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Old 05-16-2005, 01:56 AM   #21
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I'd rather have a bad heater core then say, a failed manifold sending coolant into my engine'* oil.
That'* true..
x2 was waitin' for someone to say that
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Old 05-16-2005, 03:26 AM   #22
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3.5 is a far cry better then the 2.7. The Intrepid R/T has the high output 3.5 which was then put into the 300M.

All engines have their problems. Ever try working on a Northstar?

btw I love my Northstar even when/if it breaks. heh.
I have wanted to pick up an Aurora but am a bit put off by the apparent lack of parts availability for the Northstar engine. What'* up with that? It'* like Cadillac owners don't want to do their own work or something! Do you know of a good source for parts for the Northstar?

And yeah - I've done a heater core on a Caravan. It was such an unbelievable PITA, I videotaped it with the dash torn out. Just unbelievable. But I've got to say - I drove that '88 Caravan with the 3.0 V6 for seven years and found it to be a very versatile vehicle. It ate half-shafts like candy, needed valve stem seals at 120K, a new tranny every 70K mi, and finally a head gasket when the body was too far gone for me to want to fix it. But it would haul a 13' long piece pipe or lumber, easily do 4 x 8 sheets of plywood, would haul 6 adults in comfort, had good A/C, went great in the snow, and got 22 mpg 'til it died.
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Yes thay all have their good and bad cars.... I am in no way a Dodge/Chrysler fan at all... I'll drive a ford before a Chrysler... But the 3.5 In the intrepid ( early on ) was a good motor... Had to go through H*** for the timming belts tho... It was an ok car, some even had the old 3.3, and they did hold up...

And the Aztec....OMG... I knew pontiac was FUBAR'ed at that point...
Hey Don, I thought all Intrepids had the 2.7, the new ones anyway. But a week or so ago I saw a newer body style Intrepid with a "3.5 Magnum" badge on the trunk.
The new ones come with the 2.7.... But I think the higher trim levels can be had with the 3.5....

The 3.5 is far better than any 2.7 they have... The 2.7'* are pure junk... I know of a lady who went through 2 of the 2.7'* in brand new cars in no time.... Both of them blew up... she kept it maintained too...

I have yet to see a 3.5 go boom...

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So is the evap problem just with the minivans or what? Chrysler driver here....

Full warranty too, covers basically everything.
Don't you have the 2.4L 4 Cyl?

I have seen issues with these engines, but mainly due to the Head gasket, there is a place where the oil runs from the head back down to the block and then crankcase... The one small place is proned to leaking... When and if that happens the only way to repair it is to remove the head...

Your car is pretty new, and the problem may have been corrected already... So you may never have this issue....

On another note a coworker has a Dodge Stratus with that 4 cylinder... 2001 I think... She has 150,000 miles on it if memory serves... They drive a lot...lol

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what about replacing timing chains on a LHS with the 2.7 yeah total PITA
LHS'* never had the 2.7, just the 3.5 High Output, only the base Concordes years 98-01 had them, then when LHS was dropped, Concorde took its body for 02-04 and had the 2.7 in its base model. Sorry, I am a huge Chrysler fan, maybe that'* why I sell new Dodge'*! LOL! I love my Bonneville, but I would have to say I enjoyed the my Concorde with the 3.2 much better and that is why I am currently trying to sell my Bonneville. Sorry guys! :(
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Don't you have the 2.4L 4 Cyl?

I have seen issues with these engines, but mainly due to the Head gasket, there is a place where the oil runs from the head back down to the block and then crankcase... The one small place is proned to leaking... When and if that happens the only way to repair it is to remove the head...

Your car is pretty new, and the problem may have been corrected already... So you may never have this issue....

On another note a coworker has a Dodge Stratus with that 4 cylinder... 2001 I think... She has 150,000 miles on it if memory serves... They drive a lot...lol
Yeah, I have the 2.4 DOHC. Don't freak me out Don! I hope there'* no head problems. I've only heard that any problems with this engine are minor. And if that 2001 has 150,000 on it, then that eases my mind a bit. I'm babying this car, so I plan on having little repairs if any, beyond routine maintenance.
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Whoa I was taken more seriously than I intended. I like our van, its just plain unserviceable. Little things like changing the alternator are next to impossible.
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Don't you have the 2.4L 4 Cyl?

I have seen issues with these engines, but mainly due to the Head gasket, there is a place where the oil runs from the head back down to the block and then crankcase... The one small place is proned to leaking... When and if that happens the only way to repair it is to remove the head...

Your car is pretty new, and the problem may have been corrected already... So you may never have this issue....

On another note a coworker has a Dodge Stratus with that 4 cylinder... 2001 I think... She has 150,000 miles on it if memory serves... They drive a lot...lol
Yeah, I have the 2.4 DOHC. Don't freak me out Don! I hope there'* no head problems. I've only heard that any problems with this engine are minor. And if that 2001 has 150,000 on it, then that eases my mind a bit. I'm babying this car, so I plan on having little repairs if any, beyond routine maintenance.
She has has a Vehicle Speed Sensor go out... Tranny no shift....LOL... I asked her if the speedo was working she said no... I said chances are the VSS is dead and the PCM is in limp home mode.... Or stuck in first gear... The VSS was replaced under the factory warranty...

Later the Cam sensor went out... Not too bad...

Car has been very good to her for the milage she has slapped on it... She had a simmilar car before 98 or 99 and it was stolen and totalled... It too was a good car, and had a sensor like the above go out as well... I think it was at 120,000 when it was ripped off and totalled... So she has had 2 good ones...

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