I think it's broke

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  1. Just4Fun

    Just4Fun Senior Hellcat Member

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    I started the Hellcat and it looked like a giant vape machine. Vapor coming out of both pipes, I could not describe the smell of the exhaust at first, then I figured it out, it smells like burned coolant. The engine ran a little rough, I drove it a little and it cleared up, the engine light came on for a few minutes then turned off as the engine warmed up. Next, the dash read ''I/C Coolant Low''.
    At first I was thinking blown head gaskets. But that's not it is it? Is my supercharger coolant leaking into the motor?
    Anybody know what this is?
     
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    hellcat1 Gold Member

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    That sounds very bad,,,, I wouldn't drive it anymore, and take it tto the dealer,, How many miles
     
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    Air charge cooler leaking into engine. Not the end of the world but you don't want to hydro lock the engine. have it towed to the dealer & do not drive.
     
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    I had to have the radiator in min changed out at the dealership after 6 months of ownership with a leak. All covered under warranty. My brother in law has a 15' scat pack that had to have the same thing done to it after 4 months of ownership. Bad batch of radiators? I don't know
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    Don't drive or start it, tow to dealer.
    If you have some time there was a bunch of threads on that type of problem. It will get fixed just a minor set back.
    read up but I am guessing the dealer will have it fixed before you figure out what the problem is.
     
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    There have been a few here report this problem. As stated above, it is the air fuel cooling loop leaking into the engine. Do not drive. Dodge will replace entire supercharger assembly. Sorry to here the news that you are one of the unlucky ones.:(
     
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    BTW, when did you take delivery? Someone here is keeping track of major issues like this.
     
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    TallCool1 Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Nat'l Hellcat Tech Advisor HCC Charter Member

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    Bummer open case asap with srt. Let them direct you to dealer get the free tow and so it's tied to the dealer ticket.
     
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    I took delivery in early April, just bumped past 900 miles.
    This gets me a new Supercharger???
    Thanks for the comments and the info!!!
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    i believe one or two got a new engine after one of the intercoolers leaked into a cylinder
     
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    CNYHC SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Do NOT have it towed... A Hellcat MUST be put on a flatbed truck... No tow trucks!!!
     
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    Just4Fun Senior Hellcat Member

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    That's a big 10-4 on the no tow!!!
    The dealer I bought the car from has a mechanic that I've gotten to know pretty well. I think this guy is very good, I trust him with my car.
    Can you guys explain what you think went wrong on my car? I hear the leaky radiator thing, but I don't understand how that would get coolant into the blower.
    Is there a water jacket around the blower? Is it like a blown head gasket?
     
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    there are two rectangular intercoolers inside the blower.. these are mini radiators on a separate low temp cooling system... some start leaking and when they do they leak directly into one or more cylinders... your left rear (looking at engine) overflow tank is for the intercooler... right overflow tank is normal engine overflow coolant
     
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    The vapor was coming out of both exhaust pipes equally.
    Thanks for the explanation!
     
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    dont drive anymore....tow it

    had a toyota years ago where the coolant filled up a cylinder and locked up the engine...
     

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