I can't understand why people don't like the rotary shifter for an automatic tranny. It cuts down on a lot of clutter and works just fine.
Push button start, on the other hand....what happens when the truck fails to detect the key fob? I don't trust that crap.
I think the best way to settle things is to set up a test with two identical trucks, one with PC and one without. Make it to where you can see the butterfly valve open and close, and compare the two.
Would that really be too much work? I would think the companies would WANT to prove their...
I think the cam failure is vastly overblown for people who have normal use and regular maintenance.
I expect to keep my truck until either the pistons implode or ICE is banned.
And when the engine does give out...it's Hellcrate time!
This thread makes me so glad I went with a Classic 1500 with no etorque and all that crap.
Also glad my 8 speed valve body went out in the first 5000 miles. I still had to wait a couple of weeks for a back ordered part, which wasn't really the dealerships fault.
I've been pondering getting an extended warranty, but it looks like it will only go to 125k miles. Realistically, what could go wrong within that time that I couldn't fix myself for less than the warranty?
If it starts ticking, a cam and lifter swap would be cheap and easy. Exhaust Manifold...
Definitely not normal for the hemi...I have 3.92 2WD stock except for a Carven muffler, and just driving a short highway to work and around town I can average 18 mpg if I keep my foot off it at stops. Still has ridiculous passing power even at 60mph. Let us know if you figure it out!
I don't see them having to swap the whole tranny out with what you're describing, really sounds like the valve body just like mine. Remember, the valve body controls the shifting and shift points, if it was an issue with the actual transmission there would probably be other indicators.
Hah, I had literally the exact same problem, same miles, on my Warlock. Turns out it was the valve body, which was on backorder, so I can only assume they had a bad batch of valve bodies. With the new part in, everything has been great so far.