Hell Cat Oil Change Difference from SRT

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  1. jmeyer94

    jmeyer94 Senior Hellcat Member

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    Hey new Hell Cat Owners! I found buried in the electronic owners manual a small paragraph about performing an engine oil change of the Hell Cat. You have TWO drain plugs that must be removed when changing the oil. One is located on the engine block and the other drain is on the engine oil cooler. If you don't remove the oil cooler drain, you will overfill the engine with oil, besides not getting all the dirty oil out.

    On another note, all I could find was to change the oil at 6,000 miles, but my oil life indicator is almost showing full life at just over 500 miles? Not sure if this is part of the break-in procedure or not?
     
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    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    It's like gas guages, they are full then its like herpderp 1/2, It's going to drop or its prorated to tell you to change it at around 5500.
     
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    jmeyer94 Senior Hellcat Member

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    I meant to say the oil life indicator is showing that the oil is fixing to need changing at just over 500 miles!
     
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    solo7777 SRT Terminator Hellcat Car Club Western Regional President HCC Charter Member

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    You need to take your cat back to the dealer and show them that.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    My dealer told me to change at 5,000 the first time, but I am going to change is sooner than that. You do want to check your oil level though, quite a few have noticed their cars being a quart low after 500 miles and parts get lubed and needs topped off. Plus your dealer needs to see the gauge, it shouldn't show low oil life.
     
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    Demand only a Level 3 tech do the oil changes on your Hellcat. Some dealerships will NOT want to pull the best techs off a major job in order to do an oil change, even though they should for all Vipers and SRT's as well as Cummins Diesels. Make sure this is done. A good 5 Star dealership should do this...but some have been known to try and skate by with a lube tech. Had a dealership do this to me ONCE and the lube tech threw up a double gasket AND over tightened the oil filter on my SRT8. It sprung a leak at the filter and had I not noticed it....could have fried my motor. No BS. We want no bozos working on our Hellcats.
     
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    How do you go about making sure your getting a level 3 srt tech
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I had that discussion with my service manager the day I picked my car up. I told him the SRT mechanic is the ONLY one I want working on my car ever and that if he isn't there I will come back...
     
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    I only have 51 miles on my car, I drove it home and the snow started. The question is the is a oil life gauge in the Performace Pages, or where is it ?
     
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    It's on the steering wheel controls under performance you may have to hit the right error to find
     
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    Ask "I'm I getting a level 3 srt tech"
     
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    When I brought my 300S for it's oil change, it took the tech five times to get it in the bay,,I watched the entire time
     
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    Do you continue to use that dealer??
     
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    I bought the hellcat from there sister store,,, so I will drive the extra ,14 miles to where I bought it, don't want to take chances
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    That's reassuring....NOT:eek:
     

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