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[QUOTE=Lashlarue;981334I've read about these three timing chain failures on four different sites but they are the same three.[/QUOTE]
That says alot. Now, I will admit for the three that this happened to, it is a big deal, and I also agree that if the pistons were scuffed on the one, they shoulda been replaced.
I don't know how many 5.7L Challengers have been sold, but 3 would be a microscopic percentage Im assuming. Nevertheless, it doesn't make the owners of these three feel any better.
Unfortunately, some things do happen. Heck, I remember a few years back the recall about missing front wheel bearings! I don't think any cars made it on the road (that I heard of), but yet I remember seeing a thread bashing Camaro's because they had something along the same lines. Now, I know it's not the same, but my point here is, sometimes things happen, despite the best quality that can be provided. Nobody and no auto manufacturer is perfect.
So, if the masses want to quit buy the Challenger because of these instances, well, that's fine.. I won't, and it will make my more noticeable the less that are on the road.
How the dealership handles the repair is what really matters. In the one case, with the scuffed piston, that's not right and I agree with the poster. I also don't think that any business would re-engineer and refabricate a part based on less than 1% failure rate. So, fact remains is, if your timing chain fails, you should expect it to be replaced by the same part.
Sorry to hear about the problems that some of you have had. Truly I am..
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