3.0L EcoDiesel Maintenance Schedule

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Maintenance Intervals & Service Information

Applicable Models:

2014 - current Ram 1500
2014 - 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Applicable Engine(s):

3.0L EcoDiesel V-6

Select service procedures are required more frequently if using a biodiesel blend greater than B5. Service intervals for these procedures are not affected if using a biodiesel blend of B5 or less. A maximum B20 biodiesel blend is compatible with the EcoDiesel; using a B6 - B20 blend requires a modified maintenance schedule to compensate for the fuel's distinct properties. Frequent towing/hauling and off-road use also affects the recommended intervals of select service procedures.

3.0L EcoDiesel maintenance schedule

Service Procedure

Service/Replacement Interval(s)

Remarks/Notes

Replace engine air filter

Replace every 30,000 miles/36 months, or as necessary

Inspect at each oil change interval, replace as necessary

Change engine oil and replace oil filter

As indicated by the oil change monitor in the instrument cluster display

Do not exceed a maximum 10,000 miles/12 month period between oil changes OR 8,000 miles/6 months if using a biodiesel blend greater than B5 [1].

When using biodiesel blends greater than B5, do NOT follow engine oil change monitor as it will not compensate for interval adjustment; driver must keep track of mileage and service accordingly.

Drain fuel water separator, replace fuel filter

Replace fuel filter every 30,000 miles/36 months when using conventional no. 2 diesel or up to B5 biodiesel blends.

Replace fuel filter every 20,000 miles or 24 months when using a biodiesel blend greater than B5.

EcoDiesel is rated for a maximum B20 biodiesel blend; more concentrated biodiesel fuels may cause premature fuel system component failure

Flush and service engine cooling system

Service cooling system every 150,000 miles or 10 years

Recommend cooling system flush, replacement of thermostat, upper/lower radiator hoses, and overflow tank cap

Replace serpentine belt

Every 100,000 miles/10 years, or as necessary

Inspect at each oil change interval, replace as necessary

Change automatic transmission fluid

N/A - transmission service not specified by FCA

From the Ram 1500 owners manual: "Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at the factory will provide satisfactory lubrication for the life of the vehicle."

Change transfer case fluid

Every 120,000 miles/12 years under normal conditions
Every 60,000 miles/6 years if towing frequently or 4 wheel drive is engaged frequently

Replace transfer case fluid immediately if gearbox becomes submerged in water

Change front differential fluid

Every 20,000 miles/ 24 months if towing frequently or vehicle is used off-road

Service interval unspecified under normal operating conditions; replace immediately if differential is submerged in water

Change rear differential fluid

[1] Biodiesel fuels have a tendency to contribute to greater fuel dilution, thus more frequent oil changes are necessary.

3.0L EcoDiesel Service Part Numbers | 2014 - 2021 Ram 1500

Description

Part Number(s)
2014 - 2019 Model Years

Part Number(s)
2020 - 2021 Model Years

Air filter

MOPAR 68190705AA

MOPAR 68441763AA

Oil filter

MOPAR 68229402AA

MOPAR 68507598AA

Oil filter housing cap

MOPAR 68148345AA

MOPAR 68191350AA

Oil pan drain plug

MOPAR 68211183AA

MOPAR 6506214AA

Oil fill tube cap

MOPAR 68229365AA

MOPAR 68399323AA

Fuel filter

MOPAR 68235275AA

MOPAR 68436631AA

Serpentine belt

MOPAR 4627897AB

Belt tensioner

MOPAR 68325057AA

MOPAR 68490063AA

Thermostat [1]

MOPAR 68253514AA

Thermostat o-ring/seal

MOPAR 68157217AA

MOPAR 68490088AA

Coolant reservoir cap

MOPAR 68442532AA (replaces 68249136AA)

Coolant reservoir

MOPAR 52014894AE

MOPAR 68309850AA

Upper radiator hose

MOPAR 52014952AD

MOPAR 68268588AC

Lower radiator hose

MOPAR 52014953AG

MOPAR 68268589AC

Glow plug

Bosch 0250603008
MOPAR 68211173AA

MOPAR 68282916AA

Glow plug module

MOPAR 68282916AA

EGR valve

MOPAR 68211310AA

MOPAR 68490212AA

Automatic transmission filter [2]

MOPAR 68225344AA

Transmission pan gasket

MOPAR 68261185AA

Transmission fill plug

MOPAR 68145443AA

[1] Thermostat is sold as an assembly; includes thermostat, housing, and seal
[2]Transmission filter is sold as an assembly; includes pan w/ integrated filter, gasket, and hardware

3.0L EcoDiesel Fluid Specifications & Capacities

Description

Oil/ Fluid Specification [1]

Capacity/Remarks

Engine Oil:

2014 - 2019 applications

SAE 5W-40 full synthetic engine oil, API CJ-4
Recommend Amsoil Signature Series Max-Duty 5W-40 synthetic diesel oil

10.5 qts w/ filter change (Ram 1500)
8.0 qts w/ filter change (Jeep Grand Cherokee)

2020+ applications

SAE 5W-40 full synthetic engine oil, API SN [2]
Recommend Amsoil 5W-40 FS Euro Spec synthetic diesel oil

8.5 qts w/ filter change

Fuel Requirements:

• No. 2 diesel or winterized no. 2 diesel recommended
• No. 1 diesel acceptable in ambient temperatures < -10° F
• Up to B20 biodiesel blend acceptable

Note - engine block heater required in ambient temperatures < -20° F, recommended in all temps < -10° F

Automatic Transmission Fluid:

MOPAR ZF 8 and 9 speed ATF
MOPAR 68218925AA

~ 8.8 qts refill capacity

Transfer Case Fluid:

MOPAR BW44-44 transfer case fluid
MOPAR 68089195AA

~ 2 qts (4 pints)

Engine Coolant:

MOPAR 10 year/150,000 mile OAT engine coolant (blue)
MOPAR 68163849AB for premixed solution
MOPAR 68163848AB for concentrated coolant
Use 50/50 coolant, distilled water for concentrated solution
Do not dilute premixed engine coolant

~ 11 - 12 qts

Front Differential Fluid:

SAE 75W-85 full synthetic gear oil
Recommend Amsoil Severe Gear 75W-90 full synthetic gear oil

~2.5 qts (5 pints) capacity

Rear Differential Fluid:

75W-140 full synthetic gear oil
Recommend Amsoil Severe Gear 75W-140 full synthetic gear oil

~ 2.5 to 3 qts (5 - 6 pints) capacity
Limited slip differentials require 5 oz of limited slip additive MOPAR 4318060AC

[1] Refill capacities are for reference only; always bring fluid level to proper dipstick indicator, fill plug level, etc. "Quarts" or "qts" refers to fluid measured in U.S. quarts.
[2] 2020+ model year Ram 1500 EcoDiesel requires API SN engine oil meeting FCA material spec MS-12991. This specification is met by Amsoil 5W-40 FS Euro spec synthetic diesel motor oil. Recommend Amsoil engine oils for their superior resilience to thermal, mechanical, and chemical breakdown, particularly in modern applications with exhaust aftertreatment systems.