Oil change next week, which oil?

Oil change next week, which oil?

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    Oil change next week, which oil?

    Hi Folks,

    Taking my '15 in for an oil change and wondering if the oil spec has been changed for the 15's or if I'm still going to get the Pensoil?
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    Oil spec was changed for all models using the 3.0L VM motor.
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    X2. Dealer may push the old oil because A) Trying to get rid of old stock or B) They are completely clueless.
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    I have a 15, just did a oil change few days ago at the dealer. I mentioned the TSB and without throwing it out there, service adviser said "Yes we are showing the Shell".

    Just a point - my invoice read as the same item # as my last oil change, which was with the Penzoil. Not sure if that is just dealer code for the specified oil?

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    FCA now recommends Shell Rotella T6 5w-40 per other thread(s) on this forum. Which is what I just used for my truck's first oil change. Have you considering a DIY service? It cost me $75 total in parts (oil from Walmart, filter from Amazon, see my intro post) and would have taken me just 15 minutes if I didn't let the oil drain out for half an hour. I did this because one of the local dealers -- when I called for an oil change quote -- told me to expect them to need the truck for at least an hour, because they let the oil drain so long. Whether that's necessary, who knows... but I had plenty of other things to do during that 30 minutes I let 'er drip.

    I've owned/serviced a dozen vehicles since I began driving, and none of them was as simple to change the oil as it is on this RAM 1500 E/D. The idea that some dealers are charging $195 for this service (as I was quoted in fact by the store from which I bought my own truck!!) is not my notion of money well spent, especially when you don't really know if they even did the service, or did it properly, or used the right stuff. It's such an easy, and vitally important, part of your RAM's maintenance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill-e View Post
    Hi Folks,

    Taking my '15 in for an oil change and wondering if the oil spec has been changed for the 15's or if I'm still going to get the Pensoil?
    Bill, I'm in NH too. The Lakes Region, not far from Tilton. If you want to DIY for the oil change, I can talk you through it.

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    Thanks, I got a package of 10 oil changes/Tire rotations for $46 per change. I'll let them do it
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    Heck, I want that deal. Did it come with the purchase of your truck? (And hopefully a dealership close to where you live...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOhio View Post
    Heck, I want that deal. Did it come with the purchase of your truck? (And hopefully a dealership close to where you live...)
    It's the standard Mopar service deal, lots of folks here have variations of it. I purchased it when I bought the truck along with the refundable Mopar extended warranty. My selling dealer and who I get service from is about 10 minutes further than the closest Chrysler dealer so it's not an inconvenience.
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    bill-e...

    That just might be the best deal on an oil change with filter and labor in the history of the world or more. WOW!

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