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Old 07-12-2019, 06:34 PM   #21
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I logged in to the moparvehicleprotection.com website, and only plan I could see was $265 for 4 oil changes. It says I can inquire with dealer for longer plan. Guess I'll check into that tomorrow.


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Old 07-12-2019, 06:39 PM   #22
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Thatís a great price W5CI. I havenít seen an offer like that. If the dealer is doing it, I would think itís got to be a quality oil.
their everyday price is $65 or it was when I bought my contract
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I looked up our local Ram dealer and found an offer for 4 diesel oil changes for $200 when used within 2 years.
The fine print? Limited to 8 qts. I am sure the extra 4 qts needed for a Cummins oil change won't be cheap.
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I still can't believe that owners of a diesel Ram truck will spend $9,000+ for the diesel option (per Ram's price list). And will let some grease jockey (not a diesel mechanic) who is the lowest paid employee in the shop work on their engine!

My total cost for an oil change is $69.00 which includes $29.00 for my oil sampling kit. The filter cost is $16.95 for a Fleetguard StrataPore filter which is a better filter than Mopar sells as their filter.
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I looked up our local Ram dealer and found an offer for 4 diesel oil changes for $200 when used within 2 years.
The fine print? Limited to 8 qts. I am sure the extra 4 qts needed for a Cummins oil change won't be cheap.
I called my local dealer and the best they said they could do on 4 oil changes was $385 plus tax so $411.95 that comes out to $103 per oil change My next oil change isn't due till October and I'm thinking I may just take Jim34RL advise and just start doing them myself It doesn't look that difficult and then I know it will be done right.
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I logged in to the moparvehicleprotection.com website, and only plan I could see was $265 for 4 oil changes. It says I can inquire with dealer for longer plan. Guess I'll check into that tomorrow.
Mike

I called and talked to a guy named Mike he said to call him on his direct # 866-854-5840 and he would give me the best price if that is the route I wanted to go.
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I'm thinking I may just take Jim34RL advise and just start doing them myself It doesn't look that difficult and then I know it will be done right.
It's not that difficult but while under warranty wouldn't a paid work order offer better proof of proper maintenance?
A generic store receipt for Delvac and a Fleet Guard filter doesn't prove it was used to service a truck that now has an engine warranty claim.
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It's not that difficult but while under warranty wouldn't a paid work order offer better proof of proper maintenance?
A generic store receipt for Delvac and a Fleet Guard filter doesn't prove it was used to service a truck that now has an engine warranty claim.
That's one of the concerns I am debating....I have 31K on the truck now and my extended warranty is for 7 years or 75K

The truck isn't a daily driver I put on about 5K a year with about half of that towing so I am going to run out of time before miles so in September I will have 3 years left on the warranty so that is 6 oil changes if I do one every six months.

Let's say for argument's sake the cost for me to do is the same has the dealers price I should just let the dealer service it ? and have the paper trail ? Or should I be worried about the competency of the dealer ?
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I called my local dealer and the best they said they could do on 4 oil changes was $385 plus tax so $411.95 that comes out to $103 per oil change My next oil change isn't due till October and I'm thinking I may just take Jim34RL advise and just start doing them myself It doesn't look that difficult and then I know it will be done right.
By the time you figure out how to change the filter the price to have it changed isn't bad at all. it must be changed thru the fender well and you cant get your hand in to it. I have a new filter I will give you that I bought to change my own until I found out that the filter wont go thru the hole there. good luck changing your own oil
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By the time you figure out how to change the filter the price to have it changed isn't bad at all. it must be changed thru the fender well and you cant get your hand in to it. I have a new filter I will give you that I bought to change my own until I found out that the filter wont go thru the hole there. good luck changing your own oil
Besides reaching through the right fender well, I think you need to remove the air filter housing to reach the oil filter.
My truck only has 1300 miles so I have not actually performed this task. Internet reading only.
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It's not that difficult but while under warranty wouldn't a paid work order offer better proof of proper maintenance?
A generic store receipt for Delvac and a Fleet Guard filter doesn't prove it was used to service a truck that now has an engine warranty claim.
I have a 2008, Dodge Mega Cab and do you know how many times this truck was in for warranty coverage? Five times all within the first 18 months for emission issues, 3 times for CEL's and two times for recalls to the emission system. My other recall was a steering linkage issues. The truck has not been back since to a dealer for anything.

They also can not disclaim your warranty if you have proof of oil changes such as receipts. I also have the oil analysis reports from Cummins showing my mileage and date of sampling taking place, every six months.

I also loss my warranty after the 5th time I was in for the emission CEL's. I became my own warranty station than, when I fixed my emission problems.
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By the time you figure out how to change the filter the price to have it changed isn't bad at all. it must be changed thru the fender well and you cant get your hand in to it. I have a new filter I will give you that I bought to change my own until I found out that the filter wont go thru the hole there. good luck changing your own oil
I watched a handful of YouTube videos on how to do the oil change and unless I am missing something it doesn't appear to be that difficult especially if you use the oil filter plug to pull out the filter thru the oil without spilling any....Then again I could be wrong and it's a PITA does anyone have any real world experience doing an oil change on RAM trucks with the 6.7 ?
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I would go on line and ask other owners of late model Ram trucks and how they change the oil filter. Ram changed the frame design on the 3500 mid-2013 and the 2500 for 2014 Model years. I would ask at the Cummins Forum and Turbo Diesel Register. Com.

I have a 6.7L Cummins in my 2008, Dodge Mega Cab but I can drop the filter straight down from the engine.
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I watched a handful of YouTube videos on how to do the oil change and unless I am missing something it doesn't appear to be that difficult especially if you use the oil filter plug to pull out the filter thru the oil without spilling any....Then again I could be wrong and it's a PITA does anyone have any real world experience doing an oil change on RAM trucks with the 6.7 ?
Iíve done a few now. Itís tight but doable. Some people pull some of the turbo ducting in the engine bay and go from above. Only takes a few minutes, but I go through the fender. They seem to have modified the hole in the fender slightly and the transmission lines over the years to make it a little easier. A quality baggie helps but can still tear if youíre not careful. I have a filter plug from lisle and itís ok.
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2016 is easy going from the bottom side with a filter cap.
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