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Unread 08-02-2011, 07:36 PM   #1666
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I can't be specific, nor name my sources right now, but I've had a couple of conversations with people "connected" with Mopar and our problem has been put on a back-burner. They have a major problem that they can't figure out so we will likely not be solved corporate any time soon. As soon as I can, I will provide more. The only other thing I can say now is DO NOT BUY ANYTHING WITH A PENTASTAR ENGINE.
WOW....I wonder what now?

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Unread 08-02-2011, 09:17 PM   #1667
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Unread 08-08-2011, 05:11 AM   #1668
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I can't be specific, nor name my sources right now, but I've had a couple of conversations with people "connected" with Mopar and our problem has been put on a back-burner.
Well isn't that all good news.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 05:48 AM   #1669
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I can't be specific, nor name my sources right now, but I've had a couple of conversations with people "connected" with Mopar and our problem has been put on a back-burner. flying bosun

When was it on the "front burner" ?
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Unread 08-26-2011, 03:58 PM   #1670
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I can't be specific, nor name my sources right now, but I've had a couple of conversations with people "connected" with Mopar and our problem has been put on a back-burner. They have a major problem that they can't figure out so we will likely not be solved corporate any time soon. As soon as I can, I will provide more. The only other thing I can say now is DO NOT BUY ANYTHING WITH A PENTASTAR ENGINE.
Can you provide any more specifics on the Pentastar problem now?
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Unread 08-26-2011, 04:24 PM   #1671
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Can you provide any more specifics on the Pentastar problem now?
Yes, I can. I actually posted the following several days ago in a Pentastar specific thread and didn't mean to leave folks in this thread hanging:

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Sorry for the delay, but for a variety of reasons I couldn't reveal what I heard until now. This is what was told to me in private conversations and I have zero first hand knowledge, but I think it worth sharing. From two Chrysler techs and a Mopar/Chrysler engineer I have heard that "there is a problem" with the Pentastar. Many of the those that went into the public market are now coming back having lost the #2 cylinder. There is little regularity to the failure; some suck a valve, some throw a rod, and in others the cylinder just fries, but it's always #2, and nobody can say why. They are working very hard to figure it out and, I would imagine, have pulled most available engineering resources to resolve the issue(s). As many (millions?) of new vehicles are set to be recipients of this "innovative" new power-plant, this could be a devastating blow to the auto group, and, as you can imagine, they have been doing everything imaginable to keep this information under wraps. Again, this is only what was told to me in private conversations and I have zero first hand knowledge. To protect my sources I will not, under any circumstance, reveal who they are, nor any other potentially identifying information, so don't ask. Take this for what it is; heresy from an anonymous internet troll, perhaps, but I have nothing to gain by posting this, so consider yourselves warned.
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Unread 08-26-2011, 05:41 PM   #1672
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sweet. just what I needed to hear.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 03:17 PM   #1673
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I picked up an 06 LJ Rubicon about three weeks ago and have been chasing down an engine tick.

Thanks to this thread I've located it: the OPDA.

It's definitely banging around, and can definitely be felt when a little gas is given with my hand on the cover.

My build date is March 2006.

I'm going to probably have the dealer check it out first. I have 43000 miles and am the second owner so I doubt they'll do anything for me, but it's worth a try.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 03:33 PM   #1674
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I picked up an 06 LJ Rubicon about three weeks ago and have been chasing down an engine tick.

Thanks to this thread I've located it: the OPDA.

It's definitely banging around, and can definitely be felt when a little gas is given with my hand on the cover.

My build date is March 2006.

I'm going to probably have the dealer check it out first. I have 43000 miles and am the second owner so I doubt they'll do anything for me, but it's worth a try.
All the info you need is here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/20...ilure-1144202/
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Unread 09-11-2011, 03:35 PM   #1675
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Welcome to the club. Good club, LJ Rubi, bad club OPDA problems. I am also in both clubs. Good luck at the dealer. Guys have had mixed results there. Getting a sympathetic service writer/manager seems to be the key. Most will deny knowing of this problem & some don't, I suppose. Before going in besides this thread, check out http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/2005-06-jeep-opda_cps_distributor-failure-1144202/index139.html#post12155932 . That is probably the last page. Go to the first page & you will see a lot of information including how to modify the OPDA to get lubrication to the top bushing. At least the dealer won't be able to BS you. Good luck. Don't let the OPDA discorage you, you have the most capable jeep out there.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 03:39 PM   #1676
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I picked up an 06 LJ Rubicon about three weeks ago and have been chasing down an engine tick.

Thanks to this thread I've located it: the OPDA.

It's definitely banging around, and can definitely be felt when a little gas is given with my hand on the cover.

My build date is March 2006.

I'm going to probably have the dealer check it out first. I have 43000 miles and am the second owner so I doubt they'll do anything for me, but it's worth a try.
Congrats on the LJ and be glad you found out before it's too late.

Not to discourage you, but the dealer will likely have no clue about this issue and will simply take your money to inspect it without offering a solution (because as far as we know, there isn't one yet.)

On the other hand, when mine failed and trashed the cam, I contacted the service writer at the local dealer, explained the problem in detail, and then paid them to inspect it and (more specifically) the cam gear. With their inspection and with the aid of the education about the OPDA problem that I provided him and the mechanic he went to bat for me against Chrysler. They eventually paid for a large percentage of the top-end rebuild that I needed, even though I am the second owner and well beyond the warranty period.

Best advice is to read here 2005-06-jeep-opda_cps_distributor-failure(at least the first 11 sections) and proceed from there.

Feel free to PM if you have any Qs about how I got results from Chrysler.
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Unread 11-30-2011, 05:17 PM   #1677
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subscribed. I lost oil pressure the other day while on the trails but thought it was simply the angle I was at...may not have been.
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Unread 01-05-2012, 08:57 PM   #1678
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I had 65k miles when they fixed mine
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I'm having the same issue with my 06 Rubi. Can you share with me your procedure on how you dealt with Chrysler and Jeep. Which dealership and service manager did you have do the work.

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Unread 02-06-2012, 07:38 PM   #1679
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My engine is from an 04 grand cherokee and only has about 70,000 on it. I have been getting the OPDA ticking which I can feel with my hand on it. My mechanic was going to switch it out for me today,but the Dorman version that we tried was so far off from fitting,that he said there was no point in trying to sand it down to fit. We will try another unit tomorrow,and if it doesn't fit, I will just order the Mopar one.
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Unread 02-06-2012, 08:10 PM   #1680
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the Dorman version that we tried was so far off from fitting,that he said there was no point in trying to sand it down to fit. We will try another unit tomorrow,and if it doesn't fit, I will just order the Mopar one.
I had to sand mine down with emery paper. Had to remove quite a bit.
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