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Old 07-22-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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Oil Dipstick Question

Sorry if I missed this in my owner's manual or searches, but: on my '10 dipstick there's a x'd section that says "safe" and right above that it says "add min. 1 quart." So, which is it? Should I be making sure the oil is in the safe area or above? Also, I've read on here that some dealers only put in five quarts, not six- is that common?

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When the oil level is at the bottom of the safe zone you want to add 1 quart to bring it to the top of the safe zone.

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If you are in the 'hatch' zone, then you are safe. If you are at the very bottom of the 'hatch' zone or below, it will hold a quart of oil and still be safe. Don't overfill.

I like to fill mine up to exactly on the top line of the hatches, that way I'll know if I'm losing oil during my weekly checks.
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Awesome, thanks. I assume any 5w20 will work? I should have checked it when I picked it up from getting the oil changed last week. I'm wondering if my dealer does the 5 quarts is enough thing.
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Any 5W-20 is fine as long as it meets Chrysler specs.
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