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Old 11-18-2012, 03:51 PM
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RamTech, since this problem is on Chrysler's radar now, do you think they'll be fixing the issue soon so the assembly plants aren't pushing out more of these problem engines?
I would imagine they will update the part and start installing it on new engines once the supply of the old part is exhausted. If a great number of these show up for warranty repair, I would expect to see a bulliten and POSSIBLY a recall.
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Any chance this issue is also something that might affect the 2012 4.7L?
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Good to know to be prepared for- I keep my engines stock except for maybe intake/exhaust mods.

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interesting...we're rebuilding an 03 hemi because of failure and one of the first things we noticed was tensioner failure...
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For those that don't want to wait for "Catastrophic Failure".

http://www.allusasupercenter.com/6_1.../5037579ab.htm
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What's really going to be interesting is if this does become a common problem, watching how fast any small upgrade or mod is going to effect warranty work.
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My truck is getting built soon... I wonder if I can buy the 6.1L Hemi Timing Chain & Tensioner Kit and have the dealership install it for me before delivery... to keep from voiding my warranty.
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For those that don't want to wait for "Catastrophic Failure".

http://www.allusasupercenter.com/6_1.../5037579ab.htm
So is this the best solution, and will doing this be a 100% safeguard against the catastrophic failure?
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It seems to me that replacing the tensioner any time the front cover is off, is common knowledge in the LX community. Many failures there.
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Any chance this issue is also something that might affect the 2012 4.7L?
No, the Hemi uses a single timing chain with a coil spring tensioner, the 4.7 uses 3 chains and hydraulic tensioners on the two cam chains and a leaf spring on the crank to idler pulley.
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