Anyone change their own oil?

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BoostN

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I plan on it. I think the messiest thing will be having a big enough container. Might fab up something with splash guards because I've seen where there's a lot force behind those 11 quarts lol.
 
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Have a good source for oil & filter TYD?
 

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After my first oil change I plan on using the 10 quart def container to collect my oil. I have the similar ezee drain valve mentioned. another question? I have 2 mobil1 5 quart jugs of oil left from when I had the Subaru.Subaru had 7500 mile oil change intervals and the oil was still clean looking. I know the oW-20 is too thin. I want to use one 5 quart jug of the 0w-20 and 1 5qt jug of either 10w-30 or 10w-40. Will the 2 different weights of the oil stay mixed or will they separate? solarvic
 
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After my first oil change I plan on using the 10 quart def container to collect my oil. I have the similar ezee drain valve mentioned. another question? I have 2 mobil1 5 quart jugs of oil left from when I had the Subaru.Subaru had 7500 mile oil change intervals and the oil was still clean looking. I know the oW-20 is too thin. I want to use one 5 quart jug of the 0w-20 and 1 5qt jug of either 10w-30 or 10w-40. Will the 2 different weights of the oil stay mixed or will they separate? solarvic
I wouldn't recommend it. Also, the EcoDiesel requires a certain SPEC oil (Can't remember off the top of my head). I wouldn't chance it all together. Just buy enough for a full change. 10.5 qts is the capacity.
 

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I just purchased a Ram with EB.
Can I get under the truck and get to the oil plug? Also is the filter a pain in the neck to change. I like to do my own preventative maintenance.
 

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I'm considering the Fumoto valve. Does it protrude out where it can be hit or is it tucked away and protected?
 

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It's protected by cross member I have one on now no problems as per filter it's on side of motor but near the top.
If you YouTube it moporecodiesel has a video on the complete job with the valve in action he is also a member here .
 

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Went to Amazon to order the recommended oil. Say they are stock out and don,t know if they will restock it. I am not going to pay my dealer $280.00 for an oil change so will have to keep looking.
 

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Yea I'm having a tough time myself. In 2000 miles she's do for change #1. Got the filter on order from my dealership, $69 OUCH. Not having much luck with the oil, but I can order Mobil 1 from Advanced for $9.79/L. Was hoping I could find it cheaper. All the online sources are out, or have a ridiculous 6L limit. Looking at a $180 job to do it myself. Incredible. If anyone would care to share a oil source I'd be in your debt!
 

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Anyone tried the champion oil yet? I found it for $9.00 a quart with free shipping with my $ 20.00 coupon. Have to buy 2- 2/2 gal jugs @ $180.00 other wise it cost $199.99 without coupon. Also found the Kendal oil change kit mopar oil filter and 11 quarts Kendal for 119.95 + 4..95 shipping.
 

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Anyone tried the champion oil yet? I found it for $9.00 a quart with free shipping with my $ 20.00 coupon. Have to buy 2- 2/2 gal jugs @ $180.00 other wise it cost $199.99 without coupon. Also found the Kendal oil change kit
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Brady

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Anyone tried the champion oil yet? I found it for $9.00 a quart with free shipping with my $ 20.00 coupon. Have to buy 2- 2/2 gal jugs @ $180.00 other wise it cost $199.99 without coupon. Also found the Kendal oil change kit mopar oil filter and 11 quarts Kendal for 119.95 + 4..95 shipping.
Where did you find Kendal oil change kit?