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
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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