Help - VERY Nervous!!!

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  1. IMCHRGD

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    Hi Guys and Gals,

    Taking my car in for it's first oil change tomorrow. I have been reading the posts on oil changes but wanted to get any tips I need to be aware of. Taking to the guy who changed my SRT8 Charger for many years but I know the Hellcat has some tricks like 2 oil plugs and wanted to know if there is anything else to watch for. He will let me watch him as I know it will be his first Hellcat but would love to know if there is anything special to look for, belly pan issues, oil filter issues. 6 quarts, correct LOL :)

    Thanks in advance for your help

    IMCHRGD in AZ
     
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    Both oil drain plugs set to 20 ft/lbs. Tech probably won't know that.
     
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    Chill, your tech should pull up the procedure and follow it. A good one attaches to the car checks for updates tsb etc. Sounds as though they know srt vehicles presume you're in good hands. Get to know them appreciate their skill, you're new to your car they may not be remember who's new here (from sounds of it no offense intended at all, you may not be just trying to ease your nerves...)
     
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    Geeze don't be nervous, as you've already had an srt8 guy that you trust.
    I would just ask him if he had the training class for Hell Cats.
    Most likely he has.
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    The owner's manual tells all...Read up on oil changes. Post #4 on this link has the owner's manual. 2016 Hellcat pdf owner's manuals
     
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    At most politely ask they look on line to educate you, be super respectful. That's always a good approach, make them understand it's new to you.
     
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    Wiki was a great step by step :) My guy has never done a hellcat, it's not the dealer it's a private shop by my guy knows how picky I am and lets me watch LOL :)

    Thanks everyone for the tips, the 20# of torque and support the oil cooler line are important things to know :)
     
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    Print it out and hand it to him
     
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    Wiki is good in depth info but it looks like he needs to add an important step. Add 6 quarts of oil. At least I do not see it anywhere. I know it's common sense but....
     
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    Do it yourself!
     
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    Wish I could but don't have the ramps :)

    Well I took it in yesterday and all went well. My Dealership guy let me watch the entire thing and I got to see under the car. As Wiki says, not hard, just time consuming versus a standard oil change. Well worth it though to be a proud owner of one of the fastest cars on the street today :)

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    fact of the matter is... you should be able to go back to the dealer for an oil change without sweat rolling down your forehead. You shouldn't have to question the Stealerships ability to do an oil change on your $70K hellcat!
     
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    It's all about the mechanic, not the dealership. My guy is the only one at the dealer who I allow to work on my car LOL :) He did all the work on my 2006 SRT8 Charger that I had for 10 years and I trust him. All mechanics are not the same, Should be but reality is they are NOT. A friend of mine took is mustang Cobra to the dealership for an oil change. Got home an noticed a leak. Guy forgot to put back the dip stick and oil was all underneath his hood. What a mess. If I can't watch them work on my car, I don't go LOL :) It's really awesome that my Dodge Dealer always let's me go back to watch the work being done. Having a good relationship with your service advisor is the Key.

    IMCHRGD in AZ
     
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    True - Not all are bad! I just hate that feeling that the wrong guy may work on it... Glad it worked out for you!
     

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