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Oil and filter recommendations #4787672
06/15/18 05:28 PM
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Canada
Gixxer46 Offline OP
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I have a 2013 Ram 1500 with a 4.7 V8.

It has 42,000 kms.

I live up north in SK Canada. We get really cold weather.
I drive primarily short city trips. I tend to drive it hard which means hard acceleration, braking, cornering, etc.

I am looking to keep the vehicle for a long time and want a longer OCI.

What are your thoughts on which oil and filter?

If you need more info let me know. I currently use a 0w-20


2013 Ram 1500 with a 4.7.

I use 0W-20 year round. I alternate between RP and Amsoil Signature series.
Re: Oil and filter recommendations [Re: Gixxer46] #4787677
06/15/18 05:32 PM
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Shell products with pureplus technology is what is "called for" by chrysler now days. Havent heared anything about mopar filters but oem usually gets the job done.


2004 Silverado 5.3
Pennzoil ultra platinum 10w30 acdelco upf44
2006 Buick lucerne 3.8
Pennzoil ultra platinum 5w30 acdelco pf47
Re: Oil and filter recommendations [Re: Gixxer46] #4787681
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So you want a longer OCI. That can be done. Does Canada get Mobil1 Annual Protection 0w20? Go 1 year on it, and whatever miles, as long as its under 20k miles (32k km) per year.
Mobil claims to have an anti-oxidant package in there, with their part-PAO base oils, to last easily 1 year.

Fram Ultra XG2 is about the best oil filter available, based on performance and construction. 1 oil filter can go up to 32k km, but I'd just change it every second oil change with your light amount of miles you put on.

Re: Oil and filter recommendations [Re: oil_film_movies] #4787693
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We have Mobil 1 Extended Performance.


2013 Ram 1500 with a 4.7.

I use 0W-20 year round. I alternate between RP and Amsoil Signature series.
Re: Oil and filter recommendations [Re: Gixxer46] #4787701
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Originally Posted By: Gixxer46
We have Mobil 1 Extended Performance.
That should basically work for 1 year given your low miles you put on, not to exceed 15k miles per year, or 24k km per year.
If you really want a great oil, and are willing to pay a little more, get Ravenol 0w20, which uses PAO+POE base oils, among other more expensive, high performance goodies. I might use that one at some point. Mobil1 EP and AP oils do have good amounts of PAO and other cool additive, so its generally good enough though.

Re: Oil and filter recommendations [Re: Gixxer46] #4787717
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Both RP and Amsoil SS are extended drain oils, particularly in comparison to what the OEM OCIs would be for the vehicle in question.


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: Oil and filter recommendations [Re: Gixxer46] #4787755
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The 4.7 was originally spec'd for a 30 weight. In your climate for extended drains? Amsoil 0w30 with an Amsoil filter. Done.


I'm a thickie; assimilate
But 20s have their place

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 41k, OE 5w30/Wix

Re: Oil and filter recommendations [Re: Gixxer46] #4787785
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1/2 hr N.E. of Detroit
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Stay with a full synthetic 0W20 and OEM filter. Pennzoil, Castrol, Valvoline, Mobil-1 are good oil choices.


She's the only sister-in-law I have. But she's not my favorite.
Re: Oil and filter recommendations [Re: Gixxer46] #4787886
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I don't believe any of the suggestions your getting are going to be any better than that Amsoil 0w20 you are presently using. I also wouldn't alternate oils like you're doing ,I think the Amsoil is a better oil than the RP. Stay with the SS and a Fram Ultra filter. It's about the best tandem I can think of. Also good win for the Roughriders tonight over the Argos. Sweet revenge...

Re: Oil and filter recommendations [Re: madeej11] #4787947
06/16/18 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted By: madeej11
I don't believe any of the suggestions your getting are going to be any better than that Amsoil 0w20 you are presently using. I also wouldn't alternate oils like you're doing ,I think the Amsoil is a better oil than the RP. Stay with the SS and a Fram Ultra filter. It's about the best tandem I can think of. Also good win for the Roughriders tonight over the Argos. Sweet revenge...


+1

Re: Oil and filter recommendations [Re: Gixxer46] #4787954
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Originally Posted By: Gixxer46
We get really cold weather. I drive primarily short city trips.


I see condensation and fuel dilution in your future.


89 GMC Sierra VWB 5w30/TG3980
08 Lucerne CX Magnatec 5w30/TG3387A
02 DeVille VWB 5w30/CQ Blue
18 Toro Super Recycler T5 10w30
Re: Oil and filter recommendations [Re: Gixxer46] #4788005
06/16/18 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted By: Gixxer46
I have a 2013 Ram 1500 with a 4.7 V8.

It has 42,000 kms.

I live up north in SK Canada. We get really cold weather.
I drive primarily short city trips. I tend to drive it hard which means hard acceleration, braking, cornering, etc.

I am looking to keep the vehicle for a long time and want a longer OCI.

What are your thoughts on which oil and filter?

If you need more info let me know. I currently use a 0w-20


All of the suggestions you have received here are very good.

Your engine requires 5w-30 and that is what I would recommend. Shell presently is the only oil that is spec'd for that engine and is factory fill and used by dealers. If you are out of warranty, who cares?

Not to be sarcastic but if you intend on keeping this truck a long time, please change your driving habits. You can still go a long time but with costly repair bills. Driving hard will also shorten you OCI.


2005 Ranger 3.0 - M1 HM 5w-30/Motorcraft - (85+K)
2000 4Runner 3.4 - M1 HM 10w-30/Toyota - (250+K)
1997 B2500 Van 3.9 - M1 HM 10w-30/Mopar - (175+K)
1993 F150 4.9 - M1 HM 10w-30/Motorcraft - (250+K)
Re: Oil and filter recommendations [Re: madeej11] #4788261
06/16/18 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted By: madeej11
I don't believe any of the suggestions your getting are going to be any better than that Amsoil 0w20 you are presently using. I also wouldn't alternate oils like you're doing ,I think the Amsoil is a better oil than the RP. Stay with the SS and a Fram Ultra filter. It's about the best tandem I can think of. Also good win for the Roughriders tonight over the Argos. Sweet revenge...


+2


2017 GMC 2500 HD, CC, 8' foot bed, 4x4, L96 6.0 Bone Stock
Amsoil SS
Amsoil Severe Gear
Amsoil ATF
Re: Oil and filter recommendations [Re: Duffyjr] #4788493
06/16/18 05:52 PM
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Canada
Gixxer46 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Duffyjr
Originally Posted By: Gixxer46
We get really cold weather. I drive primarily short city trips.


I see condensation and fuel dilution in your future.


I do periodic longer trips to combat this. Ill go for a longer trip once a week or so to fight this.


2013 Ram 1500 with a 4.7.

I use 0W-20 year round. I alternate between RP and Amsoil Signature series.
Re: Oil and filter recommendations [Re: Gixxer46] #4788512
06/16/18 06:12 PM
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West Virginia
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0w-30 is a much better choice

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