The "CAT" is in the hospital.

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  1. RAMBLE1

    RAMBLE1 Senior Hellcat Member

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    Last Saturday we were going to the cruise-in and while sitting at the traffic light, the CAT started to sputter. We made haste to get home, luckily, we were only a mile away. Later, the CAT popped a code P0306 and had a flashing engine light. The CAT was hauled to the local Dodge dealer. The bad news, busted rocker arm and bent rod on #6 cylinder. The SRT technician repaired the problem and buttoned up the motor, but still running rough. Thursday will be another day in the hospital for the CAT. The CAT just turned 500 miles and it was babied. My wife said the problem was, the CAT should have been "run" instead of babied, she might be right. I hope this is not another problem for the Hellcats!
     
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    Bent pushrod I assume. ROD=connecting rod.
     
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    This is the first issue of a rod going bad,, I this ieatzl1s had and issue with a rocker arm real early on...but he hasn't been around in a long time.... hope it gets fixed
     
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    Don't you just hate it when the wife is right---Again!
     
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    I like the way your wife thinks! Dont despair, maybe jus a hairball.
     
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    Oops read the OP again, guess more than a hairball! Sounds strange though, maybe torqued the rocker down to tight during assembly? Id start driving it hard to prooftest that motor.
     
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    Valve hung up and got bent?
     
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    Be thankful she isn't expecting her first litter. Oh wait then there would be Hellcats for all. Hope she feels better soon and next time listen to the wife, cause no matter what they say their always right. I read it on the internet.
     
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    So was it a bent push rod or a bent connecting rod? I assume pushrod since you got it back so soon.. A connecting rod would be a new motor!
     
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    The "CAT" is home from the hospital. It was serious, broken exhaust rocker arm and bent intake push rod. Then the SRT tech the found a failed coil pack and cam sensor. We had to drive the "CAT" this evening and all is well. Orange Park Dodge here in Florida was excellent. They had the parts in stock and the "CAT" was fixed quickly! Now, it's time to "run" this "CAT"
     
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    Good to hear Ramble
     
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    You would think it would of happened during the "supposed" forty minute dyno run?
     
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    Glad she's fixed and back on the road!
     
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    I think "The Cat" is about to experience the upper end of the RPM Scale!
    Have Fun!
     
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    looks like we need jessel to make some rocker arms for the cats. I don't like hearing ll these rocker arm problems.
     

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