Pacifica engines KAPUT!

Discussion in 'Pacifica' started by Derek, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. Finally completed that Psych 101 class, eh?

    Matthew S. Whiting, Feb 19, 2004
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  2. Of course. And there is a possible engine issue with every engine that
    leaves the factory from any car maker.

    Maybe yes, maybe no. Only way to know is to wait for Chrysler to sort
    it out. Or, you could listen to the ng rumors and make your decision
    from that "information."

    Sure, you could disassemble the engine, remove the suspect bolts and
    have them tested for hardness, proper alloy, etc.

    Not likely.

    Matthew S. Whiting, Feb 19, 2004
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  3. Derek

    Steve Guest

    Substitute any engine in any vehicle, and the answer is still "yes." Is
    there a possible problem with Pratt&Whitney PW4000 engines used on
    Boeing 747s? Yeah, its possible. Is there a possible issue with
    Briggs&Stratton engines on Murray lawnmowers? Yeah, its possible.
    If there was, you'll get a TSB (or more likely a recall) as soon as its
    determined what lot of bolts were bad, and when that lot arrived. They
    should be able to identify every vehicle manufactured with the defective
    bolts. That's how TSBs work.
    Check? for ROD BOLTS? You gotta be kidding! Without tearing the engine
    down and sending the bolts out for analysis, the only way is to use the
    manufacturers tracking information to see which vehicles the bad parts
    got into.
    See above. You gotta be kidding, or have no understanding of what
    happens when a rod bolt fails. Parts leave the engine. Swiftly. Making
    their own exit holes in the process. This is why its a bit unlikely that
    any vehicle made with these allegedly bad bolts made it off the factory
    property, and certainly not likely to have made it through months of use.
    Steve, Feb 20, 2004
  4. Derek

    Mike Behnke Guest

    Engine makes loud banging noises for several seconds before it stops
    as numerous fractured internal parts are hurled thru the walls of the
    block and oil pan. Large quantity of oil and coolant found under and
    behind vehicle immediately afterward. Possible inferno under the hood
    as hot oil contacts hot exhaust manifold and copious quantities of fresh

    Not a pretty picture.
    Mike Behnke, Feb 20, 2004
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