2012 RAM 1500 Oil Type and Capacities

The 2012 RAM 1500 has only three 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 4884899AB (MO-899)
3.7 L V6 5W-205 q (4.7 L)Mopar 05184231AB
4.7 L V8 Flex Fuel5W-206 q (5.6 L)Mopar 4884899AC
Oil Type and Capacities for 2012 RAM 1500

RAM 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 2012 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 2012 5.7 L V8 HEMI engine in the RAM 1500 takes 7 quarts of 5W-20 oil and uses the Mopar 4884899AB oil engine filter.

Oil filter type source: Advance Auto Parts

Penzoil engine oil 5w20

Penzoil 5W-20 Engine Oil

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Engine oil for 5.7 L 2012 RAM 1500

mopar 4884899ab oil filter

Mopar 4884899AB Engine Oil Filter

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Engine oil filter for 5.7 L 2012 RAM 1500

3.7 L V6 Engine

The 2012 3.7 L V6 engine in the RAM 1500 takes 5 quarts of 5W-20 oil and uses the Mopar 05184231AB oil engine filter.

Oil filter type source: Mopar – 05184231AB

Penzoil engine oil 5w20

Penzoil 5W-20 Engine Oil

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Engine oil for 3.7 L 2012 RAM 1500

Mopar 05184231AB Engine Oil Filter

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Engine oil filter for 3.7 L 2012 RAM 1500

4.7 L V8 Flex Fuel Engine

The 2012 4.7 L V8 Flex Fuel engine in the RAM 1500 takes 6 quarts of 5W-20 oil and uses the Mopar 4884899AC oil engine filter.

Oil filter type source: Mopar 4884899AC

Penzoil engine oil 5w20

Penzoil 5W-20 Engine Oil

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Engine oil for 4.7 L 2012 RAM 1500

Mopar 4884899AC oil filter ram 1500 6.2 2022

Mopar 4884899AC Engine Oil Filter

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Engine oil filter for 4.7 L 2012 RAM 1500

How often should you change your oil?

According to the 2012 RAM 1500 owner’s manual, there is no specific time or mileage that should schedule a routine oil change.

There is a built-in oil change indicator system that will alert you when it is time for a scheduled maintenance.

RAM does mention that oil changes should never exceed 8,000 miles or 6 months between them.

Every time you perform an oil change you should also:

  • replace the filter
  • inspect hoses for brakes and lines

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