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Did a replacement of the blown up engine in the sebring 2.7 sedan I bought.
Pretty in depth job got the sebring for dirt cheap and going to use it as a commuter. The old engine had bent valves due to someone doing a shade tree water pump replacement. Anyway got the old engine out transferred all parts and back in. Still have to do the wiring harness and exhaust. Here is to the 28 mpg it should get on the highway.
 

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This crate engine has a 3yr 100k warranty.
I look forward to being one of the few new 2.7 v6s on the road. Pretty exciting stuff and it was a nice challenge from a mechanical standpoint. Removing the bumper and removing the engine and transmission together is by far the easiest way to do these engines. Anyway just showing one of my many mopar projects !
 

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Bravo. I subscribe to your insanity. If you like the car and it meets your needs, what an arbitrary guide says it's "worth" is immaterial.

So, how many people have asked you: "Why?": a Chrysler, b: a 2.7 Mopar V6 c: a crate engine FFS. I like your style

What year Sebring ?

I spent $1800 on a new head and all the incidentals on my 86 Olds Calais Tech 4 and never blinked. New paint last summer. On a car "worth" $500 according to "experts". I'll do the same when it comes to engine and trans. Just more fun than a new car.

Road trip from Tucson to Salt Lake and back prior to the new paint. Ran flawlessly, gratifying to go on a retro road trip. Many miles left in it at 130,000 current miles.
At least 5 people saying why!? Haha I dont care I like having different cars then everyone else anyway. The Quad 4 is a beast great motor would not mind owning one at all. One thing I don't have is a car payment so jokes on them!
 

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It's alive and being test driven about 18 hours in it total. Alternator went bad during the warm up phase. Purchased a new one and put it in. driving great so far. proud to say i have completed this project!
 

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I will be curious to how much life I get out of this engine as I know of no one foolish enough to put a reman engine in a 2005 sebring! Haha!
I need to get 100k out of it we shall see!
 

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Well the new engine has a blown head gasket straight from the factory. So not sure what I am going to do now. It's under warranty but the time and weekends spent make me question if I should abandon this project. Maybe I just got a bad one but it is not feeling good right now. At least I got to complete it and drive it.
 

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Im curious to know the supplier of the engine.
I frankly wouldn't trust a company if their crate engine had a head gasket issue right out of the box.

I'm also a little concerned that it would in fact actually be a gasket. I have not taken apart a 2.7, but I'm betting they use MLS gaskets. And if that's the case, there's not much to fail there. I would bet more on the possibility of a bad machined surface, because the gasket is simply stamped steel and really cant fail without some severe conditions.
I would think it much more likely the head or block isn't true. A MLS gasket needs a near perfect finish to work correctly.
Yes it very well could be a crack in the block. I have a parts and labor warranty so I am going to give it another shot. This time one of my technicians is going to do it. I don't have the patience or the time to do it all over again. Hoping this is a fluke but if I got a 2nd engine that was faulty then I will go another direction and try to get my money back. Anyway for the short period I drove it I really liked it. Very smooth high revving engine.
 

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Well I cant believe it bad thermostat was the culprit I have never seen that in my life but that fixed it going out on a test drive today.
Report back after the drive!
 

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There it is guys final test drive complete.
I rescued this car from the scrapper and did something most people wouldn't do!
Drives really nice , plenty of passing power,
And fits my 6'2 frame very nicely. So this car must have sat for a while here is the list of everything that was wrong with it.
1. Engine 2. Fuel pump 3. Alternator 4. Rear struts 5. Front brakes. Project is complete and this is officially my gas mileage car. One Mopar saved !
 

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Excellent!!

For its size, I find 2.7's to be durable, economical and peppy with a willingness to rev effortlessly.

Essentially a smaller Pentastar, it's too bad Chrysler let owners down so bad, ruining their reputation.

I think the 2010 Sebring was available with a 2.7 6 speed, that would be a nice combo.

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If this car had a manual transmission it would be perfect! And yes this engine revs very high and very smooth I am really enjoying it.
 

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I found a guy who is researching if he can tune my pcm hes going to see how much power he can squeeze out of my 2.7. Is it possible I will have one of the only tuned 2.7's out there? I have looked everywhere and have not seen a single tuned 2.7!
 
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