Close to 1000 of the miles were from the trip back from Granger.Looks like a finely blown piston.
That’s a lot of miles in a month.
Did you do the break in on the motor?
what RPM were you at when it dropped?
I refuse to believe that these engines are garbage. They are in so many other vehicles. The Hemi seems like a reliable engine. Of course people with problems are going to post. These engines have to be made to be driven hard. Truck engines get worked super hard while towing. Guys race the Chargers and Challengers. Why on earth would you buy a 470hp V8 to drive it like a grandma. If they were ticking timebombs, I don't think people would buy them. Seems like a large company wouldn't sell them either if they were getting eaten alive in warranty claims. It is possible in 1 warranty engine replacement, they are no longer at a profit from this individual vehicle. Add to that the fact that Stellantis is penalized for selling these gas guzzlers in the first place.And people in this forum called me paranoid and berated me for getting my “hemi tick” checked out at the dealer. Said it was hogwash….
My engine ticks. Loud at times especially when cold. Took it to the dealer and they said it was “completely normal”. We’ll see. The problems with these 392 Hemi’s are so well known there are dozens of forums and Youtube videos galore dedicated to them. Chrysler/Stellantis had their heads so far up their ass for the past few years and it shows. These Mexican 392’s are garbage. There I said it. Garbage. Treat it well, drive it like a 4 cylinder, maybe it will last 70k or 100k miles. Drive it like a V8 should be driven and you might just get a rod through the block or a lifter disintegrate or a cam shaft get fudged up. Hemi tick normal? That’s like saying your engine slowly being eaten away from the inside over time is “normal”. I plan to drive my 392 Wrangler very conservatively. Not race around. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Wrangler, but I’m realistic and know it’s a ticking timebomb.
Because you are paranoid and it is hogwash.And people in this forum called me paranoid and berated me for getting my “hemi tick” checked out at the dealer. Said it was hogwash….
All engines have the potential to fail, the Hemis are as reliable as any other V8 in the industry with no inherent flaws. The Hemi Tick™ is normal and not an indication of impending failure.but I’m realistic and know it’s a ticking timebomb.
I appreciate this comment more than I can express.Because you are paranoid and it is hogwash.
All engines have the potential to fail, the Hemis are as reliable as any other V8 in the industry with no inherent flaws. The Hemi Tick™ is normal and not an indication of impending failure.