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Chrysler 300M



  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    I drove from Manchester NH to Lebanon NH (I93 and I89 for 90 miles) and back again with no Ms. Then I went from Manchester to Boston (I93) in a shuttle bus, and then to/from Logan in a Ms. They must have been hiding. :)
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    after sitting at the airport for 4 days Big Red is now Big Brownish Red
  • I've had a few bad return flights from Logan in my DEC days. If you have driven in Boston--If you know about Boston cabbies--then you would hide your M, too. I will always remember the urban terrorists surrounding me as the five lanes approaching the tunnel leaving Logan narrow down to two (or one)lanes and NOBODY is making eye contact! My rental has been scraped and tapped more than once.

  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    I guess I can take solice in the fact that my cab rides were at 10pm Friday and 5:30 am Saturday. Not much traffic so no bumping, but surely a driving event that I don't want to repeat too many times. I also found it strange that there was still a work crew out at 10 jackhammering the roads. Oh, on the van I took from manchester to boston the driver decided to try to miss a lot of the I93 city traffic by getting off early and driving east on the north side of the bay to slip into the back side of the airport. Now THAT part of town was an adventure!
  • denvermdenverm Posts: 358
    I've taken my M in to the dealer at 7,500 and 15,000 miles and let them change the oil and rotate the tires. In between those intervals I change the oil using Castrol oil.
  • ajpiiiajpiii Posts: 260
    Those urban terrorists up in Boston give us Mass Drivers a bad rep... I think thats why some people decided to refer to us as Massholes... :(

    I stay away from Boston & Logan at all costs, too much of a hassle... and I love my M too much to subject it to that kind of environment... :)
  • ajpiiiajpiii Posts: 260
    Does anyone have the link to the sign up page for the Wall event ? Im not sure what I put for the # of guests and wanted to double check it...

    Who else is going ? Come on you East Coast guys !
  • Now that you're back in good old sunny Southern Cakifornia, you may have noticed (or not!) that a L.A. dealer has $6500 off all remaining M's (including rebate)...
  • Used only Mobil 1 since the first 1000 mile change. Now change oil and filter at 3200 mile increments which is about 6 months with our driving. Of interest, the new vettes use Mobil 1 with a 15,000/1 year change schedule.
    Memphis 300m
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    the filter is more important than the oil, IMO. The reason many of us are using the Mobil 1 filter isn't because it "matches" the oil, but because it's a highly rated synthetic film filter. Check out the oil filter study at ... and stay away from FRAM
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    No, I haven't seen that. However, I'm in San Diego and not LA. Those 100 miles might as well be the atlantic ocean for how different the two cities and cultures are. Sounds like a HECK of a deal though. I believe it's under dealer cost.
  • techsantechsan Posts: 6
    I am picking up my K&N air filter in the morning and plan on installing it after work. I had read on another board that for everything to work properly you should unhook your battery and reset the computer in order for the computer to recognize that there is new air flow (?). What's the deal? Can I just drop the K&N in there and drive on or do I have to mess with the battery etc? Thanks for the help!

    Todd M.
    Tulsa, OK
  • spyboyspyboy Posts: 22
    Hey Mike,
    I BOUGHT my '01 in Manchester, NH! Dealer had
    6-7 to select. All different ones (except the inferno red package I
    wouldv'e bought - but... a significantly better deal then in New York!)
    I have quite a few accounts in NE, I'm up there all the time and see
    LOTS of M's. Yeah, driving down south on I93 is treacherous but
    wait till you go 128 North OR South during rush hour! Hooweeeeeeee!
    That's a state-sponsored demolition derby track!

    On the oil issue: I was raised in my Dad's service station changing
    tires and servicing all types of cars. I bleed 10W-30 when cut (along
    with Jet green ;-)

    Wanna simple rule for engine longevity? EVERY 3K w/filter!
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    I have installed a K&N, Bosch plugs and dual exhaust without resetting the computer. Everything works fine. I might not be getting the gas mileage I should, and maybe resetting will help (comments anyone?), but don't worry about the car not running great if you don't reset it.

  • phases78phases78 Posts: 471
    is only a big deal with duals, and even then it doesnt hurt not to do it. but it surely doesnt hurt to do it either
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    Mobil 1 says every 10,000 miles and the M user manual says 5,000 or 7,500 I think. So, given the various guidelines I thought I'd go with the middle one. lol
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    With the mods that I have done you'd suggest disconnecting?
  • phases78phases78 Posts: 471
    yeah, i would. you'd be suprised (how suprised? depends on how your dual setup is). some people would say to disconnect it over night, but really a couple hours will do. thats all i did.

    well guys i suppose i could update my web page today. its not updated with the tint, removed trunk and door logos, or basslink. i wonder.. should i get off my lazy butt and wash the car and grab my digcam??......
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    Get up and clean that car! I have to do the same. I have 4 days of airport parking lot dirt on it.

    So, how do I disconnect the battery? Both connectors? One? which? Where the heck is it? lol
  • j3studioj3studio Posts: 27

    Need some advice long-suffering significant other has told me that I can replace the original 'minivan' 16-inch wheels on my 1999 300M PHP. I'd like to replace them with P225/55R17#95V BSW Michelins and the 17-inch Aluminum-Sparkle Silver wheels that are standard with the 2001 PHP. Will this work? Is this stupid? Anybody have any better suggestions in this vein?

    Thanks for your advice,

    John Mulhern III
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    that will work great.
  • phases78phases78 Posts: 471
    john, do it, it'll be great!

    sdmike, just disconnect one of the wires off the jump connections. i used the one thats closest too you (when the hoods popped, and your in front of the car). just disconnect one and move it to the side, lean it against something (perferably not metal) wait a couple hours, put it back. real easy.

    im gonna jump into my ride and run it down the the touchless car wash place, its a dark cloudy day and im waiting for the rain any minute now, so im going for the quick fix. take a couple pics, and i'll let you guys know when the page is done, should'nt be too long....
  • mikeyjohnmikeyjohn Posts: 365
    I have read several posts over the last few months in regards to the interior trim of our M's and some were critical. I never had a problem with mine until yesterday. I decided to wash and clean inside and out and probably spent a little over 2 hrs with washing and chamoising. I was cleaning the inside of my rear window and was attempting to get into the corner of the window when I came against the plastic piece that comes down from the roof and it started rattling. I first thought that it had slipped out of it's bracket or clip, I then checked the other side and it did the same. It appears that this trim piece is just held in place by the rear window deck. I am not very happy and my dealer will hear about it when I get my first service done next week. If any of you hear a rattling coming from this rear area, I think you should know what it might be.I'm not sure at what level this piece was put in but I believe that a small amount of adhesive would eliminate this problem. Just my .02.
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    sometimes trim pieces are secured by little push snaps. Did you give it a forceful push? I haven't gone out to see what mine looks like yet. My little rattle problem is the overhead computer console. If I tap on the front of it (facing the hood of the car) where the screw goes in it rattles pretty good. I assumed it was the screw, but I was disappointed when I found it tight. My guess now is that something inside is beating on the plastic housing. I'll have to go take it apart.

  • phases78phases78 Posts: 471
    got my page updated now (tint, removed trunk/door logos, basslink, tinted lisense plate cover) check it out and tell me what you think! be sure to check all three pages, they've all been updated :)


  • mikeyjohnmikeyjohn Posts: 365
    I hardly touched it when it started rattling. I don't believe mine has any clips on it. I have had the overhead console out of my car and it is a snap, I watched my dealer do it. I had my console replaced by Prince Johnson Controls the maker of the home link as I had a range problem They sent me a new modified console, but it did not help the range. Is it posible that the wiring harness is loose and causing the rattle?
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    That's what I'm thinking. I'm hoping it's just a wiring harness or something. Is there anything more to removal beyond removing that screw?
  • fuzzywuzzyfuzzywuzzy Posts: 958
    Not a problem at all. That's what I did! My 00 PHP had the 16's. I swaped to the 17's with Michelins, Now I have 18's on. Only regret is I didn't switch to the 18's the first time. For the price & a few $100 more I could have got the 18's the first time.
  • fuzzywuzzyfuzzywuzzy Posts: 958
    Dude, how long are you going to need tires??
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