to much oil after dealer service...

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  1. stephenlocke

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    So I just checked my oil after taking it in for its first service and discovered that the oil level is up past the top mark. 1/2 inch more! (Up onto the wrapped wire section of the dipstick.)
    I only drove the car home from the dealer, approx 10 miles.
    What should I do. Risk the drive back to the dealer?
    (Is this likely because they didn't drain the cooler as well or?)
     
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    *Check again when "Cold " sits overnight...
    If confirmed still too high...

    1)If you know how,drain some out of the drainplug.
    2)If Not Take er back!
    (a Short non spirited drive should be ok!)
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    I would not drive it but I would call the dealership and report it to the service manager.
    Too much oil is not a good for a motor. Document the amount of oil on the dip stick with a short video on your phone to cover and issues that might arise in any case.
     
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    FarAWayFromHere is right! Check it again when the engine is cold. If you drove it (or had the engine running) then checked, its going to show something crazy on the dipstick. If it turns out it is indeed high, I would document the level with a picture, then call the service manager at the dealership and ask them how to best handle it. That way its their fault if they tell you to do something that adversely affects the car.

    Good luck!
     
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    Wish it was as simple as a warm engine. Car has been sitting for over a week in the garage since the service so it's well and truly cold.
    Good idea to document though.
    Will be giving the dealership a call in the morning for sure...

    Now do you think unreasonable to ask them to send out a technician to resolve? Also should I be concerned with contaminated oil if they forgot to drain the cooler as well?
     
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    Not sure how many miles you have on the oil, but I wouldn't worry about it being "contaminated" per-se; the level of oil is of greater concern. However, there really isn't a sure-fire way to know how much oil is in there unless you get it drained correctly (meaning both the oil pan and the oil cooler) and having it re-filled with the right amount of oil. I know some early owners manuals had the amount of oil incorrectly stated as being 7 quarts rather than 6. If I recall correctly, someone measured the oil in the oil cooler and it was right around a quart. If you are a quart high, they probably didn't drain the cooler. If you are two quarts up, maybe they went off the old/incorrect manual information?!?!?

    Personally, I would have them do the oil change at your home.
     
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    Check forum on oil cooler capacity...WNY CAT did measure it and it's less than 1/3 quart.
    Quick forum search shows 10-11 oz with picture from WNY CAT post.

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    I would remove the oil filter, drain the contents and then put it back. Recheck oil level and add if needed. Less messy than pulling the drain plug and trying to reinsert.

    You can also use a vacuum oil pump suction device through the dipstick hole if you have access to something like that.
     
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    I believe the correct oil amount is 6qt not 5 qt....
     
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    ARG! Typo! Thanks for catching that! I went back and corrected the post..
     
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    Just spoke with Dealer, they say that Dodge states that for this engine that the oil level should be checked when warm. (After 10 minutes of running...)
    Anyone on here an SRT technician and can confirm this? (I have never had a car that you check the engine oil warm...!!!???)
     
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    Stephen you are right I have my 1st oil change at the dealer I was checking the amount of oil the put in and it said 7 quarts what is the damage to the engine when the cat is over fill? I will have them towed the car back to the dealer or have them come to my house and change it or drain it at home will keep you posted The cat have 1500 miles today Dec8 2015.
     
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    Under fluid capacities SRT in my owner’s manual it has 7.5 quarts -6.2 liter S/C engine which apparently is wrong. My dealer changed my oil and had 7 quarts on the sales receipt/work order. I called the dealer and told them it should be 6 quarts and they said all hemi's take 7 quarts. I monitored the engine oil pressure and did not have oil foam or bubbling and no white exhaust smoke.
     
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