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 - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, Complaints, & Solutions - Maintenance & Re > 3RD Generation Dodge Ram 2002 to 2008 Dodge Ram Trucks > Powertrain > 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics


Notices


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-26-2014, 03:17 PM
KelseytheDodgeGirl's Avatar
KelseytheDodgeGirl KelseytheDodgeGirl is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Indiana
Age: 19
Posts: 636
Gender: Female
Vehicle: 2002 Ram 1500 Reg Cab 2WD
Trim Level: ST
Color: Bright Silver
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 1
Rep:132
KelseytheDodgeGirl will become famous soon enoughKelseytheDodgeGirl will become famous soon enough
Question Oil opinion shout-outs, please?

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.


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 your oil?
How do your trucks do with sludging?
AND Do you use any oil additives, ie, Marvel Mystery Oil, Seafoam motor treatment, etc...

There's so many options and I'm just getting really curious about this topic, I've done so much research...
__________________
Go Dodge!

1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L V8 "The Beast"
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L V8 "Silver" Build thread
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L V8 Hemi
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 03-26-2014, 03:23 PM
RogerRamJet's Avatar
RogerRamJet RogerRamJet is offline
God Bless Texas!




 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Mansfield, TX
Age: 50
Posts: 11,525
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Lonestar QC
Color: White
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 12
Rep:2929
RogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Royal Purple 5W30 Synthetic
I change it every 7500 miles
I throw some Seafoam in the crank case before I change the oil and run it for about 100 miles on the freeway before I change the oil. My sludge is very minimal.
Seafoam in every 4th tank of gas.
__________________
Life is hard... It's harder if you're stupid!
Today is a good day to be a RAM owner!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-26-2014, 04:48 PM
KelseytheDodgeGirl's Avatar
KelseytheDodgeGirl KelseytheDodgeGirl is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Indiana
Age: 19
Posts: 636
Gender: Female
Vehicle: 2002 Ram 1500 Reg Cab 2WD
Trim Level: ST
Color: Bright Silver
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 1
Rep:132
KelseytheDodgeGirl will become famous soon enoughKelseytheDodgeGirl will become famous soon enough
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerRamJet View Post
Royal Purple 5W30 Synthetic
I change it every 7500 miles
I throw some Seafoam in the crank case before I change the oil and run it for about 100 miles on the freeway before I change the oil. My sludge is very minimal.
Seafoam in every 4th tank of gas.
Thanks for the input RogerRamJet, that sounds like a good regimen and easy to follow too!
__________________
Go Dodge!

1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L V8 "The Beast"
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L V8 "Silver" Build thread
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L V8 Hemi
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-26-2014, 08:22 PM
TooPoorForHemi's Avatar
TooPoorForHemi TooPoorForHemi is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Age: 22
Posts: 38
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram 1500
Color: white
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
TooPoorForHemi is on a distinguished road
Default

I use Mobil 1 conventional 10w30 with Stp zinc oil additive. I don't put sea foam in my gas or oil. I only circulate through my motors vacuum lines and I do that once a year.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-26-2014, 09:19 PM
the persuader's Avatar
the persuader the persuader is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: College Station, TX
Age: 22
Posts: 799
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Cummins 4x4
Trim Level: SLT Laramie
Color: Red
Engine: 2001-2003 359ci (5.9L HO) Cummins ISB 24-Valve Diesel I6 245hp 505lb/ft (6-Speed Manual)
Rep Power: 3
Rep:326
the persuader is a jewel in the roughthe persuader is a jewel in the roughthe persuader is a jewel in the roughthe persuader is a jewel in the rough
Default

TooPoorForHemi, do the 4.7's have roller cams? Not saying the zinc additive is hurting anything, but I've always been told its not necessary on newer engines since they don't use flat tappets.

I've always used Mobil 1 synthetic 5w-30 in all my gas trucks with a quality filter. Changed the oil every 5k miles.
__________________
2001 2500 QCLB Cummins NV5600 4x4 - Fass Titanium 150 - 4" Turbo back w/ 4" downpipe - front and rear replacements - American Racing 16x10 - 33" BFG A/T
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-27-2014, 11:30 PM
HemiLonestar's Avatar
HemiLonestar HemiLonestar is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MD
Age: 41
Posts: 2,118
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 QC
Trim Level: SLT Lonestar Edition
Color: Flame Red
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 7
Rep:257
HemiLonestar is a jewel in the roughHemiLonestar is a jewel in the roughHemiLonestar is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via AIM to HemiLonestar Send a message via MSN to HemiLonestar Send a message via Yahoo to HemiLonestar
Default

5W30 High Mileage synthetic in the Ram, probably going to use the same stuff in the Charger since I disabled the MDS (calls for 5W-20, but basically the same engine minus the MDS). With the 4.7 you'll probably want a good synthetic and you'll want to take time to make sure it warms up properly to help burn off the condensation in the crankcase (try to minimize the short hops).
__________________

"Big Red"
2003 Ram 1500 QC Hemi Lonestar Edition (Mods list in profile)
2006 Charger R/T
Sarcasm - it beats killing people
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-02-2014, 12:40 AM
Zoomin0074 Zoomin0074 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10
Gender: Male
Vehicle: None
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Zoomin0074 is on a distinguished road
Default

-2006 4.7 current mileage 138,000
-Summer / spring -- 5w30 mobile 1 full syn
-Winter / fall -- 0w20 mobile 1 full syn
-filter -- mopar or wix
-change interval 5,000 miles
-seafoam in oil 200 ish miles prior to oil change, once prior to winter and once in the summer.
-Sludge,, dont think I have any and better not with 2 treatments of seafoam per year.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-01-2014, 11:24 PM
KelseytheDodgeGirl's Avatar
KelseytheDodgeGirl KelseytheDodgeGirl is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Indiana
Age: 19
Posts: 636
Gender: Female
Vehicle: 2002 Ram 1500 Reg Cab 2WD
Trim Level: ST
Color: Bright Silver
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 1
Rep:132
KelseytheDodgeGirl will become famous soon enoughKelseytheDodgeGirl will become famous soon enough
Default

Bump! Still interested in knowing what others use with their 4.7L Rams!
__________________
Go Dodge!

1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L V8 "The Beast"
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L V8 "Silver" Build thread
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L V8 Hemi
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-02-2014, 07:01 AM
cbfodalo@live.com cbfodalo@live.com is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Galloway NJ
Posts: 58
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 03 Dodge Ram 1500 slt 4x4 quad
Trim Level: SLT Sport 4x4
Color: Atlantic Blue Pearl
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:20
cbfodalo@live.com is on a distinguished road
Default

I have two rams, an 03 1500 4x4 with 4.7. and an 01 1500 4x2 5.7. bought both trucks used.,
the 01 had a major engine problem a few months back, I changed oil every 5K on it after I bought it, when we tore engine out, the whole intake and valve train was thick with sludge, like 1/4" chucks.... I cannot believe how bad that motor was sludged up, to be honest I do not know what a clean motor would look like, but this thing was really bad. so now I run 1/2 can of seafoam in the oil on each truck a day or two before I change oil. a full can of seafoam in gas every 5-8 tanks. I put a homebrew catch can on both trucks, the 5.7 blows twices as much oil into catch can as the 4.7. so I think I need to use some heavier in the 01 5.7. It has lower miles then the 03 4.7, but it feels allot older. the junk motor in the 5.7 has only 87k miles....
I used the same 5w/30 Mobil1 full synthetic in both trucks, but now and rethinking to maybe a heavier oil....
__________________
03 Ram 1500 slt, 4x4, k@n CAI, dynomax uktraflo ss, leveled, TMR delete, catch can
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-02-2014, 09:16 AM
06RamTuff's Avatar
06RamTuff 06RamTuff is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Age: 46
Posts: 35
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2006
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Black
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
06RamTuff is on a distinguished road
Default

3rd Dodge V8. 2003 ram 4.7, 2006 charger 5.7, 2006 ram 5.7. All of em I used mobil 1 full synth. Never had any engine issues .......**knock on wood for me please**
__________________
06 Laramie TRX suspension. Leather, heated seats, REC nav, sunroof. Stock so far ....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
4.7, oil, oil change, oil weight, opinion

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


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:56 PM.


= 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