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    All this doesn't get around the fact of why some of these cars burn shit-tons of oil when new and some don't. I've always thought that weird.
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  2. #52
    Why is that weird? Simply poor quality control and manufacturing inconsistencies

  3. #53
    Quote Originally Posted by DZnutz View Post
    Why is that weird? Simply poor quality control and manufacturing inconsistencies
    That could be a reason, yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PkB2014 View Post
    Currently at 5600 miles and did my first oil change at about 900 miles. Just put a half quart in over the weekend since it was toward the bottom of safe zone. So some slight consumption (1qt or so)over 4500 miles and a few track events and autocross. I'm going to change the oil soon so we'll see if there is any consumption in the next 5-6000 miles.
    Quote Originally Posted by PkB2014 View Post
    Didn't read the OP well, just thought he wanted to know about oil consumption. Oops.

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  5. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by DZnutz View Post
    Why is that weird? Simply poor quality control and manufacturing inconsistencies
    Crazy though. It's like playing Russian Roulette.
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    FCA has/had a vested interest in selling them. Considering FCA early on was trying to sweep the issue under a rug and blame it on Arrow PCMs, intakes, cat-back exhausts, and owners not knowing their oil levels when the factory engine is burning quarts of oil at almost ever gas fill up..... Sorry but I'll continue trusting these reputable GEN V aftermarket shops over FCA. The engine issue isn't every GEN V, but its more then the 5% FCA claims. You can't argue numbers. I won't get in to the other quality control issues.
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  7. #57
    So 95% of engines won't pop? I'll take those odds....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Policy Limits View Post
    So 95% of engines won't pop? I'll take those odds....
    Yep, and if mine were ever to have a problem, just about any problem anywhere on the car, it will be fixed under my extended warranty. Those who are concerned should go get theirs today and drive happy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7TH_SIGN View Post
    FCA has/had a vested interest in selling them. Considering FCA early on was trying to sweep the issue under a rug and blame it on Arrow PCMs, intakes, cat-back exhausts, and owners not knowing their oil levels when the factory engine is burning quarts of oil at almost ever gas fill up..... Sorry but I'll continue trusting these reputable GEN V aftermarket shops over FCA. The engine issue isn't every GEN V, but its more then the 5% FCA claims. You can't argue numbers. I won't get in to the other quality control issues.
    Even if I believed that more than 5% of engines have failed I still would question how many of those failed due to owner errors such as checking oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperGeorge View Post
    Even if I believed that more than 5% of engines have failed I still would question how many of those failed due to owner errors such as checking oil.
    I'm sure some were due to owners fault. Then again I'm sure most were not expecting quarts of oil loss. Still, you should always check the oil. Especially during break in.
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