Bought a new 16 HC and no TSBs, normal?

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  1. SRTFighter

    SRTFighter Silver Member

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    I bought a new 16 M6 HC and while I was at the dealer I had them run my VIN to check for any TSBs. It came back that none applied to me. Is it normal for new cars to not have TSBs? With all the problems I read about these cars I want to be sure my car has all the latest updates. When TSBs are issued, is it normal for the cars still being built to automatically get those updates? The upper radiator hose is one that comes to mind.
     
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    Yes. My late 2015 had the upper hose change and others already done to it when it arrived at the dealer.
     
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    Should be good!! A unconnect update came out last week!!
     
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    2015s had their fair share plus some, to include a recall for radiator replacement...seems the 2016s have benefitted greatly from the introductory year. Nice to have something new and virtually worry free. Enjoy the beast!
     
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    Yep already updated mine. Funny story....I was running the engine while it was installing (mostly because I love to hear it purrr) I started the install with the motor running right about when the low fuel light came on. The install took so long that I ran out of fuel in the driveway. I did not want to shut the car off mid-flash because I was worried about corrupting the instalation and causing bigger problems. So I took a quick trip up to walmart (in another vehicle of course) for a fuel can and then over to shell for 2 gallons of 93. Then back to the car. I was surprised the 2 gallons raised the fuel needle to 1/4 tank because 18 divided by 4 equal 4.5. At one point I even hit the assist button on the mirror and called roadside assistance. It was a sunday and I knew I wasn't going to get the dealers help or really any reputable shop so I continued to try to start it. It took about 10 mins of trying before it finally fired up, even with cycling the start button through acc and run a few times to prime the pump and fuel lines.

    I am sure I have got to be the only hellcat owner that has ran out of fuel so far. If not though, does it sound normal that it was so difficult to start the car after running out and refilling?
     
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    All the '15 TSB's were addressed for the '16's when they were built i'd say. Dont worry, there will be plenty in ur future.
     
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    digdug33071 SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    you can always log on, enter your vin and see if there are any pending updates. last one that added the iPhone rocks. truly hands free now.
     
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    I don't know but you for sure have to be the only Hellcat owner that has run out of fuel in their own driveway. LOL
     
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    I know if the fuel light comes on, u better stop at the gas station very quick!! Lol!!
     
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    According to this fox news article you can drain the tank from full to empty in 12 minutes with the fun pedal flat on the floor. Divide that by 4 and it would only take 3 minutes to drain a quarter tank. When does the fuel light come on? 1/8th of a tank? Mine comes on at roughly 30 miles left to go.
     
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    Agree!! I don't test it!! Lol!!
     
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    I believe the fuel line is 1/2" ID. You're probably lucky 2 gallons got it to fire.
    It is not good to let the car sit and idle for extended periods of time no matter how erotic it is :)
    The motor does not get lubricated with oil very well at idle.
     
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    Are you saying the idle oil pressure is not adequate enough?
     
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    I'm not an engineer but the oil I believe does not get slinged enough at idle. I think the oil is slung faster the faster you go.
    I believe it says in the owner's manual not to idle excessively. Warming up cars in the winter is also bad but here in northern NY (30 minutes from Canada) it can get to 30 below so most people do warm up their cars. Everything I've read says to idle for a minute or two and then drive "normal" until the car warms up.

    I'm not telling you what to do just FYI. I would love to do exactly what you did. It never gets old hearing these Hellcat motors start, idle, or engaging the supercharger! Ahhhhh heaven!
     
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    The oil does not get "slung". It is pumped throughout the oil galleries and rpm has no bearing (pun intended) on amount of lubrication provided at any engine speed.
     
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