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Old 04-13-2012, 08:19 AM   #1
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Angry ZL1 alert, Intercooler coolant cap missing?

My son picked up #254 last Thursday. After the 50 mile drive home we could smell coolant slightly but could not locate any leaks. With all gauges indicating normal and fluid levels normal and the absence of any puddles we kept close watch for any other indications. After the initial drive that pungent smell was all but gone so we figured it was just fresh motor syndrome.
Well, today he has the car at work and was showing his buddy the engine. They pulled the SC cover only to find the super charger, intercooler cap missing.??? The car has about, I'm guessing less than 400 miles and hasn't seen 4000rpm yet do to break in procedure. I don't know, at this point, what the implications are if any, I don't know if there is any coolant at all in the intercooler, if this situation would damage the intercooler pump etc.
I'm a little pissed because they also forgot to pull the front spring spacers. I'm wondering if they did a QC check at all.
Needless to say check everything yourself.
I've never had an intercooled vehicle before so I just didn't think of it.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:25 AM   #2
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stiff ride home, huh..pics?
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:26 AM   #3
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:28 AM   #4
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So much for the PDI
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:29 AM   #5
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was it missing from the factory, or does the dealer check it when they PDI
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:30 AM   #6
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We don't know, at this point, if it ever was installed.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:30 AM   #7
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:38 AM   #8
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thank god for that QC hold....WTF!
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:39 AM   #9
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:43 AM   #10
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was it missing from the factory, or does the dealer check it when they PDI
The dealer checks all fluids and is supposed to remove the spring spacer when doing PDI. You just have a crappy dealer, it's not Oshawa's fault.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:58 AM   #11
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I heard the Magnetic Ride could be damaged if driven with the spring spacers not removed.

Actually heard from a dealership that they damaged a Vette a few years back by doing that and it cost them plenty.

Maybe not but I would document it since driven 400 miles with spacers still on the Car...
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:03 AM   #12
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The dealer checks all fluids and is supposed to remove the spring spacer when doing PDI. You just have a crappy dealer, it's not Oshawa's fault.
I would think that it should have left the factory with all the coolant levels correct and all caps installed. The only fault of the dealers is not checking it.

I would say Oshawa is just as much to blame on this one.
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did the dealer even get to check it over, or did you just drive it home off the truck?
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:10 AM   #14
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Go over everything yourself. Way too many dealers are missing things. It's ridiculous how many cars have got sent home with the spring spacers still in.
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