All par gives a fairly complete rundown on Charger police pursuit packages including the fact that they cost less than a plane jane RT.Thicker brake rotors,same diameter,overstuffed front seats,an extra inch of foam padding,electrical harness for the extra lights,149mph speed limiter and a doughnut shop finder. The failures were on early model v-6's and 5.7 rt's.I could only confirm a half dozen, searching every forum I could find. Some of you people are paranoid.Ought to let this one die.
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Here's another 2010 Auto R/T with a broken timing chain! Told the dealer as it was towed in that I bet it's the timing chain and he said NOOOO! Five days later I get a call "it's your timing chain". Same issues like everyone else 37k highway speeds then failure. I'm wondering if the warranty pays for renal cars as the dealer said he has no loaner cars. I'm sure it's going to be more than just a replacement of the timing chain. What kind of engine damage has everyone been seeing?
If you think cop car engines are built the same as family car engines I think your mistaken. Cop cars run 24 hours a day and are driven hard. Then how come only street cars are having this problem? If you have seen a cop engine torn down and see the chain to be the same as the regular motor then there has to be another reason for the failures. Today we don't have access to parts manuals or even service manuals anymore. Cop car engines have had beefed up inards such as better bearings forged cranks etc. You think Chrysler wants problems with cop cars? Of course we'll never get Chrysler to admit they take more care in putting a cop motor together a little better.
same engine, absolutelly no difference.......................
Let's try to get a better idea of what manufacture date is failing.
All you guys with broken timing chains on RT's please let us know the model year, confirm it is an Auto trans and the date of manufacture from the sticker on the driver's side door jamb. Example: Date of manuf: 10/2010.
Can we get an administrator or a moderator to make an official timing chain failure thread so that people who have actually had a failure can log their vehicle information (Date of manufacture, model year, model, trim, trans, etc.,) and circumstances behind the failure.
Make it just for logging the failures and not for speculators giving their opinion as to why they think it's failing.
What kind of engine damage has everyone been seeing?
Sorry to hear about your failure.
New heads are almost a certainty because the valves got bent, some may have smacked the pistons, and if that's the case, then a whole new engine is in order. However, as the numbers of timing chain failures are increasing now, I have seen many report that the dealer is only replacing the heads and forgoing a new engine unless the valves really put a large dent in the piston top. One gentleman reported having scuffed pistons, got new heads only and now the cars is screwed up. So, once the dealer has your car apart, head over there and inspect the damage. Maybe take some pictures and post them up here. Be sure to check the piston tops to see if there is any damage. If there is, demand a new engine.
No rental car provision in your factory warranty but if you call the warranty hotline and ask. They might provide you with some reimbursement.
Good luck. Report back on your dealer experience, i.e., what you were told, what they replaced, etc.
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