My solution was to use 5-20 PUP full synthetic with a can of BG MOA and I change it at 50% life. Just rolled 70k yesterday, no tick and carries the same oil pressure it did with 100 miles on it. I dropped the factory oil at around 700 miles and have used the afore mentioned since. My...
Good luck! You're going to love your new to you truck. I never worry about the MDS and can't see how it couldn't be saving me fuel. I do a lot of highway driving and like seeing the eco light on, lol. CHANGE THE OIL REGULARLY is good advise for any vehicle. DUH! Welcome to the Ram family brother!
Thankfully still able to do it my self. Also rotate tires with every oil change 5k+/-.
Wouldn't feel comfortable letting most people work on my truck and don't want to pay the premium for the people I do feel confident in, lol.
Oil and filter PUP 5w20 K&N oil filter @ 48% life left (5k+/-).
Rotated the tires. My inexpensive Harbor Freight torque wrench died, lol.
Cleaned and dressed the K&N air filter.
General maintenance, life of a vehicle.
About synthetic oil.
Around 25 years ago +/- I had a 3500 Chevy (ol'blue) 350 engine. Was flying up 95 lickity split when I noticed there wasn't any oil pressure, the temperature was fine. Took the next turn off and found an empty oil pan. The neoprene washer had a chunk out of it draining the...
I just took two pair of 6 ton stands back to HF yesterday. I got $84 and change on a gift card. But spent $119 and change on two new pairs from Amazon. With that said I appreciate the recall (heads up) better safe than sorry. The new stands are also 6 ton and have a second safety devise. No hard...
This just confirms why I buy them new and do my own maintenance. Tire rotation is important and I've never liked the air wrench used on wheels, have replaced many a stud from overly aggressive "mechanics". As a previous poster said wait till you get to the oil filter, lol.