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I came upon this site this morning, while researching the in infamous 2013 reverse lockout cable mystery. Why did it break? Why is the new one longer? Why do I have to replace the shifter knob? Needless to say, my questions were answered. And then some!
 

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Late to posting here, but was searching for getting LEDs to work with the canbus system in the car. It opened more rabbit holes then it closed sadly... Alice has got an expensive overhaul.
 

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I was looking into the rev limiting on my GT and your website popped up (Google). I'm happy knowing there is a little community, even after the dart has already been discontinued.

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I helped my daughter buy her 13 Limited, Her mom is jealous and we all love the little bugger. Then trouble appeared and I found you guys out of desperation. I've joined groups for my other cars and the suggestions are what helps the most. Reporting the final repair is where most lose interest but I do not just help myself.
Glad to be here and looking forward to our interactions over such a cool car.
 

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I did a search on 'Dodge Dart website'. I belong to a few automobile websites. I really was interested in the Dodge Dart when it was introduced and disappointed when it was discontinued. It is impossible to tell that the model suffered from poor sales as here in Phoenix, AZ, Dodge Darts are everywhere.
 

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I was looking into the rev limiting on my GT and your website popped up (Google). I'm happy knowing there is a little community, even after the dart has already been discontinued.

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Always loved the 5 spoke GT wheels in Silver on a Black car. That is one CLEAN GT and looks like around 50k miles. Interior looks spotless. Need to clean mine come spring to get the interior back to that status lol
 

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Hi! My name is Aaron. The Dodge Dart was always a good looking car to me back when it was new in 2013. I was looking for a Dodge Dart for a while, and I wanted one with the 2.4 tigershark paired to the 6 speed manual. I spent like 3-4 months looking for a GT with that bigger motor. Sure enough my search came to an end with a trade that just happened to show up at the dealership I work at. A black 2014 GT with 61k on her with the motor and tranny I wanted. I'm fairly new to the whole tuning gig, but I did some research to find a site that would help me build as I go along, and give some good experienced pointers, and well... here I am!
 

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We are always interested in finding out how you found our site. If you can please let us know if you found us on another forum, via Google or Bing or any other method.

This helps us determine what areas seem to be working for us (as far as letting people know about us) or what areas we made need to work on to help get the word out.

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dave here. owner of the [in]famous Dart Aero 1.4L turbo. damn thing. 3 transmissions, 2 turbos, all replaced by dealership. wife was driving it and kept overrunning the parking stops in parking lots (catching the ground effects) and finally, the entire oil sponge finally fell off. that's when I noticed the STAINS I was leaving everywhere. I found the ring seal on the topside, replaced with a harbor freight rubber o-ring (3rd one in 18 months) and degreased the engine. discovered where the oil is pooling, decided to search the interwebs.

the clouds parted, a single ray of sunshine (Google) illuminated the entrance to this forum. here I am, with all the other dart suckers trying to not break my toys.

I hope to find the help and guidance I need to be a MOPAR guy.

hope y'all can help. I'm gonna start scrolling.
 

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dave here. owner of the [in]famous Dart Aero 1.4L turbo. damn thing. 3 transmissions, 2 turbos, all replaced by dealership. wife was driving it and kept overrunning the parking stops in parking lots (catching the ground effects) and finally, the entire oil sponge finally fell off. that's when I noticed the STAINS I was leaving everywhere. I found the ring seal on the topside, replaced with a harbor freight rubber o-ring (3rd one in 18 months) and degreased the engine. discovered where the oil is pooling, decided to search the interwebs.

the clouds parted, a single ray of sunshine (Google) illuminated the entrance to this forum. here I am, with all the other dart suckers trying to not break my toys.

I hope to find the help and guidance I need to be a MOPAR guy.

hope y'all can help. I'm gonna start scrolling.
The 1.4L turbo engine and DDCT are infamous. There is a correct o-ring for the oil separator for that famous leak. The vacuum pump on the driver side of the head is also famous for leaks. There is a coolant T you want to watch, also famous.
 

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The 1.4L turbo engine and DDCT are infamous. There is a correct o-ring for the oil separator for that famous leak. The vacuum pump on the driver side of the head is also famous for leaks. There is a coolant T you want to watch, also famous.
I found the thread addressing the vacuum pump, I noticed the same smell in the cabin when I'm pulling in external air and no smell on recirculate. I was not aware of the coolant issue. since the issue with the vacuum pump is so infamous, is there, by chance, a step-by-step procedural video/checklist for partswappers like me?
 

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You almost have to use a thin (2mm) bead of RTV with the gasket to keep it leak free. If the previous owner used RTV, make sure you clean away any previous material from the mating surfaces. Also make sure no oil drips on the RTV. Old credit card and gumout carb cleaner on a rag works well. Torque spec is 15 ft lbs but don't be afraid to go to 18 ft lbs.
 
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