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Old 10-04-2013, 07:34 PM
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40:1 is yesterday's news. Pretty much minimum 50:1 now with major consumers being outboards pushing 100:1 in injection.
You might want to notice you are the only one on this thread defending the Dodge quart of oil/ 2,000 mile is normal Idea. I, like most people, would find that appalling and unacceptable in a newer vehicle.
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Why not just trade your oil burner in for a non oil burner. Plain and simple.
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I'm not defending dodge, I'm just stating that all engines burn oil. I said briggs and straton, dodge, chevy, dae woo, toyota, harley, etc from my experience have all burned oil. I also agree 1 qt in 2000 miles is a lot, I'm not saying that's perfectly normal. My truck burned something like 1 qt in a few thousand mile trip but I was towing through the mountains, high speeds, pushing it, so not too bizzare. I have about 85,000 miles. When using as a daily driver it hardly burns any oil at all, maybe 0.5-1 qt in 5000 miles.
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It will probably get better as it gets broken in. I have 2 hemis, 275,000 miles on my Magnum with 15,000 mile changes Penzoil Platinum and Fram XG16 filters it uses almost 1 qt in 15,000 miles. Ram only has 195,000 miles and I change at 5,000 miles, because I beat hell out of it, less than 1 qt every 5,000 mi. Both have been drag raced a lot and sprayed nitrous.
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Dodge Service Writer told me 1qt is acceptable in 1000mi, i asked him at that rate on a 10,000 mi oil change how many motors are you going to change under warrenty since there sure as hell aint 10qts in the 5.7 i have run Amsoil in everything for years but the wifes 300C didnt like it,would use a qt in about 800mi, i run SuperTech conventinal 5w20 in it with no usage. Go Figure!!
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i asked him at that rate on a 10,000 mi oil change how many motors are you going to change under warrenty since there sure as hell aint 10qts in the 5.7
This statement assumes you are not responsible for periodically checking your oil level. you should check the oil level every once in a while. I bet the owner's manual says to do so every time you get gas, every 1000 miles, or something along those lines.
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Meant to update this a month ago....I decided to change my own oil as I do on all my other vehicles, and long story short, as I touched the LEAKING oil filter, it spun free Yep! It was NOT on tight, just touched to the base & gasket. For sure I was seeping oil from there, could have explained the 1/2 quart loss but no sign of leakage until the day I decided to change the oil.

THE reason I do my own oil changes on ALL my other vehicles is because of exactly this: I can't believe that a dealer technician in this century can make this kind of asinine "walmart monkey" kind of mistake.

Now I know the oil is full, I know what brand/type/weight, and I KNOW the oil filter is on good and properly tight. Service manager is going to get an earful for his tech PASCHAL mistake. Could have cost them a motor plus!
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