IC Coolant Leak

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  1. jgasca

    jgasca Hellcat Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I'm not sure where to post this so my apologies if this is the incorrect place.

    A few nights ago I took the cat out for a spin. I let her warm up as usual before really stepping on the gas. Well eventually I did and after hitting about 90 a message popped up saying I had an I/C Coolant Leak. I let off right away, I checked my temps and they seemed normal. I drove it home being very light on the gas, the message didn't show up again.

    So I'm definitely taking it in to a local dealer to get it checked out. My questions are;

    What kind of certified technicians should I ask for?
    Anyone know the proper solutions the tech should be doing to solve the problem? (pressure tests etc.)

    I called a local dealer and they said they had SRT certified techs but they were unaware of any hellcat certified techs.....

    Anyone know? And has anyone gone through this?

    Its a 2015 Challenger Hellcat A8 with about 12k miles FYI
     
  2. TNCHARGER

    TNCHARGER SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    The Hell Cat is an SRT. The SRT techs get training for the HC.
     
  3. jgasca

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    Just wanted to give everyone an update. I took it too the dealer and turns out I blew a rubber hose that connects two aluminum intercooler lines on the front passenger side. I'm not sure if this is common, but I'm just glad I got mine replaced!!
     
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    Thanks for the update. I have not heard of that issue before.
     
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    No, they don't. No such thing as Hellcat specific training.
     
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    They have access to all the info they need, but specific HC training? No.........
     
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    I understand there's no specific HC certification, but my question is... if there's no HC specific training, then how do they know how to work on the engine and supercharger etc? The engine is unique to the HC thats why I ask.
     
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    Pete a close friend of mine (I think you met Mike at one of the MSHS) and foreman over the service dept did go to an SRT school that included some discussion about servicing the HC. They didn't tear down any HC engines but he did get some tech on servicing and so on. If I remember right the school was in Detroit before the HC was released. He got to ride in an HC and Viper while there.
     
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    Besides the supercharger and LTR system most of the service procedures are the same for the 6.2L as they are for the other Hemis.
     
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    They are qualified technicians. A motor is a motor and a blower is a blower. Yes, they are all different but a qualified technician with access to the proper information (Dealer Connect) will be able to repair your car. That's what they do. Have some faith!
     
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    IIRC, back in 2011, during a discussion with SRT engineers, they mentioned a possible SRT specific training program. I was not sure if this program ever came to fruition.if it did, i'm guessing it didn't last long and was scratched after a couple of years. hopefully, a US dealer tech can corroborate or refute this statement. me being in Canada, was never offered this training.
     
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    Pete I guess I should clarify what I meant. Mike had some classroom instruction and discussion about the SRTs & HellCats but the class may not have actually been specifically for SRT. I will ask him more when I see him next week.
     
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    Last time I had "some faith" in the dealer I got completely screwed and that was with another one of my vehicles. I understand what your saying but the less hands touch my car the better. I'm not leaving my HC just with anyone!
     
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    Most dealers will use there best techs on a car like this . If you don't have faith in the service department. Don't go there. I would like to think that even the dumbest of techs can change oil and services these cars.
     

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