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Old 05-31-2018, 12:13 PM
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Make sure your dipstick tube is fully seated into the block.
It helps to spin the "T" handle around on the dipstick a couple of times before you pull it out to get a proper reading, as they can be notoriously hard to read.

Some SRT-10s had the wrong info for oil capacity and were a couple of quarts/liters over full if you went by the factory info.

8.5 Liters/US quarts is FULL on these trucks.

Just ask Oldcolt (on this forum), and others.

If you have 10 in there, drain some out (seriously).
Your oil filter will still be full, so once you know you have 8.5 in it, remark your dipstick if you are able. It doesn't sound like you can that's why I suggested you check to make sure it is fully seated in the block. Something strange there if you have 10 qts and are only in the Safe Zone. Hmmmmm...

OldColt used a shortened Hemi Dipstick in his 2006 SRT-10

Tune on a QC is a must. Huge jump in torque. Ask Torrie to extend your 3-4 shift point while he is building you a tune. These trucks short-shift on the factory programming and it really loads the engine at the wrong time.

Drop-In K&N = best way to go, I think.

A GOOD quality cat-back exhaust is a great place to start.

Change plugs if that hasn't been done for a while.

Change the coolant (even if it looks clean). This is important and is often overlooked.

Get a turkey baster and (carefully) take out enough brake fluid to take it down to MIN or slightly below, then fill it up with new stuff from Mopar.
That's what some brake shops will do when you pay for "brake bleeding". It works and replaces the vast majority of the fluid anyway.

Have fun!
2005 QC N.A.
624 Wheel HP x 1.27 = 800-'ish flywheel (?)
Fully-Built 11:1 Pump-Gas
15.0 L/100 km. or 15.68 U.S. Miles Per Gallon
5600 pounds
[email protected] MPH in "D" for Drive

No Power Adders
Full B&B Exhaust with (4) Cats
Unported Street-Striker Heads w Custom Roller
Unported O.E.M. Intake Manifold
FSTJACK Hand-Ported TB
MONSTER R/X Dual-Vacuum Catch-Can
A fully-built 48RE transmission that actually keeps working!
Tuned by Maestro Chris Jensen

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