2012 RAM 2500 Oil Type and Capacities

The 2012 RAM 2500 has two engine options available in the family. The 5.7 L engine takes 7q of 5W-20. The 6.7 L diesel engine takes 12 q of 15W-40.

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 Hemi5W-207 q (6.6 L)Mopar – 4884899AC
6.7 L Diesel15W-4012 q (11.4 L)Mopar – 5083285AA
Oil Type and Capacities for 2012 RAM 2500

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 2500 owners manual, and 2012 6.7 L Ram 2500 Diesel Supplement but found the oil filter type recommendations from the Mopar Store.

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5.7 L HEMI V8 Engine

The 2012 5.7 L HEMI V8 engine in the RAM 2500 takes 7 quarts of 5W-20 Penzzoil or Shell Helix oil and uses the Mopar 4884899AC oil engine filter.

When operating with a total combined weight over 14,000 lbs, 5W-30 oil is recommended instead.

Oil filter type source: Mopar Store – 4884899AC

5w 20 penzoil oil

Penzzoil 5W-20 Engine Oil

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Engine oil for 5.7 L 2012 RAM 2500

Mopar 4884899AC oil filter ram 1500 6.2 2022

Mopar 4884899AC Engine Oil Filter

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Engine oil filter for 5.7 L 2012 RAM 2500

6.7 L Diesel Engine

The 2012 6.7 L diesel engine in the RAM 2500 takes 12 quarts of 15W-40 oil and uses the Mopar 5083285AA oil engine filter. Preferred brands are Mopar, Shell Rotella, and Shell Rimula engine oils.

For operating under 0 degrees F, full synthetic 5W-40 (Mopar, Shell Rotella, and Shell Rimula) should be used instead.

Oil filter type source: Mopar Store – 5083285AA

15w 40 shell rotella engine oil

Shell Rotella 15W-40 Engine Oil

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Engine oil for 6.7 L 2012 RAM 2500 diesel engine

5082385aa engine oil filter mopar-min

Mopar 5083285AA Engine Oil Filter

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Engine oil filter for 6.7 L 2012 RAM 2500 diesel engine

How often should you change your oil?

According to the 2012 RAM 2500 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.

The 6.4 L gas engine should never exceed an oil change passed 8,000 miles or 6 months between them. After the “oil change required” message, servicing should be completed within 500 miles.

RAM does mention that oil changes should never exceed 15,000 miles or 6 months between them.

Every time you perform an oil change you should also:

  • replace the filter
  • rotate your tires
  • inspect battery
  • inspect CV/Universal joints
  • check transmission fluid
  • check brake parts
  • inspect exhaust system
  • inspect engine cooling system and hoses
  • check air filter
  • inspect axle and steering components

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