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I inquired if I could pay the difference and get either a dual roller or aftermarket performance of some king instead of the weak looking replacement chain, Chrysler approved of course. Have not heard back yet if I'll be able to.
 

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Get it done, had mine done a couple of weeks ago. No problems what so ever, dealer had the car for about 4 hrs.
Lucky you. Good thing you're not back in NM having it done like me. They told me it would take 7.5 hours. It actually took a little longer. :4-dontknow:
 

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Shoot it took them three days to complete mines but I told them take your time I cant get the car until that 3rd day anyways.
 

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I inquired if I could pay the difference and get either a dual roller or aftermarket performance of some king instead of the weak looking replacement chain, Chrysler approved of course. Have not heard back yet if I'll be able to.
I PMed you about that. Lou.
 

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I inquired if I could pay the difference and get either a dual roller or aftermarket performance of some king instead of the weak looking replacement chain, Chrysler approved of course. Have not heard back yet if I'll be able to.
I have recently seen where Manley is now offering a MUCH better chain set up for our Gen3 Hemi's but it involves some spacers for the timing chain cover and I HIGHLY doubt ANY dealership will approve installing one....other than that....I don't know of any "better" chain package that is available to us right now.
 

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So glad I got a 6-speed manual.
 

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Mine's in the shop now :/
 

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Swell, I took it in at 8:00am and they have to keep it overnight!
What could have gone wrong?
 

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I asked about my appointment next week. They said it is likely two days, even though Chrysler calls it out as a 4 hour job. I too shall take the optimistic view, please do not rush on my car... and they have done a few now. Hoping for the best.
 

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First I've heard of this. (With mine in hibernation over the winter, I spent little time on the forum.)

I'm curious why the timing chain would be different on the AT vs. manual version of the 5.7. I wouldn't question different cams. But, a different timing chain? Granted, I'm a noob when it comes to this stuff!
 

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First I've heard of this. (With mine in hibernation over the winter, I spent little time on the forum.)

I'm curious why the timing chain would be different on the AT vs. manual version of the 5.7. I wouldn't question different cams. But, a different timing chain? Granted, I'm a noob when it comes to this stuff!
The information I have shows the old part numbers are the same for the timing chain, the chain guide and the chain tensioner between the 5.7 with and without MDS.

The general conclusion drawn by many (yet unproven through Dodge documentation) is that the MDS system somehow causes an unbalance in the cam which stresses the chain and guide, ultimately resulting in the failure.
The manual cars with 5.7 don't have MDS.

There are several threads with hundreds of pages to read on this subject if you get bored and need some reading longer than "War & Peace".........
 

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... The general conclusion drawn by many (yet unproven through Dodge documentation) is that the MDS system somehow causes an unbalance in the cam which stresses the chain and guide, ultimately resulting in the failure....
Thanks. I should have guessed it would be related to MDS.
 
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