2006 RAM 1500 Oil Type and Capacities

The 2006 Dodge RAM 1500 has four engine options available in the family.

Below are the oil types and capacities for each engine. You will also find the recommended oil filters for each engine.

Oil TypeOil CapacityOil Filter
5.7 L V8 HEMI5W-207 q (6.6 L)Mopar 5281090AB
3.7 L V6 5W-305 q (4.7 L)Mopar – 04781452BF
4.7 L V8 Flex Fuel5W-306 q (5.6 L)Mopar 5281090AB
8.3 L V10 (SRT)0W-4010 q (9.5 L)Mopar 5037836AB
Oil Type and Capacities for 2006 Dodge RAM 1500

Dodge recommends that you use Mopar approved products for both the oil and filters listed below.

For the Mopar filters, if they are not available, a filter should only be used that meets or exceeds SAE/USCAR-36 Filter Performance Requirements.

All the products listed below, however, come from the Mopar Amazon shop.

I found the recommendations for the oil type and capacities from the 2006 Dodge RAM owners manual, and 2006 SLT Dodge RAM 1500 owners manual but found the oil filter type recommendations from the Mopar Store.

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5.7 L V8 HEMI Engine

The 2006 5.7 L V8 HEMI engine in the Dodge RAM 1500 takes 7 quarts of 5W-20 oil and uses the Mopar 5281090AB oil engine filter.

Oil filter type source: Mopar 5281090AB

3.7 L V6 Engine

The 2006 3.7 L V6 engine in the Dodge RAM 1500 takes 5 quarts of 5W-30 oil and uses the Mopar 04781452BF oil engine filter.

Oil filter type source: Mopar – 04781452BF

4.7 L V8 Flex Fuel Engine

The 2006 4.7 L V8 Flex Fuel engine in the Dodge RAM 1500 takes 6 quarts of 5W-30 oil and uses the Mopar 5281090AB oil engine filter.

Oil filter type source: Mopar 5281090AB

8.3 L V10 Engine (SLT)

The 2006 8.3 L V10 engine in the SLT 10 Dodge RAM 1500 takes 10 quarts of 0W-40 oil and uses the Mopar 5037836AB oil engine filter.

Oil filter type source: Mopar 5037836AB

How often should you change your oil?

According to the 2006 Dodge RAM 1500 owner’s manual, an oil change should occur every 6,000 miles or 6 months at the max.

There are some conditions in which oil should be changed every 3,000 miles, so you should check if those apply to you.

Every time you perform an oil change you should also:

  • replace the filter
  • inspect hoses for brakes and lines

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