Some at Chrysler/Jeep say it cost between $250,000 to $500,000 for each Govt test , to add a new engine to the wrangler, and it can take more than one test to pass this engine to go into the wrangler ,and to add a second engine to the model, you just start over with the test for this new engine . Note each engine must be type tested with its vehicle, so if jeep wants to put the new 3.6 v6 or a 3.0 diesel into 4 jeep vehicles, it must be tested in each of those jeeps. So you can see how the costs can add up to $ millions . also the tests incluled vehicle crash test and so on. Just our Govt at work.
Last edited by slow2run; 04-24-2009 at 07:32 PM.