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I have a 2012 dodge ram diesel truck, the oil level on the dipstick is always showing well passed the safety mark. I have had the oil changed three time now and the correct amount of oil is being put into the motor . It appears the on level ground the motor is still slopping towards the fire wall which raises the oil level. Has anyone else ran into this problem?
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This is an easy one. Due to the design of the PCV system in this truck, about a quart of oil remains in the top half of the engine for several hours after the engine is shut off. This means that during a hot oil change, such as you'd get taking it to have it done, the oil is being overfilled. Why? Because everyone knows that the 5.9/6.7 CTD holds 12 quarts when changed with the filter. The solution is to have 11 quarts of oil added at each service instead of 12.
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So if you change the oil the next day after sitting all night, will the oil have drained back into the pan thus allowing a full 12 qt oil change?
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So if you change the oil the next day after sitting all night, will the oil have drained back into the pan thus allowing a full 12 qt oil change?
I've heard up to 24 hours but I haven't tested for a minimum length of time. Perhaps someone has and will chime in on this.
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