hello im looking at buy a 2006 charger that has a hemi, should i be cautious about the timing chain? Ive heard a few didnt stories about the timing belt snapping or needing to be replaced around 100,000 miles, will it be the same with the timing chain? is there a way that i can tell if its damanged or needs to be replaced? what else do i need to know or look for when buying this car? im buying from a private seller.
timing chain? on 2006 Dodge Charger
by chaniya1 in Euclid, OH on March 05, 2013
ANSWER by globalhelper , March 05, 2013
these eng have valve guide issues. my wifes car dropped a valve and blew the motor up. thank god we had extended warranty cost me 100.00. would cost you approx 2000.00 to 5000.00 depending on damage. also wiring under intake burns and cause alot of drivability issues.
ANSWER by Shredding Rubber , April 02, 2015
Great car and engine. If you are concerned take it to a mech you trust. On the test drive drive it very hard. Get it on the highway and floor it. If something is gonna break it will when you flog it. And contrary to the master comment above these engines don't have any valve seat issues. Yes any engine can have a problem but as a whole the MDS equipped hemi is a fantastic engine. My 04 ram quad cab 4x4 had 400000 miles on it when I totalled it. Never any problems. Never opened up. Tranny and engine original and nothing more than fluid changes b