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Most miles before major repair?

I hear people sh*t on FCA for their transmissions a lot. Which, every car has its thing. My ecoboost I had to think about the “ecoboom”. So how many trouble free miles have you all put on your challengers? Any model any engine.
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Well there are a few folks here who have gone thru 1 or 2 water pumps in under 60,000 miles. Haven't really seen anything about the A5 or A8 transmissions prematurely failing. There have been a couple of folks with a bad lifter that wiped-out the cam but the mileage varied.


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The lifter, that’s the hemi lift tick? I’m pretty car stupid so I don’t really know what some thing mean.
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The lifter, that’s the hemi lift tick? I’m pretty car stupid so I don’t really know what some thing mean.
yes, but a hemi tick is not indicative of a cam/lifter going bad...its just the normal sound they/some make..or at least is more noisy in some cars than in others. I noticed a drop in the sound, when I changed oils.
as for miles, I flipped 10k and 8k respectively on ours and other than batt issues, a blend door and a u-connect going belly up, have had no issues. my neighbor has 79k on his with similar testimony.

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Some folks have the tick, some don't and like Hemi4us said it doesn't mean the lift/cam will fail. However, if you start getting multiple or consistent misfire DTCs it could mean the valvetrain has major issues. I have seen threads stating the autos (they run MDS) might be more susceptible to valvetrain issues, specifically those with +100k miles, but I have a 5.7 JGC that just hit 110k on the odometer an the engine still runs strong. Although I did have to change the water pump twice.
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I just rolled 130k on my 2012. Nothing major, yet!


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I put close to 100K miles on both my Challengers without any major repairs. Both had the A5 transmission, and I was not easy on them. Actually, the 2011 Challenger had a cylinder go bad, but it was a known factory defect and replaced for free under warranty.

I didn't get my Charger until it had 100K miles, and it did have the lifter/cam issue before I got it, but it wasn't until 90K miles. It also has the A5 transmission, and I am ever harder on it.

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I have a '07 Charger R/T that I drive hard but also take care of it, no mechanical issues to date besides small things such as pulley pumps, 200k miles.
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I made it to 61K in my 15 Scat Pack. Went in last week and the verdict is a new rear differential. Also tackling the propeller shaft TSB while they’re at it.


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At how many miles do you need to replace the brake pads and the rotors on the 6 piston Brembo front brakes and on the 4 piston Brembo rear brakes on the 392 Scat Pack Wide Body? I'm talking about "normal driving" here with no drag racing, no track and no beating on the car. How many miles do you think that the front and rear brake pads and rotors will last if the car is driven normally without beating on the car?
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