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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by occasional demons » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:25 pm

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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:36 pm

The black housing foglights look great and are like $55 shipped. I don't use FOGs either since I haven't done the MFS rewire yet for the fogs. I don't like the look with empty holes there. Now if it was all black on the inside and smooth it would look better. Just my opinion. Like some sort of insert to block off random wires and jagged edges

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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by JeremyJ » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:56 pm

I agree that having something in there would look better. I just don't want to spend money on fogs that I won't use and will eventually be covered with block off plates. I'll figure something out.
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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by occasional demons » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:21 pm

I installed driving lights in the holes of my Kaminari fascia. They were wired to come on with the highbeams. I found that more useful than fogs.
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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by JeremyJ » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:24 pm

Well, I just ordered some Eagle Eye branded headlights. Let's hope these ones stay together and don't leak. I know MyNeonSaysHi has had good luck with them, so I'll give them a shot.
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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:39 pm

Awesome, hope they hold up well for you. I have only had good luck with the Eagle Eye brand.

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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by JeremyJ » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:50 pm

The new headlights are on.

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There's a pretty substantial gap at the bottom of them.

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Other than that, they seem alright so far. Let's see how they handle rain. The driver's light is pointed really high and the passenger light is pointed at the ground. It's kind of silly how far apart they're aligned. I'll have to adjust them at some point.
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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:52 pm

Yeah I had to adjust mine.

I have no gap on mine. You need OEM headlight gaskets.. or something else is off on your car. I think the OEM gaskets help seal out moisture too

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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by JeremyJ » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:05 pm

The gaskets on these were pretty bad. I'm sure that's the issue. I should have swapped over the gaskets from the old Depos. They were better and I still have them...somewhere.
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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:44 pm

Those still suck. The OEM ones are the best. I just checked MPX and they just sell the Depo ones :( $20. https://www.modernperformance.com/produ ... -and-bulbs I cannot find the part number for the Mopar gaskets. But they are called "Headlamp Seal Welts"

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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by occasional demons » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:57 pm

BlackRoseRacing wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:01 am
00-05 with LMA or LMR sales code headlights
Right - 5288714AC - $20msrp DISCONTINUED PRODUCT No Longer Available For Purchase
Left - 5288715AC - $20msrp DISCONTINUED PRODUCT No Longer Available For Purchase

03-05 with LMB sales code headlights
Right - 5102884AB - $22.10msrp DISCONTINUED PRODUCT No Longer Available For Purchase
Left - 5102885AB - $22.10msrp DISCONTINUED PRODUCT No Longer Available For Purchase

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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by 04SRT4 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:37 pm

Subbed, clean Srt for sure! Keep us updated =)
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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:19 pm

Check those welt part numbers at Vintage- they have some of them still in stock.
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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:51 pm

Midnight_Rider wrote:
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Check those welt part numbers at Vintage- they have some of them still in stock.
What website ?
https://www.vpartsinc.com = this?

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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by Midnight_Rider » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:50 pm

Yes. Sorry, I should have been more specific. Hope this helps!
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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by JeremyJ » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:04 am

JeremyJ wrote: ↑Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:50 pm
The new headlights are on. Let's see how they handle rain. The driver's light is pointed really high and the passenger light is pointed at the ground. It's kind of silly how far apart they're aligned. I'll have to adjust them at some point.

No exciting updates, but I did manage to aim these lights much closer to factory specs. The driver's side is no longer blinding anyone and the passenger side isn't pointed at the ground anymore. It's nice to actually see at night again. The previous lights pointed straight down and the adjuster was on the back of the light, in a spot that required removing them to adjust. These ones have the OEM style adjuster that can be reached through a hole in the core support. Adjustment was easy. No water leaks so far.
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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:32 am

Good to hear. Didn't know the other aftermarket ones didn't have the oem adjusters. Really hope they don't leak. I never had condensation issues with mine ever. Mainly speaking of my old silver neon srt. Ran those eagle eye ones for a long time on that car with OEM gaskets

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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by occasional demons » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:35 pm

JeremyJ wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:04 am
The previous lights pointed straight down and the adjuster was on the back of the light, in a spot that required removing them to adjust. Adjustment
The projector depots on my '99 are just as bad. You can adjust them just fine. But to change the bulbs, the headlight had to come out. Or you would have to hack the core support.

If 1gn headlights were just two screws and pop them out, it wouldn't be a big deal, but sadly, it is a small project to remove them. At least that was one of the things they improved over 1gn's. Now if only the screws didn't rust weld in place so easily :lol:

I still broke one off stripping the '01. It was a new one, and antiseize'd to the hilt. Good thing the headlights were pretty bad and Depots. I just pulled it until it broke free.

I guess sitting for 4 years in the garage, I neglected to give it a turn or two to keep it from seizing up. :oops:
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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by JeremyJ » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:13 pm

It's been in the low thirties every morning now, so I've been letting the car warm up in the driveway before I take it to work. As I pulled out today, I noticed a small puddle in the driveway. I checked it out and it's motor oil. I have a leak somewhere that only drops when the car is running. I suspect it's been there for a while, given how dirty the underside of the engine is. I've just never seen it leave a puddle before, so whatever's leaking must be getting worse. I did just change the oil recently, so maybe I'll crawl under there and make sure the filter and plug are tight enough.
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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by occasional demons » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:35 pm

Hopefully it is something simple.

The oil filter on my swap never stayed tight until I put the balance shafts back in. But the Stratus oil filter location is on the end of the oil pump, so it kind of amplifies those vibrations. I literally had to retighten it once a week when I was DD'ing it.
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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:36 pm

^Every week? That would really suck!

Jeremy, check the oil drain line on the bottom of the stock turbo. 2, 8mm bolts. Mine leaked a tad on 2 SRT-4's I owned. See if the oil feed line on the top of the turbo is dry too. Also of course the oil pan gaskets which are common to seep on these cars. Could even be the oil filter or the drain plug too. Drain plug doesn't need to be that tight. Always hated buying a car and the idiot over torqued the drain plugs. Oh valve cover gasket if that hasn't been done. Only things I can think of that are typical on these cars.

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Re: 2003 SRT DD

Post by occasional demons » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:00 pm

Cam seals can give issues on the DOHC too, if they push out. Usually the exhaust cam seal, and it runs down the back side.

But they generally only push out if too much RTV was used on the cam cap, and the oil drain slot gets blocked. Or it is really cold out, and the oil is very viscous.

That's one bad thing about not being an original owner, you never truly know what has been done. Luckily if the seal hasn't been damaged, you can pull the cap, clean the RTV out, move the seal back in place and re seal the cap, and continue on. It is worth a shot, as opposed to pulling the timing belt and sprocket to put a new one in. This s only if it is pushed out, it won't help if it is just plain seeping past the seal lip.
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