Increased Oil Capacity for 2017??

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  1. PerfRacer

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    OK, does anyone have any more information regarding the oil capacity increase for the 2017 cars? Someone posted elsewhere about '17 cars going to 7 quarts of oil and the only difference between these cars and earlier models is that they received a different dipstick that shows the correct/altered full capacity line. No difference in oil pans, or anything like that suspidedly. Only a different dipstick. Does this mean earlier cars were/are running a quart low (it never made sense to me that the hellcat has less oil capacity than a 392 car, especially with the cooler system)? Didn't see anything listed on this elsewhere.
     

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    Yeah. Even verified all of this at the dealer. For '15 and '16 the owners manuals and the dealer's systems say 6 quarts. For the '17 all of those things say 7 quarts. But, supposedly all that's changed with the new cars is the dipstick.
    So, I'm wondering if owners of the earlier cars (myself included with my '16) should simply get the newer dipstick and put in 7 quarts now. Was the 6 quarts a mistake from the beginning.
     
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    This seems like it could be a problem. If your adding when your a quart low means your really two quarts low or worse.
     
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    This is odd as hell, I guess if it mattered on the 15/16 they would put out a bulletin. I'm sticking with 6 until dodge says different. More oil for the internals to slosh around will just rob hp if it's not needed. (Old turbo Buick logic)

    Any late build date 16's have the 7 qt manual.
     
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    For right this minute I'm sticking with 6 quarts as well. But, I'm really expecting a TSB or something from Dodge saying to step up to the 7 quarts and given a new dipstick real soon. I can't see how they wouldn't. If nothing else has changed, and the car needs 7, it should get 7.
     
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    Canadian's are always different. Hellcat oil is different for them.:p
     
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    Well, that's a whole other capacity in itself then So, there's 6, 7, and now 7.5? Gggrrreeeaaattt. Well, anything over 6 quarts in my car registers as over full on the dipstick in my car. Had the dealer recently change the car's oil as well, and the tech who's also a friend, showed me right in the system that it calls for 6 quarts, because even before I became aware of this '17 change for '17, I was bother that the system held less fluid than my previous 392s and 6.1s did.
     
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    Jeep did send out almost all 2014 SRTs with the wrong length dipstick. They came out with a TSB to get a new dipstick
     
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    Great. Well, that instills great confidence in this instance. lol
     
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    Mine was built on 8/15/16 and the owners manual says 6 quarts.When I changed it,6 quarts brought the oil level to the top of the fill mark on the dipstick.
     
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    Lemme guess, that extra quart feeds the supercharger bearings?!? Bwhahaha!

    I've subbed to this thread as well, as I'd like to know what the right oil amount really is. If I remember right my 5.7 hemi held 7 QTS.

    Has oil cooler increased in size at all?
     
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    one metric liter equals about 1.06 US quarts

    so the 7.1 litres it shows equals 7.5 US quarts
     

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