The specs on the 2005 5. See for tips about the proper use of the strap wrench. Double check that the oil drain bolt and new oil filter are tight before moving on to the next steps. Q: How do I change my oil and filter? Make sure that the old rubber gasket is still on the filter. Oil change kit for the 2014+ Dodge Ram 1500 with the 3. You may also want to lay down some newspapers first to help catch any drips.
Q: Should the oil filter be pre-filled to reduce the time the engine runs with no oil pressure after an oil change? They would just spin and click like an over tightened fuel cap, just that the oilcap was doing it backwards. Clean any spilled oil from the engine with a rag. Replace the air intake hose and tighten the band clamps. 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. Move the used oil catch basin to directly below the oil drain bolt. Slide underneath the passenger side of the engine with the used oil catch container, 13mm socket and ratcheting wrench.
Over tightening the oil filter may damage the rubber o-ring and cause on oil leak. Stumble accross this spreadsheet and thought it might be useful. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. 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. I'm thinking about calling a dealer. Run the engine enough to warm and circulate the oil, but not long enough top make the oil too hot to handle. Q: The oil filter will not come off the engine.
A variation may be observed from vehicle to vehicle due to manufacturing tolerance and refill procedure. If this is difficult, use the strap wrench to finish tightening the filter. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2007 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. Replaced the cap and was good to go for around 100k before I had to do it again. Use the screwdriver to loosen the band clamps on both ends of the intake hose, then remove the hose and set it aside. Note: it is actually a square drive on the Ram - Dave --Josh B.
Check the oil level on the dipstick. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. And lastly, my driveway is pretty flat, I can't imagine it influencing the oil reading. I just changed the oil and filter for the second time. Now unscrew and remove the filter.
When you click 'Add To Cart' everything you selected will be put in the cart together. Fill with 11 quarts of oil. 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. The drive nose of the extension fits into a recess in the drain plug. Cummins filter numbers are available Cummins filters can be purchased at the parts counter of any Cummins repair center. Start the engine and check the filter gasket closely for leaks.
The odor appears to reduce in intensity as the engine oil ages, usually after the first 300 to 500 miles following the oil change. Think I have one of the bad stamped dip-sticks that the other posts were talking about? Park the truck safely , set the parking brake, and spread a ground sheet just behind the left front wheel and under the truck. Let the oil drain while you go to the engine top. Back in 1929, University of Michigan sculptor Avard T. The canister oil filter is located at the front right driver side of the engine below the power steering fluid reservoir and near the serpentine belt. If you still can't get the filter to loosen, use a breaker bar and cheater pipe in place of the ratchet, and pull hard - no stuck filters have been able to resist this much leverage. Anyway, the manual calls for 6 qts but they ended up putting 6.
Squeezed with one hand, open palmed hit the handle and that gave enough to bite and twist. The parts department at your local Dodge dealer may be another possible source of information. These oil additives are blended with the base oil during the manufacture of the engine oil. For more, check out my other. Oil cooler a good thought. With the engine running and the truck in park, check its transmission fluid dipstick and add a half quart at a time until the fluid level appears between the hash marks on the dipstick. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Dodge Ram 1500 oil filter wrench.
So I went ahead and added the 7th quart, and it read even with the top of the hash marks. Slip a plastic grocery bag, zip-lock, or bread sack under the filter and pull it up around the filter body. Do not over tighten the oil filter and do not use the oil filter wrench to tighten it. This technology electronically and mechanically shuts down four of the cylinders when they're not needed, typically at highway speeds. Then reconnect the harness and start the engine. This funnel, which is made from a 2-cycle oil bottle, keeps the oil from spilling on the engine.