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****ing ass **** ****. Mechanic called, he said stuff was melted together, the whole thing is ****ed. I owe 11thousand ****ing dollars on the car, probably another ****ing grand for labor jsut to find out what the **** was wrong, just ****ed. My dad's calling up salvage yards to see what we can get. the mech said $7500 for a new engine with labor, coming from ****ing texas. I am so ****ed.

If anyone, ANYONE knows where i can get a new engine, and can help me install it, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. My dad doesn't have the time to help me drop a new one in, i'm so desperate for ideas now. ****. Now my moms gotta work extra shifts to pay off a car we don't even have, my dad's ****ing heated, i gotta put money toward this (although they haven't said, its' my ****ing responsibility, ****).

Gonna go vent in the basement with a ****ing pole.

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Damm that sucks royally man.

One thing you might want to check out... my insrance company (Geico)... has something called Mechanical Breakdown insurance... that I believe I have. I pay a little extra a year for this. I believe this covers stuff like this. Im not sure... but its a possibility.
 

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Nah, insurance won't cover it, already checked. I'm looking for a higher paying job now. I'm selling all my paintball gear, if anyone is interested, i got tons of ****, let me know. Or if you want to contribute to the Adam is ****ed right up the ass fund, please do. Godfucking dammit.

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well chill there, what year is your trepid and what size _._L is it? yes you can find half life used motors thats better then nothing and they sell for 1600 close to new down here in AZ i would look for out of state. thats beyond way to expensive i have put in 13 motors before in cars. i can pull one out of a car in 20 min hehe. providing you have a air tank and stuff. but its not that bad i am not saying i can come down here to help you . but there are all ways alternitives to junking it. keep the car and just find a motor at a local salvage yard they can some times put one in for you i have seen it down here. ask some one whats the cost on a good motor what can you do to help me install it etc.. you will be pleasently surprised. :)
 

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2000 se with the 2.7. The mechanic called 10 places, that's the cheapest he found. I'm looking around, we'll see. Now i gotta face the father, he just walked in. Wish me luck.

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isnt' there at least a 3 year warrenty on that car?
 

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its pretty new to now be covered under dealer warr. if it was bought new should have chryslers standard 7/70. to replace the engine. either or a used is better then a busted one.

ill see here if i can dig you up one and then send you the info.
 

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****ing ass **** ****. Mechanic called, he said stuff was melted together, the whole thing is ****ed. I owe 11thousand ****ing dollars on the car, probably another ****ing grand for labor jsut to find out what the **** was wrong, just ****ed. My dad's calling up salvage yards to see what we can get. the mech said $7500 for a new engine with labor, coming from ****ing texas. I am so ****ed.

If anyone, ANYONE knows where i can get a new engine, and can help me install it, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. My dad doesn't have the time to help me drop a new one in, i'm so desperate for ideas now. ****. Now my moms gotta work extra shifts to pay off a car we don't even have, my dad's ****ing heated, i gotta put money toward this (although they haven't said, its' my ****ing responsibility, ****).

Gonna go vent in the basement with a ****ing pole.

-Adam
Thats the warm fuzzy feeling you get with a Chrysler. Drive them under warranty then sell them to someone else when the bills start adding up.

Sorry about your luck. Remember this lesson if you ever consider another Chrysler.
 

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uhhh...what happened to his motor? Sorry, I must of missed a post or something.

If I come across anything down here, I will let you know.
 

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Warranty ran out 7 months ago, we bought it used.

basically, the car started acting funky, the oil light came on and didn't shut off. Aparantly the lower half of the engine didn't recieve any oil on it's final trip home from school, and, long story short, the lower half is pretty much all melted together.

I still can't believe this. I got a friend with an engine lift, but the weather sucks ass. If it'll save us 11 grand than i'll do it. My school closed down it's autoshop a while ago, but they may still have a lift in there, and other stuff, i'm gonna ask my principal, we're basically on a first name basis so maybe. I'll ask him tommorrow. As for finding an engine, looks like it'll be 2500-3000, if anyone can find a cheaper one from someone reputable, please let me know. And if you have any experience replacing engines and want to help me out, please let me know, even if it's through email and whatnot. Thanks.

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you might be able to rebuild the bottom end on your own, it depends on how badly the bottom end is messed up..
 

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you might be able to rebuild the bottom end on your own, it depends on how badly the bottom end is messed up..
Not a good idea. Those 2.7 bottom ends are tough to do right. I talked to a few rebuild shops when mine went sour and they would not touch one(something about them needing very carefull fitting and torque values). If the pros don't want to do it, I would try this at home. A short block from DC is about $4500.00 CND plus labour.
 

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Yah, see something isn't right with the early 2.7L's. This shouldn't happen to a motor with under 175K. I think you should try your best to find a new motor yourself. In the meantime, I would write a few dozen letters to Diamler-Chrylser, BBB and other people and explain the situation without being nasty or derogatory or blaming. See if anything comes out of that. You may be surprised.

Interesting side note: I read in Autoweek magazine that BMW has discovered a problem with the M3 motor's (forget code #, 333 HP one) connecting rods. Apparently, they are to weak and can snap. They suggest letting the car warm totally up before goosing the throttle, not reving the engine up without load and switching to 10w60 oil or something nuts. Here's the kicker, they think it effected only 50 cars!!!! WTF? Why can't Chrysler take care of the 2.7L owners when this problem effects more vehicles? I think it is because most 2.7L engines make it to 76,000 miles and are out of warranty when they break thus not being Chrysler's responsiblity. I think that sucks.

But, I routinely put 150K+ miles on all my Chryslers so I have just been plain lucky. :rolleyes:
 

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http://www.dodgeintrepid.net/forums...L]http://intrepid.clan-510.org/experience.htm

And check this, there's like 20 people on there that had the same problem, second gen, 2.7L. WTF!!!

you might be able to rebuild the bottom end on your own, it depends on how badly the bottom end is messed up..
Mechanic said that the whole lower half was pretty much welded together. So much for that.

My dad had an idea, buy a long block (found one for 2800), bring that and the car to the vocational school and see if they will do it. I'm really good friends with one of the teachers there, maybe he could hook me up. And i'm sure they're always looking for cars to work on.

On a sadder note, this looks like it's it for the trep. My parents said that they'll probably replace the engine and sell it. And you know what, i can't really blame them. I've experience many small things in this car (well except for this), that just aren't very good. I won't be buying another intrepid, most def. I'll stick around here though, it's fun posting and whatnot, and you guys are cool. I'll keep you updated on the whole engine swap thing. I've kinda cooled down now, still wanna rip someones head off (aka people at dodge).

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I'm sorry to hear about all that.

Just out of curiosity, did you see the poll about whether you're happy with your 2.7L Intrepid/Concorde? If not, go vote now that you're not happy with it at all. If you have, thanks for the input.
 

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Check this one out it's the cheapest I've found (don't know much about this company, just found it on the web doing a search for "2.7 liter rebuilt engine") I know your'e in MA and this place is in TX the shipping may be costly, however it would not hurt to give them a call...

http://www.precisionengine.com/g_engines_d_chrys.html
 

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well im the brother of skyst3alth, i've only posted here once, but i stop by to read some of the cooky **** you guys write when im bored. Well it looks like the trep will be gone after we get it fixxed. THe thing that really pisses me off is our mom was acting like a ***** talking smack to adam, i looked over at him and we then agreed through mere eye contact that she is/was/always will be a hoe when it comes to crap like this. Then she try's to take the blame off herself by saying she had nothing to do with the car. **Maybe i should've brough up the horrors with the SHO?** Well im just venting a little since the computer forums i go do don't like the swearing.... I *was* looking forward to driving the car and comming here a bit, but i guess that's not going to happen. Let's just hope for a maxima 'casue i get the car come sept. :)

Nice meeting you all

Andy K.


*EDIT* looks like he was using my comp to come here and its still logged in so ill just leave the post.
 

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^^^WTF???? Dammit andrew ima smack you!

Yeah i did reply in the are you happy forum, and at the time i was, but now, well, you know.

ecship: Yeah i've already checked out that site, i think i've found one. I'm gonna call around a little and see what else i can get. Thanks for the help, i really appreciate it.

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I feel for you man..mine did the same, cept I stopped and had it towed once I heard the clicking of the lifters. took 2k almost to finally fix it.
on a side note, never heard of anything melting before hehe.

Id bet you had sludge buildup..pickup tube became clogged and oil stopped flowing to the engine. its funny how this is happening to 2.7L 2000 model owners all at nearly the same time.
same thing with the limp mode crap too.

And seeing as tons of folks probably dont know about this website and own a 2.7L trep, it kind-of makes me think it is a HUGE problem with this engine.
No Im not looking to start a flame war or anything about the 2.7L, just making a general assumption.
my assumption only works if indeed your problem was sludge buildup.

btw, you can buy a used 2000 model trep for under 11k..really sux how these things have a nearly worthless resale value (like many other cars out there unfortunately)
 
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