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  1. Oil Pan Threads

    RAM 1500 Diesel Maintenance
    Hi, Did an oil change last weekend and definitely messed some things up. On my last oil change, I likely overtightened the drain plug while trying to get to the 33 ft/lb spec, and this time I put this thing in place of my old drain plug...
  2. Oil Analysis issue?

    RAM 1500 Diesel General Discussion
    On my last 2 oil analysis reports this was in the comments: All component wear rates are normal. There is an abnormal level of sulfation indicated. A small degree of oil oxidation was indicated. Viscosity of sample indicates oil is within SAE 50 range, advise investigate. The oil is no longer...
  3. Engine Scheduled Maintenance, Miles vs Hour Meter?

    RAM 1500 Diesel Maintenance
    Just bought a 2015 with 95K and have been drinkin' from a fire hose on all the information available. I'm a aircraft mechanic and with aircraft the maintenance is scheduled by hours, cycles or calendar time. There can also be other usage factors that drive scheduled component changes or...
  4. Stealership Oil Change Coupon for Diesel Engine - Shell T6 Oil

    RAM 1500 Diesel General Discussion
    First let me say this "coupon" to save some money on a dealership oil change seems like a joke. Maybe it will cover your sales tax. :) >> $10 off Shell Rotella T6 5w-40 oil change up to 13 quarts. - See Attached PDF * Includes DEF top off up to 2 gal. | Expires March 31, 2017...
  5. Cheap price on T6 and best way to filling oil from 5 Gallon pail?

    RAM 1500 Diesel Maintenance
    I got a good deal on a 5 Gallon pail of Rotella T6 (actually bought 3), worked out to $100 CA/5 Gallons. :) FYI - Shell has a $25 mail in rebate for 5 Gallon pails of T6 until Dec 31st 2016, and $5 off the 5L jugs! I bought a bucket topper pump lid contraption, but have never used one...
  6. Dealers still putting in wrong oil -

    RAM 1500 Diesel Maintenance
    Went in for my second oil change yesterday. Of course, every service writer in the place was new. The dealership can't seem to hang on to anyone that knows anything. Me: Please be sure to use the correct oil, Penzoil Euro L meeting the MS11106 spec per the manual. NOt the bulk oil, not the...
  7. DIY or Dealership Oil Change

    RAM 1500 Diesel Maintenance
    Sorry if this is a repeat, but didn't see a discussion after a quick search. Any who ... a local dealership is offering 4 oil changes at $375, so less than $95 per (must use within 2 yrs, no prob). After searching around for the correct oil, filter, etc., I can't seem to get all the stuff to...