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My 08 Hemi Ram has 150 miles on it. I just bought it last week. You know this truck has been sitting for a year and a half. I'm thinking about changing the oil? What do you guys think?
 

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i would, chrysler engines come broken in, so you dont have to worry about special additives.
 

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I would change it. I personally wouldn't go with Synthetic until 2000 to 2500. But oil change ideas are like a$$holes. Everybody has one.
 

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I have an a$$hole too I wouldnt switch to syn til 10000 but thats just my a$$hole oh i mean idea $.02
 

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I switched at 2500 miles. I'm at 20000 now and not burning any oil.
 

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Change it. Dino oil first...for safety!
 

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You can run synthetic from the very 1st second an engine is fired up. It will do no harm at all. The engine will still break in/rings will seat/etc... properly. There are many vehicles that come from the factory with synthetic and never see a drop of conventional oil. Use whatever you wish to and don't sweat it.
 

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go for it with the synthetic oil, in my opinion and since it been sitting for a while, but at the same time your oil still should be good with the low mileage on it. as long as its topped off. I personally run royal purple oils throughout my whole truck(engine, tranny, differential) but it's your preference.


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I wouldn't think the oil would break down while it sat. I've only bought a couple new cars and changed the oil after the first 1,000 miles or so. On my Mustang, i switched to synthetic after 10,000 miles, but my truck used to be my brothers and he ran Mobil One from the first oil change on. I think people freak out too much about oil....todays technology makes for some amazing products. I still think you can run synthetic and change your oil avery 10,000 miles, but I do it at 5,000. BMW's come stock with Mobil One and the first oil change is scheduled at 15,000 miles. Sure, it's a lot tighter tolerances, but still. BTW, ever driven a straight 6 BMW? It's like a sewing machine...I had to watch the tach to make sure I didn't red line it because you sure as heck can't feel it!
 

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BTW, ever driven a straight 6 BMW? It's like a sewing machine...I had to watch the tach to make sure I didn't red line it because you sure as heck can't feel it!
Nope, but I used to own one with the V-12...Swing!!!
 

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You can run synthetic from the very 1st second an engine is fired up. It will do no harm at all. The engine will still break in/rings will seat/etc... properly. There are many vehicles that come from the factory with synthetic and never see a drop of conventional oil. Use whatever you wish to and don't sweat it.
The main reason you wouldn't want to use synthetic for break in is due to the price. If it only has 150 miles on it, I'd take it on a couple full chat (or near full) runs down the highway. Gitter on the onramp and drop the hammer. Take the next exit, turn around and do'er again. About 5 circles should get the rings good and seated.
With my wife's new Avenger, I didn't think of that. I had 3 adults in the car and I gave it the gun for about 8 straight red lights. That little hummer gets 33mpg at 65 or so on the highway now. Rated 31.
 

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The main reason you wouldn't want to use synthetic for break in is due to the price. If it only has 150 miles on it, I'd take it on a couple full chat (or near full) runs down the highway. Gitter on the onramp and drop the hammer. Take the next exit, turn around and do'er again. About 5 circles should get the rings good and seated.
With my wife's new Avenger, I didn't think of that. I had 3 adults in the car and I gave it the gun for about 8 straight red lights. That little hummer gets 33mpg at 65 or so on the highway now. Rated 31.
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