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Old 08-21-2015, 10:58 AM
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First Oil Change Complete

It's got only 910 miles, but I wanted to get it done, and see what I was up against. I wasn't sure what I would run into. All in all it didn't go too bad. The problems I did have were tool and drain pan related, no fault of the Jeep. The oil filter has a metal guard over part of it, so you can't use a standard strap wrench with a built in handle, because you've got no room to turn it once you manage to get it on.

Luckily I had one without a handle that you stick a 3/8" extension in to turn it, and that saved the day. It was a PITA, but it worked. The old filter came off, and I got the new one on and was able to snug it up. You have to work through an access hole in the under panel that protects everything, but it's not too bad.

The next order of business is a nice, high capacity, high quality drain pan. The one I got is made from that cheap, recycled plastic, and the oil drains almost as fast as it can accept it. I spilled a little, but again, I managed. When I do it next time I'll have a better wrench and drain pan. I think I'm going to look for the oil filters that have the hex nut welded on the end. I believe Wix has them. That will make everything even easier. Now I'll let it sit for a while, then check it on the dipstick. I put exactly 7 quarts in, (Pennzoil Full Synthetic 5W-20), so it should be right up to the full mark. We'll see.

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Old 08-21-2015, 12:08 PM
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Re: First Oil Change Complete

Very nice! I just took mine to the dealer yesterday for its first oil change. I also had a recall on the rear suspension. Anyways, I am at 4k mi. The oil life monitor showed I was at 59% and the service advisor pointed that out but I told him I didn't want it to go near that long so change it.
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Old 08-21-2015, 12:36 PM
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Re: First Oil Change Complete

I think mine said, "92% life left", or some nonsense. I would NEVER go that long. Especially on the original oil. I found these K&N Oil Filters on Amazon, so I ordered 4 of them for just $10.47 each. They've got a 1" hex nut spot welded on the end. It makes getting them off and on a breeze. K&N is a good product, and HP-2010 fits the Jeep 2015, 5.7 HEMI.

I don't drive that much, so I just change oil and filter every 6 months, regardless of the mileage. This will give me 2 years worth.


http://www.knfilters.com/search/prod...x?prod=hp-2010
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:52 PM
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Re: First Oil Change Complete

As I mentioned, I filled the crankcase with 7 quarts of oil. This after installing the new oil filter. After running it for a while, then letting it settle for around 4 hours, it was still 1/2 quart low. So I added another 1/2 quart, and now she's right up to the "full" mark on the dipstick.

So that's what I'm going to run in it from now on. When I got it home from the dealer after I bought it, I checked the oil the next morning, and it was right up to the "full" mark. That's how the dealer delivered the vehicle, and I've been driving it that way since last April. So I don't see any reason to change. I'll double check it one last time tomorrow morning, just to be sure.

So for me, I'm going to call it a 7-1/2 quart capacity engine. As always YMMV, or..... Oil capacity.
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Re: First Oil Change Complete

Exact same situation here - switched to synthetic right at 1000 miles using K&N filter. Initially filled it with 7 qts. since that's the capacity specified, but that only brought it to the bottom of the normal reading. Added 0.5 qt. to get to the full mark and she's been fine since. 11,000 miles so far and two oil changes with no consumption.
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Exact same situation here - switched to synthetic right at 1000 miles using K&N filter. Initially filled it with 7 qts. since that's the capacity specified, but that only brought it to the bottom of the normal reading. Added 0.5 qt. to get to the full mark and she's been fine since. 11,000 miles so far and two oil changes with no consumption.
Being an old geezer, I almost worry about the lack of consumption on any Hemi.
The 50/60s versions drank almost as much oil as they did gas.

Bought one gallon of Pennz synth and have used just a bit less than a quart in 2 yrs and 36K miles between changes. Brave new worlds...
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Old 08-21-2015, 03:55 PM
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As I mentioned, I filled the crankcase with 7 quarts of oil. This after installing the new oil filter. After running it for a while, then letting it settle for around 4 hours, it was still 1/2 quart low. So I added another 1/2 quart, and now she's right up to the "full" mark on the dipstick.

So that's what I'm going to run in it from now on. When I got it home from the dealer after I bought it, I checked the oil the next morning, and it was right up to the "full" mark. That's how the dealer delivered the vehicle, and I've been driving it that way since last April. So I don't see any reason to change. I'll double check it one last time tomorrow morning, just to be sure.

So for me, I'm going to call it a 7-1/2 quart capacity engine. As always YMMV, or..... Oil capacity.
I figured that was going to happen as I read your post. Same thing happened to my 5.7L although I had the oil changed by a trusted local shop. I watched as he continued to check the level. He too added 1/4 to 1/2 a quart to get the level up to the full mark.

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Re: First Oil Change Complete

I would typically do the oil myself, but I have the free complimentary first oil change so I figure I'll take advantage of that. I plan on doing my first change when the oil life monitor is around 50%. I'm at 3300 miles now. Then after that I will probably do it between 10-15%. Anything before that and I feel that it's just a waste of time and money. My understanding is the oil life monitors take into account many parameters and are pretty accurate.
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I have had my 2014 hemi for abouf 2.5 years. 7.5 quarts brings it to half way on hashed area. Filling it higher and it will burn off the oil down to the halfway mark on the hashed area and then use no more. The dip sticks or dipstick tubes on these hemis are wacked
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Re: First Oil Change Complete

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It's got only 910 miles, but I wanted to get it done, and see what I was up against. I wasn't sure what I would run into. All in all it didn't go too bad. The problems I did have were tool and drain pan related, no fault of the Jeep. The oil filter has a metal guard over part of it, so you can't use a standard strap wrench with a built in handle, because you've got no room to turn it once you manage to get it on.

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The next order of business is a nice, high capacity, high quality drain pan. The one I got is made from that cheap, recycled plastic, and the oil drains almost as fast as it can accept it. I spilled a little, but again, I managed. When I do it next time I'll have a better wrench and drain pan. I think I'm going to look for the oil filters that have the hex nut welded on the end. I believe Wix has them. That will make everything even easier. Now I'll let it sit for a while, then check it on the dipstick. I put exactly 7 quarts in, (Pennzoil Full Synthetic 5W-20), so it should be right up to the full mark. We'll see.
Consider a Fumoto valve (F106N). Probably cheaper then a new oil pan and MUCH cleaner. Plus you can change the oil at a higher temperature.
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Consider a Fumoto valve (F106N). Probably cheaper then a new oil pan and MUCH cleaner. Plus you can change the oil at a higher temperature.
Thats what i do i have the fumoto with a drain line attached on my 5.7, drains right into the jug. Warm the oil a bit and it does dump it quick. Its a quick and messless change, about 20 minutes.
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Consider a Fumoto valve (F106N). Probably cheaper then a new oil pan and MUCH cleaner. Plus you can change the oil at a higher temperature.
After noticing how protected the drain plug is, I just may do that. I had one on a VW Diesel Rabbit I had back in 1979. It worked well. Will a F106N fit a 2015 5.7 HEMI?
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