Chrysler 3.2 and 3.6 Pentastar Oil Filter Housing Problem Guide
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Chrysler 3.2 and 3.6 Pentastar Oil Filter Housing Problem Guide

One of the most glaring issues on the 3.2 and 3.6 Chrysler Pentastar V6 engine is the oil filter housing. Since its debut in 2011, countless drivers have complained about it being prone to cracking and leaking, which can lead to catastrophic engine failure. The issue is linked to the weak plastic material that Chrysler…

6.1 HEMI Intake Manifold Upgrade Guide
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6.1 HEMI Intake Manifold Upgrade Guide

Recently, we looked at the 6.1 HEMI engine that lasted from 2005–2010 inside various SRT8 badged vehicles. Depending on the model, they make between 420–425 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Still, some people consider them to be underpowered from the factory, especially considering their massive 6.1 liters of displacement. Previously, we talked about upgrading…

6.1 HEMI Supercharger Guide
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6.1 HEMI Supercharger Guide

Inside the SRT8 powered Chrysler 300C; Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Magnum; and Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 6.1 HEMI is a fantastic engine. From the factory, it puts out 420–425 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, making for an exhilarating and very fast ride. Still, with 370 cid of displacement, for some the performance is still…

Ultimate 6.1 HEMI Engine Guide
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Ultimate 6.1 HEMI Engine Guide

Even though it was only available for barely 6 years of production, the Chrysler/Dodge 6.1 HEMI engine is still very memorable. Introduced for 2005 and discontinued in 2010, the short-lived 6.1 HEMI powered various Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles with the SRT-8 badging. It was a slightly larger and more powerful version of the 5.7…

5.7L HEMI Lifter Issues – Causes & Solutions
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5.7L HEMI Lifter Issues – Causes & Solutions

While the 5.7L HEMI is a cherished engine, it does have a couple of notable issues. 5.7 HEMI Lifter problems are common on the engine and a major stressor for owners. In this guide, we take a close look at Chrysler 5.7L HEMI lifter issues, the severity of these issues, and some potential solutions. Exhaust…

Chrysler 3.6L Pentastar Overheating – Causes & Solutions
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Chrysler 3.6L Pentastar Overheating – Causes & Solutions

Since the 3.6L V6 first arrived on the scene in 2010, it has been used in over 10 million Jeep, Ram, and Dodge vehicles. The 3.6 Pentastar is known for its longevity and impressive factory performance. While the Pentastar V6 is unquestionably reliable, every engine is susceptible to faults every once in a while. For the…

6.4 HEMI Ultimate Engine Guide
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6.4 HEMI Ultimate Engine Guide

For many enthusiasts, the Chrysler/Dodge 6.4 HEMI V8 engine is one of the top engines in the SRT lineup today. Depending on the model, it produces nearly 500 horsepower and lb-ft of torque from the factory, and boasts outstanding towing capacity in Ram trucks. Starting in 2007, Chrysler made it available as a crate engine,…

Chrysler 3.6 Pentastar Engine Guide
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Chrysler 3.6 Pentastar Engine Guide

First released for the 2011 model year, FCA Stellantis’ 3.6 Pentastar engine has been one of their most solid offerings for the last decade. The V6 engine can produce north of 300 horsepower, while still delivering decent fuel economy and solid reliability. FCA Stellantis has put the engine inside numerous Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles,…

Best and worst  years for Dodge Ram 1500 trucks
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Best and worst years for Dodge Ram 1500 trucks

Since Dodge introduced the Ram series of trucks in the 1980s, it has been one of the most popular options for consumers on the market. In 1994, Dodge brought out the first Ram 1500 variant. Since then, the 1500 has made a name for itself as a dependable and award winning truck. While most of…

5.7 and 6.4 HEMI MDS Guide
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5.7 and 6.4 HEMI MDS Guide

Some modern performance engines – like the 5.7 and 6.4 HEMI – use cylinder deactivation technology. This helps increase fuel economy and lower emissions. It’s a part of what helps these large V8 engines meet the stricter emissions standards of today. Shutting down cylinders sounds simple in theory, but there’s a lot that goes into…