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Old October 11th, 2017, 07:46   #16
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Seriously, take the buy back!!
The CR cars have so much expensive engineering fail built into them. Might be really nice to drive, but when your are out of the short extended warranty you won't thinks it's so nice when you have to dip into the kids college fund to fix it.
I agree with you that they take some initial investment to make them reliable. I tell everyone who asks about a common rail to buy this immediately:
1. 2micron Fuel protection kit or CP3 kit
2. 2micron belt protection kit
3. Delete and tune

Once that is done I think we can all agree that they are quite reliable? My case is literally the only one I have heard about to this day, and I'm quite sure it is due to a bad repair at the dealer.
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Old October 16th, 2017, 13:02   #17
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Seriously, take the buy back!!
The CR cars have so much expensive engineering fail built into them. Might be really nice to drive, but when your are out of the short extended warranty you won't thinks it's so nice when you have to dip into the kids college fund to fix it.

Says the guy with engine that eats cams for breakfast.
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Old October 16th, 2017, 15:44   #18
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Says the guy with engine that eats cams for breakfast.
You need to put the crack pipe down. The cost of a cam and lifters is pocket change compared to the expensive failures those CR's have engineered into them. Let's see:
  • BRM cam replacement kit $549 in parts plus installation.
  • CR HPFP failure - $6,000 to $10,000 for complete fuel system replacement.
  • CR DPF failure - $1,266.95 plus installation.
  • CR 2009 Only Add $609 plus installation for a catalytic converter when replacing the DPF.
Even if the cam had to be replaced on a BEW/BRM at every T/B change, which it doesn't, I think even then the math speaks for it'self.
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Old October 17th, 2017, 09:28   #19
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You need to put the crack pipe down. The cost of a cam and lifters is pocket change compared to the expensive failures those CR's have engineered into them. Let's see:
  • BRM cam replacement kit $549 in parts plus installation.
  • CR HPFP failure - $6,000 to $10,000 for complete fuel system replacement.
  • CR DPF failure - $1,266.95 plus installation.
  • CR 2009 Only Add $609 plus installation for a catalytic converter when replacing the DPF.
Even if the cam had to be replaced on a BEW/BRM at every T/B change, which it doesn't, I think even then the math speaks for it'self.
Like I said before, a deleted and CP3'd car fixes that.
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