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So when we had the car up on the "rack"...
you get to see everything underneath...
and the tire wear was a little disappointing...
rears almost gone at 8800 miles and the fronts which are not the same size...
FREAKING DCX!!!
WHY!!!
are wearing on the outside edges from to much toe-in...

But the real issue was seeing tranny fluid on the tranny case...
and finding the "leak" is a o-ring seal where a sensor screws into the tranny case at the front and near the very bottom...
so with no clearance on these cars...
and Richard seeing 3 SRT8's now with the same problem...
y'all might want to get this checked out ASAP...

Happy Motoring!!!
 

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There's been a bunch of posts about 300C's and this O-ring leaking, apparently there is a TSB. This is the first I've heard about it on an SRT8 probably just because there are so few of them.

By the way, If you had opted for the RSA's in stead of the F1's they are all the same size :wave: Can't imagine why the rears would wear faster than the fronts though........ :biggrin:
 

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I was at the exhaust shop scoping the job of installing Gibson Shorty Headers with the installer (quoting the job). I noticed the fluid seepage out of the 12 pin electrical connector on the side.

I scheduled a appointment to get this fixed tomorrow and get the fluid changed in the tranny. I'm at 23K and figure why not.
 

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kevenj said:
There's been a bunch of posts about 300C's and this O-ring leaking, apparently there is a TSB. This is the first I've heard about it on an SRT8 probably just because there are so few of them.

By the way, If you had opted for the RSA's in stead of the F1's they are all the same size :wave: Can't imagine why the rears would wear faster than the fronts though........ :biggrin:

Thankyou: Mystery solved. Thats why my tires are the same all around I should have asked earlier. So I can rotate the tires correct? Right front to right rear , left front to left rear and if I want to swith to F-1's do I have to have the different tire sizes?

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Amant...

no you do not have to have staggered tire sizes like it came with...
the rims are the same size...
I guess it was Chrysler's way of insuring tire sales for Goodyear...

kevinj - uh, no I can't either... :biggrin:
the FYi on the leak was for the SRT guys here as every car Richard has seen that is a SRT has the leak and that is 3 out of 3 cars...
And having a guy like Richard from Magnaflow who lives and breathes cars - tell you this "well you just drive hard, you can see it in your tires"... :wink1:
 

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haas...

thanks for the update...
good info to know...
liked you "other" avatar...
the viper with Homer driving...
hope all is well with you in the great white north...
 

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Tires

Steve was disappointed with my tires when my car was getting serviced
I have 14k miles on them and they are still like new..
We both agreed the forum members would be disappointed too..

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haas said:
Tires

Steve was disappointed with my tires when my car was getting serviced
I have 14k miles on them and they are still like new..
We both agreed the forum members would be disappointed too..

W
I would have to agree with Steve...
especially after seeing you avatar with a Viper somewhat sideways and racing hard...
gumball those babies!!!
 

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Tire Wear

Hmmmm. I only gave 13,282 miles on my 300C SRT-8 and, my second set of tires is doing okay for now. But with this cold front that moved in with all this nice crisp fresh COLD air, my tire wear may increase a tad. Oh yeah, that and Friday night drags at Firebird Raceway. (Yeah Baby)


Regarding the tranny leak, same here. It leaked and they changed out the shmigegal, no more leak. Having the part in stock for my '06 SRT-8 leads me to believe that they know about the defect, and plan on fixin' a whole bunch of them.
 

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cbutler32 said:
But the real issue was seeing tranny fluid on the tranny case...
and finding the "leak" is a o-ring seal where a sensor screws into the tranny case at the front and near the very bottom...
so with no clearance on these cars...
and Richard seeing 3 SRT8's now with the same problem...
y'all might want to get this checked out ASAP...

Happy Motoring!!!
Dang!! I am currently working on some garage storage and backed the Mag out the other day only to find to faint 'spots' on the floor under it. They where not there before, but they are very faint(kinda looks like a couple drops spread/sipped into the concrete, car had sat for over a week). I haven't put the Mag up to look under there for a drip, but now I know where I am starting.

Todd
 

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I might have a quick fix...

Mine started leaking last week. I found about 50 drops on the floor all in one day. I jacked the SRT-8 up and pressed the safety clip to the o-ring seal and rotated it about 10 times (don’t try and pull the connector all the way out as trany fluid will dump out.) . I then just clicked it tight again.

It completely stopped leaking. Not even a drop for a week now. I can't say it will last long term but it's worth a try as it only took 30 seconds to do as I was already changing the oil.
 

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I might have a quick fix...

Mine started leaking last week. I found about 50 drops on the floor all in one day. I jacked the SRT-8 up and pressed the safety clip to the o-ring seal and rotated it about 10 times (don’t try and pull the connector all the way out as trany fluid will dump out.) . I then just clicked it tight again.

It completely stopped leaking. Not even a drop for a week now. I can't say it will last long term but it's worth a try as it only took 30 seconds to do as I was already changing the oil.

thought about that...
but I don't think Magnaflow would have liked my tranny fluid all over the shop if it didn't work like it did for you...
you can screw up in your own shop or garage...
but never someone else's... :biggrin:
 

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haas said:
I had my o rings blow too, fixed it in a day though..
What's the longterm fix? Are they replacing the O-ring with a more durable O-ring?
 

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srt42 said:
What's the longterm fix? Are they replacing the O-ring with a more durable O-ring?

great question srt42...
better yet...
has anyone who has had this problem and had the service done experienced the same issue again?
 

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I might have a quick fix...

Mine started leaking last week. I found about 50 drops on the floor all in one day. I jacked the SRT-8 up and pressed the safety clip to the o-ring seal and rotated it about 10 times (don’t try and pull the connector all the way out as trany fluid will dump out.) . I then just clicked it tight again.

It completely stopped leaking. Not even a drop for a week now. I can't say it will last long term but it's worth a try as it only took 30 seconds to do as I was already changing the oil.
Quoting myself...

The temp fix above worked for 12 days then it started to leak again yesterday. Best to just get the o-ring replaced by the dealer.
 

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Quoting myself...

The temp fix above worked for 12 days then it started to leak again yesterday. Best to just get the o-ring replaced by the dealer.
I am having the o-ring replaced on our. It is leaking, but very slow. I went ahead and tried the 'temporary fix' and it may have helped. It is sitting over a cardboard box panel now to try and keep the garage spot clean(I want to have the concrete coated early this spring and don't need a lot of oil on the concrete....).

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Tranny leak

I wonder if this is temperature related. Maybe the o-rings shrink when cold? Perhaps DCX used Morton Thiokol as the vendor?
-Steve
 
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