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Safe to say that all of these cars are way past the infant mortality-type failures.My water pump is the upgraded Mopar one with the new upgraded gasket I had to buy that separately but my timing chain set is from the big three DodgeChryslerFord. I know most people prefer factory parts but I don't trust them if the factory part went out most likely its a problem with that particular part from the factory. Had my car 6 years now and haven't had any problems, I put in a oil catch can and only use full synthetic oil to help avoid sludge. These cars are known to be bad right off the line but we all know Chrysler won't admit that. But everyone is different some like factory some like aftermarket.
As I said, there are definitely some parts for these cars that should be avoided in aftermarket, but there a couple that the aftermarket is actually better. I gave examples.