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Dodge Truck: Fluid Capacities

by Charles Green

The Ram series is a full-size pickup truck sold by Dodge. It is available in two-wheel and four-wheel drive models, and in various cabin and bed configurations. As of 2010, Ram offers its own brand with the 1500 model. The 1500 model provides three engine choices; the fluid capacities vary accordingly.

3.7 Liter V-6 Engine

The base, V-6 engine powering the Ram is 3.7 L. This engine requires 5 qts. of synthetic 0W-20 or 5W-20 motor oil. The cooling system requires 13.8 qts. of fluid. The total fill requirement for the four-speed automatic transmission is 8.8 qts., and 17 qts. with the five-speed unit.

4.7 Liter V-8 Engine

The smallest V-8 engine powering the Ram is 4.7 L. This engine requires 6.1 qts. of synthetic 0W-20 or 5W-20 motor oil. The truck's cooling system requires 13.8 qts. of fluid. The four-speed automatic transmission irequires 8.8 qts. of fluid. Seventeen quarts are need to fill the five-speed unit.

5.7 Liter V-8 Engine

The larger V-8 engine found in the Dodge Ram is 5.7 L. This V-8 requires requires 7 qts. of synthetic 0W-20 or 5W-20 motor oil. For the cooling system, the initial fill capacity is 15.9 qts. The five-speed automatic-transmission requires 17 qts. of fluid. When paired with a four-speed transmission, 8.8 qts. is needed.

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