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post #1 of 14 Old 03-16-2009, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Question Oil change... is it 5 or 6 quarts???

So I went and got my oil changed at a new place since my mechanic who usually changed my oil went out of buisness. I bought my own oil since they were going to charge me like $75.00 plus tax to use synthetic oil. I got 5 quarts and my filter for about $32 and he changed my oil for $10. after I pick up my car he says that it needs 6 quarts not 5. This whole time I thought that it took only 5 quarts!! Is this true or is this guy just full of it?? FYI I tried to look it up here under search to see if anyone has asked this question before, couldnt come up with anything.

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The 5.7's are 7.5 quarts for an oil change.

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it's 6 for the 3.5...so I'm guessing it's more for the 5.7

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More like 7 quarts or 6.6 liters for the 5.7

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Originally Posted by TopBanana107 View Post
More like 7 quarts or 6.6 liters for the 5.7
I concur.....go get more oil!!!

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From the 2006-07-08-09 Charger Owner's Manual under "Fluids And Capacities" - http://www.dodge.com/en/owners/manuals/

2.7L - 5W-20 - 6.0 quarts (5.7 liters in Canada)
3.5L - 10W-30 - 6.0 quarts
5.7L - 5W-20 - 7.0 quarts (6.6 liters in Canada)
6.1L - 0W-40 - 7.0 quarts
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My guess would be to look in the owners Manual. But what beats that 99.9% of the time is the Dipstick.

Dodge has the owners manual online.

2.7L 5W-20 6qts or 5.7 liters
3.5L 10W-30 6qts
5.7L 5W-20 7qts or 6.6 liters

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I just changed mine on Saturday. Officially, it takes 7 quarts. But I usually put about 6.5 quarts in it because there's always some oil left inside the motor.

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I paid 55 for my full synthetic oil change. I figured I was gonna pay at least 40 alone for the oil to do it myself so why not pay the extra to have someone else do it.

Yeah, 7 quarts. Holy hell!!!

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Originally Posted by Bertelicious View Post
I paid 55 for my full synthetic oil change. I figured I was gonna pay at least 40 alone for the oil to do it myself so why not pay the extra to have someone else do it.

Yeah, 7 quarts. Holy hell!!!
Because when I do it myself, I know it was done right!

7 quarts and a new oil filter everytime.

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