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Just curious if anyone else has had the dealership pull the vin on their SRT8 and had a notice to change their T-case fluid? My local dealer told me that Chrysler shipped the new SRT8's with water in the T-case and that it had to be flushed, driven for 20 miles and changed again, told me it popped up with the vin check, not sure if thats a load of crap or not....
 

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Thanks for the info, good to know they didnt just want a joy ride!
 

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Thats no lie, my lady was the one that took it in for the T-case fluid change, she watched as the service tech gunned it off the stop sign to the next stop sign then again off that stop sign into traffic because he had to make sure "all the gears shifted" since gears shifting in the transmission have so much to do with the transfer case, she confronted him on his driving and his response was, I never gave it more than half throttle and never went over the speed limit, that thing just scoots on her own! No S**T Sherlock!!! lol
 

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I'm tempted the next times I go in for service, oil change or anything, to set up my GoPro camera in the cabin of the jeep and record the whole thing. See what they are doing.


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That doesn't sound like a bad idea at all, I really hate the fact that you can't trust anyone to do quality work with out being a douche and joy riding your s**t!!!
 

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I intend to borrow a data logger from a buddy's race car the next time my WK2 goes in for service. My unit was delivered to the dealer with 10 miles on it and to me with 36... and when I went in for my first oil change it mysteriously racked up an additional 11 miles.

There will be some 'splaining to do.
 

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My service tech is top notch and experienced beyond belief I only let him do the service and if he's not available I reschedule till he is.....with that being said if he wants to take the long way around on a service ride and gas it I'm ok with that.........good guys deserve some perks
 

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I intend to borrow a data logger from a buddy's race car the next time my WK2 goes in for service. My unit was delivered to the dealer with 10 miles on it and to me with 36... and when I went in for my first oil change it mysteriously racked up an additional 11 miles.

There will be some 'splaining to do.
I snap a pic of the mileage with my iPhone when dropping mine off. Reset one of the trip computers as well.


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I think some people make a big deal about it for nothing. I do $hit to my vehicles that you wouldn't do to a farm animal. I take care of them, but run them hard when I want/need to. Unless the tech is hitting curbs or jumping the vehicle, chances are that he's not even close to achieving the level of abuse I give the car/truck. And if it breaks when he's driving it, it was gonna break real soon. I'd rather it busted on his watch than mine (especially when we're talking about a warranteed vehicle).

So he floored the gas pedal twice and hit 4th gear with it. So what? :p
 

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I drive my jeep hard as well. As long as they are professional about it when it's in their possession. I don't want a lengthy trip that isn't needed nor them dickin around with stuff they shouldn't be.


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Thats the same as sayin I took your girl out for dinner and afterwards we fooled around, but dont worry I only put the tip in so its cool right?! So what if he didnt damage it, I drive mine hard like the rest of us do, but I am also the one making the payment so I am entitled to drive it how I want to, that doesnt give anyone else the right to drive it in any other way other than that of a professional mechanic/tech, I understand that sometimes you have to get a little western with s**t to get it to duplicate a noise or grind, but on a standard fluid change there is no excuse! Not looking to start a war on here but its not cool to joy ride other peoples rides at all!
 

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I agree. I'm making those payments and working my ass off for the pleasure of owning an SRT. I drive it like I stole it. But, unless I give you the ok you drive it normal.

On another hand. The WK2 transfer case takes ATF+4 this time right? I've seen in the guide it said NV146.


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Sorry to hijack but does anyone know how to get some motor oil out if we put too much in? I changed my oil and for some reason i over filled it by accident...


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Everything I can find says that the new T-case takes ATF-4, having my girl check what the dealer changed mine with. The only way I know of to drain some would be to pull the drain plug and let some out than really quickly get it threaded back in, it would be messy but would work. You could always use your oil dipstick and dip/wipe/repeat if you have hours of time to spare ;)
 

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From the guide downloaded from Jeep.com for the 2012 WK2 SRT. Page 552

 

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Didn't realize Mopar had so many different types of ATF-4.....
 
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