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Old 02-25-2014, 09:17 PM   #169
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I purchased a factory rebuilt transmission for my Town & Country Mini Van and it came with a 3 year 100,000 warranty. My daughter in law purchased a factory rebuilt transmission for her 1500 Dodge pickup and it came with a 3 year 100,000 mile warranty also. A factory rebuilt engine should come with a similar warranty.

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Does anyone know....If they give me a new engine, will they give me a new 36000 mile warranty?
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:30 PM   #170
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If you get a engine l vote to keep the car, at least for awhile. My feeling is the whole overheat problem isn't tied to your Airstream project.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:35 PM   #171
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I purchased a factory rebuilt transmission for my Town & Country Mini Van and it came with a 3 year 100,000 warranty. My daughter in law purchased a factory rebuilt transmission for her 1500 Dodge pickup and it came with a 3 year 100,000 mile warranty also. A factory rebuilt engine should come with a similar warranty.

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I would imagine there is going to be SOME sort of warranty. Of course I will be asking carefully whenever they explain clearly what is being done to the car. I was on the road out of town all day today, and only spoke once to the service writer who said the heads were off. So, of course, I don't have the whole story yet. I was just noodling things about the warranty, you know? I suppose if I got a significant warranty on the new engine (like 36000), that would make a case for "trying this thing out as a TV." Because for darn sure, I am going to take a hosing when I sell this.

I know, I know, I am kind of flip flopping around here, because I don't have the whole story yet.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:51 PM   #172
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mstephens,

I have no doubt that you will do the right thing for you.

If you take some time, let your head clear, and drive the car a bit again, the answer will come to you, and you will know it is right."
Great advice Aage.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:53 PM   #173
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Ok here comes a lot of typing on the phone. First off walk into any dodge Chrysler jeep dealer and ask how many 3.6 engines are awaiting repair. My location has more than half dozen. Policy is the engine is opened up and accurately inspected,pictures taken and sent off to corporate with a complete parts and labor break down. If it is more than 70% a reman assy will be used if authorized. The warranty does not get extended for any warranty paid repair. You do have a power train warranty that goes well beyond 3/36.
Now if they find out you are towing above the weight limit they have placed on your model your entire power train coverage will be restricted.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:58 PM   #174
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mstephens, you own it already so make the most of it. You had a broke radiator cap and cracked reservoir, enough to put any vehicle on the side of the road. Lots of speculation beyond those facts about what caused what (lots of good diagnostic advice posted though!). It will have some type of replacement warranty when you get it back. Work it hard, if it breaks, it will be back on them. I know the Yucca Valley pass, pretty good choice to try things out if it's close by. Take a saturday, and if you can pull that pass a dozen times back-to-back, that should build confidence in the 300.

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Old 02-25-2014, 10:19 PM   #175
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mstephens, you own it already so make the most of it. You had a broke radiator cap and cracked reservoir, enough to put any vehicle on the side of the road. Lots of speculation beyond those facts about what caused what (lots of good diagnostic advice posted though!). It will have some type of replacement warranty when you get it back. Work it hard, if it breaks, it will be back on them. I know the Yucca Valley pass, pretty good choice to try things out if it's close by. Take a saturday, and if you can pull that pass a dozen times back-to-back, that should build confidence in the 300.

I'm sending you a PM also.
BTW, Yucca Valley Pass wss my FIRST pull test two weeks ago when it first overheated and left us on the shoulder. Eventually, any TV we use has to pass that test. It is mild compared to the Panamint entry to Death Valley. We often tow in 110F weather.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:24 PM   #176
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Ok here comes a lot of typing on the phone. First off walk into any dodge Chrysler jeep dealer and ask how many 3.6 engines are awaiting repair. My location has more than half dozen. Policy is the engine is opened up and accurately inspected,pictures taken and sent off to corporate with a complete parts and labor break down. If it is more than 70% a reman assy will be used if authorized. The warranty does not get extended for any warranty paid repair. You do have a power train warranty that goes well beyond 3/36.
Now if they find out you are towing above the weight limit they have placed on your model your entire power train coverage will be restricted.
When you say , waiting for repair, do you know how long? Do you work for the dealer? I gather you are saying that my 100,000 mi power train warranty will cover any future heat related problem?
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It is a revolving door. They are worked on every day but more show up as the first in get finished. Mostly head replacements.
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Not necessarily heat related but any power train issues till they figure out you are towing too heavy
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:03 PM   #179
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One more thing as I recall your trans cooler is not in the radiator but is in front of the radiator unless it is different than the hemi version
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:04 PM   #180
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Not necessarily heat related but any power train issues till they figure out you are towing too heavy
Bob, would you have some words of encouragement. He's already been beat up by some of his fellow Airstreamers, no need to put a stick in his eye.

If this is a problematic engine, Chrysler most surely needs to get it fixed, not try to worm out of it. Their future may be at stake on this engine if what we hear, here, is true.

If this was not a problematic engine, I suppose they could worm out of it and get away with it.

Everyone knows the problem is not a towing issue, it's an engine issue.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:19 PM   #181
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Bob, would you have some words of encouragement. He's already been beat up by some of his fellow Airstreamers, no need to put a stick in his eye.

If this is a problematic engine, Chrysler most surely needs to get it fixed, not try to worm out of it. Their future may be at stake on this engine if what we hear, here, is true.

If this was not a problematic engine, I suppose they could worm out of it and get away with it.

Everyone knows the problem is not a towing issue, it's an engine issue.
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Not poking any sticks. Just the facts-if the op had facts before he bought the 300 as a tow rig he would not be going through this now. Just because a shop in Canada recommends using small tv's not rated by the oems does not make it right.
I have towed all kinds of loads with big and small tvs. I have modified them all to do a better job. More times than not the rated rigs will be cheaper in the long run
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