2015 Ram 5.7 Oil Capacity

Need information on your 2015 Dodge Ram with a 5.7 Hemi Oil Capacity? We have it all right here!
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Dodge Ram 1500s
are known to be tough trucks that can handle anything, with most trucks lasting 250,000 miles or more! Regular maintenance and oil changes can keep your 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 5.7 Hemi on the road just as long—and knowing your engine oil capacity is a key element. 
Why pay for someone else to change your oil when you can save time and money by doing it yourself? It is simple car maintenance and if you are new to DIY oil changes, check your Dodge owner's manual. There you will find the specifics about your motor oil type and capacity.
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2015 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 engine oil capacity

Before you can start changing your oil, you will need to know how much engine oil a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi 5.7 needs. 
The 5.7-liter V8 engine of your 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 has an oil capacity of  7 quarts or 6.2 liters. These numbers may be confusing, but remember that engine displacement and oil capacity are two different things. The engine capacity means how much oil the engine can hold, which is 7 quarts, while 6.2 refers to the volume of the cylinders.

What kind of oil does a Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 need?

There are several types of motor oil options out there, and to keep your Dodge going as long as you can, don't just grab the cheapest bottle of oil off the shelf. The manufacturer's recommendation is 5W-20
The numbers in the oil grade refer to the oil's viscosity or how thick it is. Dodge owners need to know how the oil will perform in cold climates at 0ºF and how it performs at 212°F, one degree above water's boiling point. The "W" stands for winter. The number 5 right before "W" tells us that this oil is thin at 0°F, and the 20 means it also has low viscosity at 212°F. 
There are three main classifications of motor oil: full synthetic, synthetic blend, and conventional. Dodge requires full synthetic since it is high-quality motor oil and has additives to increase performance and protect the engine. Full synthetic oil costs the most, but it lasts the longest.
Going outside of the manufactures recommendation may potentially void warranties, so you will want to be cautious if you plan on using other oil grades in your engine.
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How often to change oil on a Dodge Ram 1500 with a 5.7 Hemi

Dodge recommends changing your oil every 7,500-10,000 miles. This recommendation is with the understanding that full synthetic oil is already being used. If you opted for a synthetic blend or conventional oil to save money (which we don't recommend doing), it must be changed every 3,000 miles
Checking your oil level and quality as part of your basic routine maintenance will help keep your rough and tumble Ram 1500 going well into the 200,000-mile mark, maybe even 300,000! Here is how you know it is time for an oil change:
  • Gritty or coarse motor oil 
  • Clean oil is light brown or amber, like a cup of tea. Dirty oil that is dark brown or black, like a cup of soda, needs changing
  • A shift in odor, especially anything that smells like grease, smoke, or burning
  • Unfamiliar engine sounds
  • Differences in your vehicle's performance
  • Oil pressure light comes on

How to change your oil and oil filter

If you see any of the signs listed above, it's time to change your oil. Here is what you’ll need to get started: 
  • Seven quarts of 5W-20 full synthetic oil
  • Socket wrench
  • Drain pan
  • New washer
  • Filter wrench
  • Replacement filter
First, let the truck run for about five minutes to bit to bring the oil up to the average operating temperature and ensure it is parked on level ground. After shutting the engine off, open the hood and follow these steps: 
  • Take off the oil fill cap
  • Get under the truck and place the drain pan under the engine block
  • Take off the oil drain bolt and washer and allow the oil to drain into the pan
  • Remove the old
    oil filter
     
  • Install the new filter 
  • Replace the oil drain bolt using a new washer and then tighten it to 29 lb-ft
  • Lastly, add the new oil to the engine and put the fill cap back in place
Run the engine for a few minutes to ensure there aren't any leaks and check the dipstick to measure the oil level. 
After changing your oil, it’s a good idea to turn on your car and let your engine run for about 30 seconds before you check the oil level. This will give you a more accurate measurement, and you’ll be able to top it off if necessary.
Knowing what to do with the old oil can be challenging with DIY oil changes. Do not attempt to get rid of the oil yourself by dumping it down the drain. The oil from just one oil change can contaminate over one million gallons of water if disposed of improperly. 
Put the old oil back into the empty oil containers and give them to your local recycling center. Or, drop them off at an
AutoZone
or
Advanced Auto Parts
store since they have an oil recycling program.

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