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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 02-26-2007, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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I was up in LA over the weekend and did not notice the engine temp going up until too late, I pegged the needle on H and the idiot light came on., I pulled over right away, when I opened the hood I noticed the fans were not running, and there is some terrible noise coming from the left side of the engine. We had it towed to a DODGE dealer and got a rental car for the ride home. When I talked to the guy today, he said when they opened the hood and saw the polished intake that he knew I was going to fix what ever was wrong, he remarked that he sees a lot of first gen Intrepids but none as clean as mine. He said it will probably be a week before I get it back, good thing I have four cars.

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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old 02-26-2007, 08:07 PM
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*starts crying*
man that is some bad news.
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I am surprized you didn't notice the performance difference running at that high of a temperature.
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that makes me wanna cry.

hope it gets fixed like new!!
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that makes me wanna cry.

hope it gets fixed like new!!

My wife is was saying how sorry she was that my baby is broken, but don't worry we will get it fixed, it is not as devastating as when we were younger and only had one car and no money.

But I still looked like this

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Hopefully it'll come back stronger than ever ;)
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She's down, not out, so what is the extent of the damage?
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aw:( can't wait till you get it back all fixed up
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Oh no. Hopefully it's something simple and can be fixed right away.
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nnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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That bites....
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Used engines are fairly reasonable just in case the worst happened..... Just take the basic block and heads, clean em up and bolt on the shiny bits.

I almost pegged mine when the timing belt slipped on the pump driving side. Thank god for all aluminum and Mobil 1..... It's been 20K since that incident. Damn previous owner had a pump fail but they DID NOT change the belt..... which led to its early failure in the boondocks!

Thank god it didn't snap! You first gen guys can snap a timing belt and not rebuild your heads, not the case on 2nd gen!

The needle got all the way up to, but not fully into the red tick mark..... no idiot light but it was close!

You might as well service the entire cooling system; get that coolant flushed and inspect the pump and timing belt. New hoses if they are more than 5 years old just to be safe. They are gonna be in there anyway.....

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well only a water pump, and I am having them change the timing belt and tensioner $782. Could have been much worse.

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well only a water pump, and I am having them change the timing belt and tensioner $782. Could have been much worse.

Charles
Not bad, better than a new engine. Good to hear!
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well only a water pump, and I am having them change the timing belt and tensioner $782. Could have been much worse.

Charles
That's good news. WHEW!
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