Thanks for your reply.Well I didn't actually see the book in question, just spoke with a RAM tech while I was at the dealership picking up my cabin air filter. I asked him what the new RAM trucks engine drain bolt toque spec was, he asked me was it a "gas or diesel?" I said it was a Hemi, he said "the book states 25 ft-lbs or 34Nm" for that motor.
He also mentions most of them don't use torque wrenches for the drain bolts, they already have the "feel".
That basically sums up my experience with an "official", "documented" or whatever someone wants to call it answer.
I'm a DIY type of individual and try to research a "project" before "learning the hard way" (paid that price already).
I think the torque value is avoided for dissemination do to the variables with residual oil, possible and potential liability, and "bring it to the dealer" for the oil change.
Maybe "Ram Cares" will chime in with the setting or an explanation.