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Old 08-08-2013, 10:53 PM
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January 2013 mine stinks still at 2700 miles. Dont really wanna take it in for the smell but i prolly will.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:56 PM
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Am I counting right? One V8, the rest V6's with the smell? And the one V8...I am wondering why IT has the smell and not the rest of us...
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So, what do I look for in this concern? I want to stay ahead of this if this creeps up.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:48 PM
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You dont have to look for it. You would smell it idling at a stop sign or when you park and the wind is right. Pretty noticeable.
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Can this smell start at any mileage? My truck was mfg on 6/13/13. Do you think that Ram has used different hoses once they noticed this?
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Mine has it as well, very faint and it takes a good 3 to 4 hour run for it to rear it's smelly head! I've had her into the dealership a couple of times and they can't figure it out. Would be nice if Chrysler would at least throw a TSB number on this so we could point the dealers in the right direction. I'm very lucky though that mine is very faint. I've popped off the rad cap and had a whiff and it's not what it should be but it's not bad enough to make you think something is very off. The first time I got a whiff of it was a week into ownership and I just figured it was the factory rubber floor mats?
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So just for sh!ts n giggles, if this does start to happen, does this damage the truck in anyway? ( Gunk the radiator, hurt motor parts etc) or is it just a smell? Can this break down the hoses?
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Can some more people chime in and post their manufacturer date and if they have noticed the smell or not. Has any V8 with the speed trannys had this smell? Maybe they started using new hoses by then?
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04/2013 5.7L 8speed no smell 4k miles on her
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