Best oil and oil filter for a 5.7 Hemi?

Hattan

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I have been using Pennzoil ultra platinum full synthetic 5w-20 for the whole duration I had my truck and I am looking to try something else for my next oil change in a few weeks along with a new filter brand. Any suggestions and links would be appreciated!
 

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Why do you want to change? We took a vote and ram forum chose that oil as number one, m1 as number 2, amsoil as number 3, and redline as number 4, nothing else is very close. See the oil filter thread, royal purple 20-820 and fram ultra 3 are top choices, see page 93 and page 1 on that thread. Main thing use a synthetic paper large size and not paper. If you want to just boost that pennzoil, you can just add lubegard biotech and protect that cam a little more with moly. If you have hemi tick, the conversation becomes different, but that PUP is a top oil for the hemi. Other things to look for is high moly, valvoline ep didnt get the votes, but the new formula is high moly. PUP 5w30 and some biotech paired with a synthetic filter is a mighty fine choice imo, close to what you are doing now.
 

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Why do you want to change? We took a vote and ram forum chose that oil as number one, m1 as number 2, amsoil as number 3, and redline as number 4, nothing else is very close. See the oil filter thread, royal purple 20-820 and fram ultra 3 are top choices, see page 93 and page 1 on that thread. Main thing use a synthetic paper large size and not paper. If you want to just boost that pennzoil, you can just add lubegard biotech and protect that cam a little more with moly. If you have hemi tick, the conversation becomes different, but that PUP is a top oil for the hemi. Other things to look for is high moly, valvoline ep didnt get the votes, but the new formula is high moly. PUP 5w30 and some biotech paired with a synthetic filter is a mighty fine choice imo, close to what you are doing now.
oh, Valvoline?

Always was a Valvoline man until you guys got me on this synthetic stuff.
 

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The pennzoil ultra platinum you're already using seems to be the popular brand with the members of this forum. I personally use Napa 5-20 blend with out any problems. I may switch to the pennzoil ultra platinum though because I can get it for the same price as the Napa oil in the 5qt jug
 

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Was using PUP 5w20 and a brief run of 5w30, heard clatter and random slight ticking, nothing of major concern but more noise than my previous Hemi with the same combination.

I'm currently on Redline 5w20 for winter. My impression of the first 1000 miles is the motor is noticeably more quiet and smooth, the loudest thing I hear now are the injectors. Looking forward to trying 5w30 in spring.

The oil filter thread is an eye opener. I'll never use the little can again. The top two are RP 20-820 and Fram XG2. I'm using a Wix 57899XP for now, RP was out of stock and Fram wasn't on my radar.

P.S. Also get yourself a magnetic drain plug. This can clue you in on potential cam damage.
 
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