First Rev to 4000

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by Catzilla, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. Catzilla

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    I finally made it through the excruciating 500 mile break in period, and only took off a thousandth of an inch of rubber on the rear. It was not easy and required great self control.
    It is the best car I have ever owned.

    My question is am I paying the price for babying the car for the first 500 miles? Does anyone else have so much soot come out the rear end? Did the supercharger fry up some swallowed bugs or is this burned oil?
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    I often wonder what happens to the insects it swallows through the (unfiltered?) hole in the marker lamp.
    It does leave clouds of blue smoke on every cold start. Must be a lot of oil getting through. Normal again I guess for this car.

    I am thinking this car needs a very hard drive to blow the rest out, or is this normal?

    With all the "ejaculating" of soot and spewing of water, this car should also have a warning on the bumper about not standing too close in light colored clothing.
     
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    That's unburned fuel LOL
    DRIVE IT harder..... Lmao fun but won't help...
    They come running very rich from the factory
     
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  3. MABBRYFL30

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    I very recently hit the 500 milestone. My car is quicker and louder if that is even possible.
    Last two nights I really drove my car like it was built. It included rpms as you mentioned and two burnouts that would make a grown man smile and a guy with a lesser car cry

    I marked my territory around me in a couple spots and it felt awesome.
    This car is a engineering marvel and it can take it.
     
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    What you are seeing from the exhaust is normal for the hellcats. As soon as I start mine in the garage, I pull it outside quickly as I can before the soot spoog covers the floor and wall behind the cat. There is a few factors which cause this, but its normal so no worries...:)
     
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    My garage door has that all over it. No worries
     
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    Moisture mixed with carbon soot...normal. Stainless tips load up between washings.

    blue smoke (oil burn)...don't think so...Daily driver and I'm not seeing it out of mine and I'm over 16,100 miles
     
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    I am not even half way there but I understand what you mean and 100% agree this is the greatest car ever.
     
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    This.

    Moisture condenses in the exhaust overnight. Any car that moves a lot of air will blow this moisture out on start-up in the morning. Every large-displacement car I've owned leaves water on the ground behind the pipes on morning start-up.

    However, the "clouds of blue smoke" is disconcerting. Sounds like oil. You may want to read up on seating rings, a lost art from bygone era of poorer manufacturing tolerances.
     
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    As everyone has said... normal....


    BUT... the hole in the marker lamp ducts air into the factory airbox... which then passes through a filter. So you are not pushing unfiltered air into the engine.
     
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    I just revved mine up to 4000 and blue smoke everywhere also there is a ticking noise coming from the headers is this normal?
     
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    Can you post a vid? Mine blows some smoke on start up (sometimes), but I think its normal as other guys have reported this as well.
     
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    How do I post a vid?
     
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    Good question, I just tried to and I can only post pics. When I select a video (was going to post a vid of my car) the button goes grey so I'm not sure, maybe someone else can chime in?
     
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    I used the remote start and lots of blue smoke. Did you also use remote start when you noticed blue smoke? Mine did it on start up also not just revving.
     
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    I have a manual transmission so no remote start. Sometimes when I start the car I can see a puff in the rear view mirror.
     

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