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2.5 TBI did not have multi-port fuel injection, had less power than the 2.4.
Very much agree with this! The 3.3/3.8 engines are just as bullet proof as the 2.4/2.5's. One factor to consider, the 2.5 uses regular copper plugs that need servicing every 30K or so. Not sure what year Chrysler started using double platinum plugs - I know my '00 T&C Ltd AWD with the 3.8 had double platinum plugs. Recommended interval was 100K and I went 148K. I agree the V6's are not easy to service from '96 on, but the servicing intervals for belts/plugs/wires are significantly longer.KOG said:The better engine is the 3.3. We've got 604s with over 200K on them now. Changing the fluid every year ($20) seems to deal with any problems they might have. Both the 2.4 and the 2.5 are alright engines, but they're just like a /6 in a pickup. Overmatched by too much weight in a minivan and they don't like that.
Our first minivan was a '93 Aerostar 3.0L V6. Picked it up used with only 44K on the odometer. It was what we could afford at the time. Had 3 kids at the time and God would soon send a 4th one (God has a wonderful sense of humor) and we needed something bigger than the Acclaim we had.MoldyOldy said:The overdrive in my '90 Grand Voyager has been working well (FINALLY!)....when I first got it, it was acting up and the dealer put SEVEN new ones in....I finally got so disgusted with it, I just parked it at my dad;s house and left it to rot.....Until a couple years ago, when out of desparation I took matters into my own hands & re-investigated it...New solenoid pack off of eBay for 70 bucks, a good flush & fluid/filter change, and a speed sensor, and it's been going good since....until it started making a noise that may or may not be the differential output bearing (see my other post "Weird Intermittent Noise" for details) After my miserable experience with that Honda, I told my wife if it's gotta be another minivan, it'll only happen if it's an Aerostar, Astrovan or older Chrysler.....I don't know how much of the Aerostar's bullet proof nature comes from the fact that it's a Ford, and how much is due to it being rear wheel drive.....