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Old 11-28-2012, 07:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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3.3 was a totally different engine with respects to the heads, PCV system and emissions controls. Not really a good comparison to the current engine.
Oh dont get me wrong I wouldn't trade the Hemi for a 3.3L at all... but with the massive engineering improvements on the Hemi it shouldn't ever puff smoke compared to an engine with 300,000 miles around the corner.
I mean if I wasn't tuned in here with the info and bought this car I would be royally pissed off and likely not to buy it again, can they risk that over a $50.00 addition to the PCV system?
Also a rattling headliner a TSB in 2011 and a 2013 still rattles the same rattle? These cars are beautiful from 2005-2013 and I wouldnt trade it for any other, but whats the hold up on simple fixes over 2- 3 years on interior parts and 7 years on engines puffing smoke?
It hasnt done it since but a $43,000.00 mosquito fogger haunts the back of my mind lol
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I tell ya, the PCV system design is the culprit here. It has nothing to do with mileage or comparing it with other engines.

Check out HPNO300's post on what he found after 3K miles on his SRT8. And what he got is not abnormal.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I tell ya, the PCV system design is the culprit here. It has nothing to do with mileage or comparing it with other engines.

Check out HPNO300's post on what he found after 3K miles on his SRT8. And what he got is not abnormal.
I think you are absolutely right I thought back to the 5.2/5.9L magnum V8 with plenum gasket failures for years and years, they smoked similarly not only on start up, but all the time in most cases.
Next 300 question is this bad enough for my normal driving situations to warrant installing the catch can and how does Chrysler Service view installing them while on the premium bumper to bumper warranty? I am sure if I tell my service manager it smokes he knows exactly that I ran it hard very recently. But this catch can will only improve things from what I am hearing but they seem to pick any crazy reason not to cover the car sometimes.

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Some one once asked me how many HP having a catch can could get them. I told them they get to keep the HP they have for a longer period of time.
Post of the month or maybe year? It's true and it's funny.
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I tell ya, the PCV system design is the culprit here. It has nothing to do with mileage or comparing it with other engines.

Check out HPNO300's post on what he found after 3K miles on his SRT8. And what he got is not abnormal.
You can also jump over to Dodgetalk.com and check out the pics in the 4G truck section. That convinced me to get one. I'm now contemplating one on our 300S V6.

Edit: I just ordered a catch can for our 300S Pentastar. I'll post up detailed pics of the install.

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You can also jump over to Dodgetalk.com and check out the pics in the 4G truck section. That convinced me to get one. I'm now contemplating one on our 300S V6.

Edit: I just ordered a catch can for our 300S Pentastar. I'll post up detailed pics of the install.
After looking at Maddog's post about Hpno300 I checked it out..that's a lot of oil I will be installing mine ASAP And thanks for the dodgetalk link I am already a member but it slipped my mind so Just repaired my old caravan dashboard with information from there all you guys are very helpful with these types of things..thanks to all in here on the smoke issue I would like to see posted pics when you are done Kidder
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You should not have any problem with a warranty claim because you installed a catch can. I have the extended MOPAR Max Care warranty and my dealer has not made one sound about it even though they have had it in for a few warranty issues.
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I didn't go through all these posts but I have the same issue on my '06 and have had it from the day I bought it with 5K miles on it. When I notice it the most is when I start the car, run it for a minute or less (to move it or something) then shut it off. On the next time I startup... Always a puff. Never really noticed it after driving hard but it wouldn't surprise me.
My car has 88K miles on it now and still the best car I've ever owned. Supposedly a common problem when I looked into it 5 years ago.
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