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2011 WK2 oil change

Just did an oil change on my wife's 2011 WK2, unlike normal it took 7 qts of oil to get to the 'safe' marks. Not the normal 6 it had been taking.

Am I having a brain fart on past fills or did I get a really REALLY good drain?
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Re: 2011 WK2 oil change

7qts is normal.
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Re: 2011 WK2 oil change

7 qts is only normal for the Hemi. The V6 takes only 6. Remember, the Pentastar needs to be "hot" when the oil is checked. If you have the V6, it's over-full. If you have the Hemi, you've been running it a quart low each time. Neither is desirable.
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Re: 2011 WK2 oil change

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7 qts is only normal for the Hemi. The V6 takes only 6. Remember, the Pentastar needs to be "hot" when the oil is checked. If you have the V6, it's over-full. If you have the Hemi, you've been running it a quart low each time. Neither is desirable.
I checked it at ~158F according to the gauge on the cluster... Checked it at least 2 times since then on different days after the wife drive it home 20 miles.

Oh well I will keep an eye on it. I do have the Pentastar, for the record.
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Re: 2011 WK2 oil change

I just changed the oil today, I have the V6, put in 6 quarts and it was 1/2 quart down. I checked it cold and hot, no difference. I do put it up on ramps when I change it and let it drain until no drips come out, don't know if that makes a difference.

I had it was changed at the dealership and it always sowed full. I'll ask the next time I get it changed.
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Re: 2011 WK2 oil change

I always have to put a little more than 6, always check hot and cold. Since I'm at 68k miles and want to keep this beast a long time, this time I'll be adding 5qt Mobil, 1qt of Lucas Synthetic Oil Stabilizer, and top it up as needed with Mobil 1. It's supposed to be 20% but I want to play it safe. I have met so many people that swear by it, but the last guy that convinced me has a Toyota minivan with 300k miles on it that runs like new.
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