The oil control valve provides pressurized oil to the phaser thru these five passages that are aligned with the corresponding holes in the cam. The last one is for the Aspen and Durango hybrids that were built in limited numbers in 2009. I changed it to 5w30, the motor quieted right down. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. 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. You can see the difference on the one on the left.
Is the 5w20 a chrysler thing? For the better part of 12 years I have used Mobil 1 in both my Vipers, Acura, Lexus and until 4 months ago my 300. After looking a bit I was able to locate some at one AutoZone location. The last three digits of the part number and suffix are stamped in the back of the rear cam journal. One is blank, but the other three will have a groove in the front, back or middle, depending on the application. It represents the viscosity that the oil acts like, when it is cold.
Make sure you stick to the recommended service intervals even if you use syntrhetic, its just good insurance. Until you click on a category link you will not be taken away from this page. Your dealer could be right on the filter, find out who makes the mopar filter it could be junk? If there is positive pressure present it's ok. They were modified internally to accommodate the high lift cams used in these engines, too. I just bought a 2007 Dodge Ram 4x4 with the 5. It was extended by about 0.
It is relative, ie, 5w is not really 5w when it is cold, the actual viscosity is much thicker than that. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. I drove a little over 5k in miles on this oil and you seriously could not tell it was used. Normally it will be located on one of the valve covers. First off your dealer is an idiot. You can start with one of our standard blocks forged 392, forged 345, 426 stroker or get one built just for your application.
On all my Synthetics I drive 5k miles then change. I wonder if they have two different oil pans on this engine? Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Ram 1500 for potential trouble spots. I read a very thorough article on a Ferrari board recently about these new oils and what the numbers mean. Synthetic or semi-synthetic oils may be used, but oils with any additives are not recommended. The load weight is critical and goes from 2,000 to 30,000 lbs.
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. I've heard everything from it straight up disabling it, to causing the engine to knock when using the wrong oil. They must make this stuff especially for chrysler. The synthetic I use is mobile 1. If your post does not appear please message the moderators with a link to your post and we will take care of that for you. I basically tested it driving one way on the highway and reset it for the trip back.
This is how the 5. If the minimum air temperature is above 0 degrees Fahrenheit, a 10W-30 oil can be used, but the 5W-30 grade is still preferred for the truck. You can identify the cams by the location of the grooves machined in the barrel in front of the back journal. Check to see if a vacume is prisent in the crankcase at idle. As per the owners manual you have two maintenance schedules. I figured that there would be no difference between 5w-20 and -30 so I went ahead with the change.
As a follow-up to previous oil weight questions. The rocker pedestals were raised up nearly 0. The cam bore for the front journal was increased by about 0. The late, high volume pump, will physically bolt on the early motors, but it was moved out about 0. Short block, long block, or full crate engines let you choose from a variety of setups.
If another filter company had good proof it was better than Mopar then I would trade up after warranty period. For the first change the dealer only had Mobile 1 Full Synthetic 5w-30. I think I pretty much understand the numbers now. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. I personally used a Fram oil filter in my Challenger. They have a repair kit that has new gasket and bolts included. My crew cab pickup has pulled a 5,000-pound car trailer down the road at 75 mph without a complaint and it delivered 18.
So it basically depends on what you are going to tow. The add mark usually means it is 1qt or less low. This causes engine oil to be sucked into the intake. Filter selection is more critical to me than oil choice. It would apply to any Chrysler engines as well. As per the owners manual you have two maintenance schedules.