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I found the information about the cylinder heads interesting. They suggest low octane fuel may cause early failure of the cylinder head. I'm very surprised I haven't had an issue with that. In Utah they sell 85 octane fuel and I've used that for over 7 yrs in my 13'. The guy was suggesting 89 or higher. Not sure if I'll change my habits. :LOL:
 

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A very small number of heads went bad. It wasn't caught in early testing because of the fuel selected for the long-term tests. Fuel quality can vary widely across the country.

Chrysler did step up with an extended warranty of 10 years/150K miles for those most affected. I haven't heard of a head failure from this in a long time. A main symptom is a misfire code on the affected bank.

The Pentastar is still a 3peater in Ward's 10 best engines:
 
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