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Timing Chain & parts recall P01

Just got back from dealer. I have a Magnuson S/C, the dealer's service manager called their main mechanic which in turn said that the S/C is in the way. They did not want to work on it because the chain cover will be lifted out of the engine bay and the S/C is in the way, and they are reluctant to do it considering something might go wrong. Now what am I supposed to do? Any Ideas. I got the recall last week. I have a auto 2010 R/T.

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MDS is disabled in your tune,I wouldn't have the recall done since MDS seems to be the cause of the failures.

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How long did you run MDS before disabling it, there's the chance the chain has been weakened and could be prone to premature failure.
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Are they not required to do it? I have no idea honestly, but my thoughts are that they have to do to a recall. They may have to take off the front bumper and radiator, but still.
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Put some money in the guys pocket make sure he takes his time!!!

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This makes me nervous too. I have seen some pics on Facebook of a guy who just had his done (stock intake though), they did not remove the front of the car. Looks like they did all the work from the top and bottom of the vehicle.

not only am I worried about them working on it, I am worried about potential problems from them moving or altering the work I did for the S/C install, the tune that is loaded into the car from Magnuson if they flash the cars system or anything else that may go wrong.


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How long did you run MDS before disabling it, there's the chance the chain has been weakened and could be prone to premature failure.
MDS for about 15k miles. I put the S/C on last April and now have about 19.5k miles. I have been running the hell out of this car. Now my mind is not in a good place. The mechanic (dealer) was saying something like the S/C needs to be unbolted to pull the chain cover up out of the engine bay. I really do not like that picture.

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Are they not required to do it? I have no idea honestly, but my thoughts are that they have to do to a recall. They may have to take off the front bumper and radiator, but still.
Most likely they are required, but probably have to pay for the extra work around the S/C. I rather have a trusted shop that does S/C installs do it. Wonder if they (dealer) are reluctant, they can just give me the parts so that I can get them installed.???

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MDS is disabled in your tune,I wouldn't have the recall done since MDS seems to be the cause of the failures.
I was able to talk to a Mike, he works for Chrysler and seems to be a contact person for them. I told him what I went through and said he would call the dealership's service manager and see what is up. If they are not willing to do it, he would see if another dealer would. He also said that since I do not use MDS anymore, that it might not be needed but some owners of S/C still insist and it was done for them. I told him that the location of the recall is in such a critical location that I would like it done. He seemed not overly concerned since the problem happens (timing chain failure) at a low percentage. He is supposed to call me back sometime in the near future with some solution. I'll try to update then.

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How long did you run MDS before disabling it, there's the chance the chain has been weakened and could be prone to premature failure.
From what I understand, the tensioner and the chain guide is what fails, in other words can crack then fail, then the chain will or can be damaged then motor damage can or will happen. I ran MDS for about 15k miles, now have 19.5k and ride it harder now that it has the S/C. The question will always be, has it already cracked or am I safe now that the MDS is no longer in play to do any damage to the tensioner and guide.

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