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When can I run synthetic oil in my 2012 Ram Hemi

I have a 2012 Ram 4x4 5.7 Hemi. I purchased the truck in Aug. 2012, I now have 5300 miles on it....I want to run synthetic motor oil in it ASAP. i asked the Service Mgr. at the dealership where I bought the truck about synthetic oil....he told me I couldn't run synthetic with less than 10,000 miles due to break-in. He told me "it's a warranty issue".....I can find nothing in my owners handbook, nor in the on-line owners manual about such a restriction.....Maybe the Service Mgr. just dislikes synthetic oils?
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Run it now. It's never too early to use quality products..................

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i put synthetic in at my first (3000) oil change, but i didn't go to the dealer to get it changed.

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Dealers don't know Jack! You can run synthetic now.

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I went with synthetic at 1000 miles and have never looked back. I've done that with my last seven vehicles and never had issues.....

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Go get synthetic now.

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My dealer kinda hesitated when i asked about Synthetic, so I just changed it myself at 3000. I would think they would like us to run synthetic due to the higher cost and markups. Just my two cents.
He wasnt against it just not pushing it.

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BTW not trying to steal the thread but when did everyones EVIC tell you your oil change was due? Mine did at exactly 3500.
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I switched the Power Wagon to synthetic at 500 miles. The Durango had 4900 miles on it when we bought it and switched it to synthetic right away. Both still running strong. The Power Wagon still does not use any noticeable oil on a 5000 mile oil service schedule. That is with many miles running 4000 to 4600 RPMs while towing our fifth wheel.

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I changed mine at 900 miles and put in syn.
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Go ahead and make theswitch now. If the motor aint broke in by now, it never will. Motors are usually broke in by 500 miles.

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I dropped Mobile 1 in my truck when the oil change indicator came on (2500 KM), and I haven't had any issues.


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I will be running synthetic oil as soon as I use up my oil changes from the dealership

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I switched to synthetic at my first oil change.

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Originally Posted by wyat72 View Post
I switched to synthetic at my first oil change.
This is what I've always done.

It's time to wave Bye-Bye and put the pedal on the floor
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I've always done the same & will do with my new truck as well.

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I work for a dealership and switched at 3000 miles.

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Motors anymore are broken in at the factory. If I didn't have the next 6 oil changes for free I would have changed the oil over to synthetic with the first oil change. However, Since the dealership is footing the bill for the next couple years, it'll be at least that long before I change over.

One thing I miss about synthetic though, It gained me about 1.5mpg in my 2005 ram. And this 2012 is a bit of a gas hog compared to my 05 so I can use every mpg I can get.
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I put Amsoil in mine at 1100 miles and have 8300+ on it now. I will be changing it soon. Eventually I will switch all my running gear to Amsoil products as they need changing. The first will be the rear differential as it will need more additive around 15000 miles. I might just do the front diff as well. Tranny will be done around 20000 miles since it has synthetic in it now. Mine is a 2012 "Big Horn" QC 4x4 with the Hemi.

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Been running mobil one since day one. Never had a problem
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