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Wk2 hemi oil change

So ive done my oil change twice and both times put in 7.6qt with new mobil 1 filter to get to full mark on dipstick, just fyi as manual says 7qt to full... Never had a car need more than spec to get to full before, hope this helps someone...
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Re: Wk2 hemi oil change

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So ive done my oil change twice and both times put in 7.6qt with new mobil 1 filter to get to full mark on dipstick, just fyi as manual says 7qt to full... Never had a car need more than spec to get to full before, hope this helps someone...
I also had to put that much oil in the hemi.
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Re: Wk2 hemi oil change

I have the dealer change my oil and I've gotten used to reading my stick as full at 1/4 to a 1/3 below the full mark. At first I thought I was burning oil, but it consistently stays at the same mark. It did burn a little oil during the break in period, but not now. Just in case, I carry an extra quart.
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Re: Wk2 hemi oil change

My Jeep master tech said to keep it at 7 quarts. He said don't over fill it. It can affect the cylinder deactivation/activation mode.
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Re: Wk2 hemi oil change

7 quarts is right at the add line. And then it dipped below the add line. I'm doing my own oil changes from now on. I put almost 7 1/2 quarts of Mobil 1 full synthetic in and it brought the level up to 2/3rds above the add line into the cross hatch area of the dipstick which makes me comfortable with it. I was able to purchase 3 5-quart bottles and 2 Mopar filters from Walmart for a total of $94.43 including tax. That's only $47 per oil change for quality full synthetic and a Mopar filter and gets me an extra quart of oil to put that extra half in and have extra if it gets low before the next change, and have 7 1/2 quarts for the next oil change. Had to get a new engine oil drain plug, the one on there didn't fit any of my sockets and had to use a vice grip to crank it off.
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Re: Wk2 hemi oil change

I've never ever heard of a recommendation for a wet sump engine to run it at the low end of oil in the pan (usually just the opposite), but hey, now I have!

I can see how it could possibly effect the MDS if OVER filled.. But would you rather have a higher risk of low oil pressure, less dilution of contamination, less heat dissipation, and need to check the oil more often as it may drop below the low level sooner... Or have the worthless MDS kick in for sure? I'll trust the hashmarks, thank you.

Frankly, I considered going to 5w-30 just to have the MDS not work, but remembered I'm still in warranty ; )
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The MDS will still work on 5W-30 and if you go thicker than that, you'll get a code thrown for "wrong engine oil type".
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Is Mobil 1 Chrysler compliant now?
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My Jeep master tech said to keep it at 7 quarts. He said don't over fill it. It can affect the cylinder deactivation/activation mode.
Mine said the same thing.
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Re: Wk2 hemi oil change

I just have to say filling it is not "over filling" it. It's filling it.
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7 quarts is right at the add line. And then it dipped below the add line. I'm doing my own oil changes from now on. I put almost 7 1/2 quarts of Mobil 1 full synthetic in and it brought the level up to 2/3rds above the add line into the cross hatch area of the dipstick which makes me comfortable with it. I was able to purchase 3 5-quart bottles and 2 Mopar filters from Walmart for a total of $94.43 including tax. That's only $47 per oil change for quality full synthetic and a Mopar filter and gets me an extra quart of oil to put that extra half in and have extra if it gets low before the next change, and have 7 1/2 quarts for the next oil change. Had to get a new engine oil drain plug, the one on there didn't fit any of my sockets and had to use a vice grip to crank it off.

That's because the "master techs" at the stealership over torque everything. (and underfill the engine!).
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Is Mobil 1 Chrysler compliant now?
It may be for political reasons but still technically, No.
Copied and pasted from today's Mobil 1 website.

Question: Mobil 1 5W-20 and Chrysler MS-6395 Why is your Mobil 1 5W-20 not Chrysler MS-6395 spec approved? Or if it is, why is the certification not on the bottle or website?-- Josh Eads, Cabot, AR

Answer: Chryslerís latest revision to the MS-6395 specification calls for a field trial spanning multiple seasons over two years. While we fully expect the exceptional performance of Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil to meet Chryslerís specification requirements, at this time we are in the process of evaluating our timeline to start this testing.
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