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10-25-2014 01:07 PM
19johned53
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Originally Posted by hmk123 View Post
Just got the latest issue (4-2014) of Mopar's Magazine. They have an article in there with pictures on how to replace the timing chain parts of a 5.7L. They reference the recall and mention that the TC Guide can fracture and cause engine damage and recommend it being replaced. I guess it has come full circle... Good for them to talk about it in their own magazine...

Agreed, that's a good thing. The problem isn't a problem anymore with the updated parts, so everyone can "move on", and it's nice for anyone interested to have an article like this.


Mistakes happen, just fix them. That's all that was ever wanted.
10-25-2014 01:03 PM
19johned53
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Originally Posted by chris1992 View Post
Once I'm finally able to get the car in, I'll definitely try my hardest to acquire the parts.. If that doesn't go well, I'll try snapping a few pictures.

Chris, as of late, a lot of folks are reporting that they can keep their old parts, as Chrysler isn't requesting them back.


If so, it appears that they don't need to see these anymore, know what's going on (duh), and are saving the freight costs.


It would be very interesting to see yours!
10-24-2014 11:25 PM
hmk123 Just got the latest issue (4-2014) of Mopar's Magazine. They have an article in there with pictures on how to replace the timing chain parts of a 5.7L. They reference the recall and mention that the TC Guide can fracture and cause engine damage and recommend it being replaced. I guess it has come full circle... Good for them to talk about it in their own magazine...
10-24-2014 09:23 PM
chris1992 Once I'm finally able to get the car in, I'll definitely try my hardest to acquire the parts.. If that doesn't go well, I'll try snapping a few pictures.
10-24-2014 06:07 PM
randycat99 I know, right?! He has the holy grail of chain guides...we must behold it!
10-24-2014 05:47 PM
19johned53
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I'm now at 131,1xx miles, but still have yet to make a trip to the dealer. I'll try getting an appointment around Thanksgiving, seeing as I'll have a few weeks off then.

Yep, Chris is a "loner"


He's the only "documented" CT member to have over 100k miles on an A5 5.7 car, without having a TC failure.


And he hasn't babied it either!
10-24-2014 05:21 PM
randycat99 Is that for real?!? You should ABSOLUTELY acquire your chain guide parts after the procedure. We need to see what a 131k part looks like that was rescued intact (whether you have mds enabled or not). Are you hearing what I am telling you???
10-24-2014 10:21 AM
chris1992 I'm now at 131,1xx miles, but still have yet to make a trip to the dealer. I'll try getting an appointment around Thanksgiving, seeing as I'll have a few weeks off then.
10-23-2014 06:16 AM
LONE WOLF I am glad this issue is in the past for me. 35k miles since (done at 75k) and she runs awesome, especially since I did the 392 cam swap at the same time.
10-22-2014 08:33 AM
72/340 I'm at 34k since the TC failure and rebuild. At 8k since the recall was done. Runs like a champ.
On a side note....I have messed with all the Predator tunes and right now am happiest with stock tune, 89 gas, MDS off, and 15% throttle boost.
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