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View Poll Results: When do YOU change the oil on your 2013 Ram truck?
About every 3000 miles 63 16.62%
About every 6000 miles 60 15.83%
It varies, maybe 5000 to 7000 miles depending on driving 131 34.56%
About every 3 months 2 0.53%
About every 6 months 14 3.69%
It varies, maybe every 4 to 7 months 4 1.06%
I use the oil life indicator on the truck 88 23.22%
I look at the oil and if it looks dirty, I change it 6 1.58%
I use another way of determining my oil change interval 11 2.90%
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:42 AM
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Every 5000 miles, regular oil
1. The math is simple.
2. Regular oil works just as good for my style of driving.
3. Never had an oil related engine failure.
4. I'll run out of time (5 years) before the 100,000 miles.
5. I'll have a new truck shortly after the 100,000 miles.
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My truck usually only gets used 5K miles per year, and I change the oil twice a year, so I selected 3000. Might start using synthetic, though...and go to once a year.
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I'm still getting the Chrysler oil change deal. It went up to $80 for $65. But for 4 oil changes on the Hemi for $80 is still a great deal. I go on about 4 big trips a year with my trailer. So I change it right before my trips.
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I average about 7,000 miles a year. so oil and filter gets changed once a year with synthetic oil and a wix filter.
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I'm still getting the Chrysler oil change deal. It went up to $80 for $65. But for 4 oil changes on the Hemi for $80 is still a great deal. I go on about 4 big trips a year with my trailer. So I change it right before my trips.
I have it too, I got my first one at 3,200 miles and will probably do 5K changes on the rest of the dealer changes then switch to synthetic.
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Before I always changed the Oil 2 times a year. Once before summer and Once before winter.

Winter Change->Dec thru May
Summer------->June thru Nov

My 14 Ram just turned over 3400 miles. This is new territory for me. First Auto with OLM! I think I will take the oil down to 15% before I change it out.

Change the Factory Fill out at 1500 miles. Most of the miles will be highway and interstate. Very little in town stop and go.

The OLM thing will be kind of interesting to monitor.
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Waiting to be notified by the truck for the need to have an oil change. Then going synthetic.

My dealer puts the 3000mi sticker on my windshield, too. They tell me to wait till the light comes on so I think the sticker is policy.
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I plan to do my one free oil change from the dealer at 3000 miles with their Dyno oil. I will change it again at 6000 miles and do it myself going to Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W-20. I will run the synthetic for 7500 miles or until one year passes unless the oil life monitor calls for a change before either of those happen. I will be using HP-2010 K&N filters in the larger size that still has the same metric threads and hole size that the factory filter has. I found the filters at JC Whitney for 6 for 29.46 plus shipping. Bought 12 of them and hope to live long enough to use them all. Should be around 77 years old when I put on the last one. They have a square nut welded on the bottom so you can use a wrench to get them off the engine.
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