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  1. Road Trip

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Okay, I give up; you seem to know more than the rest of us; I'm not even going to bother debating you any longer.
  2. Road Trip

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Here's the thing, for a carbureted engine that may work, but for a fuel injected engine which weighs the intake charge (downstream of the throttle body) and meters out the correct amount of fuel for the air entering the intake plenum (regardless of density altitude or throttle setting), the only...
  3. Road Trip

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Ummm, wait, you do know that 85 and to a lesser degree, 87 AKI fuel has more power per gallon than 89; right? Said another way, putting 89 in a vehicle designed for 87, especially when at altitude, will only slow the car down and reduce its fuel economy.
  4. I want to add aftermarket heated seats

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    LOL! :D
  5. I want to add aftermarket heated seats

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Seriously? How does wind chill impact what a person feels inside of a vehicle? Answer: It doesn't. Please point me to your science.
  6. I want to add aftermarket heated seats

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    What does windchill have to do with anything? Answer: Nothing. I've driven two of our Gen3 vans as well as our Gen4 van in temperatures down in the -20°F range and never had any issue with keeping the inside of the van nice and toasty (without heat-seaters, which I hate). I'm thinking you...
  7. 2008 Town and Country 3.8 poor mpg

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    Almost immediately.
  8. 2008 Town and Country 3.8 poor mpg

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    I agree, at 65 mph, all of our vans have been easily capable of hitting into the 25-28 mpg range.
  9. Life expectancy of factory brake pads?

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    Rusting calipers is a very different issue than rusting pads and rotors. Depending upon the type and construction of the caliper and bracket assemblies, some are prone to seizing due to rust, others are completely immune to that issue.
  10. Life expectancy of factory brake pads?

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    I'm sorry, I think you're going to need to back that up with some data and proof. I've lived in the salt/rust belt for over sixty years, I've driven cars made all over the world using rotors and pads similarly sourced, and yet, never once have I had a pad "bind and fail prematurely". My wife...
  11. 2001+ 3.8L in 1994 van

    3.8L V6 Tech Talk
    Bingo, this will be your best option; a 1998-2000 3.8 hooked to a 3.3 transmission will give you the best bang for the buck of any of your options.
  12. 2001+ 3.8L in 1994 van

    3.8L V6 Tech Talk
    Hmmm, my 3.8 liter 1998 DGC Sport looks to have had pretty flat pistons.
  13. Life expectancy of factory brake pads?

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    Then there is a former neighbor of mine who lives in the Bronx, his 2017 van needed brakes after 23,000 miles.
  14. 2001+ 3.8L in 1994 van

    3.8L V6 Tech Talk
    I'm like 99.99% certain all Gen4 vans with either the 3.3 or 3.8 liter V6 engine had a plastic intake.
  15. 1994 Horsepower increase

    2nd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1991-1995
    Good call, I completely forgot about the 2.7 Stratus being offered with a 5-Speed; what was it on the market for, like three weeks before they cancelled the three pedal option? :p
  16. 1994 Horsepower increase

    2nd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1991-1995
    I don't think Chrysler ever produced a transverse 4-Speed manual transmission, and if they did, it would have been for the very early K-Cars and completely incapable of dealing with the torque of a V6. The 5-Speed manuals which came with the Daytonas, LeBarons, and Turbo Minivans (along with...
  17. 2001+ 3.8L in 1994 van

    3.8L V6 Tech Talk
    The biggest issue of swapping a Gen4 3.8 into a Gen2 van is all of the throttle linkages and intake plumbing is on the opposite side of the engine bay. As for power, the 3.8 in our 2003 had a LOT more top-end power compared to any of the 3.8s in our Gen3 vans (the Gen4 was both heavier and...
  18. 1994 Horsepower increase

    2nd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1991-1995
    It is highly unlikely the fuel economy will drop unless you're romping on it a lot. The later 3.8s in our Gen3 and Gen4 vans all were capable of better fuel economy than the Gen2 vans, in spite of their higher output engines.
  19. 1994 Horsepower increase

    2nd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1991-1995
    I have no idea if the 1994 plenum will connect up with on a 1993 or earlier van. It may be real easy, or, as with the case between the 2000 and 2001 model year, the throttle body and intake plumbing moved completely over from one side of the engine to the other.
  20. 1994 Horsepower increase

    2nd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1991-1995
    Per allpar.com, the power was bumped from 150 to 162 and the torque numbers were bumped from 180 to 194 for the 1994 model year; the difference was from a "Revised intake plenum".
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