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#3211674 - 12/09/13 08:13 PM Re: 2014 Ram 1500 - Sound Like a Decent Plan? [Re: clintonhutson]
RISUPERCREWMAN Offline


Registered: 07/29/08
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Ditch that FRAM FILTER ASAP while under factory warranty! You will be sorry if you don't !!!
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#3211683 - 12/09/13 08:23 PM Re: 2014 Ram 1500 - Sound Like a Decent Plan? [Re: rraiderr]
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Originally Posted By: rraiderr
I ran Amsoil XL in my 5.7 Hemi and it did a great job even when towing cross country in the heat.

Also did well in the below 0 weather in winter.



My 04 hemi ram I used AFE 0w-20 and various 5w-20s. I really liked defy in that old girl.
My new hemi just got 0w-30 devlac. Liking it so far.
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#3211714 - 12/09/13 08:57 PM Re: 2014 Ram 1500 - Sound Like a Decent Plan? [Re: RISUPERCREWMAN]
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Originally Posted By: RISUPERCREWMAN
Ditch that FRAM FILTER ASAP while under factory warranty! You will be sorry if you don't !!!


There is nothing wrong with a Fram Ultra and meets warranty requirements.
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#3211726 - 12/09/13 09:16 PM Re: 2014 Ram 1500 - Sound Like a Decent Plan? [Re: dave1251]
RISUPERCREWMAN Offline


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Originally Posted By: dave1251
Originally Posted By: RISUPERCREWMAN
Ditch that FRAM FILTER ASAP while under factory warranty! You will be sorry if you don't !!!


There is nothing wrong with a Fram Ultra and meets warranty requirements.


Yeah maybe but why give the dealer an excuse just in case! Use a MOPAR FILTER while under factory warranty!
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#3211752 - 12/09/13 09:45 PM Re: 2014 Ram 1500 - Sound Like a Decent Plan? [Re: RISUPERCREWMAN]
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Dealers do not deny anything. Manufactures honor or deny warranty. Using a part that meets or exceeds warranty requirements does not equal excuse.

I doubt you have had any warranty work done on your vehicles. Am I correct?
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#3211764 - 12/09/13 09:56 PM Re: 2014 Ram 1500 - Sound Like a Decent Plan? [Re: clintonhutson]
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Yet another example of an enlarged paranoia gland.
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#3211794 - 12/09/13 10:32 PM Re: 2014 Ram 1500 - Sound Like a Decent Plan? [Re: clintonhutson]
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The Mopar filter is the junk.
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#3211816 - 12/09/13 11:02 PM Re: 2014 Ram 1500 - Sound Like a Decent Plan? [Re: sopususer]
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Registered: 07/19/09
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Loc: Detroit, MI
Originally Posted By: sopususer
Congrats on the new truck. QSUD and the Fram Ultra sound like an excellent choice to me.

Did you get the 8-speed tranny? Anxious to hear how the 8-speed and the Hemi are on fuel. Sounds like a very nice truck.



Friend of mine has one of the 8speed trucks, and believe it or not, they are not really getting any better mpg than what my '11 5speed is getting.....
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#3211817 - 12/09/13 11:03 PM Re: 2014 Ram 1500 - Sound Like a Decent Plan? [Re: clintonhutson]
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I am on the second run of QSUD 0w20 in my '11 Hemi Ram, with Fram Ultra. I'm seeing ~7-8k on the oil change monitor. Seems to work fine. I may try the M1 AFE 0w20 next time around though.
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#3211850 - 12/09/13 11:41 PM Re: 2014 Ram 1500 - Sound Like a Decent Plan? [Re: clintonhutson]
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QSUD and Fram Ultra is an excellent combo. Wonder if you can get 15k out of them. Not while under warranty of course. But later on.
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#3212110 - 12/10/13 09:28 AM Re: 2014 Ram 1500 - Sound Like a Decent Plan? [Re: dave1251]
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 83
Loc: Austin, TX
Originally Posted By: dave1251
This.

Also Chrysler did the work for you determining a conservative OCI. The only reason other than making sure there is no coolant in your oil to do a UOA is to help determinate a OCI.


Understandable. The reason I would like to do the UOA is to stretch my OCI's on out to that 10,000 mile mark or so if I can. I don't see any need dropping perfectly good oil.
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#3212111 - 12/10/13 09:29 AM Re: 2014 Ram 1500 - Sound Like a Decent Plan? [Re: 901Memphis]
clintonhutson Offline


Registered: 07/26/13
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Loc: Austin, TX
Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
If you can afford a brand new pickup I'm guessing the UOA is affordable too. No harm in doing a uoa when new if you understand metals will be elevated. Hopefully you will use it to guide you towards the 10k mark if it's capable.


That is exactly my thoughts. Hit the nail on the head.
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#3212114 - 12/10/13 09:30 AM Re: 2014 Ram 1500 - Sound Like a Decent Plan? [Re: demarpaint]
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Registered: 07/26/13
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Loc: Austin, TX
Originally Posted By: demarpaint
At this stage of the game a UOA is going to show high wear metals from the engine breaking in. That is normal and no mystery. Aside from telling if there is coolant in the oil, which you can tell by watching the coolant level where's the value? If the coolant level is full and remains full you'll have no problems with coolant in the oil. If the coolant level goes down you have a leak, take it back to the dealer it's under warranty. Sorry the way I see it a UOA in this instance is a complete waste of $$. hide I'd save the money from the UOA and use it toward an oil change, we already know the wear metals will be high.

Now after the engine is broken and you've logged 15,000 miles or so, you want to do a UOA or two, then go for it. Follow the owners manual for your OCI you'll be fine for now.

Nice truck drive it in good health!


Thank you sir! And I am starting to think I will hold off for a few OCI's and let the engine really break in before I do my first UOA.
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#3212120 - 12/10/13 09:33 AM Re: 2014 Ram 1500 - Sound Like a Decent Plan? [Re: rraiderr]
clintonhutson Offline


Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 83
Loc: Austin, TX
Originally Posted By: rraiderr
I ran Amsoil XL in my 5.7 Hemi and it did a great job even when towing cross country in the heat.

Also did well in the below 0 weather in winter.



Amsoil makes some good products that's for sure. But from the price standpoint and the shorter OCI's for warranty requirements, I can't justify the price. Now after my warranty is up...that's a different story. I might go with something along the lines of the Signature Series so I can really feel confident about stretching those drain intervals.
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#3212128 - 12/10/13 09:37 AM Re: 2014 Ram 1500 - Sound Like a Decent Plan? [Re: clintonhutson]
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Registered: 07/26/13
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And also guys, thank you for all of your comments! They are greatly appreciated!
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