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04-13-2016 10:07 AM
19johned53
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Originally Posted by randycat99 View Post
It's not 5w-20, anymore? I thought 5w-20 was the standard oil grade for this car.

I think that you're correct, 5-20 was the spec.


Been so long, and I'm used to the 0w40 that I have to use on my '16. I'll correct my post, and thanks for catching that.
04-13-2016 09:56 AM
randycat99 It's not 5w-20, anymore? I thought 5w-20 was the standard oil grade for this car.
04-12-2016 09:26 PM
wasp392
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Originally Posted by 19johned53 View Post
Oil has nothing to do with this failure, and there's 0w20 conventional oil everywhere, every brand.


0w20 conventional is factory fill now, and it was back then.

What he said.


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04-12-2016 06:37 PM
19johned53 Oil has nothing to do with this failure, and there's 5w20 conventional oil everywhere, every brand.


5w20 conventional is factory fill now, and it was back then.
04-12-2016 06:31 PM
Davesanrn I found comment H interesting, and maybe things were different in the earlier models, but it says it happens with both synthetic and conventional oil. I know there is no conventional 0w20, and my understanding is the multi valve displacement will only work with 0w20. So that makes me wonder if people are putting conventional oil in that is causing the failure.
04-12-2016 10:49 AM
bwbike
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Originally Posted by daly double View Post
Not a gearhead so bear with me....

Where is the "timing chain?"...Are there any symptoms it is about to go out?

I have a 2014 RT (Auto). I have 42,000 miles. Yesterday, when I started it up, I heard a somewhat loud clanking near the front of the motor...got out, and it sounded like one of the "pulleys" where a betls rolls around on...was almost squeaking, like it needed greasing....After driving for 10-20 miles, the noise lessens considerably, and sometimes goes away....However, next start-up (cold)...it is loud again.

ANy idea what this is?...Is it possibly "timing chain issue?"..or something else?

Would something like this, be covered under "powertrain Warranty?"
My 2009 R/T had the water pump fail at around 45,000 +/- miles. It made a terrible noise for about 60 miles before it started squirting coolant. If its bearing is bad like it was in my car, you'll see the pulley wobble while running. You could also wiggle it by hand (which you shouldn't be able to do). Mine was covered by warranty and yours should be too.
04-12-2016 09:32 AM
pdx.challenger
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Originally Posted by 19johned53 View Post
By early '12, the new parts were in production Challengers.
Thanks for the refresher. I couldn't remember the timeline anymore.
04-11-2016 11:09 PM
19johned53 '14's have the new style "shoe", so it's doubtful that this is the failure. There's always a chance of being "the first", but more than likely it's not the TC issue.


By early '12, the new parts were in production Challengers.
04-11-2016 10:28 PM
pdx.challenger
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Originally Posted by daly double View Post
Not a gearhead so bear with me....

Where is the "timing chain?"...Are there any symptoms it is about to go out?

I have a 2014 RT (Auto). I have 42,000 miles. Yesterday, when I started it up, I heard a somewhat loud clanking near the front of the motor...got out, and it sounded like one of the "pulleys" where a betls rolls around on...was almost squeaking, like it needed greasing....After driving for 10-20 miles, the noise lessens considerably, and sometimes goes away....However, next start-up (cold)...it is loud again.

ANy idea what this is?...Is it possibly "timing chain issue?"..or something else?

Would something like this, be covered under "powertrain Warranty?"
If it's the timing chain it'll be covered. I would take it to a dealership to have it checked before driving it further.
04-11-2016 10:19 PM
sea of glass I'm no gear-head either, but will give you my summary. "timing chain is an internal part of motor. Timing chain connects main crank that operate your pistons - to cam shaft via timing chain that moves your intake and exhaust valves.. If your timing chain breaks there will be no mechanical timing connection between the valves and pistons. They will freely spin independent of each other. The car will not run in this condition. I'm not sure what these newer cars have up front. It used to be a water pump and fan that would make the noise up front of the motor. I would have the car checked first chance you get.
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