Vehicle Details Inside the 2012 Ram Heavy Duty pickups is a very un-workman-like interior. Clean your tools and then throw away the oily rag - it can spontaneously combust if not disposed of properly. Now unscrew and remove the filter. The 2012 Ram 3500 is available with two transmission options, and two drivetrain configurations. Bed lengths vary between 6-feet, 4-inches and 8 feet, depending on cab style, while the rear-axle configuration can be had with choice of the standard 2-wheel or heavy duty 4-wheel dually setup. Along with its roomy cab, comfortable seats and loads of storage bins and power outlets, the 2012 Ram Heavy Duty pickup offers an amazing array of available features, including heating elements for the steering wheel and rear seats, heated and ventilated front seats, power-adjustable foot pedals — the list goes on and on. When the plug is loosened, drain slots in the oil pan will allow the oil to flow around the plug threads.
Run the engine enough to warm and circulate the oil, but not long enough top make the oil too hot to handle. Slip a plastic grocery bag, zip-lock, or bread sack under the filter and pull it up around the filter body. Available in Regular, Crew and Mega Cab styles, there is a 2012 Ram Heavy Duty pickup to fit just about any need. Please recycle the used oil. Pull the dipstick and make sure oil is at or slightly above the full mark if it is not, go back to step 12 and try again. You will need to be turning the filter clockwise as looking down from the top of the engine.
Do not permanently bend, dent, or distort the filter can while tightening the filter - the body may stress crack at the bend and dump your oil. All 2012 3500s come standard including front driver and passenger airbags, full-length side-curtain airbags, and front seat-mounted side airbags. Proper torque for 1989-1993 models is 60 ft-lb. Reclining rear seats are one of the perks to be had with the Mega Cab, while Crew Cab owners enjoy convenient under-floor storage compartments. For 2012, the heavy-duty truck is available in three cab configurations, Regular, Crew, and Mega Cab, Mega being the largest by far. Fill with 11 quarts of oil. For those who prefer a gasoline engine, Ram offers the 5.
Clean any spilled oil from the engine with a rag. This funnel, which is made from a 2-cycle oil bottle, keeps the oil from spilling on the engine. As for resale, the Ram 2500 trucks hold slightly lower values than their Ford and Chevrolet counterparts, but the 3500 models are more than capable of holding their own against similarly-equipped F-350 and Silverado 3500 models. Install the new filter on the engine. Let the oil drain while you go to the engine top.
Make sure the strap is gripping the top of the filter and use the wrench position shown. Fill the filter with fresh oil and use your finger to coat the gasket face with oil. Four-wheel drive is available on all models, and the 3500 truck is also available with dual-rear wheels for those who are looking for some serious towing power. The 3500 is available with a 6. Make sure that the old rubber gasket is still on the filter. The has a few changes including a 150 lb-ft torque boost on its Cummins Turbodiesel I-6, bringing torque up to 800 lb-ft when equipped with an automatic transmission manual transmissions keep the old 650 lb-ft. The Ram 3500 is aggressively styled.
All Ram 3500s also have electronic brake-force distribution, hill-start assist, and Park Sense rear park assist system to help drivers park their trucks. The drive nose of the extension fits into a recess in the drain plug. Set the filter aside to be drained. If this is difficult, use the strap wrench to finish tightening the filter. Four-wheel drive and dual-rear wheels are both available extras. Now slide the wrench and adjust the ratchet handle to the position shown on the left when the strap is tightened, and loosen the filter enough to allow removal by hand. Park the truck safely , set the parking brake, and spread a ground sheet just behind the left front wheel and under the truck.
Proper torque for 1994-2001 models is 44 ft-lb. If you still can't get the filter to loosen, use a breaker bar and cheater pipe in place of the ratchet, and pull hard - no stuck filters have been able to resist this much leverage. A massive center console is long and deep enough to swallow a larger laptop or multiple tablets; it can even hold a set of hanging files. This machined plug features a thick shoulder, a 13 mm hex head, and a strong snap-on magnet to trap metal filings. Even base trims feel a bit upscale, and upscale trims feel downright plush.
. The new High-Output Cummins Turbo Diesel does not require diesel exhaust fluid and, although horsepower remains unchanged, delivers up to 40 more horsepower at cruising speeds than the previous Cummins engine. Top-spec Laramie Longhorn models get a two-tone contrasting paint job and chrome accents throughout the exterior. Proper torque for 2002 models is 35 ft-lb. The killer dowel pin is now famous for causing expensive engine damage, but Cummins reports that far more engines have been heavily damaged by the foil that is used to seal oil jugs.
The Ram 3500 offers a ton of choice for all conceivable customers. In our testing, a Laramie Longhorn dually took 9. It's a Hemi-powered 2500 Crew Cab with electric-locking front and rear differentials, electronic-disconnecting sway bar, Bilstein shocks, 32-inch tires, skid plates, 4. Install the oil filler cap. Pour the old oil into jugs and drain the filter into a jug. Start the engine and check the filter gasket closely for leaks. The Laramie Longhorn features a Texas-themed interior brushed aluminum trim, fake barbed wire accents, and fake belt buckles on the seat-back pockets.