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2003 good year for the sohc ?


January 13, 2010
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2008 eddie v8 4x4
Thinking about a 2003 s/t with 101k , do the 2003's have the timing chain issue like the earlier ones ? thanks for any and all input

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No, the timing chain issue was mostly a job one problem, aka, early in the 2001 production year. I happen to be one of the lucky ones that had that go wrong.

ive had no issues with my sohc in my 03, I have around 170k

107k on mine. no problem yet! *knock on wood*

no complaints from this guy!

They're good engines. If taken care of it will last a long time. I don't think the 4.0 has a whole ton of power for its size nor is it the most efficient engine but if you do some preventative maintenance it is a very reliable engine. Should get 200k easy. I am way late doing the maintenance on mine and am not easy on it and at 150k it uses no oil and runs as good as when i got it with half the mileage.