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Dodge Magnum, Dodge Magnum SRT-8, Wagon
#1609 of 1963 The Smoking Magnum cont'd
Oct 30, 2005 (6:44 am)
Well I'm back to report my 2005 smoking magnum is gone. I got a 2006 replacement. Sworn to secrecy on the details. It went real good and I am very happy with the new one. No smoking.
i do have a small problem with the dash dimmer, it doesn't dim. Thats not so bad, it can be fixed. The problem is the Dealer. Thomas Sales and Service of Bend Oregon has refused to sevice it. A little history: On my 2005, they screwed me around on the oil smoking, rebuilt the wrong part of the engine, put chemicals in the oil to make seals swell. I never wanted to go back...but they are the only dealer in Central Oregon. So I went there with the idea I'd watch them every second so they can't sabotage my new 06. They refused to let me watch or be in the back seat. I know they have insurance reg's to follow but this is a special case. So now I have no dealer within 200 miles to go to. It will take a day or more off work to go to anohter dealer, like the one I got the 06 from (they are good,200 mi) but will Dodge pay for lost wages to go this far?? TS&S is not a 5 star dealer. I have heard many bad stories about them. I would think Dodge might yank thier right to be a dealer and find someone else to run it. So for now, I put a towel over the gauges at night.
Oct 30, 2005 (7:55 pm)
i purchsed my 06 rt from cerritos dodge in cerritos ca and i have to admit that they are first class in service ....they address any issue no matter how small.......i would reccomend cerritos dodge with out
#1611 of 1963 Re: 2006 SRT8 [vetset1]
Oct 31, 2005 (8:49 am)
I have over 7,000 miles on mine and other than replacing a totaled windshield it has been fine.
#1612 of 1963 Magnum Excessive Tire Wear
Nov 01, 2005 (2:49 pm)
After reading the many messages regarding the OEM Continental tires, I began a search for replacements. I even e-mailed several manufacturers including Michelin who advised they did not make a replacement and advised me to look to Continental. Today I found that Goodyear manufactures the P225/60R18 99H in their Assurance ConforTred line. They have an 80,000 mile Tread Life Limited Warranty with a MSRP of $185.95. I don't know if they are stocked nationwide, but the Goodyear Store at 9927 Atlantic Blvd in Jacksonville, FL has them available. The service manager, Bill Evans, invites you to contact your Goodyear dealer if you want replacements for your RT. If you do happen to contact Bill, please mention my name, Dave Dunlap, maybe he'll give me a "good deal" when my Continentals bite the dust. Hope this might be of help to those of you looking for Continental replacements.
#1613 of 1963 Magnum Excessive Tire Wear
Nov 03, 2005 (4:51 pm)
after reading post of Dave Dunlop wanted to know if similar tire available in Canada. Contacted Fountain Tire chain in Calgary and was informed that these tires are available for order.Dealer also says that all reports that he has received, both from customers and his techs on the ConforTread line have been excellent. Asked about using these tires on rear wheel drive Magnum RT on light snow and ice. Informed me that there should be good performance providing that the driver is used to driving a RW drive car , does not overpower the vehicle and drives according to road conditions. They have installed these tires on two 300C's
#1615 of 1963 Electrical/electronics problem w/ my '05
Nov 05, 2005 (7:02 am)
Has anyone else experienced any electrical/electronic related problems with the '05? Specifically, while driving with the lights turned on, the headlights will go out, and then come back on. Only the headlights go off. All the other running lights and instrument cluster lights remain lighted. It usually occurs during the first 5-10 minutes of driving (but not always). The lights may go off and on several times during this period. The headlights will remain off anywhere from 2 to 15 or more seconds before coming back on. I've had it back to the dealership 3 times now. Of course , as with most intermittent problems, they are never able to duplicate the condition. The dealership's service department have been very cooperative in attempting to fix it. The engineers a DC have not offered any explanation (or possible fix). The dealer has reluctantly started "throwing parts" at this problem in an effort to correct it. They changed one of the electronics control modules on the last go-round but it is still doing it. Any suggestions?