2018 Scat Pack SHAKER in Plum Crazy
Uh, I get your point, but none of those amounts are valid. An oil change, at dodge is below $100, and that will maintain the warranty. And a replacement engine is about 1/3 that price as well.You may be willing to risk (some) dollars in this bet but the owner has at risk possibly thousands of dollars. All to save a few bucks on oil changes.
My thinking is I would rather see a stack of receipts for oil changes rather than one receipt for a replacement engine.
In one case I drove a car enough miles that it racked up at least 63 oil changes (an oil change every 5K miles). Roughly this cost me (over 16 years) and conservatively $12,600 (63 * $200) and the amount could easily be 50% higher, what the heck call it $18,000. Some few years ago I priced a replacement engine and the cost was $26,000, without a usable core which is what the OP has facing him what with a hole in the block and all. And had I not followed the oil change schedule I followed over 317K miles I might have had to replace the engine more than once. I note the OP has but 71K miles on his car. 317K miles divided by 71K miles is 4.4. At a failure rate of every 71K miles to save say the full $18,000 I spent on oil changes I could have spent $100K on replacement engines.
The main thing is, any lights come on? Low oil pressure, over heating? And if driven that way, it is all on you, if not, hope the oil warranty is valid, I doubt Chrysler will help. They may do something like split the parts and you pay labor, but sure can't hurt to ask.