Q: How do I change my oil and filter? Q: Which oil filters should I use on my engine? Then reconnect the harness and start the engine. The first time the oil change indicator came on was at about 3,500. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your 1500 and that the filter is being changed too. A strap wrench or Vise Grip filter pliers will remove the filter. . The manual only says to change oil when the oil change indicator comes on. Opinions vary, but I use 3500-4500 miles which is usually 125 hours between oil changes.
The oil pump has to be pressure tested by pressure test to confirm the leak and area of leak:----- For step by step troubleshooting check the help links mentioned below:----- Click the link below:----- Water in engine oil? By contrast, I have never had a transmission problem with any of my cars, and I follow the 30k trans fluid regimen faithfully. Nov 28, 2012 The oil is getting leaked from its running area. If you found this guide to be helpful, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the PayPal. I only put about 3500 - 4000 mi total per year on the car. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc.
Do not over tighten the oil filter and do not use the oil filter wrench to tighten it. The first two steps are to warm up the engine for a few minutes and park the truck on a level surface. How do I remove it? The odor appears to reduce in intensity as the engine oil ages, usually after the first 300 to 500 miles following the oil change. My dealer keeps telling me certain maintenance items are due but when I look at the maintenance schedule from my manual it tells me something different. Move the used oil catch basin to directly below the oil drain bolt. Be careful when you remove the oil drain bolt since the old oil may be hot enough to burn your skin depending on how long you warmed it up in the first step.
Note: I am not a registered charity. Please help support this website by shopping at. The spark plugs located on the side of the engine are a premium plug and must be changed every 96,000 miles 156 000 km. If you have trouble turning the old filter, you may need to use an oil filter wrench such as the. Q: After an oil change, I get a horible, heavy oil smell.
Note: it is actually a square drive on the Ram - Dave --Josh B. Now I've driven 6,000 more miles and the oil change indicator hasn't come on. Slide underneath the passenger side of the engine with the used oil catch container, 13mm socket and ratcheting wrench. 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 1500. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2011 Ram 1500. Most Rams have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. Donations are not tax deductible.
It's also a good idea to watch your driveway, garage or parking spot for drops of oil and check the oil level on the dipstick during the next few days. I would do the transmission fluid and filter change at at 30k miles. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Ram 1500 oil filter wrench. You may also want to lay down some newspapers first to help catch any drips. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your 1500.
Removing the oil filler cap and pulling out the dipstick will help prevent a vacuum from forming and allow the old oil to drain out more quickly. I use Mobil1 in all my vehicles. Q: The oil filter will not come off the engine. I drove that thing for 12 years and 238,000 mi before I sold it. The 2012 Ram maintenance schedule says the oil should be changed every 8K miles or 6 months. Ran great for 2 days then stopped running.
The oil pump has to be pressure tested by pressure test to confirm the leak and area of leak: ----- For step by step troubleshooting check the help links mentioned below: ----- Click the link below: ----- Water in engine oil? Move the used oil catch basin to just below the old oil filter. Pop open the hood, twist off the oil filler cap on the right driver side of the engine by turning it counter clockwise and pull up the oil level dipstick on the left passenger side of the engine. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. Lubricating the o-ring will help the filter form a better seal and make it easier to remove at the next oil change. See Q: What is the correct torque for the oil drain plug? Temporarily spin on the oil filler cap, run the engine for a few minutes, shut it off, and allow the oil to drain down to the pan for about 5-10 minutes.