According to a recent VOA the TBN starts out at 6.1. So it lost 3.9 in 5k, another 2k would take it down another 1.5 leaving it at .7, if it were linear which we know TBN is not linear, still a little close for me.And if that TBN is accurate, I’d keep the OCI at 5k miles, not the 7k suggested.
So the consensus is to just continue it at 5k mile interval’s because of all the short distance trips?
You see the amount of moly in this oil?So what is "extended" about this oil?
Because the truck specs 5w-20, and 0w-20 is simply a better version of 5w20?Why a 0w-20 versus using a xW-30?
What type of driving? Short trips? Towing?
And if that TBN is accurate, I’d keep the OCI at 5k miles, not the 7k suggested.
The copper is a lot lower than my recent UOA and a couple other recent ones on here.This is valvoline extended protection 0w-20 ran in my 2011 ram 1500 5.7 hemi.
5,000 mile’s on the oil, 1/4 of a quart added during the oci. View attachment 111858
There isn't anything wrong with this oil, in fact it is a very good choice. However, I'd be cautious to base my choices on moly as a deciding factor. JM2CYou see the amount of moly in this oil?
That’s the main reason I chose to run it.
I wasn’t looking for an extended drain oil.
Mainly looking for an oil that will give ultimate protection in low temperatures and an oil that will keep the hemi running smooth and quiet since they have somewhat of a reputation for being a little noisy in the valvetrain.