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Chrysler 300M, Sedan
#10411 of 26385 Dyno's and 300M Special
Oct 17, 2001 (7:18 pm)
Boy am I lucky. The just put in the one and only Dyno in New Mexico here in Albuquerque, not surprising since over half the population in the state is in the greater area. They charge $50 a "Pull", $65 for two and $75 for three. If you have a older car where you can adjust various paramenters easy. I'm going to take my 2001 300M PHP in for a "Pull" either tomorrow or Friday. Just can't resist. Computer has programs to correct the curves for altitude, temperature, humidity, back to the SAE standard. So you get the information on the actual parameters for your location and also the corrected curve back to SAE standard. Now I know in general we don't like Rice Burners but I went by a speed shop to get estimate on makeing the standard Mods. There was a kid there, he must put every dollar he earns into his car, a Eclipse that has been tricked out to the Max. The owner of the store says the kid has now put over $5000 into his engine alone. A big turbo on the 2.2L and the dam thing made 440HP corrected. The sad thing for us at high altitude is his horse power up here is only 330HP, ie you lose 25% power at 5000 feet. I always wondered if turbo presurres was relative to actuall pressure or was it absolute pressure. I guess I now know.
Also go to the Chrysler (US) home page, they have updated there adds and talk about the 300M and 300M Special. (Do I hear every one leaving to get on the Chrysler page?)
#10412 of 26385 1st Sad M update
Oct 17, 2001 (7:31 pm)
My 1st estimate from my 5* included only $160 for my tire (I have an 01 M with PHG). I told the body shop I had the PHG & was assured that was the right price for my tire. From the discussions on this board I knew this price was WRONG!! I had to convince them that my M did NOT have the Michelin Energy (std tire), but rather the more expensive Pilot HX MXM4's (PHG). Had I not been a nut about my car, they would have given me a base tire. I can only guess what other slip-ups will threaten my M.
-No one cares 'bout my baby like I do!!!!!!!!!
Oct 17, 2001 (7:48 pm)
2000M, 25K miles, Chrome aluminum wheels, Just bought it 5K miles ago and have had this brake problem since I got it, should I replace the rotors and\or the pads? Where else should I look?
#10414 of 26385 Do I have a gas saving device for you
Oct 17, 2001 (8:19 pm)
You guys put down infomercials, but I bet a lot of you have purchased an infomercial product that works just as advertised----The George Foreman "Lean, Mean, Fat Reducing Grilling Machine." I have to admit I bought one after seeing that infomercial and it works just as advertised. Quickest breast of chicken griller in the country.
I have a device that should save you at least 10% on your gas useage. It is egg-shaped and you mount it under your gas peddle. When you accelerate, you must push just lightly on the accelerator pedal to avoid breaking the egg. If you press too hard the egg will break and you will have a major mess to clean up. You will quickly learn not to accerate too rapidly and will save big bucks on your gas bill. For the lowly price of $69.95 I will supply you with 3 gas saver eggs. And if you order by Friday, I will include 3 more eggs for only $10 more. Please include $9.99 for shipping and handling. Express shipping is only 14.95. Satisfaction guaranteed. Limited supply, so order today!
Oct 17, 2001 (8:56 pm)
How come you don't give the bonus pack of handy wipes (just incase) for the lead footed. And doesn't the egg go ontop of the gas pedal??
I did not buy the George Forman Grill (there are soo many now) as I am vegan (thats a vegetarian that doesn't eat dairy or fish eather).
Oct 17, 2001 (8:58 pm)
usually gets within a couple of hp in comparison to a dyno. You just don't get the details (how and when) just the HP.
#10417 of 26385 lean, mean gas saving device
Oct 17, 2001 (9:06 pm)
no, the egg goes under the pedal---and it comes with a full instruction manual---"Using the Gas Saving Egg for Dummies"---
Oct 17, 2001 (10:04 pm)
It sounds like the problem exists only under braking. Take your car to your dealer and have them check the pads and turn the rotors. Many people in here have had rotor warping issues with their Ms. If turning the rotors fixes the problem, great. If afterwards the problem comes back quickly you might have bad rotors (I had bad ones on my Galant). Bad rotors may have inconsistent metal and experience soft or hard spots that cause uniformity issues. You might have to fight them pretty hard to get replacment rotors under warranty. If turning the rotors doesn't fix the problem you'll want to start looking at front suspension components, and possibly uneven wear on your front tires (especially if you have Goodyears). Based on what you said, however, it sounds like the rotors.
Good luck, and let us know.
Oct 18, 2001 (4:18 am)
Best 1/2 hour I ever watched on TV
Great product!! Have 2 of them!
Oct 18, 2001 (4:22 am)
I would say warped rotors. Have them turned, & slap some new pads on. I would not go to a dealer. They will charge you alot more for the work. You could make a big stink about how a $30K car should not have warped rotors at only 25K miles. If they would fix them for free, then that's great. But if not go somewhere else. Should go away if it is brake related.