new Charger Hellcat requires new factory motor at 550 miles

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  1. bpicerne

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    Just got told that my motor will be replaced. Supercharger coolant leak was found in cylinders 6 And 8.
    Hope the repair looks factory and doesn't take too long. Any comments or concerns would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Any idea how long that will take. I am curious how long it will take for a Dodge to ship a new motor?
     
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    Pinched wires. Make sure they do a 4 wheel alignment after they are satisfied with the replacement if the engine went out the bottom
     
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    That's good. If you had coolant in the cylinders they are probably scored. I don't mean it's good that you had the problem (that sucks of course) but it sounds like the replacement engine is the right solution!

    If you have a bad blower you are probably getting a complete replacement long block and blower! That's good (based on the issue you have).

    Best of luck getting it done quickly and neatly! Sorry for your troubles!
     
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    They said less than 2 weaks
     
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    Your poor Cat ... I hope they get the repair/replacement done quickly so you can get back on the road! Thank God for warranties!!

    April
     
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    In a case like this would Dodge ship a complete motor (blower, sensors everything) or is it a long block and blower. Dealer to install blower and swap out all sensors etc. Just curious how it would work.
     
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    Thanks for the input
     
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    They are sending everything I'm concerned about #s not matching the build
     
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    They were bringing it I'n the shop to install the new blower and it wouldn't start
     
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    Numbers won't match. Keep all the documentation. You can show that car was shipped with a bad motor and replaced under warranty. Sort of stinks but it happens. It's all part of the history of the car.
     
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    I wouldn't be happy with non matching numbers car for resale reasons. If you plan to keep the car forever, no big deal.

    I'd try to get something for your troubles? Extended warranty thrown in for free? Oil changes for life?
     
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    Ditto what my bro said
     
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    To bad
     
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    Can this motor issue possibly be a clue to the unexplainable rad hoses popping off and radiators bursting. Maybe they are taking the old motor to investigate.o_O
    Could it actually be head gasket problems?
    What do you think DrBuick?
     

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