After looking at the no problem for Hellcat thread...

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by Ric, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. Ric

    Ric Rookie Hellcat Car Club

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    Is there a problem with oil consumption.......
     
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    TNCHARGER SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Only with the ones having an oil consumption issue...
     
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  3. CubeMan

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    Some users are reporting a little bit of oil consumption. If your losing more then a quart (And even i say 3/4ths a quart is alot) then you have an issue.

    My hellcat burned almost 2.5 quarts within the first 5,000 miles. I pulled the dipstick one day and it was bone dry. I told the dealer and they said if it happens again just tow it and bring it in. Luckily I have my other car to get oil.

    The manual doesn't say anywhere i can find that burning oil like that is acceptable. Other members suggest it just comes with the territory. I know SRT/Dodge and the EPA wouldn't be happy about it and release it.

    Consumer reports put an article on as it's not just the hellcat burning oil. Dodge/SRT does not have an official statement on how much is acceptable for the hellcat to burn between oil changes. But realistically if a hellcat burns 1-2 quarts between oil changes now, Imagine when the miles start racking up. You will be filling the oil every interval, not changing it.

    Excessive Oil Consumption Isn't Normal - Consumer Reports
     
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    Some expensive foreign cars say 1 qt every 1,000-2,000 miles is ok........
     
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    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    And their service intervals must reflect that. Do you honestly think that the people who own those cars are checking their own oil?
     
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    It is automatic. There is an oil level sensor. It advises when you are in the safe range, and when you need to add a quart. Oil changes recommended at 5,000-7,500 miles. It senses duty cycles and can alert at lower intervals. You just keep a quart in your zippered bag on the trunk, carefully attached to the wall of your trunk with velcro. Most of these cars have a minimum of 9 quarts in the crankcase as well. Not quite like a 6 quart pan..... 7 in my 1970 440 6-pack....
     
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    Taking a look at two lambo forums I would have to agree that lambos do burn oil. I just couldn't imagine 1%'ers putting oil into their lambos. That the service intervals would take care of it or they have bigger oil pans like you said so they can burn oil and still operate fine.

    From a customer perspective on a hellcat if the manual doesn't state that the cat could burn enough oil to damage the motor between oil changes and it's your duty to make sure, then it makes me believe that our motors shouldn't burn more then a quart between changes. Taking a-look at the lambo forums you have owners and servicemen/women saying that some burn nothing, some burn alot. I guess the hellcat motor is going to join that club.

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    Yes our manual does state to check fluids, but it doesn't tell you mileage you should. At a certain point theres a difference between burning oil, and faulty product. Higher end cars say "Our product could burn a quart every 1k miles, check". We have nothing besides "Check fluids" like on a regular SXT model.
     
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    mine uses no oil
     
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    thank the Good Lord mine uses no oil at all
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    so far mine uses NONE.
     
  11. Paladin06

    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Read your owners manual. I clearly states that some oil consumption during break in is normal.
     
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    Some oil isn't 2 quarts. Break-in is 500 miles. People are still burning oil after 5k and as you can see other users here are reporting no oil burn.
     
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    Mine used almost 1.5 qts at the 2700 mile mark. Had oil changed and no noticeable usage since. Currently at 5100 miles.;)
     
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    Ray Hunsaker Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    none for me...... :):):):)
     
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    I am 33 and was taught you need to check fluid every time you fill up. Being not too old I assumed even modern cars could use oil. I thought it was normal. Seems other were brought up differently.
     
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