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Hey everyone! I was looking up under my truck not too long ago and noticed that the oil pan had a thin coat of oil on it. It looked like oil was seeping out right where one of the bolts was. This leak is very small and does not drip on my driveway. I only noticed after checking for exhaust leaks in my cat backs. It might not hurt for y'all to crawl under your trucks and take a look (if you have not already). Has anyone else experienced this problem? One of the guys at the dealership told me that, "that is just what new cars do. The oil will mix with dirt and plug the hole in the gasket." The dealership tightened up the bolts and said they were not torqued correctly. It has now been a couple thousand miles since the problem was "fixed" and my oil pan again has a thin layer of oil on it and I can still see where the seepage is originating. I am taking it in today and will ask them to replace the gasket. I first saw the problem at around 6K miles and now I am at 10K. I am still driving the truck and I check the oil everytime I fill up. The oil level never goes down enough for me to ever have to add any so it is a really small leak. However, after $48K, this truck better be sealed tighter than tupperware after Thanksgiving. I think what "new cars [should] do" is not leak oil, even if it is a small amount.
 

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bortego said:
the dealership told me that, "that is just what new cars do. The oil will mix with dirt and plug the hole in the gasket."

Run away from that dealer and find another. Open a trouble ticket with Chrysler also on it. If a dealer is that stupid to give a remark like that to you then they deserve a mark against them which is what happens when a complaint is opened up.

Finding a good dealer is the hardest thing in the world to do since they all promise the world before you buy then it is basically a crap shoot after you sign the papers. My current dealer does not have an SRT to sell me but I will use when I gey mine since they are very good to me.


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bortego said:
Hey everyone! I was looking up under my truck not too long ago and noticed that the oil pan had a thin coat of oil on it. It looked like oil was seeping out right where one of the bolts was. This leak is very small and does not drip on my driveway. I only noticed after checking for exhaust leaks in my cat backs. It might not hurt for y'all to crawl under your trucks and take a look (if you have not already). Has anyone else experienced this problem? One of the guys at the dealership told me that, "that is just what new cars do. The oil will mix with dirt and plug the hole in the gasket." The dealership tightened up the bolts and said they were not torqued correctly. It has now been a couple thousand miles since the problem was "fixed" and my oil pan again has a thin layer of oil on it and I can still see where the seepage is originating. I am taking it in today and will ask them to replace the gasket. I first saw the problem at around 6K miles and now I am at 10K. I am still driving the truck and I check the oil everytime I fill up. The oil level never goes down enough for me to ever have to add any so it is a really small leak. However, after $48K, this truck better be sealed tighter than tupperware after Thanksgiving. I think what "new cars [should] do" is not leak oil, even if it is a small amount.
Mine has a small leak around the oil pan gasket too, but I checked the bolts and they are torqued fine. I wasn't worried about mine though, at least not yet. Like you say, you never have to add oil to it. I'm just going to wait until I start driving it again in the spring, and see what it does then.
 

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"My current dealer does not have an SRT to sell me but I will use when I gey mine since they are very good to me."

"SITE" Kinda be careful w/your SRT..only 5/star stealerships are supposed to work on a Viper...including the engine.



They pulled my pan when the Supercharger went in, to add the lube line for the blower. Had to be drilled and tapped. Didn't check it before they pulled it.(damn)

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My Viper SRT leaked similarly, and it appeared to come from the bolts, not gasket. So, I pulled the two offending bolts, put just a bit of liquid gasked on the bolt heads, put them back, and the leaks disappeared.
 

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QUICKSILVER said:
"My current dealer does not have an SRT to sell me but I will use when I gey mine since they are very good to me."

"SITE" Kinda be careful w/your SRT..only 5/star stealerships are supposed to work on a Viper...including the engine.



They pulled my pan when the Supercharger went in, to add the lube line for the blower. Had to be drilled and tapped. Didn't check it before they pulled it.(damn)

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Quick;-)
I had an oil leak at the rear of the camshaft that the dealer could not find in multiple tries. I got disgusted and am fixing the leak myself along with a couple of other mods..........Jack
 

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SRTEnvy said:
My Viper SRT leaked similarly, and it appeared to come from the bolts, not gasket. So, I pulled the two offending bolts, put just a bit of liquid gasked on the bolt heads, put them back, and the leaks disappeared.
I did the same as you. I removed one bolt and sealed it. The leak has yet to return.
 
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