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Old 06-30-2011, 05:48 PM
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Re: 5.7 Hemi First Oil Change 7+ Quarts???

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Most dipsticks aren't all that accurate -- they are only intended to show change.

The dipstick has been spot on with all my other cars over the years. :shrug:
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:00 PM
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Re: 5.7 Hemi First Oil Change 7+ Quarts???

I agree. And on my '98 GC Limited V8, it even has "Full" clearly marked at the top. Seems so simple. Wonder why these don't have the same indication and take all the guess work out of a simple thing like an oil change. I mean it was the "Dealer Service Department" that told me I was a quart low after putting in 7 quarts!
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Re: 5.7 Hemi First Oil Change 7+ Quarts???

I have a 2005 WK 5.7L and the dealer said yea, it says 7qts but the 5.7L Hemi they put 7.5 qts in.
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Re: 5.7 Hemi First Oil Change 7+ Quarts???

FWIW, it is far better to run 1/2 quart low that 1/2 quart too high. Overfilling is bad juju.
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Re: 5.7 Hemi First Oil Change 7+ Quarts???

7.2 quarts here, that gets it just a little above the middle of the marks...
threw me off last year when went by manual and saw 7 was still low ;p
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Re: 5.7 Hemi First Oil Change 7+ Quarts???

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...Most dipsticks aren't all that accurate....
Agreed, go by the specs at 7 quarts and don't overfill. Just remember where the level is indicated with a fresh fill, and use that as your guide.
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Re: 5.7 Hemi First Oil Change 7+ Quarts???

7.6 qts here. Same OEM filter gasket issue caught by chance. After filling with Mobil1 found 2 plastic rings from oil bottles in funnel.
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Re: 5.7 Hemi First Oil Change 7+ Quarts???

Used exactly 7 on mine
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Re: 5.7 Hemi First Oil Change 7+ Quarts???

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Used exactly 7 on mine
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