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Re: Its the dipstick! On the hemi

Thank you all for the input, just bought my 2012 gc hemi and was wondering if the mechanic forgot to count the quarts. I think I'll cancel my warranty since this forum helps me solve everything right away with all the good input. I haven't seen any smoke and I'll drain the quart I put in tomorrow morning.

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Old 09-25-2015, 01:08 PM
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Re: Its the dipstick! On the hemi

Well looks like SRT has the wrong dipstick also except theirs reads over filled instead of under filled with the proper amount of oil.

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Re: Its the dipstick! On the hemi

I addressed this to service last week when I had oil changed. They said it's not the dipstick but engine oil lose after 2000 miles. Didn't press the issue. Would like to know where I can purchase the dipstick if someone has info. Thanks.
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:03 AM
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Re: Its the dipstick! On the hemi

I ordered (it may be in their stock now) mine from a local Chrysler Jeep dealership. Got it the next day.

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Re: Its the dipstick! On the hemi

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Thank you all for the input, just bought my 2012 gc hemi and was wondering if the mechanic forgot to count the quarts. I think I'll cancel my warranty since this forum helps me solve everything right away with all the good input. I haven't seen any smoke and I'll drain the quart I put in tomorrow morning.
How many quarts did the mechanic put in total? I wouldn't try draining anything. You won't be able to gage it correctly, and it comes gushing out if you try to catch it in a quart receptacle. Many of these engines have been running 1/2 to 1 quart over for years. It hasn't seemed to cause any issues.

If you are concerned, just purchase the new correct dipstick on line, or from your dealer. Then go by it.
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I addressed this to service last week when I had oil changed. They said it's not the dipstick but engine oil lose after 2000 miles. Didn't press the issue. Would like to know where I can purchase the dipstick if someone has info. Thanks.
If your Jeep is covered under the TSB, you should be able to have your Dealership order the correct dipstick with no charge to you.

I picked up mine from my dealership last week after the 3 weeks or so for it to arrive.
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Re: Its the dipstick! On the hemi

OK, I remote started my 2015, 5.7 Grand Cherokee this morning, and for the first time I got a puff of white smoke out of the tailpipes. I changed the oil and filter at 1,000 miles, and like many, it took 7-1/2 quarts of 20W-50 Pennzoil Full Synthetic to bring it up to the "FULL" mark on the dipstick. The car was delivered new with the oil at the "FULL" mark. So I did not alter the amount from when I purchased it. It's never smoked before in almost 1,500 miles of driving.

I don't know if this had anything to do with it, but this morning it was the coldest it's ever been since I bought it back last April. (42F). So anyway, I finally decided to order the correct dipstick. The one the vehicle came with is the "AC" suffix number, and I ordered the most recent "AD" suffix number. He told me he would have it in first thing tomorrow morning. It was only a few bucks more than on line, so I went with it. He told me a lot of the ones ordered on line come in bent. He assured me that would not be the case.

Anyway, if the new dipstick is visibly longer, I'll swap it out and drain out a half quart, and hopefully I'll be good to go. If not I'm in deep trouble, because otherwise it's something major like valve guides or a major internal problem. But I've heard a lot of these things smoked on startup, and the cause was the crankcase was overfilled. We'll see. In the meantime I'll just worry and hope.
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Re: Its the dipstick! On the hemi

Just for grins and giggles....

Has anyone slapped a measuring instrument up-side the sticks to get real numbers so that they can tell uninforms folks like me which is the appropriate length?

Keep it clean folks. I'm talking about comparing the dipsticks...for the lubricant....for the engines.

Sheesh........
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OK, I remote started my 2015, 5.7 Grand Cherokee this morning, and for the first time I got a puff of white smoke out of the tailpipes. I changed the oil and filter at 1,000 miles, and like many, it took 7-1/2 quarts of 20W-50 Pennzoil Full Synthetic to bring it up to the "FULL" mark on the dipstick. The car was delivered new with the oil at the "FULL" mark. So I did not alter the amount from when I purchased it. It's never smoked before in almost 1,500 miles of driving.

I don't know if this had anything to do with it, but this morning it was the coldest it's ever been since I bought it back last April. (42F). So anyway, I finally decided to order the correct dipstick. The one the vehicle came with is the "AC" suffix number, and I ordered the most recent "AD" suffix number. He told me he would have it in first thing tomorrow morning. It was only a few bucks more than on line, so I went with it. He told me a lot of the ones ordered on line come in bent. He assured me that would not be the case.

Anyway, if the new dipstick is visibly longer, I'll swap it out and drain out a half quart, and hopefully I'll be good to go. If not I'm in deep trouble, because otherwise it's something major like valve guides or a major internal problem. But I've heard a lot of these things smoked on startup, and the cause was the crankcase was overfilled. We'll see. In the meantime I'll just worry and hope.
There is the oil smoke that goes with the dip stick debacle as many of the Hemis have likely been over filled, that smoke is more blue than white and hangs around vs quickly dissipating. Then there is that white more steam looking smoke you get when starting when colder. One thing I will say about that is I get more of that white smoke when on this jeep then any other vehicle I have ever had. If that is what you are seeing then its normal for whatever reason the hemi in this jeep just belches a lot of it in the cold.
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There is the oil smoke that goes with the dip stick debacle as many of the Hemis have likely been over filled, that smoke is more blue than white and hangs around vs quickly dissipating. Then there is that white more steam looking smoke you get when starting when colder. One thing I will say about that is I get more of that white smoke when on this jeep then any other vehicle I have ever had. If that is what you are seeing then its normal for whatever reason the hemi in this jeep just belches a lot of it in the cold.

Shhhhh....

Your giving away trade-secrets.

While All the other manufacturers are tripping over themselves trying to go green.

Grand Cherokee runs on STEAM.
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Just for grins and giggles....

Has anyone slapped a measuring instrument up-side the sticks to get real numbers so that they can tell uninforms folks like me which is the appropriate length?

Keep it clean folks. I'm talking about comparing the dipsticks...for the lubricant....for the engines.

Sheesh........
If the last letter on the part number of your dipstick is A, B or C then you have the defective one if it is D you have the correct one. Correct part number is 53034186AD. The earlier versions(A, B, C) will read about 1 quart under filled when you put the 7 quarts recommended amount of oil. The lengths are noticeably different by about an inch or so when you put the correct and defective one side by side.
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Shhhhh....

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While All the other manufacturers are tripping over themselves trying to go green.

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sometimes you would think it does when you look in your rearview mirror on a cold morning LOL
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