February 25, 2011Alright, I bought my truck with a lot of miles on it. It is time for the first oil change and I was wondering what the best choice for oil should be. I have heard things bout going to synthetic with high miles. Like it`ll free up gunk and crap and do more damage than good. Or is just a high mileage oil the best choice?
February 25, 2011ive heard both wayz, but we hav a guy @ work dat cums in 2 work on all of our fork trucks, golf carts & work savers. he`s been workin on dis stuff for over thirty yrs, he uses synthetic in all his personal vehicles. he even puts synthetic in all his 4-cycle small engines, he swears by it...hope dis helps u decide...
February 25, 2011sythetic is grea to to run yes, but the OP`s asking if its ok to switch with high miles. I`m gunna stick to the safe side n say no. I can`t back that with any evidence or first hand experience, but i`ve heard all the same stories of loosening gunk etc.. Just my personal opinion and gut feel is if the engine is used to a certain thing for XXXXXXX miles... don`t change it.
However there are those that say "oil is oil" and will switch to synth when ever. I personally switched around 60-70k miles.. been running mobile 1 or amsoil ever since.
Are you even sure the truck was running standard oil before?
February 25, 2011its personal preference on what you use. I personally would stick with conventional since thats whats been used in it, and keep up on the maintanence of the vehicle. This is one of those topics that can be argued either way. My best advise would be to stick with what you are comfortable with and if you are questioning it then take the safe bet. Hope this helps!
February 25, 2011my truck is a `98 1500 and I put the high mileage oil in it. I use Penzoil or Quakerstate unless someone has other preferences. As far as I know the only problem with synthetic is once you start using it, don`t go back to conventional oil, atleast that`s what I`ve been told. Also synthetic has that heaftier price tag that goes along with it. But as long as you stay up on the service it shouldn`t matter unless your looking at lengthening the service time.
February 25, 2011Sythetic seams to be the way to go. I let the guys at GP Chrysler do the work for me.
February 26, 2011Thanks all, I think that I will stick with the safe bet. I`m not sure if it is the right one, but it is the one that I feel the most comfortable with and since it is the first time that I will be changing the oil. Thanks again everyone.
February 26, 2011Hope all go`s well MegaDodge2007.
February 27, 2011I`ve always done my own Oil Changes!! The only bad experience I had was with a Fram Oil Filter! I stick with regular Valvoline Oil and no more Fram Filters!! Since that episode I`ve been using Purolater Filters!
February 27, 2011I do mine own but I was wondering bout the type, mainly the pro`s and con`s of using synthetic after so many miles on regular oil?
February 27, 2011Has anyone ever had problems with the filter staying tight? I have a 04 3500 Ram and I have the oil changed every 5000 miles. It has happened twice that the oil filter came loose. The mechanic tightens it then I double check it to make sure it`s tight. It happened just last week about 2000 miles into the last oil change.