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LOL..>>>Its the Plastic on the hood ...Thus Hood Debris????

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Fact: The OAT coolant stinks from whatever cause.
Fact: The coolant system is not a closed system - it is only closed up to about 16 lbs
pressure, then excess coolant/fumes from expansion/pressure over 16 or lbs then
goes into the plastic overflow container.
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Fact: Any fumes or in some cases overflow coolant exits through a small plastic tube
(part of the container,top right side) The tube makes a 90 degree turn down
beside the unit. The stinking fumes and /or overflow coolant have no where to
go except inside the engine compartment and at times into the airflow and A/C. There is no hose attached to the plastic tube and the tube is only about 4 inches long.

My Fix: I placed a .03 rubber balloon over the plastic tube which stops all fumes and if
bad overflow condition ever came to pass the coolant/pressure would simply
push the balloon off. The balloon is not visible. Does not stink anymore.
Fact is it never worked!!!
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2013 ram hemi, laramie, bad propane smell coming thru heater, 3,445 miles. Brought to dealer, they seem to have fixed problem, flushed entire cooling system 7 times. Added new purple color anti freeze. They said somewhere along the new trucks travel before I got it orange and green antifreeze were both added to cooling system. Causing terrible odor.
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Strange, at least you got a propane smell and not a dead animal smell, definately two different senarios (yours and everyone complaining of dead animal smell). Did you find out what the the purple coolant was so you dont get it mixed anywhere else in the future? Is it an organic coolant? I ask because if there are any inorganic substances within the mix you do not want to mix it with any other organic coolant as the coolant will gel and clog the coolant flow!
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2013 ram hemi, laramie, bad propane smell coming thru heater, 3,445 miles. Brought to dealer, they seem to have fixed problem, flushed entire cooling system 7 times. Added new purple color anti freeze. They said somewhere along the new trucks travel before I got it orange and green antifreeze were both added to cooling system. Causing terrible odor.
What color then was your Coolant before the dealer changed it out and smelled like Propane?
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I posted that it smelled like propane, service manager saiid he thought there was a DEAD critter in engine compartment. The bad smell came in thru heater when stopped at a light. And lingered around truck when it was shut off.
They flushed the system several times with clean water then reinstalled the new purple antifreeze again, it's called OAT, SERVICE MANAGER SAID AS SOON AS THE MECHANIC SMELLED IT HE KNEW WHAT IT WAS. He said they have seen the problem before. He thinks the set up guys who check fluid levels when new vechiles are brought to dealer topped off coolent with wrong one. ORANGE OR GREE COOLENT CAN NOT. BE ADDED TO THE PURPLE STUFF, as it will cause the purple coolant to gel, yes like JELLO AND TO STINK LIKE HELL. My truck still has faint order but service manager said it should soon go away,
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Don't know what color coolant was originally when smell started, was brand new truck 3400 miles never even looked under hood yet, yeah that happens when you reach retirement age
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Yeah, thats what I was talking about when I mentioned gelling. The 2013+ Rams were filled with HOAT coolant, the newest design. The OAT was what was used in previous years. Im starting to wonder if the problem at hand is really mixing of the coolants and not really a chemical reaction with the hose or casting debris as previously reported! Mabey Chrysler was trying to protect their integrity by blaming it on the hoses when really somewhere down the line numerous batches of Rams were really topped off with the wrong coolant and the smell is the reaction between the two, before the gelling becomes a problem
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It could have easily been a situation of running the OAT coolant during engine testing but filling the coolant system with the new HOAT at final assembly/filling of the fluids.
Id make damn sure noone adds the newer coolant back into your system along the way, im not even sure just telling a service manager would be enough to stop a tech from throwing in whatever he has....
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Yeah, thats what I was talking about when I mentioned gelling. The 2013+ Rams were filled with HOAT coolant, the newest design. The OAT was what was used in previous years. Im starting to wonder if the problem at hand is really mixing of the coolants and not really a chemical reaction with the hose or casting debris as previously reported! Mabey Chrysler was trying to protect their integrity by blaming it on the hoses when really somewhere down the line numerous batches of Rams were really topped off with the wrong coolant and the smell is the reaction between the two, before the gelling becomes a problem
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It could have easily been a situation of running the OAT coolant during engine testing but filling the coolant system with the new HOAT at final assembly/filling of the fluids.
Id make damn sure noone adds the newer coolant back into your system along the way, im not even sure just telling a service manager would be enough to stop a tech from throwing in whatever he has....
Other way around. HOAT was the "old" coolant (and pretty much what everybody uses, except GM and now Chrysler). OAT is the new coolant (aka DexCool)
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