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Just returned home from a visit to the dealership to find out if any updates on the progress of the car. She informed me that a new engine has been ordered complete. They ran diagnostic and did some test and got with the Dodges Field rep and came to the conclusion that it was the same failures as the last two motors. (timing chain) They didn't even take the motor out of the car yet, they just ordered another long block based on what happened on the previous ones.
NOW for the shocking news: The service rep told me in front of my son that the Detroit field rep admitted to her that they are experiencing timing chain failures on these engines with mds. She wouldn't go into it just said that.
Maybe they are starting to see the light about these issues we are having. She didn't say if a fix was available thou, so I guess they will just put a band aid on this new motor and hopefully by the next time my engine fails they may have a fix for it. Fortunately for us with life time power train warranty it will be just the headache of having to wait to get the cars back, unfortunately the ones that there warranties have expired they have to eat the cost of engine replacement. Something is wrong with this picture.
Anyway 4th motor and counting I guess.....
Last edited by Hemi09Challenger R/T; 08-22-2012 at 10:40 AM.