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ENGINE OIL
Gasoline Engine Oil should be at least API SH or SH/CD with the correct viscosity for the temperature chart below.
Oil viscosity chart
Engine Oil Capacity
V6 4.5 qts.
V8 5.0 qts.
V10 7.0 qts.

Diesel Engine oil should be at least API CF-4/SH with the correct viscosity for the temperature chart below. Always use an oil with the dual CF-4/SH rating to protect the sliding tappets used in the valve train.

Diesel oil viscosity chart
Year Oil Capacity
1994 10.0 qts.*
1995-2002 11.0 qts.
* 11 qts with new dipstick
   Cummins p/n 3928740
   Dodge p/n 4796874

MANUAL TRANSMISSION OIL
Transmission Lube Capacity*  Specified Lube Other Lubes Used
NV3500 4.2 pts. Mopar 4761525  
NV4500 8.0 pts. Mopar 04874459 or Castrol Syntorque  
NV4500HD 8.0 pts. Mopar 04874459 or Castrol Syntorque  
NV5600 9.5 pts. Mopar 4761526 or Texaco 1874 MTX  
*to the bottom of the fill plug

 

AXLE GEAR OIL
Front Axle lubricant is any SAE 75W-140 synthetic gear oil that meets MIL-L-2105C and API GL 5 quality specifications.
Rear Axle lubricant is any SAE 80W-90 gear oil that meets MIL-L-2105C and API GL 5 quality specifications.
Axles intended for heavy-duty or trailer tow should use SAE 75W-140 SYNTHETIC API GL 5 gear lubricant.
Rear  Limited slip Trac-lok and Vari-lok axles require Chrysler Friction Modifier 4318060.
Axle Application Engine Transmission Axle Oil Capacity Friction
modifier
Front 1500 4WD All All Dana 44 (216)    4.8 pts. NR
Front 2500/3500 4WD   All All Dana 60 (248FBI)    8.5 pts. NR
Rear 1500 All All Corporate 9.25"    4.5 pts.   4 oz
Rear 2500 2WD V8 All Dana 60 (248 RBI)    6.3 pts.   6 oz
Rear 2500 4WD V8 All Dana 60 (248 RBI)    7.0 pts.   8 oz
Rear 2500 2WD V10, Diesel Automatic Dana 70 (267 RBI)    7.0 pts.   8 oz
Rear 2500 4WD V10, Diesel Automatic Dana 70 (267 RBI)    7.5 pts.   8 oz
Rear 2500 2WD V10, Diesel Manual Dana 80H Rear Axle (286RBI)    6.8 pts.   8 oz
Rear 2500 4WD V10, Diesel Manual Dana 80H Rear Axle (286RBI)  10.1 pts. 10 oz
Rear 3500 2WD All All Dana 80H Rear Axle (286RBI)    6.8 pts.   8 oz
Rear 3500 4WD All All Dana 80H Rear Axle (286RBI)  10.1 pts. 10 oz

 

CHASSIS AND BEARING GREASE

Use NLGI No. 2 Extreme Pressure bearing a NLGI:

  • GC or GC-LB rating for use on wheel bearings
  • LB or GC-LB rating for chassis lubrication
Grease ratings

Typical Applications:

1 - Wheel Bearings
2 - Chassis Lubrication
3 - Chassis & Wheel Bearings

Engine Cooling System Capacity
V6 20 qts.*
V8 20 qts.*
V10 26.0 qts.*
Diesel 24.0 qts.*
* Includes 0.9L (1.0 qts.) for coolant reservoir.

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