Just done a oil change on my ram last night. Everywhere I've checked shows the capacity on the 2002 Ram 1500 4.7l is 6 quarts of 5w30 oil so that's exactly how much I put in. And I let the old oil drain for around half hour too.
I didn't drive it much yet to break the new oil in, I just moved the truck from the garage to the street last night after the change. But this morning I checked the dipstick and the level reads about 1/4 inch above the max fill line..
Any thoughts on this? I know for a fact I put pretty much exactly 6 quarts in it.
Comment: The dipstick didn't seem perfectly straight to me (pretty long dipstick with some curves along it over the years of previous owners/mechanics checking level).. Not sure if that would be enough to mess with the reading.