The end of an era - DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
Intrepid Pro
 
MegaTrep's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: M'waukee, WI
Posts: 2,792
Feedback: 2 / 100%
                     
The end of an era

Alright guys this is kinda hard to come to terms with

On my way home this morning from getting breakfast before exams, Treppie finally kicked the bucket.

I was driving along, I heard this loud grinding sound for about 3 seconds and the engine just turned off right there. I knew what was happening so I wasnt overly worried. I go to pop the hood and sure enough, there is about a square 3"x3" square missing from the valve cover and the timing chain is loose as can be. I was able to call my dad and have him come pick me up so I wont be late for exams so that part is fine.

I would like to thank you for all of your help over the years. The meets have been a blast to go to and everything. I am sure I will stick around and help members.

As far as a replacement car, I am looking for a 1G right now because I dont have much money and seeing all the mods done to them is pretty enticing. Until I find one, I am back to driving my mom's Avenger

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptainMorgan View Post
I know, as soon as I figured that out I said dammit, fukin Kyle was right.
MegaTrep is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 10:38 AM
Intrepid Pro
 
Jdnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Whitewater, WI
Posts: 1,245
Feedback: 4 / 100%
                     
sorry to hear that kyle. But please do state that this wasn't the 2.7s fault!
I'm glad to hear that your going for another trep.
Jdnet is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
Intrepid Pro
 
MegaTrep's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: M'waukee, WI
Posts: 2,792
Feedback: 2 / 100%
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jdnet View Post
sorry to hear that kyle. But please do state that this wasn't the 2.7s fault!
I'm glad to hear that your going for another trep.
It was my fault for not changing the t-chain. I know that lol. She doesnt owe me anything. 162,000 miles is very respectable to me, especially on an engine that some people have destroyed in about half that many.
MegaTrep is offline  
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 10:47 AM
Intrepid Pro
 
Jdnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Whitewater, WI
Posts: 1,245
Feedback: 4 / 100%
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by MegaTrep View Post
It was my fault for not changing the t-chain. I know that lol. She doesnt owe me anything. 162,000 miles is very respectable to me, especially on an engine that some people have destroyed in about half that many.
lol I just wanted you to state that so we don't have another 2.7 debate.
Jdnet is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 10:48 AM
The Womanizer!

 
inthetundra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 2,964
Feedback: 15 / 100%
                     
You could always do a 3.5 swap, you seem to have the know how and enough help there to do it
inthetundra is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 11:42 AM
Bad Ass

 
Duds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 22,184
Feedback: 12 / 100%
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by inthetundra View Post
You could always do a 3.5 swap, you seem to have the know how and enough help there to do it
werd
Duds is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 01:07 PM
Intrepid Modder
 
milkmann915's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 329
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
162k is definitely respectable. i hope you stick around man. may i ask if this avenger the new or old one?
milkmann915 is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 01:20 PM
The Womanizer!

 
inthetundra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 2,964
Feedback: 15 / 100%
                     
Are you going to unhook the plow from that white trep and come up in August?
inthetundra is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 03:43 PM
nobags noswitches nofatbitches
 
2 BLU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chemical Valley
Posts: 1,014
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
sorry to hear bout kyle.. u better stay around u know more about this engine then i do and ur one i can relate to alot hahaha
2 BLU is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 03:49 PM
nobags noswitches nofatbitches
 
2 BLU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chemical Valley
Posts: 1,014
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
kyle.. question.. are u still gonna be the co-founder of the no hubcaps club?
2 BLU is offline  
post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
Intrepid Pro
 
MegaTrep's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: M'waukee, WI
Posts: 2,792
Feedback: 2 / 100%
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by milkmann915 View Post
162k is definitely respectable. i hope you stick around man. may i ask if this avenger the new or old one?
Its the old one.

As far as swapping the engine, IMO the body just isnt worth it. If it would have died before 100k or so, I probably would, but the paint is peeling and there are rust spots forming and on the front half of the car, there are more stone chips than actual paint.
MegaTrep is offline  
post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
Intrepid Pro
 
MegaTrep's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: M'waukee, WI
Posts: 2,792
Feedback: 2 / 100%
                     
Here are some pics of the damage:


MegaTrep is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 04:41 PM
The Womanizer!

 
inthetundra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 2,964
Feedback: 15 / 100%
                     
Amazing that someone actually got paid big bucks for designing that POS engine
inthetundra is offline  
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 05:32 PM
I hit shit with sticks!


 
Daytrepper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Zebulon, NC
Posts: 34,289
Feedback: 20 / 100%
                     
Garage
Noooooo!! Sorry to hear Kyle. 162K on the original chain is pretty decent, many dont get 100K out of it. R.I.P For your trep. Really hope you stick around, and come to some more meets!!
Daytrepper is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 06:26 PM
JSG
Intrepid Modder
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 424
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Damn that sux. I thought timing chains were supposed to last the life of the engine, or does that only apply to the 3.3's ?
JSG is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionaly, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome