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Old 02-19-2014, 06:43 PM   #43
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OK, this has some interesting sidelines, here Fido here boy!

This is the one I've used for oil analysis:
Fleetguard Oil Sampling Kit-Geno's Garage

$19.95 at Geno's. PDF Report comes back in about a week or so. The thing I like about this system is as you retest they stack your new results on your old results, see trends easily.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:11 PM   #44
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I've been a mechanic most of my life and never smelled a dog who smelled like coolant; Bad yes, but not like coolant.
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Hi, I have tried to do this un-successfully several times. [on different dogs] The Poodle Parlor and the Vet have done it for me. So the bad smell is only hear-say because I have only heard/read about it.
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Hi, I have tried to do this un-successfully several times. [on different dogs] The Poodle Parlor and the Vet have done it for me. So the bad smell is only hear-say because I have only heard/read about it.
....oh lord...this thread is deteriorating rapidly ! Where is a mod when 'ya need 'em ... ???
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....oh lord...this thread is deteriorating rapidly ! Where is a mod when 'ya need 'em ... ???
Hi, are you going to get a Mod to show me how to take care of my dog?????????????
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Hi, most modern engines, including Chrysler products, will shut down the engine before any damage is done to it. I've been a mechanic most of my life and never smelled a dog who smelled like coolant; Bad yes, but not like coolant. Some newer cars don't actually have a radiator cap; [on the radiator] They use the cap on the recovery tank for filling and holding pressure. You shouldn't have to check every/any/thing on a new car. A cracked coolant recovery tank is more than likely a factory defect, not something that you did. Also your recovery tank should already have cold and hot level marks on it. [mine does]
Chrysler does not shut down an engine at overheat.That would be a safety issue-stuck in a traffic lane-not good.You would get notified of the overtemp by any number of ways depending on year and model.
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What year and engine does the 300 have?
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What year and engine does the 300 have?
It is a 2012 and has the 3.7L V6 and 8 spd.
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Hi, I have tried to do this un-successfully several times. [on different dogs] The Poodle Parlor and the Vet have done it for me. So the bad smell is only hear-say because I have only heard/read about it.
Our dog leaks this fluid from time to time unexpectedly. It smells like coolant landing on a hot exhaust pipe.

Ok,ok, I promise, that's my last mention of it!
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Chrysler 300 - The Saga Continues

Glad that the bad experience was without injury or damage. No offense, but the lesson here is to pay attention to your nose rather than waiting for the computer to tell you that coolant is leaking and steaming. Your 300, like my new Grand Cherokee and most new vehicles, is heavily sensored and processor controlled, but our eyes, ears and nose have an intuitive advantage in sensing impending problems. If it doesn't smell right, it probably isn't right. I'll christen my new GC Diesel with 2000 mile tow next week, (2200 mi of winter mountain driving thus far) and will be reminded by your experience to look, sniff and listen carefully.

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Most, if not all, of the GM products will go into a protection mode at extreme overheat temps, as a final failsafe, in order to protect the engine. I'd be surprised if Chrysler didn't do the same. But I've been surprised before.

This from 2013 Silverado owner manual.

Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
If an overheated engine condition exists and the ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED message displays, an overheat protection mode which alternates firing groups of cylinders helps to prevent engine damage. In this mode, a loss in power and engine performance will be noticed. This operating mode allows the vehicle to be driven to a safe place in an emergency. Driving extended km (mi) and/or towing a trailer in the overheat protection mode should be avoided.
Notice: After driving in the overheated engine protection operating mode, to avoid engine damage, allow the engine to cool before attempting any repair. The engine oil will be severely degraded. Repair the cause of coolant loss, change the oil and reset the oil life system. See Engine Oil.
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Power de-rate is common industry wide.that does not shut down.I see melted engines still since some will drive till it stops not heeding any warnings.
The 3.6 (3.7 is no longer built) has had many head issues in it's early release date version.They have improved but still seeing too many.Issue usually starts by tripping intermittant miss fire dtc's.The 8spd trans is awesome.
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Power reduced mode is a little different than overheat protection. Reduced power just limits throttle response and road speed. (fly by wire models) Overheat protection takes it a step further by alternating cylinder firing to try and reduce jacket and head temps.
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Of course the exact moment was filled with terror and so I could be wrong here, but I think as I pulled over and just as I got the arse end of the TT off the slow lane and onto the shoulder, the engine shut off. I pressed the start button and ...nothing. I waited a long time before trying it again.

There were at least two alarms going off and two symbols lit on the dash. Now I know someone is thinking, "Jeez, wasn't he paying attention to things?" I WAS! I was glued to the trans temp. Who knew I shoulda been watching the coolant. It went sour so fast it was unbelievable. Kinda like a traffic light...green...yellow...red!

PS. No one commented about the two Airstreamers that went flying by. I guess I can't blame them, but I felt a bit let down.
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