When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Ram 1500 and that the filter is being changed too. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Ram 1500. The bottom line is that the Fram filters are about the worst. I have a 2002 dodge ram 4. You think I should switch to synthetic? Most Dodges have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40.
The oil fill tube is actually the highest part of the engine an all the crank case vapor water builds up at that location. Just wondering where you got your information. Thats why I would buy the economical ones, like the wal-mart brand. Purolater Pro-1 the blue one is about the best. So who knows how reliable it is. You won't need to worry about the quality of our parts because we are an authorized dealer for Dodge.
Should I use seafoam or anything? I've heard of sludge problems trashing the motors, but most of the forums suggest if you stay on top of the oil changes it wont blow up. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. If your Ram 1500 is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your Ram 1500. I have 172,000 on My 4. Dodge had a service bulletin out and was to replace the oil filler cap when customers filed a complaint with the dealers. And if I do should I seafoam it before to clean some of the gunk out of it? Not much to it, except that it speaks volumes on how different manufacturers make oil filters. The mobil1 is just to expensive.
Bypass valve opening differential pressure If only manufacturers would put that kind of info on the filter package, we could all make smarter, more informed choices about the oil filters we buy, and the crap filters would fade away. I am 32 and have owned hundreds of cars. We can guarantee you will find the best parts for your Dodge vehicle at the best prices. This is what i have seen done on alot of the performance 4. I was in Autozone today picking up an oil filter for my upcoming oil change. I have read that the 4. Thats why I would buy the economical ones, like the wal-mart brand.
I currently have pennzoil in there with detergents to reduce sludge. When I open the oil filler cap it is filled with white crap, sludge I guess. It has a teflon additive that is really good for your engine. The oil pickup tube is the first to load up with goo, then it starves the rest of the engine, main and rod bearings fail. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Dodge Ram 1500 oil filter wrench. For most Dodges, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. I grew up in a family owned salvage yard.
I think I've found an even larger filter that may fit: Wix 51714 or Napa 1714 that's also a larger diameter. I know there are a lot of opinions on oil, but what about filters? I seem to recall lawsuits about the advertising. The other thing that wipes out these motors is the loooong timing chain that wears the guides down till the piston smacks a valve. Just wondering if anybody else had this problem, and what I can do to fix it? If you are able to get a bigger pump it helps out alot. Check out the three filters on the right.
Size area of filter medium in square inches New filter flow rate at 100°C operating temp oil temp for: xW-20, xW-30, xW-40. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. For a while i took the baffle out of the oil fill thinger and it got even worse, so don't do that. Is there really a big difference, or will all the brands do about the same? I went with the Fram double guard filter. Fits right in and holds a full quart instead of the factory half quart.
Now go to the site that OilFilterTest posted. I just change me oil and have 220,000 miles on my truck with no issues. P 1 Post a reply to this message: Username Registration: All visitors are allowed to post messages Name: Email: Notify me when I get a reply to my message: Yes No Icons: Subject: Message:. I cant find the forum i was reading where i found out about this information. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Ram 1500 for potential trouble spots. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Ram 1500.
I sometimes run different oils, I don't stick to the same one. Also 10W30 Mobil 1 is the same price as the Castrol Syntec at my local walmart. I always change my oil every 5000 kms. Increased oil capacity more than a quart, which I also think is a good thing. Good info, if a little dated. I'm sure a google search will find it.
I also like the 4. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. I'm not condemning you for your practices here. I have only used Fram oil filters for my entire life. Like many manufacturers, Fram makes products for other companies, who have their own printing done on the can so they can sell them as their own. I simply cleaned it whenever I checked of changed the oil. For instance, this means you will be ordering the same quality Jeep parts that are found in the manufacturing of your Jeep.