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Have either of you folks come across anything from the folks at SRT or STAR that addresses a fix for the antifreeze problem in the 6.1 engines? A guy
named Bryan Moores, a "tech advisor" say's that the temp fix is a flush and refill with a additive. Have you a copy of that notice or advisory? Does it exist? The question that begs to be asked it what is the long term effect of this putty like stuff becomeing trapped in the cooling system? Plugged heater core or radiator, premature water pump failure result5ing in serious damage to a expensive engine. This problem seems to be isolated to the 6.1 used in the SRT's only.
Any light you or info you can provide is appreciated.
Roy
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What is happening with the 6.1 is the antifreeze is breaking down. At first it is a smell like ammonia, then come these little white flakes that after a period of time they turn into a white putty like paste. I'm at the ammonia stage with the Charger. The folks at SRT are aware of the problem and have stated a flush and fill with fresh anti freeze with a additive is the temp fix. They are going with the extreme temps these engines run at as a cause of the breakdown. Also they have mentioned a bad batch of anti freeze. But that doesn't seem to be a actual cause as the build dates range from 11/05 to current. A guy at the Charger forum put a coolant filter in and ran it for a few days then cut it open. It was a mess. If you like I could send you a pic of it. This fellow Bryan Moores is supposed to be somebody pretty well up the ladder, I believe he is with SRT but I could be wrong.
You won't find a TSB as the permanent fix hasn't been finalized. But there is supposed to be a memo out on it.
How was Dega?
Roy
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Hmmmm... I haven't seen a prob yet and we have a good many SRT's on the street. I'll check with our zone tech advisor on Wednesday and get back to you.
Talladega was great! A long drive, but it was worth it. I would have liked to see the Cup race end in a checker but it weren't to be.
Mike

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Anything you can find I'd appreciate hearing about.

That happens. Be thankful you didn't go to Richmond for tonights race<G>
Roy

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Looks like ole Mike has the bases covered. I guess I'm just a day late and a dollar short... :(
Denny
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Nah, you aren't. Check your email. I sent ya a pic of a cut away coolant filter. That was only used for a day and was pretty much used up. A few have pulled heads and found it to be like drywall mud in some of the passages. One cars radiator was 45% plugged with it.
As much as I really like this car, if i DC fails to get thing's straightend out it is going before the intial warranty is up. Actually DC should extend the warranty on the 6.1 engines to anything coolant related, engine and transmission anyway. It isn't like there are a whole lot of them out there.
Roy

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Did the pic make it??
Roy
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Yep. I checked my email before the group. That is one gooey looking filter..
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Sooo.... what else is new?
;^)
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That was harsh.. I'm hurt.... I hope your seat heaters won't shut off for the summer... Take that!! <BG>
Denny
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Wow!! That's hitting him right where he lives.
Roy
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On Sun, 06 May 2007 17:17:17 -0400, Denny wrote:

Are you sure he doesn't run them year round anyways?
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Mike,
Any luck with the zone tech advisor??
Roy
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He's too busy playing w/his seats Roy.
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I have them too. Don't know why I'll need them here. But up north, with my skinny ass, they are nice to have. also I'm not going to bust his chops, not while I'm looking for a favor anyway.<BFG>
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;^)
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Not yet. I'm going to the training center of Wednesday for a zone advisory meeting so I will see him there.
Mike

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Thanks Mike, I appreciate your efforts. This Bryan Moores from DC keeps on turning up with some info.
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