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post #1 of 6 Old 07-20-2021, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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I just wanted to give the possible good news. Dorman is bringing an alluminum housing to market for the 3.6. Here is a link to the video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRKJAL1a37o

It looks like it is a transfer the oil cooler/sensor situation.

What are your thoughts? I am interested and will likely go ahead and buy one and install it at the 100k service.

Did some part shopping, looks like it is around ~200 for the part. PN 926-876.

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i have heard about this. Fiat should just let China make the 3.6. Dorman makes some other stuff too for the 3.6 replacing other plastic bits as well. all alloy not plastic junk...

When mine goes it will go Dorman for sure. 100k? LOL mine never made it past 20k and needed a head so how many miles can they go? well mine did 20k from new. Very little faith in these, none really. Less in Fiat...

Though will bet Fiat sees that part it will be the end of a warranty. Not that it matters to those that are past that stuff anyway..

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I am at 95k now. I daily drove and wheeled on the weekend. I have not really had any problems with mine. I do my own maintenance though so that may have something to do with it. Mine is also a 16 so many issues were already worked out.
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I'm at 110K now. Yes, at 25K I had a head replaced but I have not had any other issues since then. Changed the plugs at 105K, which is normal maintenance. Change oil every 5K. Wheel the crap out of it.

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I am at 95k now. I daily drove and wheeled on the weekend. I have not really had any problems with mine. I do my own maintenance though so that may have something to do with it. Mine is also a 16 so many issues were already worked out.
has nothing to do with the issue of poorly made parts. That part cracks, leaks its plastic in place that gets extremely hot.

No the 16s have the same issue even the new ones still do. same part, same bat channel.........

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Yes it is plastic, and I am swapping mine along with the coolant crossover tube. When I was saying some of the issues were worked out I was referring to the head issue.

Plastic parts in general are not a great idea in my opinion. Being that I turn my own wrenches I have been careful not to break things.

Does anyone know where to find a metal thermostat housing?
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