I just reread most of the posts that are linked in the first post of this thread. Looks like most were cruising at highway speeds. Lately a few mentioned the cruise control. Am wondering if most actually used the cruise control when it happened (or have been using the cruise control a lot when driving on the highway)?
All Mopar all the time: 2010 Stone White Challenger R/T, 2006 Inferno Red Magnum SRT8, 2009 Journey SE & 2013 Dart Limited
Excuse my lack of mechanical knowledge, but if the TC failure occurs to an out of warranty vehicle, how easy/difficult is it to replace the 5.7 with a crate 6.1? Can it be done by simply dropping it in & without replacing/modifying anything else?
There's also the matter of the MDS that's part of the 'auto 5.7 PCM. If one did such a swap, leaving the MDS connectors not attached will set codes and the check engine light - in areas (such as Oregon) where you have smog inspection/ test, they won't pass.
2009 R/T 27J pkg (6 speed MT) ordered 7/17/08, built 10/23/08, home on 11/13/08
I thought that any car made had to have 7 years worth of parts available. If that is the requirement, seems that they cannot opt to not make the motors yet.
I'm sure that they have plenty of engine parts, and that's how they can do it. Enough parts to build an engine, but they don't have to stock a crate engine any more than they have to "stock" a completed car. LOL
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