20 RST Z71 CC 6.2L w/the factory performance package, 18” wheels, standard tow. 6675 miles and just did an O & F change and emptied the JLT can.
First off this is my second DI engine, the first is a 2008 Mazda CX 7 turbo, and when I change the oil on that, I smelled more fuel than dirty oil. It has 186K miles and still runs good, wife’s car.
On my oil change today on the truck, I smelled more dirty oil than fuel, I’m happy. It was very dirty and had the first oil change from the dealer at about 2,400 miles. The oil filter was almost loose, easily removed by hand, no tool. The pan plug was torqued to around 3,000 Ft.Lbs. and I thought that I was going to break it. Typical dealer stuff, I do most all of my own maintenance on my vehicles. If the oil is that dirty at the next change of 13K, I’ll back it down to 6K OCI. Less than $50 for 2-5qt. jugs of Pennzoil Platinum 0W-20 and the PL22500 Purolator One filter.
I love this truck, I keep my trucks for the long haul and my previous 3500 was 20 years old and 186K, I traded it in on the new one. What a jump in technology. There are some UI issues I would like different, but it is what it is. Even though I’m an old man, I’m adaptable and have work arounds. This thing is a beast, and dare I say, easily enters into the sports car performance arena when needed. I usually drive like an old man to get that kind of mileage, but not always. I have run mid-grade since I picked it up and it runs just fine, good mileage and no ping. I also run top tier fuels, mostly BP.
As far as mods go, I may replace the shocks with the Bilstein 6112/5160 combo later this year. Either the 1.2 or 1.6 lift, not sure and then add a bigger block to the rear. I am also considering larger tires, Cooper Discover AT3 4S in 265/70/18. The shocks and tires should get me just under a 2” lift. The tires are light duty AT and would work good for what I drive on. No cosmetic mods, I don’t care about looks, performance, durability, and reliability are the only things that interest me. I use my truck as a truck for my business, I carry stock and tools, and run service calls with it.
I’ve been a member here for 12 or 13 years; I just don’t post much. Way more interesting to read. This is a great forum for our trucks, I thoroughly enjoy reading everyone’s posts. There are some really knowledgeable people who post here and I really appreciate them sharing what they know. Don’t know of any better forum to discuss our trucks.
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