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Tricks when doing an oil change on the 5.7L Hemi

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  1. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy Junior Member

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    What crafty ideas are you using to catch the oil coming from the oil filter ?
    My 2017 ram 1500 will need and oil change soon.
    What oil is being used..
     
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    I placed a plastic bag around the oil filter to catch as much excess oil

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    Best trick is to relocate the filter, no mess at all.
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  4. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy Junior Member

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    I would think that would be warm ..having brought the engine up to temp..
     
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    I don’t use anything special other than the bucket I put underneath to catch the oil. Cleaning the steering rack is not bad afterwards. Don’t overthink to much just place a plastic cover big enough in the ground to prevent any oil spilling and use a container to catch the oil from the pan and filter. If you like beer enjoy 3-4 while doing the job.
     
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    Swap your Hemi for a Pentastar. Filter cartridge on top, easy-peezy, no mess.

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    And what happens when you have to take the cartridge out and lift ? i used to place a plastic bag to avoid making a splash in the area which was always full of dirt (13 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited), not counting how hard i used to pray the damn little coil spring in the assembly didn't breake. i had a spare just in case :)
     
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    What coil spring? I didn't see one in the 2018 version. I lay a rag down, but really the filter is dry when you remove the housing. I can imagine in a Jeep that area could get caked with mud, but not an issue with an on-road truck.
     
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    Plus 1 relocate. I love this. So damn quick and easy. Also have a quick drain valve on the oil pan
     
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    I've done 2 oil changes myself so far (previous ones done by dealer while under warranty) - First change was just a mess, second time I took somebody's advice to cover the steering rack with foil and bag the filter.. still a mess.

    I think if you're going to own the truck a while and diy more than a couple changes it's worth the $60 or so that a remote kit costs.
     
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