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no your right.....i would not use royal purple either.....i use mobil 1
I also use M1 synthetic and the inside of my 3.7 is sludge free at 90k miles. I change it at every 5k along with the filter. Right now, I'm trying out the extended life formula that claims 15k between changes but I plan to change it at 10k. Around 5k, I'll pull a valve cover and check for any signs of trouble.
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This is very interesting.

I just purchased my ram a couple months ago. I immediately took notice of the yellow goo in the oil filler tube of my 4.7. I watched it run with the oil filler cap off, lots of condensation there and when I clean the oil filler tube it only takes 50 miles or so to build right back up. I had assumed I had a small head gasket leak, or maybe even a crack somewhere. I have never noticed any real steam in the exhaust or any drop in the coolant level.

Are you guys saying this yellow buildup is normal for this engine? Not an internal leak, while I find this surprising, I would be pleased to know its not a crack or leak.

If this is normal, are you saying that good synthetic oils are better at reducing this occurrence?
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it is normal - your 2003 might fall under the kit chrysler made to remedy this by re-routing the pcv hose/assembly. both my dad's 04 and my 05 do this from time to time.
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Very interesting. Where can I find more data on that?
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Did some looking. Found this Dodge bulletin:
TSB 25-001-06


here's a link:http://dodgeram.info/tsb/2006/25-001-06.htm
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another vote for synthetic.

sorry if i missed it, but what kind of oil are you putting in your truck?
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I've changed it twice since I got it, two months, and both times I used Quaker State Premium 5w-30.

I think tomorrow I'm going to get some Mobil 1 or other high quality full synthetic.
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SO the sound of a lifter tap until my truck warns up, is this normal, or is it as I thought and is sludge/heat related? I always use conventional oil in this vehicle, 5k oil changes w/ castrol high mileage.
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I also use M1 synthetic and the inside of my 3.7 is sludge free at 90k miles. I change it at every 5k along with the filter. Right now, I'm trying out the extended life formula that claims 15k between changes but I plan to change it at 10k. Around 5k, I'll pull a valve cover and check for any signs of trouble.
if mercedes likes it i like it.....but really.......had 120k on my last 4.7 without a single problem.....always ran mobil 1.....went over 10k miles on occasion....


my honest opinion is you could buy the cheapest oil on the market in the correct weight for your engine and change the oil every 3k and be fine.....
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