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  2013 Ram oil change - Posted: 07-17-2013, 08:46 PM
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Does the 2013 ram's notify you when a oil change is due? I'm almost at 4,000 miles and haven't had a oil change yet.
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 Posted: 07-17-2013, 08:52 PM
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Yes, there's an oil life readout in the dash, browse through the menus to find it. Also, depending on how you drive, you won't see an oil change notification for a good while yet.
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Thanks I just found it. Shows its at 67%
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 Posted: 07-18-2013, 10:53 PM
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First couple oil changes you should try to get done around the 5k mark. After that you could go as far as 12000km before oil change required. Says owners manual
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 Posted: 07-19-2013, 08:57 AM
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Could you cite what pages that would be? Says nothing of the sort in my '13 owner's manual.
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just use synthetic and change when it says to....you'll be fine
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 Posted: 07-20-2013, 09:25 AM
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With synthetic I ignore the EVIC and go the full 8K miles allowed by the warranty.
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Could you cite what pages that would be? Says nothing of the sort in my '13 owner's manual.
Page 170.

Note: under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10000 miles or 16000 km or twelve months, which ever comes first
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Note: under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10000 miles or 16000 km or twelve months, which ever comes first
That's the funny part: 2009 manual says max of 6k, my '11 says 8K, and now the '13s say 10K? What major engineering change has occurred to allow that? In other words, 10K was probably always safe.
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My dealership said if I didn't change my oil every 3000 miles or 3 months my warranty would be void. I knew the guy was lying because the dash had the oil life monitor and the manual says to not exceed 10,000 miles or 1 year between changes.
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My dealership said if I didn't change my oil every 3000 miles or 3 months my warranty would be void. I knew the guy was lying because the dash had the oil life monitor and the manual says to not exceed 10,000 miles or 1 year between changes.
It's truly sad how some keep trying to take advantage of people. I'd look him straight in the face and ask him to write that statement down and sign his name to it, you know, for "legal" reasons in case you needed to use the warranty. I wonder what story he'd come up with to get out of that. They wonder why dealership salesman get such a bad rep.
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Having him give me a written statement would have been a good idea. I'll have to remember that for next time. I think he said it because he was really pushing a lifetime oil change plan and I had told him I would be doing my own maintenance because we are only planning on putting 3-4k miles per year on the truck so it's oil isn't going to be changed more than once per year most likely.
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Note: under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10000 miles or 16000 km or twelve months, which ever comes first
Yeah, I saw that. Nothing in that about 5k changes, though.

Guys change oil *way* too frequently. It's a massive waste.
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Yeah, I saw that. Nothing in that about 5k changes, though.

Guys change oil *way* too frequently. It's a massive waste.

Thats what I have been telling thse guys on here for 3 yrs. Go ahead and throw your money away. If its good enough for the people who makes these trucks its good enough for me.
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This engine oil change thread in itself has caused me to finally register & participate once in awhile !!
I know 2 things, There's a lot of good info being shared on this site & a Whole Bunch of Great Look'n Trucks. [as far as the pictures that showed on site, maybe I'll be able to open the attached pics now]]

We have a 2011 Ram Big Horn 1500 4X4 Cherry Red Metallic..

We definitely don't put as many miles on the Ram as a lot of you guys do..
Maybe 2,500 miles per year.. Mostly just general use.
Love this Truck !

So since my 2 years of FREE oil changes are over with.
I'm going to start using K&N HP-2001 oil filter & Pennzoil Platinum Syn. 5w20
So far from what I've gathered on this Forum, I can go 8 to 12 months before changing the oil & filter..

I've enjoyed reading this forum, maybe I can Help 1 of you guys down the road !
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Hello I'm driving a 2013 Ram 1500 Crew Sport 4WD with all the bells and whistles. My question is how doi I reset the oil percentage display. I already reset it twice by pessing the throttle 3 times with in 10 seconds but it won't change the display. I also changed the oil at 5300kms before the light came on. Does anyone have an answer to this question. The owners manual doesn't tell you how to reset the oil percentage display. Thanks
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Hello I'm driving a 2013 Ram 1500 Crew Sport 4WD with all the bells and whistles. My question is how doi I reset the oil percentage display. I already reset it twice by pessing the throttle 3 times with in 10 seconds but it won't change the display. I also changed the oil at 5300kms before the light came on. Does anyone have an answer to this question. The owners manual doesn't tell you how to reset the oil percentage display. Thanks
Inspiration23,

It sounds like you are doing the right procedure. However you may want to double check as the steps to resetting the Engine Oil Change Indicator are located on page 312 of the Owner's Manual. Is your vehicle equipped with the Keyless Enter-N-Go?

For vehicle's equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, press the ENGINE START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position (Do not start the engine.)
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times within 10 seconds.
3. Without pressing the brake pedal, press the ENGINE START/STOP button once to return the ignition to the OFF/LOCK position.

For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position (Do not start the engine.)
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.

Please note, if the indicator message illuminates when you start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.

I hope this helps. Please PM me if you have any questions.
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Yes it has Keyless Entry and Go and I'll give it a try and see what happens. I should point out that when I reset it twice after the oil change that it shows when it was last reset in the display. I don't remember seeing the light come on when I started it. Its showing 50% oil life and there only 1500kms on the new oil and its Castrol Edge 5W20 so that makes me think it wasn't reset. Thanks for your help. You can email me direct at anthony7@bell.blackberry.net
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I chance mind at the dealership ever 3-4K depending on where I'm at, the dealer I got my truck from dose my oil changes for $13.00 & for that price I'm good with not holding out. Once they change the price on me then I'll start doing them myself..
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It worked it went back to 100% thanks for your help
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