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boydzz
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4/26/2005
08:46:09

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Alright guys, I'm reading up on other posts on this exact topic, but it appears I have a different problem. 2004 QQ w/ 4.7L. I just changed the oil and filter for the second time. Per the owners manual I put 6 quarts in. Started it up, shut it off and and let it sit for a few. Pulled the dipstick, and it was on the bottom of the hash, just above the fill line. Went and checked my notes from my last oil change and sure enough, I put 7 quarts in it last time. So I went ahead and added the 7th quart, and it read even with the top of the hash marks. Anyone else experincing this? Think I have one of the bad stamped dip-sticks that the other posts were talking about? Any input is appreciated. I'm thinking about calling a dealer.

2004 4x4 QQ, 4.7L Mobil 1 w/ Wix (Napa Gold) filter.



daffydak
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4/26/2005
14:09:51

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Yeah sounds like you have a bad dipstick... I put 6 qts in mine, and it's allways just a hair (1/16" or less) above the "FULL" mark. Do you have an oil cooler?? that might make up for the extra capacity...

Hope I helped..



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4/26/2005
20:59:34

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I get the same in my 00, 6 qts always puts it a bit high.

Oil cooler a good thought. Also, which WIX p/n filter did you use? I use a 51085 (stock, small Mopar size), but a 51515, which is normally a Ford filter, is reputed to fit, and is quite a bit taller. Ergo, more oil to fill it.



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4/26/2005
21:12:21

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i started using 5.5 quarts after picking apart the service managers head at my dealership. he said that is what they put in. comes out even on full line if vehicle is on level ground



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4/26/2005
22:50:03

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I've found that parking the Dak on a very level surface is critical to reading the 4.7's dipstick correctly.



boydzz
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4/27/2005
10:19:38

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Thanks all for your responses.

I use a Wix filter from Napa, so I'm unsure of the true wix P/N. But it is specked for the dodge, and appears to be std/stock size. As for the oil cooler, I have the tow and heavy duty package, but don't believe that they include an oil cooler from the factory. And lastly, my driveway is pretty flat, I can't imagine it influencing the oil reading. It appears that I should give a call to the dealer for their thoughs. Thanks again.



Brokenblade
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4/27/2005
13:07:06

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I just had the first oilchange done on my 05 Dak (QC, 4x4, 4.7L, Tow pkg) .. ya ya, I pay someone else to do it, getting rid of the old oil is a pain in the arse around here.

Anyway, the manual calls for 6 qts but they ended up putting 6.7 qts in.





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6/26/2016
12:06:19

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I recently put 6 quarts in my dodge Dakota 4x4 4.7lt
v8 and it is at full. All good



JerryM
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6/28/2016
04:37:58

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I have a 2000 4.7 liter 4x4, and used to put 6 qts with filter change, and it always looked a little high on the dip stick.

Talked to one of the guys at the dealership, and they go with 5.5 qts, which puts it right on the full mark.

I don't think 6 qts would be enough to cause any issues, but would have to look into 7 for sure.



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7/29/2018
11:16:12

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I have a 07 sly v8 4x4 and I put in a full
5 quarts and have a bottle of Lucas and
its still reading at the add/ safe line
Any comments are helpful



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