Favourite automotive engine of all time: 2.4L Toyota 22R, original never touched with 230K miles, still ran without issue even after the timing chain wore a hole in the cover, along with the truck it was connected to, it was a tank; it did things I would expect from a one ton truck, not a mini-truck.
Above all favourite engine of all time: 8V92 Detroit Diesel (heavy truck)
Ill add my favourite truck to that: Volvo VN, with a Detroit 60 and Eaton 13 spd rolls smooth, like a highline luxury car, also Western Star Constellation with an E model Cat is in second place.
Favourite Automotive Diesel: 5.9 Cummins Turbo
Concering DODGE: 3.2/3.5, and the 5.2/5.9L V8, a bulletproof engine in a bulletproof vehicle; my Ram van is just about as tough as the 93 Ram I had with the Cummins. No problems EVER with either vehicle, and I owned the Ram for 10 years; As for the Intrepid, the 3.2 has been perfect, great performance and reliability, but the rest of the car has had more mechanical issues in the last 2 years, compared to the van and truck, which have had none other than normal maintenance.
That aside, an LH vehicle would be about the ONLY car I would own. I like everything about my Intrepid; and will keep it until the wheels fall off.
Last edited by Daytrepper; 03-09-2008 at 06:37 AM.