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I will take my car to the dealer for oil changes every 6 months exactly like the warranty requires until the day the warranty runs out. After that, I will probably continue to use the recommended oil but since it is very unlikely I put a lot of miles on my car they can blow that 6 month requirement out their a--.

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Thanks for the info - "The stock oil filter is the 899 so assume that's what they sold you, the part number is 04884899AB"

My receipt has 04884899AC, not AB, and the description says 161-C Filter Engine.

Probably the C stands for "Made in China", instead of the B which might stand for "Made in Bulgaria".

You never know with the global economy these days!

I actually googled it and found this...04884899AB supercedes to 04884899AC.

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I will take my car to the dealer for oil changes every 6 months exactly like the warranty requires until the day the warranty runs out.
Please note that the warranty has nothing to do with the dealer performing the oil change. It just states that the oil should be changed, and it doesn't matter who does it.

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Welp my warranty was voided back when I bough the car (2015) because it goes into storage and I change it in the fall, every fall, only put a little over 1k on it a year.
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Sure you can pour 7 quarts in and not think twice, I've never had an oil use issue on all 3 of my SRT Hemis, and would have never needed to even check the dipstick, even though I have many times. That said, if you actually want to use the dipstick and have the oil level somewhere close to the fill line, I would highly recommend only adding about 6.6 quarts. At 7 quarts it's too full to be useful. I've probably done about 40 oil changes on 6.1s and 6.4s, they have all been like this. I have never drained the oil cooler on a 6.4, probably why I don't need a full 7 quarts. I over-change my oil, so I've never worried about a little old oil still circulating in there. I have no experience with the 6.2L motor.





Now that's a fact! No way was I ever able to add seven quarts at oil change on my 6.1 without being well over the full mark as well, learned that lesion long ago. Not at all familiar with the 6.4, but I have never encountered a oil service drain port for the oil cooler on the 6.1. As far as the 6.2 is concerned, since they took the time and expense to redesign the oil cooler with a drain port, I can surly take the extra time and take advantage of it by performing a proper oil change by draining the complete system during the process...







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Sure you can pour 7 quarts in and not think twice, I've never had an oil use issue on all 3 of my SRT Hemis, and would have never needed to even check the dipstick, even though I have many times. That said, if you actually want to use the dipstick and have the oil level somewhere close to the fill line, I would highly recommend only adding about 6.6 quarts. At 7 quarts it's too full to be useful. I've probably done about 40 oil changes on 6.1s and 6.4s, they have all been like this. I have never drained the oil cooler on a 6.4, probably why I don't need a full 7 quarts. I over-change my oil, so I've never worried about a little old oil still circulating in there. I have no experience with the 6.2L motor.
The dealer provided 3 complementary oil changes with the purchase of my Scat Pack. Oil level was above the full line after each change. Just completed the first change myself adding 7 quarts, the level was above full same as when dealer did the change. While it bugged me a little that the level was above the full line it's not a lot and I wasn't loosing any sleep over it. EricG, thanks for pointing out oil cooler, mystery solved. I had not thought about that.

Interestingly my 5.7L Ram also requires 7 quarts. When 7 quarts are added the level is half way between the add and full lines. I added another line to both dipsticks to indicate the level after adding 7 quarts so I will know if either vehicle uses any oil.

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I’ve been going to the same quick oil change place for 20 years. Where I live. I know the owner. He owns at least 3 of them

Anyways, I’d always bring my daily driver there every 3k/3months.

I used to change my own oil on my nice cars. Can’t anymore because of some health issues.

I’ve brought a couple brand new cars there over the past few years when I reach 1k miles for the first oil change.

They always tell me I’m nuts. That the oil is clean and I shouldn’t change it yet. Lol. On a brand new engine, I always do the first oil change at 1k miles. And then every 6-12 months. I don’t drive it that much.

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I will take my car to the dealer for oil changes every 6 months exactly like the warranty requires until the day the warranty runs out. After that, I will probably continue to use the recommended oil but since it is very unlikely I put a lot of miles on my car they can blow that 6 month requirement out their a--.
I love your green scat, man. Looks awesome!
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