14 Miles on it and already a problem!!

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  1. HELLKAT_NY

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    OK. Just took my brand new HC out for a quick around the block slow run. Chime!,chime! ENGINE HOT! temp pinned! WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Did you look under the hood to see if anything is wrong? No coolant, etc?
     
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    This is what I got after chime.
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    Thats normal levels, Did it say anything besides engine too hot?

    1. Any Codes thrown?
    2. Anything leaking from the radiator or hoses?
    3. Do the fans turn on?
    4. Is there anything on the radiator or intercooler?
     
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    Nothing, no codes or anything. now fans I can't tell you, I should hear it correct? Touch the cap, touch the reservoir, it is hotter than hell! Should I turn it on now and see if fans run?
     
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    When the car cools, pull both radiator caps to see if you can collapse the cap spring with your fingers. If not press them both against a hard surface until they collapse. I had to do that with my car at 25 miles. No problems since.
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Let it cool off!!!!!!
     
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    Someone didn't take PDI checksheet with them I made and put in Wiki:rolleyes:

    Start car and then turn on AC to LO and if the radiator fan doesn't come on in 30 seconds shut car off. Wear safety glasses doing this
     
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    Now I tried to open cap with towel and it burped, yes still hot, I closed it but I did see the reservoir fill up more??????
    You think the spring?????
     
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    BASICS check the damm fan!
     
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    Sounds like a stuck thermostat
     
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    B5 is right! Check the fan.
     
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    I didn't want to turn it on until I checked springs.
     
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    30 seconds of running ain't shit check the fan the way I said
     
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    This is what it looked like when I burped it. Still hot though.

    [​IMG]
     

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