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Old 05-31-2018, 10:26 AM
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06 QC Night Runner checking in from Wisconsin~!

Hello all,
Been lurking since I first started to consider this truck a couple months ago.
I have learned a lot so far thanks!

Trying to keep it as stock as possible.. minus a tune by Torrie. Its my family hauler so have to keep it tame for the moment.

It does have what I can tell is the Borla exhaust with resonators cut out?
Anyone have the clean stock cat back?
And a Volant air intake which I plan on removing for a stock air box with K&N.

It has 55K on it and I have the dreaded PS line leaking so I have a set of SS lines coming and going to have them installed asap!

Did the first oil change and with 10qts only about a quarter in the "Safe" area on the dis stick?>

With that mileage any other maintenance I should do?

Thanks all!
-Jake

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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!
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624 Wheel HP x 1.27 = 800-'ish flywheel (?)
11:1 Pump-Gas
14.9L/100 km. or 15.8 U.S. Miles Per Gallon
5600 pounds
11.88@115 MPH in "D" for Drive

No Power Adders
Full B&B Exhaust WITH 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 built 48RE transmission that actually keeps working!
Tuned by Maestro Chris Jensen

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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.

Mine does not spin? It is very tight and seems to want to twist with the handle lettering either topsy or turvy not spin 360 if that makes sense.

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...
I have ensure the dipstick is fully seated as far as pushing it down it seems firm. I can jack it up and get a close look from the bottom later

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.
I will go to his web site unleashed and when I order I request that or is it part of the tune loaded on the SCT?

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

A GOOD quality cat-back exhaust is a great place to start.
Names you like?

Change plugs if that hasn't been done for a while.
Done at 50K

Change the coolant (even if it looks clean). This is important and is often overlooked.
Will Do
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.
Will Do
Have fun!
Thanks for the input Ronnie!
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Those dipsticks are just a flexible coiled wire (not flat like the old ones) so it should easily spin around. Maybe go and find yourself one from a 5.7 Hemi and start from there.

No, the tunes are custom and would come from Torrie or MAYBE a couple of other guys on this planet.

I'm partial to B&B exhausts. Some argue they are pricey but I've had mine for 12+ years and (I think) you get what you pay for when it comes to exhaust systems.

B&B has a deep/unique sound and they don't drone when cruising nor pop when you let off.

But I don't know what you like.
There are some wickedly-fast vehicles out there with full exhaust systems.

For example, I wouldn't enjoy my truck (at all) without cats and I don't like loud exhaust systems on really, anything.

Well...except top-fuellers!
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624 Wheel HP x 1.27 = 800-'ish flywheel (?)
11:1 Pump-Gas
14.9L/100 km. or 15.8 U.S. Miles Per Gallon
5600 pounds
11.88@115 MPH in "D" for Drive

No Power Adders
Full B&B Exhaust WITH 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 built 48RE transmission that actually keeps working!
Tuned by Maestro Chris Jensen

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Mine is not the flexible wire type. I have a flat piece of steel?
Like this one:
https://www.ebay.com/i/253383531771?chn=ps

I will check with Torrie and on the BB's as I have heard fgood things on them and agree with you 100% as you get what you pay for.. not only with exhaust./ :")
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Mine is not the flexible wire type. I have a flat piece of steel?
Like this one:
https://www.ebay.com/i/253383531771?chn=ps
That would explain why you are just into the safe zone with 10 qts in your pan.
A wrecker shouldn't charge you much for a dipstick from a Hemi or maybe someone on here has one for ya (?).
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624 Wheel HP x 1.27 = 800-'ish flywheel (?)
11:1 Pump-Gas
14.9L/100 km. or 15.8 U.S. Miles Per Gallon
5600 pounds
11.88@115 MPH in "D" for Drive

No Power Adders
Full B&B Exhaust WITH 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 built 48RE transmission that actually keeps working!
Tuned by Maestro Chris Jensen

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That would explain why you are just into the safe zone with 10 qts in your pan.
Interesting. Why would the proper dipstick for the truck not be correct?
Thanks.
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Interesting. Why would the proper dipstick for the truck not be correct?
Thanks.
A mistake.
Not the first time I've seen this by a manufacturer.
That's why the truck engines that are holding 10 qts can smoke and "use oil". The crank scraper can't do much when it's overloaded.
Neither can piston rings.

The info in their manual is wrong too. 10 U.S. qts/liters is too much.
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2005 QC N.A.
624 Wheel HP x 1.27 = 800-'ish flywheel (?)
11:1 Pump-Gas
14.9L/100 km. or 15.8 U.S. Miles Per Gallon
5600 pounds
11.88@115 MPH in "D" for Drive

No Power Adders
Full B&B Exhaust WITH 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 built 48RE transmission that actually keeps working!
Tuned by Maestro Chris Jensen

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A mistake.
Not the first time I've seen this done by a manufacturer other than Dodge.
Any background on this? How many of these were affected? Is there some sort of bulletin?
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Any background on this? How many of these were affected? Is there some sort of bulletin?
The engines are the same and the oil pans are the same.
The capacity information and/or the dipsticks are not correct IF they say 10 qts or don't read properly on the stick.

I just called a local dealership (on your behalf to ask about a bulletin). The guy at the dealership I phoned just asked me if it was a Hemi.
You could try your luck with some of your local dealerships.

The affected ones would be the ones that appear to be burning oil.

Have a look at the pic I sent you under the "Dipstick!" thread.

Good Luck.
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2005 QC N.A.
624 Wheel HP x 1.27 = 800-'ish flywheel (?)
11:1 Pump-Gas
14.9L/100 km. or 15.8 U.S. Miles Per Gallon
5600 pounds
11.88@115 MPH in "D" for Drive

No Power Adders
Full B&B Exhaust WITH 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 built 48RE transmission that actually keeps working!
Tuned by Maestro Chris Jensen
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