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What Brand of oil are you going to use?

I don't want to get anyone upset over a favorite oil but I'm wondering what type and brand of oil are some of you going to use?

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I had bought a filter from dodge about 2 weeks ago but have not gotten around to changing the oil...will do this weekend. BTW they charged a whopping $56 for it!

As for oil, I had looked in the book, I will use synthetic that meets the Dodge listed Requirements.

Before the oils changed to be DEF compatible (lower ash when burnt), Shell Rotella was my choice from seeing studies of several scratch/dig tests. Today's Shell Rotella (and other oils) are not the same as the older versions. They know this and they are specking a full synthetic oil for this reason and due to higher operating temperatures.

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Made friends with an Amsoil rep for my Mustang. Get the stuff near the price of regular off the shelf synthetic. Haven't looked yet, but I'm sure they have a comparable oil.

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Made friends with an Amsoil rep for my Mustang. Get the stuff near the price of regular off the shelf synthetic. Haven't looked yet, but I'm sure they have a comparable oil
Nope..check the website!
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Before the oils changed to be DEF compatible (lower ash when burnt), Shell Rotella was my choice from seeing studies of several scratch/dig tests. Today's Shell Rotella (and other oils) are not the same as the older versions. They know this and they are specking a full synthetic oil for this reason and due to higher operating temperatures.

Someone please explain to me how DEF, which goes into the Diesel fuel to help it burn cleaner, has anything to do with enigne oils?

Higher operating temps? I bet they're specking a full synthetic to get 10k oil changes from the oil!

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shouldn't ram have more info on this, i'm sure they would at least have something, i'd be surprised if they don't
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Well I just stopped by the dealer and gave $46 and some change for the filter. I was just wondering as I have a added page in my manual that says to use API rated low ash oil. While there I noticed a sign that had the prices of oil changes the 3.0 ED was over $200 needless to say I'll not be taking it to them.

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Only two oils that I have found that meet the specs are factory fill Pennzoil Euro L Synthetic and Mobile 1 ESP. Both in 5w-30.

Owners manual says must meet both ACEA C3 and Chrysler MS-11106 specs.

These are low saps oils developed for DPF equipped vehicles. There are other oils out there that have been developed for DPF vehicles however they do not meet the above specs.
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What about Schaeffers Supreme 7000 or the 9000 line of oils????
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Looks like I'll be using the Pennzoil euro L. Only have a little over 2800 mi on it.. will probably change at 3000. Thanks for everyone's input.

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