I have a Harley oil pan that contains the oil so I can take it somewhere to dump it. Now cars are made with tighter tolerances and better manufacturing processes and the oil filters are more effective. I did neither before 9800miles and all is well so far. For this I went to the wonderful world of the internet of course. Best Regards, Cody Bartkowiak Automotive, Technical Support With what he replied with I will let it go and see what I decide to go with next time. This is not uncommon to see from manufacturer to manufacturer a difference in the height or outside diameter width between the filters that cross reference with each other because of there being so much filter overlap on applications. Well here is where it got tricky.
Just routinely checking and toping off all fluids and staying on top of any leaks and new noises does more for all the mechanics of a car then changing the motor oil more then necessary, break in period or not. I like to get the break in oil switched out early and it running synthetic. No one had any information on this and also voiced their confusion, also said how did it compare to the factory size otherwise and if it was leaking. Our professional team of reporters have many years of experience covering the latest cars, trucks, upcoming new-car launches and car shows. Here at Renfrew Chrysler, we combine oil changes with filter replacements and vehicle inspections, helping you get back on the road with that added peace of mind! If you can't do this, see our page to find a Ram 1500 oil filter wrench. I loosened it and then let it cool down some more before changing it. I tried the gallon baggie over it so I could capture the oil as it loosened and whatever else would come down once it was off.
It's pretty amazing what the different dealers know or tell you. Oil change attempt 2 in the evening after work. I had purchased a filter plier type wrench and had a regular metal filter wrench as well to get it off. No leaks and when the truck was started there were and are no issues at all. Lubrication of different components of the engine is the main purpose of motor oil.
Figured I would go to the net for information on tips and look for a different type of tool to get the filter loose. No such dice for me with that. Do this without starting the engine. Once the filter was off the next problem was how to get it out of the tight spot easily and without a mess. Following the manual will never hurt you in the long run.
Hi Brian, Thank you for writing back with that information. So, my last new car was 15 years ago, and my dad is no longer here to advise me. Got it all done and garage floor cleaned up. It is best to ask your service department what is necessary to make the change. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil.
I'm not a fan of dealer oil changes after getting my F150 back with an oily door handle and a few slight scratches. For most Rams, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. It is information that all 2015 and 2016 Ram Truck owners need to know. Your truck knowledge is missing! Can you fill in the missing information for us, so that we can give you a really good response? Even though he specified that he wanted the Shell Rotella, and it was written up that way, the tech still put in the wrong oil. If the system has not reset, repeat Steps 1-2.
I guess I should have made that clearer - sorry. When the information display number reaches 0%, the oil life is over and you begin accumulating negative miles that tell you your vehicle is past due for servicing. The first one is a freebe from the dealer anyway. Called it defeat for the first night as I was exhausted anyway from a long day of work and a concert we attended the night before. Bought 3 of the 5qt jugs and 2 Mopar filters. I had an occasional oil drain back lifter noise since day 1 in my truck.
I will paste in his reply below for information. With the Ram, it takes a bit more oil and has a normal screw on oil filter. My previous company car I always took to the local Firestone and never an issue. Thanks for the info on the oil change. How often does the 2017 Ram 1500 need an oil change? I used Pennzoil Platinum in my F150s but on Amazon you can get thet Ultra Platinum for about the same price. As Caddyman stated, there is no reason nowadays to do an oil change at 1k miles—unless the vehicle mfr specifies it. Our Royal Purple Extended Life Oil Filters use a 100% screen-backed synthetic micro-glass media that provides superior filtration while keeping flow restrictions low.