I recently purchased a 93 T&C for work purposes. Unfortunately the
weak springs both broke and
I replaced them with a H-D set that really raked the van. Two days
later I had what appears to be a oil starvation failure of a rod. I
now have a windowed block and a frozen crank. Could I have uncovered
the oil pick up with the rake. Also what years and out of what models
can I get a 3.3 to replace it with.
Are all year/model cars/trucks 3.3's the same?
If you do that the Engine Computers and some other things have to be
changed out. Most vans use the 3.3 as it has a chain timing gear rather
then the belt used in the 3.0 or 3.8. I am impressed with your gas
mileage. I know of no one else that can get those nice high numbers. Do
you work for Chrysler's PR department? I didn't do that well with my
1986 2.4 Turbo'ed New Yorker. I have used a number of their minivans for
business over the years and I put upwards of 300,000 miles on them
before octaspieling them.
My engine has a timing chain, not a belt. No, I do not work for any PR
dept. Look at posts from people who have the 88-93 era Chrysler cars,
i.e., Dynasty, New Yorker, Imperial. I drive conservatively, yes,I use
the A/C(live in FL). I get the MAX 23 sometimes around town, but no
lower than 21. I got the MAX 30 on the FL turnpike with the cruise on
and the A/C running. In my opinion, these cars are excellent.
As for BAD mileage, my 2003 and 2005 PT Cruisers would only get around 17
town/25 on the highway. It had the 2.4, one had the 2.4 Turbo. I was
disappointed with this mileage. I use synthetic oil in all my cars. My
wife's 2010 Avenger gets around 27-30 around town, and has gotten 35 on
the highway. I had two Dodge Darts, one 64 GT and a 70 Swinger, both
with 225 Slant Six. They regularly got around 20 in town, and around
26/27 on the highway. Driving habits vary, but I have found that
Chryslers get the short end of the stick when it comes to mileage figures
from auto reporters. My daughter and son-in-law both have new Ram trucks
with the HEMI V-8. My daughter gets around 20 around town, and with
cruise, has gotten as high as 25(in OK running on gas without ethanol).
Even my 1941 Windsor gets 20 on the highway with Fluid Drive, but only
13-15 around town.