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Offline Thawk  
#1 Posted : Friday, August 14, 2020 8:58:12 AM(UTC)
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Can anyone share if there is a decent dealer around the Twin Cities for warranty work? I have a tiny antifreeze drip coming from what I think is the head gasket on the driver's side. My car is a 2014, but had the extended powertrain warranty so I'd think that should be covered, but need to know if there are decent options for a dealer to work on it.
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#2 Posted : Friday, August 14, 2020 7:10:20 PM(UTC)
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I had a seatbelt recall performed recently at Walser Chrysler in Hopkins and was satisfied with the manner in which they cared for the car and me. I was informed they had a Viper certified tech do the work.
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#3 Posted : Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:19:36 PM(UTC)
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There are two small bolts at the front of the head gasket that were loose on my car. The forward most bolt was difficult to get to--but possible with a 1/4 drive extension. I just re-torqued the two bolts and everything has been dry since.

I will get the torque specs for you at a later time.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:53:30 AM(UTC)
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95 in/lbs on those small bolts. You can see in the picture of the head gasket how close the water passage is to the edge of the head.


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#5 Posted : Sunday, August 30, 2020 11:08:47 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the info - I checked on them tonight - both took very slight turns to get to 95, but not much - probably around 1/8th but not more than 1/4 of a turn. Not sure if that's actually enough to make any difference, but I'm going to keep an eye out.

It was literally 1 drop of fluid when I saw it and not enough to even hit the concrete in my garage at any point - but any amount of drip feels bad.
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#6 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:14:56 PM(UTC)
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There are two small bolts at the front of the head gasket that were loose on my car. The forward most bolt was difficult to get to--but possible with a 1/4 drive extension. I just re-torqued the two bolts and everything has been dry since.

I will get the torque specs for you at a later time.


Actually, I just asked Keith "what the hell should I do"
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:49:02 AM(UTC)
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There are two small bolts at the front of the head gasket that were loose on my car. The forward most bolt was difficult to get to--but possible with a 1/4 drive extension. I just re-torqued the two bolts and everything has been dry since.

I will get the torque specs for you at a later time.


Actually, I just asked Keith "what the hell should I do"


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