Oil Usage After 1,000 Miles

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  1. Mike III

    Mike III Senior Hellcat Member

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    I just hit 1,000 miles on my Challenger Hellcat today and had to add 1 quart of oil. Is this normal after 1,000 miles? How many miles do you go on average before you have to add a quart of oil? Any information is greatly appreciated. The car is totally stock except for a set of Nitto 555r Drag Radials on the rear.

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    absolutely normal..
     
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    Hellcatmichael SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    First quart added at 750 miles, second quart added at 1950 and a third was added at 3700, so it's going in the right direction I hope.
     
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    I better check mine. 1200 miles didnt know of any oil consumption issues. normally noted small loss by the next oil change. Tho I have not been hard on it yet.
     
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    Totally normal. Mine used a quart the first 1000 miles. About 3/4 quart second 1000 miles. Will use oil for about first 5-6000 miles. Very common on the SRT models.
     
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    Mike III Senior Hellcat Member

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    Thank you everybody for the replies, was not sure if it was something to be concerned about. Does anybody know why the Hellcat uses oil like this?
     
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    Must be car to car. My last one used 1/2 qt. within the first thousand miles this one hasen't used any. Agreed what you're experiencing is perfectly normal. Says it right in the owners manual
     
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    Strange. Mine rarely uses oil. I've had to add maybe 1/2 quart in 27,780 miles.
     
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    uh oh. My car didnt use any oil through the first 2 oil changes ( (first at 2700 and second at 6000 miles).. Im now at 11,000 miles and I still havent had to add any additional oil.

    Should I take the car to the dealer and find out why its not using oil? Damn, why me??
     
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  10. rgigowski

    rgigowski SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I checked my oil level when I first got it and then maybe at 500. I checked it around 3k and it was 1/2 qt down. Topped it off and took a 400 mile road trip yesterday and now have 4,300 miles on her and the level is on the mark.
     
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    TNCHARGER SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I changed the oil at about 1100 miles and it was right on the full mark. Now I have about 1700 miles and still on the full mark.....several threads around this forum about oil consumption. Try the search button at the top of the screen....anyway general consensus is some HC use oil with various rates of consumption and some don't use any...Chrysler says 1 qt per 800 miles is considered normal.
     
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    So I guess all you guys whose cars don't use oil are abnormal according to Chrysler. Makes me happy to know I have a normal Hellcat.
     
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    Hellcatmichael SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    You have a strange Hellcat sorry but you know cats their weird animals.
     
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    Nice car LBH!!
     
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    Sometimes abnormal can be a good thing....
     
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