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Old 10-29-2010, 09:03 AM   #1
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Typical failure modes:

What are the usual ways that these items fail:

Gas cap lock?
Spoiler control?

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Old 10-30-2010, 10:39 AM   #2
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I wonder what is the most safe mode of these engines? I gather that the redesign of the head gasket 1999, the head gasket is no longer common mistakes. I'm curious since I check the prices of replacement or rebuilt engine the 2.4L, they are quite high in the range of $ 3,500 plus labor. This is a fairly complex engine with dual overhead cams and a balance shaft. Can I expect this engine to get to 150,000 miles with an average maintenance? Anyone out there run any of these engines for high mileage without a tear? Have been used in caravans, cars, Cloud and PT Cruiser.
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:46 PM   #3
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Geez, I thought the mods were going to blow these stupid spambots away. The sooner the better.
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