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Old 08-25-2013, 07:47 PM
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Re: Wk2 hemi oil change

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If you do that for any oil you'll get hits. The Subaru guys hate m1 with what seems like "data" to back it up, other vehicles, people swear by it. I haven't decided what to run in my jgc... Leaning towards pennzoil syn for the hemi...
This is why we rely on people like Milous who is posting a simple response here but is backing it with many years of real experience. I know for a fact he points to trivial web information sometimes, but his real world experiece pre-dates the existence of google.... maybe someday Google will Reference Milous?


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Old 08-26-2013, 03:17 PM
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Re: Wk2 hemi oil change

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I know that as long as there are at least 2 types of oil, one or the other will always be best in the minds of many.

That got me wondering, no matter what oil is used, are there many engine failures these days in vehicles that are used under normal use? It seems that years ago it wasn't unusual for people with high mileage cars to get a valve job, often because of a problem with the guides. Maybe less common, but not unusual, were ring jobs and cam or crank bearings. I don't hear about much of that anymore, and cars seem to be lasting longer than ever.

Is deciding which oil to use, within manufacturer specs, much ado about nothing?


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Much more ado [and dis-information] than you can shake a spear at.

Its been decades since there were even oil incompatibilities, where the military buyers sort of allowed as how they'd better play nice together or lose all sorts of military contracts.

Personally, I tend to prefer a full synth, but I wouldn't even care to try to begin to justify that on technical grounds or any actual wider viscosity/heat/load range compared to a good premium dino pee type oil that meets MDS requirements.

Converting to full synth mainly cause the service manager made me a deal on the Pennz platinum compared to the standard Pennz they use in the Hemi. [Suspect they may be trying to get rid of the traditional one for very little additional bulk cost, but I'll take it.]
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:47 AM
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Re: Wk2 hemi oil change

Just to confirm 7 qts shows my dipstick as 3/4 of a qtr low. As everybody says it's the first time I have ever experienced this but the overall capacity is impressive when off roading. No dry sump when other than level. Have a Great Day and Love your Jeep. 2012 Overland 5.7L
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Re: Wk2 hemi oil change

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Just to confirm 7 qts shows my dipstick as 3/4 of a qtr low. As everybody says it's the first time I have ever experienced this but the overall capacity is impressive when off roading. No dry sump when other than level. Have a Great Day and Love your Jeep. 2012 Overland 5.7L
My previous 2012 with the 5.7 and now my 2014 with the 5.7 both read the same way with only 7 quarts. I then add 1/2-3/4 of a quart to bring to the full line on dipstick. I remember my old 2000 WJ with the 4.7 engine took 6 qts. as the OM called for. Seems like Chrysler is copying the german imports and soon it will require 9-10 quarts to fill the crankcase.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:05 PM
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Re: Wk2 hemi oil change

Mine has always read 3/4 area as 7 quarts. I wouldn't suggest adding extra oil as over filling can harm the engine.
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Mine has always read 3/4 area as 7 quarts. I wouldn't suggest adding extra oil as over filling can harm the engine.
This what 8qts reads my dealer made an excuse like this is prob been our first srt gc!.


Idiots the 5.7 6.4 have same capacity. They even charged me for 8qts owners manual says 7!

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Re: Wk2 hemi oil change

I'd find a new dealer. I don't have my service done at the same dealer from which I purchased the vehicle. I didn't even take advantage of their one free oil change given to me at purchase.
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Re: Wk2 hemi oil change

Some of my experiences here,

I used Royal purple oil on my 1999 3000GT SOHC V6 for 30k miles.. and the motor eventually developed a loud ticking/scraping sound from the lower part of the motor, I sold it right after the ticking started.. I didn't even want to bother figuring out what it was. So that's my reason to why I haven't used it since, plus other horror stories I have heard. But I do like their oil filters!

On my 2010 Volvo S40 turbocharged 5cyl, I used both Castrol Edge full synthetic and Mobil 1 EP. I used the Castrol for 25K with no problems except for an interesting amount of frothing in the filler cap, then I switch to M1EP for the remainder of the 35K I owned it, No more frothing and the engine felt smoother going through the RPMs.

So for my 2014 overland V8, I decided to stick with the M1EP, so far so good, but there is plenty of ticking and it smokes when I floor it some times. So I'm gonna give this new Pennzoil ultra platinum a shot and see how she likes it.

I am also victim to the dipstick reading not full at 7qts but full closer to 8.. so this oil change I am also going to just try the flat 7qts and see how she runs.
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Re: Wk2 hemi oil change

7 quarts is all that the 2014 takes as far as oil,what's with the 8th quart?
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Re: Wk2 hemi oil change

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7 quarts is all that the 2014 takes as far as oil,what's with the 8th quart?

on some of the WK2's the dip stick doesn't read correctly, so when you put 7 qts in, its below the safe / add mark, so that's where the 8th qt comes into play, not the whole thing...
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Re: Wk2 hemi oil change

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Ok gotcha

just to add some light on the subject of what you questioned

2011 oil change capacity
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