Check your oil..

Discussion in 'Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat' started by LITSOUT, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. LITSOUT

    LITSOUT Gold Member

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    Mine was 1qt low at just over 400mi...

    Matt
     
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    Were you able to get the exact oil at the auto parts store and what was the name and weight?
     
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    LITSOUT Gold Member

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    Added 1 qt of 0-40 Mobil 1. Readily available....
     
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    I believe the factory uses a Pennzoil product, even has SRT on the bottle. Mobil is good also Royal Purple. My car has been sitting only 70 miles so far but I will check the oil soon thanks for the tip!
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    thanks for the reminder
     
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    jmeyer94 Senior Hellcat Member

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    600 miles and oil level perfect
     
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    FYI the Pennzoil can be hard to find. Mobil 1 is always readily available and use to be the mainstay of all SRTs. Royal Purple is overrated, I think RS will even agree.
     
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    Of the few initial problems reported with Hellcats, oil consumption is the one that troubles me. I sure hope this problem goes away after break-in. I have experienced an auto manufacture claiming 1 quart every 1K miles is “normal.”
     
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    An observation, I checked my oil within a few minutes of shutting the engine off when I initially got the car. It was a quart low. Checked it again a couple hours later, it was 1/2 quart low. Checked the next morning, right on the money. Make me wonder what the drain paths back to the pan are through this monster.
     
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    TallCool1 Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Nat'l Hellcat Tech Advisor HCC Charter Member

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    People need to be cautious taking this into account.
     
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    goat1964-2004 Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    My 14 SRT Jeep is the same.
     
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    I started my car today, first time in over two weeks,, and it ticked for a few seconds, mind you it's been in a heated garage, and hasn't gone below 48 degrees,,I hope it's normal
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    You can get a case 6 quarts on Amazon for $50. At least that's what it was. Pennzoil 0-40w platinum
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, the oil has quite a path to go and I think it just settles and needs a few to get everything lubed up again. :) My baby is still running like a greased pig with 50 kids chasing him! I feel like the more it breaks in the better it works.
     
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    Bought mine at Amazon as well. What's the deal with this oil? Not at any of the auto parts in my area.
     

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