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  1. 5w30 in an MDS Hemi

    5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics
    GASP WHAT ARE YOU DOING CEASE THAT ACTION IMMEDIATELY For the longest time the service manual had me convinced that it was imperative 5w20 be used in MDS equipped engines. As the mileage started to climb on my truck, and as it started to get worked more, I kinda stopped caring and started to...
  2. Stalls and Running 'Oddly'

    5.7L V8 Specific Topics
    Had this Ram about half a year now... and for the most part it's been fine, but lately been having a few quirks. Posted before about an issue... auto shift on the steering, sometimes won't pop into Park without a few attempts, and a few times flipped into 2nd while driving because between D and...
  3. How to: Oil and transfer case fluid change

    5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics
    Totally forgot to change my transfer case fluid, so I figured I'd to it right around when my oil change was due. I approached this a little differently. Rather than doing a long drawn-out voice over, I simply recorded myself doing the oil and fluid change, and edited it so you can see each of...
  4. Mobil 1 Products - Ontario

    Dodge Ram Forum CANADA
    Just got a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 (4x4 Laramie 5.7l Hemi automatic), and as I do with every used car I buy, first decent weekend (weather wise) I flush everything and change all fluids/filters that I can find. Found the service manual for this online, still can't find an owner's manual though...
  5. Oil Viscosity in Relationship to External Ambient Temperature

    2018 Dodge Ram Forum
    I tried searching this on the forum and online but I cannot find an answer for it. People always say that when the External Ambient temperature is high then a higher oil viscosity is recommended. For example, 5w-30 or 5w-40. Their reasoning is because oil gets "thinner". But our vehicles...
  6. Question about Pentastar Oil

    LD RAM - General Discussion
    I know this is more applicable to a Durango board (already asked on one) but since those don't get nearly the traffic that Ramforumz do I figured I'd ask here since the same engine is used in both Rams and Durangos. I was reading around the internet and found that the 2012-13 Pentastars spec'd...
  7. 2013 Spark Plug Question

    5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics
    Hello, Just changed my plugs. On the drivers side, from the front to the back, the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 7th plugs had oil on the threads. Thoughts on what can cause that pattern? Truck has been running well. This is the first change and admittedly it wasn't until 64k. Thanks.
  8. First Oil Change

    2016 Dodge Ram Forum
    Hi everyone, I'm about to take my 2016 Ram Sport (5.7 Hemi) in for the first oil change. It's got 12,000km (around 8,000 miles), and is still showing 23% oil life left, but I don't want to wait any longer. So here's 2 questions: #1 - Do I need to take this into the dealership for the oil...
  9. THIS IS NOT A HEMI TICK QUESTION --- Rap on startup

    5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics
    I have a 2014 Ram 1500 Express with the 5.7 in it. Every now and then, when first started, it will rap loudly for just a second or two. It seems to happen more often when the outside air temps are hotter, which leads me to believe it's the oil in the hydraulic lifters bleeding back out of them...
  10. Oil filter removal help

    Oil Change
    I changed the oil in my 1500 RAM today, it was the first time for doing this and I have a question. Any suggestions for removing the filter and keeping the oil that runs out from causing such a mess. I have four wheel drive so the transfer case is right underneath the filter. So, I have to...
  11. Oil pressure gauge drops and light comes on??

    5.9L V8 Specific Topics
    My oil pressure gauge keeps dropping all the way down and the light comes on but it doesn't seem to be effecting the truck at all. I Replaced the oil pressure sending unit and there wasn't any change. This happens very randomly and doesn't seem to be linked to accelerating/decelerating/idling...
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  13. Gas in oil, quite a bit

    5.2L V8 Specific Topics
    I recently changed all intake gaskets and did a full tuneup. Since then I've noticed a lot of gas in my oil. I am pretty confident I got the gaskets in right and I even pulled out the container of oil I drained before the oil change and it smells like gas too. I had just bought the truck and...
  14. New to the forum. Had a quick question

    Newbie Checkin!
    Hey guys, I just got myself an old 94' Dodge Ram 1500 Magnum. I am not the most mechanically inclined person, but I got most of my basics down. I was doing an oil change today and noticed that I have 2 oil caps on the engine. 1 is marked "ENGINE OIL" and the other is marked "ENGINE OIL FILL". I...
  15. Oil opinion shout-outs, please?

    4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics
    Okay guys. Here's what I want to know. I know this is widely debated and has a lot to do with opinions and personal thoughts, BUT. :thk: What kind of motor oil do you use in your 4.7's (or any of your Dodges, really)? Weight? Brand? Synthetic/Synthetic blend/Regular? How often do you change...
  16. Best Oil, Tranny Fluid and Rearend Oil

    V10 Specific Topics
    So, by end of May, I'm going to be doing the pre-roadtrip thing. Making sure everything is good mechanically. Haven't had any problems yet with truck since buying back in November of last year. Now only has 94k miles on it. I'm looking to get some advice on best oils to use in this engine...
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  18. 95 1500 2 questions

    5.2L V8 Specific Topics
    Hey guys i have a 95 ram 1500. I have two questions to see if this has happened to anyone before i take it into a shop and pay buckoo bucks to have it looked it. My oil light just came on as i was pulling into my drive way and my truck shut off. oil pressure is good, oil pump is pumping and...
  19. Oil Rigger!

    Newbie Checkin!
    Hows it goin... New to the forum, just bought a 98' dodge ram 1500 a month ago, im lovin' it, im a ford guy myself but damn, this thing blew my socks off, passing up duramax's like they are stopped. Im not sure on what mods the guy had on it but it is zippy as can be. Its the 5.9l. Anyways...
  20. Towing with My Ram 1500, Temps?

    Towing
    So I've finally made a few trips this year with my new Ram and TT. I have a 2012 Outdoorsman 4x4 QC with the 3.92 axle and 17" Rims. My TT is a 2013 Sprinter 266RBS with a dry weight just shy of 6600lbs and 29'4" Bumper to Hitch. Camping weight should be close to 7500lbs. Also this is a full...
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