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Old 03-26-2011, 08:12 AM
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Re: 2011 jeep gc overland blown hemi engine

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Thanks but I'd be careful about following my advice, I have a history of breaking motors on purpose......

Sorry to drift

Back when I raced boats we decided to take our prime motor and run it on the dyno at 100% power for 4 hours or until it blew, tear it down, figure out what broke and do it again until we could run 4 hours without failure (twice the time of an average race). We went through 3 motors (rebuilds) getting it right but each time we found a failure point (or 2) that wasn't obvious, engineered a solution and moved to the next failure. After that exercise we never lost a motor in competition and came up with half a dozen "secrets" that we never shared with other builders

BTW,some of the failures were pretty dramatic, thank goodness for the 1" lexan between us and the motor
I can echo that statement.

On my first car, I had a blown engine. As a teenager, I drove the living hell out of that thing. Trust me on this, I KNEW I should have stopped driving it before it happened. When it did? It was nothing short of spectacular. Smoke? You'd have thought the engine was fully engulfed in flames from the amount pouring out. (the few seconds before it happened, it billowed heavy smoke) Oh, and the engine threw three rods through the engine block on an old Chevy small block 350. There was no rebuilding that thing!
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Re: 2011 jeep gc overland blown hemi engine

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Confirmed...it is a blown engine and the dealer wouldn't replace it with a new vehicle, Chrysler had to tell them to. I have to go through Chrysler direct...a rep will contact me on the procedure...I will never buy anything from that dealer again for sure. And for the record I know what oil is. I hAve multiple race bikes and cars so I am well aware of engine symptoms. Long as I get a new truck I could care less.
Excellent, good to see Chrysler stepping up to the plate!
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Confirmed...it is a blown engine and the dealer wouldn't replace it with a new vehicle, Chrysler had to tell them to. I have to go through Chrysler direct...a rep will contact me on the procedure...I will never buy anything from that dealer again for sure. And for the record I know what oil is. I hAve multiple race bikes and cars so I am well aware of engine symptoms. Long as I get a new truck I could care less.

One thing I can tell you is a dealer cannot replace the vehicle and no dealer anywhere of any type would be able to. If a vehicle has to be replaced the decision needs to come from Chrysler as they are the ones that will pay for it. Another thing I can tell you is Chrysler generally goes by the lemon law in your state for vehicle buyback. Even though to you it is a brand new vehicle, when you drive it off the lot it is used and they will usually go by the warrenty. What this all means is you will most likely be getting a new or rebuild engine in your vehicle. For a buyback you usually need to have a problem that cannot correct are three or four attempts depending on the state.
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Re: 2011 jeep gc overland blown hemi engine

Sorry to hear about your bad experience.
But glad to hear they are replacing the vehicle.
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Re: 2011 jeep gc overland blown hemi engine

We will be getting a new vehicle. Chrysler has told us they will tell us of the process this week. 600 miles is still a new vehicle. No eliminate the bad pub I am sure they would rather replace one rather than lose many sales. I am willing to spend whatever it takes to spread the word if I didn't get a new vehicle. That's only fair IMHO and since I am the one paying for it that's all that matters to me.
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Re: 2011 jeep gc overland blown hemi engine

Jeep continues to do the right thing IMHO. Good job and congrats on getting a new vehicle. Make sure that odometer reading is LOW when you take delivery and follow the advice on how to break-in your new engine.

And pics dammit, share some pics when you get the new WK2!
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Re: 2011 jeep gc overland blown hemi engine

Hi everyone, I recently purchased a brand new 2011 Jeep GC Overland with a 5.7 Hemi thinking this would be a great addition to our 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited parked in our driveway. I've owned the vehicle since August 1st 2011 (3 days ago from the time i'm writing this) I was extremely excited to get rid of my 06 ford explorer EB. I picked the Jeep up this past Monday and drove into work the following day with no problems. Since it is new and paid 50k for it...my instinct is to baby the hell out of it. I commute on a highway with maximum speeds of 50mph. So i repeated this process on Wednesday morning/evening and then today (Thursday morning/evening. My family and I decided to go out to dinner this evening, which of course we were going to take the new Overland with 300miles on it. I decided to trick my 7 year old with the remote starter while we were walking down our walkway. She walked around the back of the vehicle and said, "why is there white smoke coming out of the exhaust pipes. Thinking that it was condensation, I laughed at her then looked up at her and to my amazement I couldn't see her because of the smoke. To make a long story short....knowing this was either a head gasket or blown motor (noticed a bit of blue in the smoke which smelled like burning metal) I imediately called the Jeep dealer I bought the rig from. I spoke with the owner of the area dealerships of whom was very cooperative immediately dispatching their service manager and sales manager to drive up to my house to drop a 2009 loaner Jeep GC off to me. I told him what happened when they arrived on site and he started the vehicle up and walked around the back of it and was like..whoa something is definitely wrong with the engine. So I called back the owner of the dealership and told him the deal...and demanded (in a nice way, knowing it's not their fault for the defect) a new Jeep GC Overland with the same color and package knowing that I no longer trust the current vehicle even if the engine is replaced on it. I know i'm not the only one that this has happened to based on the thread I'm reading. I will come back with details tomorrow after the dealership picks the Overland up tomorrow with a flat bed. I really hope Jeep/Chrysler/Fiat pulls through for me especially dumping 50k on a vehicle that seems to be loaded with problems from what I'm reading.
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Re: 2011 jeep gc overland blown hemi engine

Hi everyone, I recently purchased a brand new 2011 Jeep GC Overland with a 5.7 Hemi thinking this would be a great addition to our 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited parked in our driveway. I've owned the vehicle since August 1st 2011 (3 days ago from the time i'm writing this) I was extremely excited to get rid of my 06 ford explorer EB. I picked the Jeep up this past Monday and drove into work the following day with no problems. Since it is new and paid 50k for it...my instinct is to baby the hell out of it. I commute on a highway with maximum speeds of 50mph. So i repeated this process on Wednesday morning/evening and then today (Thursday morning/evening. My family and I decided to go out to dinner this evening, which of course we were going to take the new Overland with 300miles on it. I decided to trick my 7 year old with the remote starter while we were walking down our walkway. She walked around the back of the vehicle and said, "why is there white smoke coming out of the exhaust pipes. Thinking that it was condensation, I laughed at her then looked up at her and to my amazement I couldn't see her because of the smoke. To make a long story short....knowing this was either a head gasket or blown motor (noticed a bit of blue in the smoke which smelled like burning metal) I imediately called the Jeep dealer I bought the rig from. I spoke with the owner of the area dealerships of whom was very cooperative immediately dispatching their service manager and sales manager to drive up to my house to drop a 2009 loaner Jeep GC off to me. I told him what happened when they arrived on site and he started the vehicle up and walked around the back of it and was like..whoa something is definitely wrong with the engine. So I called back the owner of the dealership and told him the deal...and demanded (in a nice way, knowing it's not their fault for the defect) a new Jeep GC Overland with the same color and package knowing that I no longer trust the current vehicle even if the engine is replaced on it.
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Re: 2011 jeep gc overland blown hemi engine

that's a crazy story man. mine just hit 3K miles this week and it's been perfect. Sounds like a total fluke, and I would demand a new vehicle. If the engine is f**ked, who knows what else could go wrong, might as well get a fresh one that works like the rest of us on here.
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Re: 2011 jeep gc overland blown hemi engine

If you read his other thread, it turned out to be just condensation, NOT A BLOWN MOTOR
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Re: 2011 jeep gc overland blown hemi engine

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I don't give a damn what it... For 50k it should be perfect..
White smoke is burning coolant. This is definitely not typical for the 5.7 you just got a defective one. You could buy a brand new $100K BMW X6M and it could do the same thing cost makes no difference really.
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If you read his other thread, it turned out to be just condensation, NOT A BLOWN MOTOR
Seriously? So the OP's Jeep was just steaming not blowing coolant or oil smoke?
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