2017 Ram 150 Hemi pressure

Asked by Oct 13, 2017 at 06:26 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just had the ram serviced for the second time.
Lock the first I told them to only put 6 quarts in it
and I will add the other quart of Lucas. Not
realizing or just being an idiot! I did not check the
dipstick to begin with. As I was adding to Lucas I
checked the dipstick and it was already on the do
not fill line. Is this going to hurt my Ram they told
me as long as I do not drive it hundreds of miles I
will be okay. Just seems like it doesn't have the
power it did when I dropped it off.

10 Answers

82,955

I would remove a quart of oil. A suction pump with a small diameter suction tube can remove oil through the dipstick tube.

82,955

Why add stuff to the oil in a new engine? There is no need, just use a quality synthetic oil.

20,925

I do not think you need the Lucas. But Yes you need to drain that quart off, either with a fluid extractor threw the dipstick tube or drain plug, do not continue to drive it until you do so, some small oil change shops have a fluid extractor.

20,925

Lucas is super thick, if you were burning oil maybe but other-wise A whole quart OMG.

82,955

If your 2017 truck is burning oil you have a warranty!

104,235

Do not add Lucas to this new of an engine, the internal tolerances are so close that it takes the fine weight oil to maintain the light oil film on bearing surfaces, adding Lucas will cause the cold oil pressure to blow the oil pressure relief valve robbing you engine of much need oil pressure at cold starts, even though they say it will get in between the spaces of the engine it is meant for older engines that have some mileage on them and starting to experience some oil pressure loss and oil consumption. My advice is to drain it out and put in what ever it was running and replace the oil filter also.

Well to all of u that has told me that I don't need Lucas in my 2017 Hemi1500 4x4.... iv called Lucas oil company and also asked the Dodge dealership. Both said it would not cause any problems. As most of u know half of the Hemi' s rattle when u start and the other half didn't! But that's why I got the extend warranty and also the extend Master Tech warrnty

20,925

I am sure it hurt Lucas's pocket since your buying from them nor the dealer that gets paid when you bring it in for servicing, they both get paid. We do not get paid to answer these questions and we do not know each other,never meet nor conspire to make money off the public. I agree this time with it mix in you other oil and timely oil changes in the future to get it out and do not use until about 150k miles may be fine but even just using it this time may mean that you stay on the lucas life support system as the the thick goo will rob your engine of vital oil to once tighter clearence main bearing so a little rattle in the top end to scorched mains in the bottom end. We have no incentive to point you away from Lucas engine oil treatment but both Lucas and your dealer do have incentive to say its fine use more if you wish, its called money. Do as you wish, but remember we told you our opinion.

20,925

As you ask us we did not sit on a shelf and get picked into the buggy to prolong a truck engine marketed to unlearned buyers. Your best bet is too get it out and just use Full synthetic oil, like Mobile 1. No you do not need the extended oil or High Mileage its new and stay away from gimmicks in a bottle, Slick 50 or others. Only one I care for is Lubegard.

104,235

I'm not against Lucas products, in fact I used Lucas in my old tired Mountaineer that had a bunch of miles on it, and started showing oil pressure loss, it worked until the engine broke a piston one cold morning, it had been making noise for some time and I knew that it would let go anytime, it just wasn't worth putting any real money into it by that time. Both vehicles I have now still have good oil pressure and the miles are fair so I won't be using any until much later.

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