AFE formulas they are the 0w instead of the 5w I am not sure if the Ram is the 20 or 30 weight.
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I have an 08 Hemi and my Change Oil message comes on at around 3,000 miles everytime. I have been using the dealer to change my oil at 3,000 I always get a service discount message over the internet that gets my oil changed for $30.95. I have 32,000 on my hemi now and it has run like a swiss watch. WE also have an 08 hemi Charger and we do the same thing on that car.
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