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After waiting forever for this truck I get it today take it on a drive and it breaks down! Oil everywhere!!!
 

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Well that definitely sucks!

Hopefully FCA and/or the Dealership fix the issue pronto.



You should contact Kathryn at Ram Cares - click on link and go to post #133. Send her a PM:




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There has been so many issues at delivery there is a customer created issue/secondary PDI list, that purchasers are giving their dealers to do during the Chrysler/Ram PDI. Ram dealers have seen there have been so many issues at/immediately following delivery, most have agreed to do it. Plus selling a vehicle that costs $70-100k it should be right, there is no excuse for the issues. So in the end this shouldn't even be a subject that is being discussed.
 

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There is no excuse for the recurring issues that seem to be plaguing the TRX, but driving a brand new vehicle at constant highway speeds of 80 MPH for an extended time period is just about the worst way to break-in an engine.
 

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Oil or trans fluid?
My Redeye had a trans cooler line pop off at 1200 miles due to improper installation at the factory. Was never seated correctly. Made quite a mess. Just a thought.
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After watching the vid mine was a lot worse than yours. Yours could be a fitting at an oil cooler though. These engines are broken in at the factory and so I highly doubt your leak is at the engine itself. QC at the factory has been really bad lately. Doesnt make it a piece of shit though lol. Just means the people are slacking.
 

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If I remember correctly there is a guy on the TRX forum that had a similar issue to what the OP is showing, and it was that the oil cooler lines were never tightened at the factory.
 

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If I remember correctly there is a guy on the TRX forum that had a similar issue to what the OP is showing, and it was that the oil cooler lines were never tightened at the factory.
Not just TRX or just oil coolers either. See my post right above yours. I think FCA has a cooler tightening issue in general.
 

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There is no excuse for the recurring issues that seem to be plaguing the TRX, but driving a brand new vehicle at constant highway speeds of 80 MPH for an extended time period is just about the worst way to break-in an engine.
It may not have had anything to do with it but, man 80 mph brand new? It doesn't matter what the speed limit is I would have broke it in properly after spending that much jack on a ride. Right?
 

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It may not have had anything to do with it but, man 80 mph brand new? It doesn't matter what the speed limit is I would have broke it in properly after spending that much jack on a ride. Right?
That isnt going to do anything bad as long as it’s not being stomped on and shocking the drivetrain, and certainly isnt going to cause an oil leak. The engine itself is broken in at the factory.
 

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That isnt going to do anything bad as long as it’s not being stomped on and shocking the drivetrain, and certainly isnt going to cause an oil leak. The engine itself is broken in at the factory.
Broken in at the factory? Never heard of this. I'm sure they start it and hook a diag up to it to make sure it's running OK, but I doubt they put hundreds of simulated miles on it to break it I'm.

As for the OP, man, that sucks. I hope it's something minor like an oil or trans fluid line.
 

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Broken in at the factory? Never heard of this.
I've heard of it. Which makes me wonder why the owners manual has break-in instructions, apparently aimed primarily at the engine.
 

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Break-in is for the drive train. Trans, diff, etc. Theyre looking for that so as to not shock the gears and clutches so they can mesh well. It’s not so much the speed as the harsh shifts getting there. If someone is stomping it thats not good.
Broken in at the factory? Never heard of this. I'm sure they start it and hook a diag up to it to make sure it's running OK, but I doubt they put hundreds of simulated miles on it to break it I'm.
45 minutes on the dyno unless something has changed.
 
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Break-in is for the drive train. Trans, diff, etc.
If that's what it's for, why do they stress to keep varying the rpm? Sounds like normal engine break-in to me.
Meanwhile, limiting top speeds, which obviously help everything behind the engine.
 
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If that's what it's for, why do they stress to keep varying the rpm? Sounds like normal engine break-in to me.
Meanwhile, limiting top speeds, which obviously help everything behind the engine.
Good point. Engine is broken in for 45 mins at the factory but varying the rpm's has always been for proper valve seating I thought too. Maybe it's a two step process. I know I've read something in the past on this exact thing but can't remember now. Time to re-do the research.
 

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Good point. Engine is broken in for 45 mins at the factory but varying the rpm's has always been for proper valve seating I thought too. Maybe it's a two step process. I know I've read something in the past on this exact thing but can't remember now. Time to re-do the research.
Keep in mind that said factory is in MEXICO. As we all know, the Mexicans have a world renowned reputation for high quality, precision engineering.
 

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Keep in mind that said factory is in MEXICO. As we all know, the Mexicans have a world renowned reputation for high quality, precision engineering.
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This thread is just another reminder of why I take new (and used) vehicles off the trailer and immediately put them on the lift. That way I can check all the fluids, check fasteners, etc.
Then the painful break-in driving can begin.
 
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