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looking to do my first oil change and curious if I can walk next door to the Advanced Autoparts and pick up the 5w30 Royal Purple oil there to use. I honestly don't know if there's a difference between gas or diesel engines. I keep using search functions for the year/model/engine on Autozone and Advanced autopart's websites and they don't distinguish if the oil is safe for use in a diesel.

Unless there's another brand I should be using. I just don't want to pay $200+ at the dealer when I can buy my own and go to a place just down the block. I do believe that oil is the best insurance you can buy for an engine so I don't mind paying for a premium product I just don't like paying a premium on the product because it's a dealership lol. What's my best choice for oil and filter if I'm looking at something I can buy local? Amsoil has a place but it's a real hassle getting all the way over there.

I've also been using the GDE Tune which has made life much easier for the DEF fluid. I won't be needing that changed.

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The maintenance schedule specifies "SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Low Ash Engine Oil" Personally I like all of the pennzoil products
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Your engine your call but it isn't an approved oil and doesn't have the low ash specs that the Pennzoil and Mobil do.
I for one don't expect to change and I have been getting oil and filters for about 75 bucks total given Amazon runs good specials on those oils and oil filters are falling too in price now that Mahle and I think Mann too are producing them...
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looking to do my first oil change and curious if I can walk next door to the Advanced Autoparts and pick up the 5w30 Royal Purple oil there to use. I honestly don't know if there's a difference between gas or diesel engines. I keep using search functions for the year/model/engine on Autozone and Advanced autopart's websites and they don't distinguish if the oil is safe for use in a diesel.

Unless there's another brand I should be using. I just don't want to pay $200+ at the dealer when I can buy my own and go to a place just down the block. I do believe that oil is the best insurance you can buy for an engine so I don't mind paying for a premium product I just don't like paying a premium on the product because it's a dealership lol. What's my best choice for oil and filter if I'm looking at something I can buy local? Amsoil has a place but it's a real hassle getting all the way over there.

I've also been using the GDE Tune which has made life much easier for the DEF fluid. I won't be needing that changed.
Hey man, I wound up getting Mobil 1 esp from Amazon and filters from afe and I've spent maybe $80 an oil change each time. The reason you can't use other oils is because some of them contain high levels of zinc. That's stuff is good for the engine but bad for the DPF. All of the oils that are certified for used are essentially "easy" on the DPF.

As for the DEF, I just started using distilled water as a substitute and spent a whopping ~$3 and change on "refilling my DEF". You can only do that with the GDE Tune.
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Hey man, I wound up getting Mobil 1 esp from Amazon and filters from afe and I've spent maybe $80 an oil change each time. The reason you can't use other oils is because some of them contain high levels of zinc. That's stuff is good for the engine but bad for the DPF. All of the oils that are certified for used are essentially "easy" on the DPF.

As for the DEF, I just started using distilled water as a substitute and spent a whopping ~$3 and change on "refilling my DEF". You can only do that with the GDE Tune.
OMG I had never heard of the DEF thing. That saves quite a chunk does it not hurt the system any?
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OMG I had never heard of the DEF thing. That saves quite a chunk does it not hurt the system any?
Well you have to be tuned. If you do it without you're going to be screwed. It honestly doesn't make that much of a difference price wise. If you fill up your DEF on the highway at a Flying J you can get DEF for ~$2.30 a gallon. You fill it up so infrequently it's not really that big of a deal.... To me at least.
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Re: First Oil change since purchase

During the warranty period, stick with either Mobil1 ESP or Pennzoil Euro L, the two currently MS-11106 approved oils by FCA.




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looking to do my first oil change and curious if I can walk next door to the Advanced Autoparts and pick up the 5w30 Royal Purple oil there to use. I honestly don't know if there's a difference between gas or diesel engines. I keep using search functions for the year/model/engine on Autozone and Advanced autopart's websites and they don't distinguish if the oil is safe for use in a diesel.

Unless there's another brand I should be using. I just don't want to pay $200+ at the dealer when I can buy my own and go to a place just down the block. I do believe that oil is the best insurance you can buy for an engine so I don't mind paying for a premium product I just don't like paying a premium on the product because it's a dealership lol. What's my best choice for oil and filter if I'm looking at something I can buy local? Amsoil has a place but it's a real hassle getting all the way over there.

I've also been using the GDE Tune which has made life much easier for the DEF fluid. I won't be needing that changed.
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