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Smoking Due To Oil Sludge Problem
- Typical Repair Cost:
- No data
- Average Mileage:
- 133,000 miles
- Total Complaints:
- 4 complaints
Most Common Solutions:
- not sure (3 reports)
- call junkyard (1 reports)
- No one has added a helpful site for this 1998 Intrepid problem yet. Be the first!
A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
OK, this site only allows one issue per post but overall there are at least 10 separate issues and more issues that are inter related. Here goes, if your thinking about buying a Dodge ...well the corporate execs did not name it that for nothing, and worst of all they are laughing about it too. Oh yeah if your thinking about buying the pretty new Dodge models that has been re-designed, DON'T- DO- IT- DODGE !!!- GET -IT - ELSEWHERE.
Okay I had to pour in a quart of motor oil every 400 miles!!!! Honestly!!! That's too hard to believe right? That is 30 quarts for every 12000 miles at a cost of $90/year for the cheap stuff, $180/year if you use the good stuff for this POS. That is $450 over 5 years that could have went somewhere else. And the reasons why I think there was injuries involved is because I had to breathe that stuff in, that stuff is going to come back and haunt me. Sludge anyone?
The biggest sign of sludge was the build up from the end of the exhaust pipe. Swear it was an inch thick after about a year or so. More proof of sludge, changed out the spark plug after putting about 50000 K on them and there looked to be about an inch of build up surrounding the sparking end of it. I was amazed that the engine even fired. Also my pcv valves got really dirty after about a year of use, motor oil would be all in them.
Please do not fool yourself into thinking a Dodge is right for you. I do not really expect for them to warranty my 100,000 mile car, but they should have never put that engine in there in the first place. And the reason I know that it was thrown in there without thought, the infamous battery under the wheel well. Who does that? Not even Yugo, or the cars made in India.
- dodgeisf#&^%ed, Littleton, CO, US