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Re: Engine failure, what to do....

5 quarts of oil disappeared in a week and no sign anywhere of leaking. If it was burning oil at that level, you would have seen and smelled the smoke screen. No oil light, and no engine noise when it last ran too makes no sense. Sounds to me like a cps, as it will not start when they go bad, which happened to mine. Something is very fishy here. Hemi's are rock sold so the guy who told you they are time bombs is totally full of crap. Sabotage is a possibility.
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Re: Engine failure, what to do....

Also, how is it that it started up at the dealer when it would not start before that. IT sounds very very fishy to me, as that has nothing to do with oil level. I would start an investigation, and contact the dealer rep directly.
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Re: Engine failure, what to do....

After doing a lot of research it seems this is all technically possible.....the only thing I don't know is where the oil went, or why I didn't notice it going anywhere.

Say the Jeep was almost to the low point of oil when my wife parked it (to run into the shoe store) it would have shut off fine. Then when she went to start it, the oil was finally low enough to not seal up the damaged cylinder walls and there be no compression to start. Why no noise? It is pretty quiet, just bad, woman in a hurry, may pay no attention.

So, the dealer gets it, fills it back up with oil, and viola, compression again, but now you can here the horrible noises.

Still mysterious, but not impossible.

So, here is the deal with the new engine. They are charging me cost for a reman engine from LKQ ($3070) which comes with a 3 year unlimited mileage warranty including all labor and parts (in the warantee). The labor to install the engine is the other $2730. I'm certain I could get the labor done cheaper, or do it myself (I've done moror swaps before) but then the warantee isn't as inclusive.

Just trying to decide if I pull the trigger or not. Brand new motor (basically) with a new warranty, seems like it could be an OK deal.

Thoughts?
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Re: Engine failure, what to do....

I would have the piece of mind and let them do it all if you can afford it.
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Re: Engine failure, what to do....

At the dealer waiting for the engine. First engine shipped, found some sort of defect in it, sent back. Now waiting for a second engine to be built.

Not looking so good. My jeep is still sitting in the lot with the engine in it, so I know they weren't pulling the pre-core thing.
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Re: Engine failure, what to do....

Well, they should be done with the Jeep (Finally) today or tomorrow. Found the radiator to be seeping (would explain the cooant loss over the summer) so I had them put a new one in. Also, I get to keep the core, so I will be maybe be able to find out what went wrong with the engine, plus maybe sell some parts off of it, or the whole thing.

I told the service manage that I could have mined ore and hand forged an engine faster than this took. He is mysteriously not employed there anymore......so I'm not sure what that is about.

I'll update when I actually get it.
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Re: Engine failure, what to do....

Saga continues. They were going to use the intake manifold off the old engine. Went to put it on and found peices of metal falling out. They aparantly can't clean it, so I get to buy a new $500 manifold.

I'm really starting to hate this jeep.

Also, they might be done tomorrow, otherwise Monday. Over 5 weeks. Amazing.
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Saga continues. They were going to use the intake manifold off the old engine. Went to put it on and found peices of metal falling out. They aparantly can't clean it, so I get to buy a new $500 manifold.

I'm really starting to hate this jeep.

Also, they might be done tomorrow, otherwise Monday. Over 5 weeks. Amazing.
Yep your not supposed to reuse engage manifold when there is a major engine failure... Should have been included in the initial quote.

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Yep your not supposed to reuse engage manifold when there is a major engine failure... Should have been included in the initial quote.
Agreed. It sounds legit, but something that should have been known. Maybe they thought a manifold would have come with the new engine? Who knows.
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Re: Engine failure, what to do....

If i were you i'd have a serious sit down with the owners of the dealership.
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Re: Engine failure, what to do....

I'm deciding what to do, if anything at this point. I finally have the Jeep back. I will say the valve noise is very very quiet on this one. Same power, runs smooth, starts good, etc.

Still very pissed about the whole situation.
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