JL 3.6L - Oil Dipstick Issue

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post a photo or two of your dipstick. No kink. Curious if they were that sloppy.





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No I hadn't checked it myself prior to this but like I mentioned, the oil had been changed 3 different times at 2 dealerships and they didn't mention it.
From the feedback received so far it looks like the wrong dipstick was installed from the factory. I'll order a replacement.
You are either much braver or much more trusting than I am.
 

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After any kind of service anywhere I open the hood and look around for stuff open undone or left behind. I have been rewarded for my efforts more than a few times.
 

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The length of the oil indicator is a function of the length of the oil indicator adapter tube. Sometimes there are production changes due to a change in suppliers. Bottom line, give the dealer your VIN so you get the right indicator for your specific 2019 3.6L.
 

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My dipstick shows a quart low after adding in 5 qts since I got the jeep. I didn't even know there were two different dip sticks. 3.6L
 

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My dipstick shows a quart low after adding in 5 qts since I got the jeep. I didn't even know there were two different dip sticks. 3.6L
I have to spin mine before removing the dip stick to get an accurate measurement. Maybe try that?
 

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Need help... Does anybody know how much oil is between min and max on dipstick?
 

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After any kind of service anywhere I open the hood and look around for stuff open undone or left behind. I have been rewarded for my efforts more than a few times.
Yes I have found stuff open and undone, I have also added to my toolbox with assortment of wrenches and shop rags.
 

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Yes I have found stuff open and undone, I have also added to my toolbox with assortment of wrenches and shop rags.
Yep, for that new cast-iron steering box TSB they left the bolts under-torqued, re-used a bolt that specifically calls for a new bolt to be used (also under-torqued) left my steering fluid reservoir cap laying on the side of the motor too!
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Need help... Does anybody know how much oil is between min and max on dipstick?
Don’t overthink it. Drain oil and put 5qts back in. No need to look at dipstick.
 

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Don’t overthink it. Drain oil and put 5qts back in. No need to look at dipstick.
thats what I have been doing but maybe I should be checking the dipstick also :o
 

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thats what I have been doing but maybe I should be checking the dipstick also :o
@zeebo56

The JL/JT with the 3.6L, requires 5 quarts of oil.... You put in 5 quarts. 5 qts. is 5 qts.... No reason at all to bother checking the dipstick when you just poured in 5 qts. of oil... when you do the oil change.

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"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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This thread has developed into a dipstick measuring contest.

LOL, I just could not resist the setup for that!

OP, did you get the new one? I'd take that right to the service manager of the dealer. That should be on them. I'll bet they get a few bucks for a new dipstick. Make them cover that. Their mistake. IF they balk, have them grab one out of another 3.6 and compare them right there. (Again, a dipstick measuring contest!) :LOL:

Otherwise you could post the pics here side by side and bring it to the attention of @JeepCares if the dealer doesn't cover it.
 

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