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04-17-2014 08:17 AM
KentuckyWaterfall
Originally Posted by salvy59 View Post
>>>have you driven the car in mds all the time? the guide looks all chewed up at the top of the pic?
The guide wasn't chewed up. That's just oil and bad lighting/photography on the service guy's phone camera. The only issue I noticed with the tensioner and guider were grooves, which seemed like normal wear. I'm sure the new guide grooves too, but can't disintegrate because it has an aluminum body. (And yes. I run MDS as much as possible. May as well get the benefit of increased mileage on the HWY. I got the auto only cuz my wife can't drive stick. Sadly, she's driven the car once in 2 years and hates it because she can't see out of it and she's 5'6". My next one is a 6 speed.)
04-17-2014 06:49 AM
69 SIX PACK ROADRUNNER
Originally Posted by hemib5blue View Post
I went to the dodge dealership close to me for the timeing chain and they told me if they scratch the car that is my problem and plus they told me if it takes more than 3.7 hours to do I would have to pay for it.To me that bull
My guess is, they didn't want the job and were trying to discourage you so you would "just go away". That is what I would do, LEAVE and never go back to that dealer.
04-16-2014 11:07 PM
19johned53
Originally Posted by FWB View Post
Mine does the same thing you are describing with the fuel meter and it's a 2013.
My 2010 was doing that too, and eventually the check engine light came on, and the car wouldn't go into MDS. Took it to my dealer, and had them check it out.

Testing showed that I had a faulty fuel sending unit, and they replaced it. Now the fuel gage goes down more evenly from F to E.

No problem since.
04-16-2014 10:05 PM
FWB
Originally Posted by randycat99 View Post
For you guys with early model year Challengers, have you noticed a change in behavior of your fuel meter (as in something a firmware flash could do)? All the way since it was new, my fuel gauge seemed to always "drain more quickly" on the lower 50% than it did on the upper 50%. I could take a small in-town trip, and the needle might drop by an absurd 1 or 2 clicks while in the lower 50%. The same trip in the upper 50% might barely move the needle.

After the timing chain service, the lower 50% of the fuel gauge seems to now be more natural (no real difference from the upper 50%), as far as how fast the needle drops.
Mine does the same thing you are describing with the fuel meter and it's a 2013.
04-16-2014 05:33 PM
randycat99
Originally Posted by KentuckyWaterfall View Post
These came out of my 2011 RTC at 31,979 miles.

Sorry, KW...I couldn't get much extra detail out of your pix. Getting good focus and lighting on these black parts can be a real tricky matter.

04-16-2014 05:10 PM
randycat99 For you guys with early model year Challengers, have you noticed a change in behavior of your fuel meter (as in something a firmware flash could do)? All the way since it was new, my fuel gauge seemed to always "drain more quickly" on the lower 50% than it did on the upper 50%. I could take a small in-town trip, and the needle might drop by an absurd 1 or 2 clicks while in the lower 50%. The same trip in the upper 50% might barely move the needle.

After the timing chain service, the lower 50% of the fuel gauge seems to now be more natural (no real difference from the upper 50%), as far as how fast the needle drops.
04-16-2014 04:55 PM
1badx Just had mine done on Monday and it was a great experience. My local dealer is not good so I called a dealer an hour away I had heard good thing about. They were great on the phone and returned a call to let me know they had an extra kit in stock for my car.

I drove up early Monday morning and let them know I would be waiting for it. They were close to a mall so I went shopping and walking around while they worked on it. It took a while, almost 8 hours, but the service manager said they would rather take their time and do it right. They work was flawless, no leaks and no scratches. I had pictures of the radiator before I took it to them, I didn't need them because the radiator is unblemished after the work. They protected it while they worked. They had no problem showing me the parts after it was done.

Like other have stated, the car runs better and the tick at startup is gone.

Anyone around the Atlanta or Columbus GA area, call Mike Patton Dodge in LaGrange. Everybody in the place was great.
04-16-2014 03:57 PM
hemib5blue Iam trying a another dodge dealership tomarrow.Ilet everybody know what they said.I hope they tweet me better.
04-16-2014 03:08 PM
salvy59
Originally Posted by 72/340 View Post
Just picked mine up, no charge, as it should have been. I had 42,559 at the TC failure, recall done at 67,888....ready to roll another 100k plus......



>>>>???????
04-16-2014 02:39 PM
72/340 Just picked mine up, no charge, as it should have been. I had 42,559 at the TC failure, recall done at 67,888....ready to roll another 100k plus......
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