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Old 07-03-2004, 08:33 AM
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Ok, 1100 KM's have gone by and seein as the engine is breakin in I wanna do an early oil change. First question, where is the oil filter located on the hemi? Two, how much oil does it use with a filter change?Three, what weight for regular temperatures...10w30? And finally, what dino oils (brand and type) are you guys having the best luck with while breakin in yer trucks? I know If I looked around on sites etc. I could find this info but I figure why not get the advice first hand. Thanks Guys
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Old 07-03-2004, 09:08 AM
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I just had my 6000 mile change and went with Mobile1 they put 7qt's in seems high but I haven't changed the oil myself yet so I don't know.
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Everything Matrix said plus, use 5w-30. This is the recommended viscosity for the Hemi. You will be better of with this weight as well living up in BC. The filter is located on the passenger side front of the engine block.
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Maybe I am wrong but I thought you had to have your oil done by either the dealership or a specialty shop for warrenty reasons. Am I wrong?
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They can't hold that against you. There are laws that protect you from such exclusions of the warranty.
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wouldn't change the break in oil early. I don't know if dodge uses a break in additive in the hemi like they do the viper. Since this engine has a thermal barrier/anti micro weld coating on top and between the 1st and 2nd ring lands and a plasticated graphite coating used on the skirt of the piston and a molybendum disulfide coated ring, I would think they do to make these parts break in, otherwise they would retain thier original shape and never break in.
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That may not be such a bad idea. I did mine @ 3K, and switched to Mobil 1. I have no oil consumption what so ever.
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Yeah, my dealer also recommended Mobil 1 and I bought the service contract that has them change the oil every 3 months or 3,000 miles......HOWEVER, if you let them change the oil, they will put in Quaker State dino oil.....I had to bring my own Mobil 1 in for them to pour in the engine.....and I watched them do it.....[sm=smiley36.gif]
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