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Offline 04QC4X4

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First Oil Change
« on: January 12, 2009, 01:41:31 am »
Well, I did the first oil change on my new truck at 3954 miles.  I used Royal Purple and a Wix filter.  I also dropped in a K&N air filter and put on a Fumoto Quick valve for easy draining in the future.  I will have to say the the factory oil filter was on so tight that I had to go to Autozone and buy a wrench to get it loose.  I also rotated the tires since it was a nice day.

I've had the truck for about 7 weeks now and so far so good.  No problems yet.  The only thing I don't like about it is MDS.  I've averaged 14.7 mpg overall since I got the truck.  I guess that's not too bad for a Hemi 4x4.  I've read that some people are seeing some noticeable gain in fuel mileage by using royal purple (but I don't think it will make up the difference because the stuff costs $9 a quart).  Overall, this truck is working out much better than my previous lemon.
2008 Ram 1500 QuadCab 4X4 Lone Star Edtion
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Re: First Oil Change
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009, 06:00:46 am »
I didn't know they made a quick drain for gassers. You're gonna love it !!

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Re: First Oil Change
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009, 11:35:29 pm »
Yea.  I could only find it on one website.  It will be nice for future oil changes.
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Re: First Oil Change
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 11:43:29 pm »
now if only you had a service reminder sticker so you don't have to worry about missing the next oil change

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