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Old 07-05-2010, 12:21 PM
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Xactly Randy,I'm certain now after having this experience that once i decide on which syn to use,and i study the 5.7 a lil closer,i'll do my own changes. If theres a positive or silver lining,it's going to be bringing this issue to the attention of others.
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I would make the same recommendation you're going to hear from pretty much everyone else. Amsoil or Mobil 1 synthetic and a good fliter such as Wix, Mobil, Purolater, or Napa (made by Wix).
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Holt, if you are uncomfortable using Friendship for any repairs (warranty or otherwise), bring your truck to Carl Gregory and ask for me personally.
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Appreciate that Randy. As it was CG that was one of the dealers listed on the Ram site i recieved the email about. I'll have to look ahead for any mechanicals in the future.I'm at the required mileage for doing the diffs,but considering the cost i'm looking at using a good rear end lube and doing that myself also.I'm just not positive yet of the required amount.May be listed in my manuel also,just haven't looked.
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A 4.4 pints of 75w-140 is required for the rear (plus 4 ounces of LSD additive if equipped) and 3.4 pints of 75w-90 for the front. If you plan to pull the covers instead of pumping out the fluid, don't forget a tube of RTV sealant.
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A 4.4 pints of 75w-140 is required for the rear (plus 4 ounces of LSD additive if equipped) and 3.4 pints of 75w-90 for the front. If you plan to pull the covers instead of pumping out the fluid, don't forget a tube of RTV sealant.
Killer Info Randy,thanks a million.Whats the LSD and how do i confirm yea or nay? last thing i seen using LSD was in the 70's.....UHHhhhh....so i heard anyway,lol Again choices much like oil i suppose as which may be most commonly used by those who seek the best.Suppose i need to look at some good options there. I suppose the sealant not needing to be a high-temp,though thats normally what i have as i use that on my bike.
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I have been quoted a low price on a dealership oil & filter change, & then the service rep came into the customer lounge & told me that the price quoted to me was for NON HEMI engines.

my dealership doesn't allow customers to go into the actual service area, but, my service advisor told me that all their oil comes in barrels & that they are now using Valvoline
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Killer Info Randy,thanks a million.Whats the LSD and how do i confirm yea or nay? last thing i seen using LSD was in the 70's.....UHHhhhh....so i heard anyway,lol Again choices much like oil i suppose as which may be most commonly used by those who seek the best.Suppose i need to look at some good options there. I suppose the sealant not needing to be a high-temp,though thats normally what i have as i use that on my bike.
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Man Holt, that is definitely messed up! Silly question, but which sticker said 10W30? I agree with getting them to do another oil change ASAP, but I'll be curious to see what responses you get back on this. BTW, Randy, good help here man!

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Hey Cajun,the new sticker in the window which shows the next required oil change date/mileage.I've always noticed that it's never shown the specifics of the oil before and dummy me was being Mr Nice Guy and had fate in the service dept doing the correct thing.There had been times of some good effort put forth by one of the service writers,but not so with the one with whom i've had to deal with in the last few months.I spoke with a Dodge Customer rep today who has submitted my info to 2 different Dodge techs to confirm what i say can be an issue and i was told they will be speaking with the dealership and then following up with seeing how this may be corrected. I did express i no longer want to trust having ANY work done by these guys in the future.Then it was told to me that since all Dealers are privately owned,that if i may any other dealer/source to have the current oil drained/changed,i may be subject to a charge.I finished by expressing that i feel that any action that has to be corrected that was no fault of my own,should not have to cost me. So if this becomes an issue i will seek to find a legal explanation and/or assistance to help me retrieve such cost.With that said,i was given a " Oh,i will pass on your concern Mr Hall and here is your confirmation number ******* and someone will be in contact with you shortly.

So i'll give a day or two as i have parked the truck for a few days as i take care of this. I feel i can always find some type of option for expressing my feelings if satisfactory action isn't taken. So lets just say 1st i'm grateful for the "Information Hwy"we have at our disposal and 2nd, Old Fashion protest or magnetic signs are always a good way to express yourself. You know,before it's over,the dealership could possibly come to love me for boasting of their service dept!
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