3.6l low oil after oil/filter change

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Just did my 2nd oil change on my 2020 sport and after I changed the oil i let it run and get up to temperature then let it sit for a bit and checked the oil. The oil level is on the low end of the dipstick. I used 5qts of pennzoil full synthetic and used a purolator one filter (could not find any mopar filters). Do I need to add some more oil or should this be okay? This did not happen on the first oil change I did.





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Good to see you are doing your own oil changes! Next the diffs and transfer case.. Good for you!

Your JL's 3.6 engine takes 5 qts. You put 5 quarts in!! Wouldn't matter what brand oil filter you used..

I don't even bother checking the dipstick after I pour the 5 qts in...(why bother to do that) It takes 5 quarts, plain and simple.......... 5 qts. in, is five quarts in play.
 

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Trivia:

From FCA press release when they introduced the 2nd Gen Pentastar...

"Windage-tray weight was slashed by 19 percent and front-cover weight was cut by 5 percent. The oil pan was redesigned from a two-piece to a single-piece pan and the sump was reduced from a 6-quart fill to a 5-quart fill – resulting in an overall 5-pound weight savings compared with the previous generation Pentastar V-6 engine."
 
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@xtimesofgrace

Good to see you are doing your own oil changes! Next the diffs and transfer case.. Good for you!

Your JL's 3.6 engine takes 5 qts. You put 5 quarts in!! Wouldn't matter what brand oil filter you used..

I don't even bother checking the dipstick after I pour the 5 qts in...(why bother to do that) It takes 5 quarts, plain and simple.......... 5 qts. in, is five quarts in play.
Yea that is kind of what I was thinking too but you can never be too careful so I thought I’d ask. I pretty much always do my own oil changes because I don’t trust oil change places or dealerships to do them. I’ve heard way too many horror stories plus one of those stories came from a family member. Oil change shop didn’t tighten her oil plug back down and it fell out riding down the road.
 

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Good to see you are doing your own oil changes! Next the diffs and transfer case.. Good for you!

Your JL's 3.6 engine takes 5 qts. You put 5 quarts in!! Wouldn't matter what brand oil filter you used..

I don't even bother checking the dipstick after I pour the 5 qts in...(why bother to do that) It takes 5 quarts, plain and simple.......... 5 qts. in, is five quarts in play.
You never can tell how much people don't pour out of the bottle. Always, always check the oil level.
 
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You never can tell how much people don't pour out of the bottle. Always, always check the oil level.
I pour every last drop. I let it sit upside down in the funnel for a minute or two.
 

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