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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, Truck
Jan 25, 2008 (11:04 am)
Have an '07 RAM 1500 quad cab 4x4 w/5.7 HEMI. Anyone out there tried running full synthetic motor oil in one of these engines? I'm only on my 3rd oil change and want to know if the extra cost of syn. oil will be offset by mileage improvement. Never used synthetic in any of my prev. Mopars and didn't know if mileage improvement claims were for real.
#3 of 10 Re: remo53 [minardi]
Jan 25, 2008 (11:59 am)
You have the same year/engine RAM I have. Just took mine in to the dealer for the 1st "free" oil change last month at 3K miles. They used conventional 5W-20W as is stated on the oil cap and the owners manual. They told me to use conventional oil for the first few changes and if I wanted to do something else after that, it was up to me but should be ok. Seems like you get a different answer from everyone you speak to about it and everyone has their favorite brand of oil too. Im going to go up to 4 to 5K for oil changes now as 3K miles is just overkill in my opinion unless you are trashing or using your RAM as a taxi or the like. My last car was a 1996 Ford Explorer and I always used Kendahl semi-synthetic oil in it and never had a problem with over 100K miles, never burned or leaked oil either and I drove the crap out of it sometimes. It had a V6 so Id have to floor it sometimes and pulling a trailer I was full throttle many times for short and long periods. I figure that semi-synthetic (half & half) will give me the best of both worlds without breaking the bank on full synthetic oil.
Ski in TX
#4 of 10 Re: remo53 [minardi]
Apr 08, 2008 (11:11 am)
BEWARE!! just a warning, If you decide to go to synthetic oil you can never go back to regular oil. IT WILL MESS UP YOUR ENGINE.
#5 of 10 Re: remo53 [dodge_guy_76]
Apr 08, 2008 (6:48 pm)
Thanks but why would you want to go back?
#6 of 10 Re: remo53 [dodge_guy_76]
Mar 31, 2009 (8:50 pm)
CAN YOU POST ANY LITERATURE PERTAINING TO THIS STATEMENT? I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME PROOF OF THIS ON PAPER. I'VE BEEN IN AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE BUSINESS FOR 38 YEARS AND I'VE NEVER WITNESSED SUCH. I KNOW OF MANY PEOPLE INCLUDING MYSELF THAT HAVE SWITCHED SYNTHETIC AND REGULAR OILS BACK AND FORTH OVER MANY MILES AND NONE HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED A PROBLEM. IF YOU WILL LOG ON TO MOST ANY ENGINE OIL MANUFACTURERS WEB SITES I THINK YOU WILL FIND YOUR STATEMENT IS UNFOUNDED. THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE ON THIS SITE LOOKING FOR HELPFUL INFORMATION. PLEASE TRY TO USE FACT BASED MATERIALS WHEN POSSIBLE. PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING SO HARSH BUT I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND. THANKS.
#7 of 10 Rear Seats in a 2007 Dodge Ram
Jan 18, 2010 (12:27 pm)
I recently purchased a 2007 Dodge Ram Crew Cab, it has the 60/40 seats in the back, but I cannot get the bottom seat to lift up far enough to extend the cargo floor. It just stops when I pull up on them. Does anyone have any clue if I am doing something wrong, or if there is something wrong with the seats?