Tonight I rolled in from a 686 mile round trip run delivering two gooseneck trailers from Somerset, KY to the retail store in Marietta, GA. White Lightning is at 153,632 miles, so it’s just a little overdue for the 30k drain and fill.
When I got home, I left the truck idling, kissed the wife and daughter, changed into some work clothes, and gathered up my drain pan and wrenches. Within 45 seconds of shutting off the truck, my drain and fill was underway.
I’ll leave it draining overnight, although on most of my previous drain and fills, very little additional fluid came out after the :30 mark. When dropping the sump filter, more fluid drains for an extended time whenever the sump filter is out.
Due to the drain plug location of the PML pan, it will be interesting to see if I get the P0868 code, like I normally always got with just the sump filter replacement.
Since this is my first drain and fill with the new pan, I will need to measure the fluid drained. I’m expecting to replace between 10.0 to 10.5 quarts or so.
2018 RAM 4500 Chassis Tradesman Crew Cab 60” C/A 4WD, 6.7L Cummins, AISIN AS69RC Transmission, 4.10 Axle Ratio, Chrome Appearance Group, Keyless Entry, Fog Lamps, Chrome Tubular Steps, 52+22 gallon fuel tanks, 5.0 Radio, Single Disc CD Player, 225/70R19.5 Firestone FD690’s, Aluminum Wheels, Parkview Backup Camera, Trailer Brake Controller. Equipped with a CM SK Series flatbed w/B&W Turnover Ball. Purchased new April 23, 2018. Currently : 196,704 miles and 3,437 hours as of January 27th, 2020 (Average Miles Per Hour = 57.2)
Last edited by gsbrockman; 08-10-2019 at 12:02 AM.