this code along with P0008 usually means issues with the Timing Chain. I see you have an 07.MammothHog said:Has anyone had to have an engine teardown because of the check engine light coming on with a code of P0017? This is going to be bad isn't it?
I couldn't say for sure, but replacing the timing chain would seem to be a less labor intensive repair. If the reluctor has moved, that will necessitate a complete removal and replacement of the crankshaft, which includes all the connecting rods, pistons, etc. Replacing just the timing chain would seem to be much simpler.MammothHog said:Thanks guys. The fact that the CEL is my only indication that something is wrong, with the info you guys provided, more than likely the sensor has moved and the timing chain is probably okay? Would you agree GeoHawk?
Have you been doing UOA's since you've owned your 07? I too would be interested to see if there are any indications that this was coming. What synthetic oil were you using?MedicRxDoc said:Stretched timing chains. I didn't get a chance for a long conversation about this. Said that they stock all the needed parts and should have it done Tuesday afternoon.
So much for 5K or so oil change intervals with synthetic since about 15K miles. When I get my UOA back I will post all the oil changes and results.
What a croc! If this was the case then it would be noted similarly in the Owners Manual and of course no such comment can be found.khansen30 said:When I talked to my dealer about the oil changes (I get them free for life) I wanted to go full syn and pay the difference. They said not to do this as the engine was not designed for synthetic but plain old oil.
This is just what I was wondering about. Perhaps the synthetic oil is causing the problems. (although I know not everyone who had a stretched chain uses synthetic). Anyway, interesting information to add to the puzzle.khansen30 said:He says he's been running full synthetic since 15k. When I talked to my dealer about the oil changes (I get them free for life) I wanted to go full syn and pay the difference. They said not to do this as the engine was not designed for synthetic but plain old oil. So I've kept it that way from the start. I don't think they would pull my chain (no pun intended) as they would make money from me instead of spending money on me. I wonder if the problem isn't the synthetic on an engine not designed for it? Just a thought.