I don't have it yet, still waiting on it to be built. We gave them a deposit two and a half months ago. My question is how should I go about UOA's for this new rig? Below is what the supplemental manual says
I was thinking of getting a sample at delivery or maybe 100 miles for kicks. Then do one at 5000 miles. If it looks like it would go to the 10,000 mile recommendation take it that far regardless of what the oil life monitor says.
SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE SCHEDULED SERVICING â€” DIESEL ENGINE Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change indicator system. The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance. Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change indicator message will illuminate. This means that service is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or cold ambient tempera- tures will influence when the "Oil Change Required" message is displayed. Severe Operating Conditions will cause the change oil message to illuminate more frequently. Have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km). An authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a scheduled oil change is performed by someone other than an authorized dealer, the message can be reset by referring to the steps described under "Instrument Cluster Display" in "Getting To Know Your Instrument Panel" for further information. NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or 12 months, whichever comes first. Engine Oil Filter Replacement Residual oil in the housing may spill from the housing when the new filter is installed if the residual oil is not either removed from the housing or enough time has not elapsed to allow the oil to drain back into the engine. When servicing the oil filter on this engine, carefully remove the filter and use a suction gun to remove any residual oil left in the housing or wait about 30 minutes for the oil to drain back into the engine.
Oil changes will be with Mobil Delvac ESP 5W-40. It's in the API SN category and I'm willing to bet since Mopar is semi-sorta tied in to Rotella Mobil said "screw that, we aren't testing to prove that we meet MS-12991." <<< Purely speculation..... I bought 21 gallons of this Delvac ESP (okay deal, after rebates it'll be $15.71 a gallon). I can always use it in the other rigs if this oil shows it self to be glaringly wrong for this latest version of 3.0L VM Motori. I randomly read that there was a synthetic drop in filter for this application, but I can't seem to find it? I really would like to get an FS2500 and get setup to extended OCI's, but it seems prudence says to make sure the oil can even hit the 10,000 mile mark with no issues as is. Does that make sense?
Engine Oil Change Engine Oil â€” Diesel Engine Refer to "Scheduled Servicing" in this chapter for the proper maintenance intervals. Diesel Engine Oil Selection For best performance and maximum protection under all types of operating conditions, the manufacturer recommends engine oils that meet the requirements of FCA Material Stan- dard MS-12991, and that are API SN certified and meet the requirements of FCA LLC. Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) â€” 3.0L Diesel Engine CAUTION! *Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced technology Diesel Engine and an emission device designed to limit Diesel Particulate Emissions from being released into the atmosphere. The durability of your engine and life expectancy of this diesel particulate filter emission device is highly dependent on the use of the correct engine oil.* We recommend you use 5W-40 synthetic engine oil such as Mopar or Pennzoil Platinum Euro that meets FCA Material Standard MS-12991 and the API SN engine oil category is required