How much oil use is normal on new cat

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  1. Hellcatmichael

    Hellcatmichael SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I know it's been discussed but can't find thread. What's normal use on new cat? What would be not normal? Put in 2 quarts in 1800 mile. How long and at what amount of use would start to be alarming? Thank you.
     
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    My tech said that new engine oil consumption is also predicated on how hard you drive the car.
     
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    I've got 1,800 on her now. Changed the oil at the 777 mark. Haven't had to add once. Maybe I don't drive her hard enough :)
     
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    2100 miles zero usage so far. I check it every fill up. 2 qts is a bit much. Tells me maybe it was low when you picked it up
     
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    gabe Gold Member Hellcat Car Club

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    My challenger hellcat has 6000 miles and have changed oil twice. Didn't burn any oil.
     
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    Oil consumption is normal for a new engine. Different members have report no oil used to cases like yours. May be how you drive or other factors, Several threads on this so you might do a search. At any rate I wouldn't worry about it unless it continues after a few thousand.

    If so you have warranty though Chrysler considers a quart per 1,000 miles to be within spec. I have 900 miles on mine and as of yesterday it was still on the full mark.
     
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    I drove my car hard for 3 hours at COTA and only drive it on the weekends.
     

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