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  1. Blackghost63

    Blackghost63 Junior Member

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    ? type of oil for the new 2018 5.7
    called two dealers. one said full synthetic, One said synthetic blend, and some manufacturer number
    I called said 5W-20. and never said anything about synthetic.
    she did say ApI, ms- 6395
    but no one could tell me what the truck came with.
     
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    5w20 Pennzoil Ultra Platinum once I reach my first oil change mileage.
     
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    5w20 is what the manual says but many here run 5w30 and 7 quarts of it. also the favorite choice of oil is Red Line. Message me if you would like a quote with a discount!
     
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    5W20 synthetic or synthetic blends are recommended.

    As U1arunit posted above, that particular oil is a good one to use.

    Your owners manual will have the SAE & API specification information on recommended oils.
     
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    what does your manual say?
     
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    Read the poll here if you want to see what people are using.

    Pennzoil number one, the brand that came with the truck, PUP or pennzoil ultra platinum is their top of the like. Hard to find, amazon and ebay the best place, great oil.

    m1 number two oil used in rams.

    Amsoil SS and Redline 3 and 4.

    One thing for sure, the manu wants you to use pennzoil as it was made with FCA help for rams. Read syn thread for more info. Read my oil filter thread in my sig, if your truck starts hemi tick, email nick for redline 5w30, it has been proven to be a real solution to ending the tick, whether or not that means you wont have issues we don't know, but the ticking will likely go away.

    poll results...


    What Synthetic Oil(s) Do You Use Most Often?

    1. Amsoil XL or Signature Series
      43 vote(s)
      12.6%

    2. Castrol Edge or GTX Magnatec
      10 vote(s)
      2.9%

    3. Mobil 1 or Mobil 1 Advanced
      99 vote(s)
      29.0%

    4. Pennzoil Platinum or Ultra Platinum
      106 vote(s)
      31.1%
    5. *
      Redline
      43 vote(s)
      12.6%

    6. Royal Purple
      20 vote(s)
      5.9%

    7. Schaeffer's
      1 vote(s)
      0.3%

    8. Quaker State Ultimate Durability
      12 vote(s)
      3.5%

    9. Valvoline Synpower
      19 vote(s)
      5.6%

    10. Walmart Supertech
      4 vote(s)
     
  7. NCRaineman

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    7 Quarts of Mobil 1 5w30 full synthetic and a K&N filter for me. The 5w20 recommended from the factory is just too thin for my tastes.
     
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    I just did my first oil change and went with Lucas 5W/30 synthetic, and a K&N oil filter. I hate the location of the filter... it dripped oil all over the steering module. The K&N filter at least has a nut that makes it easier to remove when the time comes.
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    I've used K&N oil filters for years. LOVE that nut on the bottom, makes installation and removal much easier.
     
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    You guys using k&n oil filters keep a check on them that they don't start leaking. I had used k&n for years untill the first one I put on my Hemi leaked, not using them anymore. Also, the nut is not for installation, it's for removal only.

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