Losing power and stuttering throttle response

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  1. hellcat444

    hellcat444 Rookie

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    One night I was driving on the high way and trying to go wot.
    The car would lost power and the throttle would stutter and almost behave like a fuel cut. No engine light is on.

    I stopped by the gas station and found out that the oil was half quart low.
    I added the oil in and everything was well.

    Do you guys experience that.
    Is it due to low oil?
    Should I get it checked out?

    Thanks guys.
     
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  2. Paladin06

    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Owners manual says to check oil at each gas tank fill up during the break in period. I suggest you do that.
     
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    X-Men Fiend Gold Member

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    I had a similar experience, but yours was at highway speed so I'm sure it's something different. Mine was due to my own blunder... I had a buddy, wanting to see the 'mythical Hellcat burnout', and I of course was happy to oblige, but in my excitement, forgot to turn off traction control. The traction control was in track setting, and when I popped the clutch, the engine sputtered and bogged, pushing my humiliation to it's peak setting. I drove off with my 'cats tail between its legs. If I had remembered to turn off traction control, it would have smoldered the hides right on down the street. I could have been a hero, yet ended up a ZERO. Learn from my mistake, and avoid the shame.
     
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  4. ramair111

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    Being half a quart low on oil will not effect the way engine runs.
     
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  5. hellcat444

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    I am at 2200 now.
    Maybe it had been low for a while...

    Should I bring her back to the dealership?
    It is fine now but don't know if it is due to low oil..
     
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    Sounds like you may have hit rev limiter.
     
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    Snappycat SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member

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    The challenge we face when taking it to the dealer for a problem, one that has only happened once, is they sometimes can't fix it without replicating the malfunction. If there is a code, then that helps. I don't think being a 1/2 qt down would cause this. If it happens again, then perhaps a solution may be out there. Just my .02:)
     
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    Lord Hellcat Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC UK President HCC Charter Member

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    It will not be because you are half a quart down on oil. It could be you started to light the tyres up and the traction control system cut in. Or you have a problem with the throttle position sensor. You should have a fault code. If not you are going to have to wait until it does it again.
     
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    Are you driving an M6? If so, and you didn't throw a code, I agree with ramair111. Sounds like you hit the rev limiter.
     
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    I have a8 charger.
     
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    What ever it was - the key cycle seemed to have fixed it
     
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    You hit the Rev limiter. Were you manual? It'd easy to do if your in manual or grab the downshift instead of the upshift paddle. Don't ask me how I know this......
     
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    Sometimes this vehicle acts like a windows computer. Reboot and everything works ok. :(
     

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