Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Chrysler 300 or Crossfire?

Question 1
Chrysler 300 or Crossfire?...  Which one do u think is better?? I like the crossfire but it only seats 2! Its a toss up tho! a 300 looks nice with rims!

1)   I have a 300 and its great. I know you like the crossfire butt what about when you want to go out with friends or a trip. I love my 300 - kdbg69

2)   Your comparing apples to meatloaf. It all depends on what you want, if you don't ever need to haul anything or seat more than 2 people then get the crossfire. If you need to seat 5 then the sedan. I don't think anyone would disagree the crossfire looks cooler but if it doesn't fit you needs its not worth it. - Landon

3)   Take the 300. Is their anything we need to decide for you? - C-Tech

4)   Choose the 300, My dad owned one for 4 years and it was amazing, No problems what so ever plus its a real eye catcher, Its great when want to park next to the BMW and Lexus crowd and not look like everybody else - Maximilian King

5)   the 300. hands down. - Da Pumpkin


Question 2
what is the difference between a plymouth roadrunner and a GTX?...  

1)   nothing much one sez RR the other GTX the GTX was a more expensive upgrade while RR was a striped out racer - pedro7of9

2)   The original versions were quite different. The GTX came out in 1966 and the Road runner in 1968. The RR was a "bare bones" coupe with rubber floor mats. The GTX came a lot more "plush" with more insulation and carpeting along with more brightwork trim and such. - Otto

3)   the gtx was a much more lush model. the rr was kind of plain jane. - badbill1941

4)   The name? - Andy


Question 3
stock mopar 360 and stock mopar 440?...  does anyone know how much a mopar 360 and a mopar 440 weigh

1)   It depends what's bolted on them. A good guess for a complete engine with manifolds is 560 for a 360 and 650 for a 440. - D

2)   The 440 is a whopping 670 pounds (remember this is an RB engine) to the 360's demure 560 pounds. These figures are based on engines with all iron manifolds and water pumps less bellhousings. - Don't know everything !

3)   I,ll take the extra weight in my car....Nothing is as impressive as a 440...Maybe a 413 wedge or a hemi... - Johnny Rotten


Question 4
Chrysler running rough?...  I have a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country 3.3l. The check engine light is on and I am getting P2308 error code. The Parts store print out says this is an erratic signal from the ignition coil secondary circuit.
The probable causes are:
1.Faulty spark plug or coil boot or 2.Failed ignition coil.
The van is running rough, Has a rough idle, Hesitation, Sputtering, Excessive engine vibration.
I replaced the spark plug wires a month ago. I replaced the coil and the spark plugs today.
The van is still running rough any suggestions?

1)   Checking the gap on the spark plugs is important. Also, on new wire sets, the boots sometimes work against the lugs and don't let them make a good "snap" connection to the plug - especially when they heat up. Make sure the lugs are well fastened to the plugs.

Auto parts stores sell a handy tool that is an inductive probe for diagnosing ignition issues. You can run the probe near the wires while the engine is running, and it shows you if it's firing or not. The tool is not that expensive, and it's a great diagnostic aid.

Worst case scenario - the engine computer controls the ignition module on a lot of cars. This is how the "dwell" and timing adjustments are made based on other sensor inputs. I don't think this is your problem, but keep this in mind. Ignition modules are no longer autonomous components like they were back in the day. - Delamothe

2)   I totally agree with the previous answer and be careful of pre-factory set spark-plugs bec many times their not properly gapped for your specific engine.This is one reason why I always double check every spark plug before installing them.

Hope that helps and best of luck. By the way when the code indicated a secondary coil error that part of the coil is what gives off the spark and it's not impossible or uncommon for even brand new coils to be faulty, so you might want to try another coil.Another thing that you can do is find out what resistance readings should be for both the primary and secondary windings on the coil. You can compare the two coils you have the new and old and see what readings you get with a ohms meter.Most of the bigger chain parts stores can print out such info for you or you can look at their sites under your vehicle , under serving and repair manuals etc. - helpful bob

3)   The only thing I can come up with, without looking under your hood, is that maybe you have a carbon track left behind by a spark jump before you changed the wires. Secondary refers to the high voltage (spark) side of the coil, so that means your problem is with the coil if you have replaced the plugs and wires. One very reliable way to know is to crank the engine at night in the dark and put it in gear and with your foot on the brake and give it some gas to make it miss and have someone look for a tell-tale spark jumping to ground at or around the coil. One other note, beings you say you replaced the coil, Is the possibility that the secondary (high voltage) could have taken out #2 driver in the engine controller. We were always advised by Chrysler not to disconnect the plug wires from the coil or plugs under any circumstances while the engine was running because the high voltage could find the drivers in the controller an easy ground and knock it out by traveling down the primary wire into the controller and shorting out the low-side driver for that particular coil. Any spark jumping is a high voltage build up of excessive voltage looking for a ground. Any available ground and anywhere. And it can take out a lot of soft ware in a very short time. - Jackolantern


Question 5
Will 22's fit on a 1976 Chrysler New Yorker?...  I have a 76 New Yorker and I want to put 22's on it. Will they fit without any modifications?
UPDATE: What modifications need to be done to fit?

1)   they'll fit, but you might need to cut out part of the wheel well. whatever the case, you're going to need to upgrade your brakes. the stock ones definitely won't be able to handle the excess wheel weight, and you'll burn them up the first time you drive it. - Skag Baron™

2)   no. you will need modifications. check with a body shop that does that type of work. - badbill1941

3)   I doubt it, the New Yorker came from the factory with 15 inch wheels and you want to go seven inches greater in diameter. And the New Yorker had one of the softest suspensions in the Chrysler products lineup which could very well cause contact with the upper portion of the wheel well. And the turning radius wasn't the greatest either with the 15 inch wheels and 22's would probably rub during hard turns

If you install an "air ride suspension" you could probably get away with 22's. - Don't know everything !


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