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Sebring/ Intrepid truths??

Old 02-16-2009, 09:04 PM
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I have heard horror stories about the 2.7 motors, but can't find any facts, so I am contacting you here. is there any truth to the timing chain issues that I hear of? I have been a mopar man all of my life, and I am contemplating buying one of these cars, a Sebring or an Intrepid for my girl-friend, and want for her to be in safe hands
Old 02-16-2009, 10:18 PM
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Well, I have a 2.7 with 191,xxx miles on it. While I've recently had some minor problems with the car, they have not been related to the engine.

Old 02-16-2009, 10:24 PM
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I have a 98 with 198K on it and my water pump just gave out 3 days ago so I am rebuilding it as we speak. Thats the only issue I have had and BTW not a drop of sludge in the motor.
Old 02-17-2009, 08:32 PM
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thanks to those of you that have responded, I am more than confident in the decision to purchase such an "animal", now more than ever.
I have had good luck on the Dodge forum, and have been able to help, and now the Chrysler is a placetha I feel at home. I just wish I could be more tec savvy, and get through the mazes easier.
Old 02-24-2009, 03:34 PM
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I just heard about this on another forum as well. Trying to get some background on a problem before my parents' Sebring goes to the shop on Thursday.
Old 03-01-2009, 10:24 PM
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I replaced the engine in my 01 sebring due to sludge. I bought it that way. I do not know if it was matence related. use sythetic oil in that engine it will last a long time
Old 03-02-2009, 06:03 AM
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I am using Synthec in my Ram, and intended to do the same in this car, by the way, I am putting 10-18k niles on the engins, and am sending off the sample, and everything is very positive as to it's condition. I couldn't be happpier.
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