So I recently moved to a new townhome/apt about 2 blocks from my local dealership. During the recall for the transmission skid plate, I took my Rubi to the dealership (cant work on cars in the parking lot) so they could fix it, had them replace my Rubi stickers under warranty, change the oil and rotate the tires. Found out the previous owner had purchased 5 free oil changes that I could use for a month so I used one. Thought this is cool, all the horror stories I heard about dealerships were false.
About 3K after the service, I start having a dry start if my Rubi sits for 2 days or more so I check the oil. I am down a quart. Not sure if they only put in 5 quarts or if I really am using oil like everyone else with the 3.8. Now I haven't had any issues with it burning oil in the last year, nor have I had car I bought new, from my 1987 Dodge Daytona to my 2007 Dodge Ram 1500, use a quart of oil in that time frame. I decide to show my stepson (who is home from college on break) how to do an oil change and get everything to spec so I can be sure what really is happening - figured every man has to at least know how. Apparently, it is now standard operating procedure at the dealership to use Loctite on the drain plug and use air tools to torque down on them. Man, I have been out of working on cars for awhile, I never knew this.
So I decide its time to take it back to the dealer to give them a chance to fix it but I can't do it right away. My fault, I was leaning more towards the idea that they just put in 5 qts of oil, so 2 weeks go by ( I work from home and only drive maybe 10 miles a week) and I am now down another 1/2 quart. So I decide mixing brands is worse than being low and as I am adding oil it comes to me.
Jeep must have decided that since the 3.8 burns so much oil, its easier to just close the drain plug up permanently and have the owner add oil 1 quart at a time than it is to do an oil change or actually fix the issue. Genius !!!