For those that change their own oil, how much oil comes from the cooler plug?

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  1. bolivarshagnasty

    bolivarshagnasty Gold Member

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    Cup full, cap full?
     
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    More than a few ounces. It drains for a minute then drips for a few more.
     
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    bolivarshagnasty Gold Member

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    Does anyone know if the factory recommendation is to drain that plug every oil change? Will the Techs at the Dealerships remove the front panel and do this? Reading an oil change post, it seems like a lot of effort for a few ounces of oil. Thoughts?
     
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    less than a cup for sure.
    should be drained every oil change.
     
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    bolivarshagnasty Gold Member

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    Does FCA/Dodge recommend this in their written procedure?
    I understand that removing àll of the oil is preferred. Just seems like the front panel wasn't made for repeated removal, where the rear one is.
     
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    yes, part of procedure on techconnect.

    i like what zippy did.
     
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    Drain until 1 drop per 3 or 5 seconds. I forget which. Takes about 45 minutes to get to that rate.
     
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    Drained for 45 min. and got 6oz.
     
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    If you take the oil filter off first, it will drain faster and you will get more oil.
     
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    I let it drain and go have lunch. About an hour. Always have done this for every car.
     
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    Just changed mine a couple days ago. I drained it after removing the filter. It took about 15 minutes to get to a very slow drip. Probably 6 to 8 ounces came out of mine.
     
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    Anyone just use a vacuum pump? Something like the MityVacs etc? Beats the heck out of crawling underneath and no need to dick with the drain plug...

    I will need a larger capacity one for the Hellcats 7 quarts (liters?), but that shouldn't be an issue, though if the filter is placed underneath the car like it's the 1970s???? Then yeah never mind.

    Is the filter way down below? Coming up on 1K miles, and I'll be changing the oil soon, should probably figure it out...
     
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    moparjim SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes your filter is down below. Remove 4 bolts from access cover, dust shield. Filter is on pass side. The front cover for the cooler is a little bit more fun.;)
    No biggie though.
     
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    I may be the minority but I do not change mine. I do oil changes every 3 months, it all evens out.
     

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