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Old 06-23-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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More than 6qts needed?

So i changed my oil today with valvoline premium conventional 5w20 and a mopar filter. Let it drain for quite a while. Put 6qts in and let it run for a minute. Let it drain back down and then Looked at the dipstick and it appears low? Has anyone seen this happen?

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So i changed my oil today with valvoline premium conventional 5w20 and a mopar filter. Let it drain for quite a while. Put 6qts in and let it run for a minute. Let it drain back down and then Looked at the dipstick and it appears low? Has anyone seen this happen?
Is it supposed to be 6L instead if qts?

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My 2012 3.6 L Pentastar takes EXACTLY 6 quarts. And I also let the pan drain for an hour before filling it up. Are you measuring on a level surface?
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Is it supposed to be 6L instead if qts?
Not that i know of. i checked the manual and it says 6 qts. I also was able to fit all the used oil in the bottles i used almost perfectly.
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My 2012 3.6 L Pentastar takes EXACTLY 6 quarts. And I also let the pan drain for an hour before filling it up. Are you measuring on a level surface?
As level as my driveway i guess lol its not a hill or anything
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You're supposed to let the jeep sit there for a little, or a few hours, before doing the final measure. This lets the oil drain down into the pan. If you measure too soon then yes, it will appear low since the oil is spread throughout the engine.
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So i changed my oil today with valvoline premium conventional 5w20 and a mopar filter. Let it drain for quite a while. Put 6qts in and let it run for a minute. Let it drain back down and then Looked at the dipstick and it appears low? Has anyone seen this happen?
My 3.6L has taken about 8 oz. over 6 quarts to get to the upper half of the hatched area on the dip "wire" both times I have changed it. And, yes, I take all possible precautions to make sure I'm not over filling.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:48 PM   #8
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My 3.6L has taken about 8 oz. over 6 quarts to get to the upper half of the hatched area on the dip "wire" both times I have changed it. And, yes, I take all possible precautions to make sure I'm not over filling.
This is the dipstick

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This is the paper

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Old 06-23-2013, 07:03 PM   #9
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Per, the Owners manual, Run the engine and get it up to operating temperature. Then shut it off and wait five (5) minutes and then check the level. Mine is on the full mark with six (6) quarts when following the manuals guidelines!

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