DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - General Discussion > 2010 Dodge Ram Forum


Notices

2010 Dodge Ram Forum For specific discussion of the new 2010 Dodge Ram!


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-08-2011, 11:29 AM
mrsprinkler mrsprinkler is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kansas
Posts: 44
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab
Trim Level: ST
Color: Grey
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
mrsprinkler is on a distinguished road
Default Another oil question

So I think I am going to start using the Amsoil. My question is which one do most use.........the OE, XL, or the Signature. Really didn't see a lot of difference in the specs on each one. Just wondering which one most use.
Any input would be helpful.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 02-08-2011, 01:31 PM
Burkdadhemi's Avatar
Burkdadhemi Burkdadhemi is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Alabama
Age: 54
Posts: 555
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Brilliant Black
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 7
Rep:100
Burkdadhemi will become famous soon enoughBurkdadhemi will become famous soon enough
Default

The difference is in the Total base #, the XL has more additive's in it to go the longer distance with out breaking down then the OEM oil. the OEM is when you changer your oil at the recommended as per manufacture. I'm going with the XL in my 08 and still change it per manufacture, I have the life time warranty so i have to keep with the Dodge service manual
__________________


MagnaFlow
Airaid Jr Kit
D/S Predator
Amsoil
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-08-2011, 02:48 PM
mrsprinkler mrsprinkler is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kansas
Posts: 44
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab
Trim Level: ST
Color: Grey
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
mrsprinkler is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for your input. Makes since to me, I just didn't see that much difference in the specs so I wondered what most were using.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-09-2011, 04:48 PM
DBryant DBryant is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Tazewell, Tn.
Age: 66
Posts: 128
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT, Big Horn
Color: Crimson Red
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
DBryant is on a distinguished road
Default

Save yourself some money. Do a little research and you will see that your truck engine will last as long as any using synthetic. Just use dino oil, a good filter, and change every 4 - 5 thousand miles. Last truck had 152,000 miles on dino oil and still ran smooth and quiet, and I drive them hard and pull a heavy boat. Just my 2 cents worth.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-09-2011, 05:19 PM
mrsprinkler mrsprinkler is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kansas
Posts: 44
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab
Trim Level: ST
Color: Grey
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
mrsprinkler is on a distinguished road
Default

DBryant, yes I agree. I have been using dino oil for over 30 years. I've had several work trucks all with well over 100000 on them and on evern had 300000 on it. (diesel) I have been doing research and that is what has brought me to the decision to go with synthetic. I am looking for the added mpg. I use dino and change at every 3000. If I go synthetic I'll bump it to every 6000, thus the cost difference is a wash. I've read alot about using the synthetic and most say they picket up 2 to 4 miles to the gallon. I currently get 10 so with the price of gas such that it is and the fact that I burn through at least 60 gallon a week right now, I am willing to try anything that appears to have proven claims at least once and make an educated decision for myself from that point on. Im not trying to start a fight with anyone over this I just wondered what grade of the amsoil most had gone with. It is purely taking a chance on the increased mpg that I am going to try this. Hopefully it works. As a side note so I don't catch hell for it, I love this truck, it does everything I ask it to with no problem and I didn't buy it for fuel mileage, however with that said it gets the worst mileage of any truck I have owned in the last 10 years short of the 2 ton that doesn't get used all that often. I think it is very sad that trucks 25 years ago got 8 or 9 mpg all day long and that with all the new technology now days they can't do better.
I do appreciate everyones feed back on the question. This is a great forum and appears to have a lot of knowledgeable people. Thanks guys.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-10-2011, 04:38 PM
DBryant DBryant is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Tazewell, Tn.
Age: 66
Posts: 128
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT, Big Horn
Color: Crimson Red
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
DBryant is on a distinguished road
Default

Do some more research. You will not get more than 1/2 mpg, if that, more with synthetic. Don't you think the factory would put in synthetic if there was that much to gain? Then they could claim the best milage out there for a truck.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-10-2011, 05:57 PM
mrsprinkler mrsprinkler is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kansas
Posts: 44
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab
Trim Level: ST
Color: Grey
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
mrsprinkler is on a distinguished road
Default

Ummmmmm, no actually I don't believe that the manufacturer would do that for us. They are out to spend as little money as possible in the process of making the truck and rape us for as much as they can get. And if you notice, my truck is a 3/4 ton and is not subject to cafe standards so there is no incentive for them to do anything extra. I had based my decision to try the synthetic on reports of increased mileage. And the other plus is it can go longer between oil changes thus saving me the time of rolling around under the truck as often. Again the trying is just like trying the difference between the 87 and 89 octane fuel. I ran 6 tanks of 87 and noticed no difference in mileage or the way the truck ran. So I choose to run 87 instead of 89 to save the money because I wasn't getting anything extra out of the 89. Just as a side note I tried 91 as well and didn't see any differecne. I not a black helicopter guy but do you really think the car companies or the gas/oil companies can't do things alot better and cheaper. Look at the profits they all post and the money they throw away. They have us over a barrel and take advantage at any chance they get.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-12-2011, 08:51 AM
DBryant DBryant is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Tazewell, Tn.
Age: 66
Posts: 128
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT, Big Horn
Color: Crimson Red
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
DBryant is on a distinguished road
Default

I to have tried 87 and 89 octane with no noticable difference in performance or milage. I use 87 octane and pull a heavy boat with no problem. I do think that Dodge would put synthetic in if it would gain 2 - 4 mpg. The extra cost of initially using synthetic would greatly benefit them considering they are trying to get all the miles per gallon they can get for bragging rights and CAFE standards. I'm just saying that it is impossible to get 2 - 4 mpg more just by switching to synthetic.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-12-2011, 08:59 AM
donn12 donn12 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Great Falls VA
Posts: 119
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 09 Ram
Trim Level: TRX
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:15
donn12 is on a distinguished road
Default

If you change it often enough it probably will not make any difference
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-12-2011, 09:24 AM
Otterdriver's Avatar
Otterdriver Otterdriver is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 778
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Big Horn Crew Cab
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Western Brown Pearl
Engine: 2013-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 395hp 410lb/ft
Rep Power: 4
Rep:160
Otterdriver has a spectacular aura aboutOtterdriver has a spectacular aura about
Default

I know a fellow that worked for a major distributor of synthetic oil for a number of years, if anything at all, the absolute best advantage to using synthetic that even the manufacturer "won't" tell you is you can actually drive up to 20,000 miles on synthetic without changing your oil! It's not something that I would do because the detergents and additives in the oil will break down, but the molecular structure of synthetic never breaks down unlike conventional oil. Over-due oil changes with conventional oils cause it to break down allowing wear.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tire and Oil question WOOSAB 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 7 12-14-2010 10:39 PM
Oil Monitor Reset Question Mr. Ed Cummins Diesel Specific Topics 4 10-03-2010 07:20 PM
2/4 lowering question jjhwick119 Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LOWERING or STANDARD 7 11-13-2009 08:31 PM
Noise Question 03 Hemi 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 5 06-12-2009 02:41 PM
Got yall a question black beauty Dodge Ram General Discussion 5 03-21-2009 11:47 PM


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:55 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum