I have had three Dodge trucks so far, a 92 Dakota, a 02 RAM and a 04 RAM,
none with diesel.
Loved them all, but now we went a bought a bigger trailer so my wife and I
just bought a new 07 RAM SLT quad cab 2500 with the 5.9 Cummins diesel
tonight and will pick it up on Tuesday.
Now before I get flamed silly, I have read, searched and hunted a pile of
newsgroups, Goolge etc and cannot find consistant answers to the simplist
questions for a new diesel owner. No manual yet either. So this is why I am
asking the group.
1) what is a break in period before I can tow the trailer. It is a 7200 lb
travel trailer.I was told right away by the dealer and after 5000 kilometers
by my neighbour who has an 05 mega cab 3500.
2) when should I change the original oil?
3) I have been told three answers to this question, how many miles
(Kilometers) between regular oil changes should I expect? one guy said
12,000 kilomters (7000 miles), another said 10,000 kilomters (6000 miles)
and another said every 5,000 kilomters.(3,000 miles). I am used to changing
the 04 Hemi every 5000 kilometers.
4) Can you really run any of the diesel fuels in the 07 5.9 Cummins or must
I only use the Ultra Low Sulphur fuel.
any other special things to watch out for?
I promise I will read the manual when I get it, but I just want some real
world opinions. I know these sound pretty simple to most of you, but