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Ok, let me try this one more time. Val, I understand you had a problem while driving, I assume others did too. That's significant and I sympathize, but allow me to drop that part out of consideration for a moment, because a part of this problem, as listed on THIS thread, IS related to parking, as others have explained.
Cruiserdan's own quote is, "The "jarring" that takes place when the vehicle is rocked when in gear at a stop multiplies the lockup probability." I applaud him and others helping to define this problem, especially when many dealers are not familiar enough with the car to track this down themselves. But given Cruiserdan's own quote, I view it as more important to operate MY Challenger the way I was taught to operate all vehicles. I enjoy the vehicle and drive it more agressively when I choose, but if I am given the option of two different ways to handle the car that are all the same to me, I'll handle any given car to put less stress on it. Maybe that's why my Dodges last between 150K to 240k miles.
Until Dodge recalls all our manual Challengers to do the cleaning and lubrication fix upfront for all of us, I'll USE Dan's advice, and continue to park to lessen the "jarring that takes place when the vehicle is rocked when in gear at a stop", as I have done all my years of driving manuals. I'm not here to argue. If it makes anyone feel better to say this is not about parking, I'll concede. Whatever suits you. But I will also take Dan's own advice, park the proper way by the book to keep stress off the gears as much as possbile (except I learned while researching this that parking in reverse or even first is recommended over 2nd, which I had used).
Sheesh. Anyway, I do appreciate the advice, I learned from it which is my purpose here, and I just might avoid visiting the shop with this problem (unless it hits me enroute, like it did Val).