2016 RAM 2500 Oil Type and Capacities

The 2016 RAM 2500 has three engine options available in the family. The 5.7 L and 6.4 L engine takes 7q of 5W-20 and 0W-40 respectively. 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 – 4892339AB
6.4 L Hemi0W-407 q (6.6 L)Mopar – 4892339AB
6.7 L Diesel15W-4012 q (11.4 L)Mopar – 5083285AA
Oil Type and Capacities for 2016 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 2016 RAM 2500 owners manual, and 2016 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 2016 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 04892339AB 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 – 4892339AB

5w 20 penzoil oil

Penzzoil 5W-20 Engine Oil

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Engine oil for 5.7 L 2016 RAM 2500

Mopar 04892339AB oil filter ram 1500 5.7 2022

Mopar 4892339AB Engine Oil Filter

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Engine oil filter for 5.7 L 2016 RAM 2500

6.4 L HEMI V8 Engine

The 2016 6.4 L HEMI V8 engine in the RAM 2500 takes 7 quarts of 0W-40 Penzzoil Ultra oil and uses the Mopar 04892339AB oil engine filter.

Oil filter type source: Mopar Store – 4892339AB

Penzzoil Ultra 0W-40 Engine Oil

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Engine oil for 6.4 L 2016 RAM 2500

Mopar 04892339AB oil filter ram 1500 5.7 2022

Mopar 4892339AB Engine Oil Filter

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Engine oil filter for 6.4 L 2016 RAM 2500

6.7 L Diesel Engine

The 2016 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 2016 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 2016 RAM 2500 diesel engine

How often should you change your oil?

According to the 2016 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 12 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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