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RE: New Truck or New Engine

Well, I have to put about $1k into it (brakes, rear seal, some belts, oil chg., road test, compression test, checking/testing here and there, some other stuff I forgot, etc., etc.). But, he gave it 2 thumbs up for 'easily' 50,000+ more miles. OK - so, peace of mind and my decision can be delayed. (At 'that' juncture, however, the 6.4L Hemi with 8 spds. is starting to look pretty good.) Thanks much for the comments, options and help!
klyross 12/09/20 01:23pm Truck Campers
RE: New Truck or New Engine

Figured to get some good advice here, but I was wrong - it is MUCH better than that! I have reread the comments a number of times and am still processing the info. One thing I will still do, is get a professional 'complete physical' of the truck from a respected mechanic. Also, all options are still on the table. Thanks again.
klyross 12/07/20 04:39pm Truck Campers
RE: New Truck or New Engine

midnightsadie - why, because a better warranty? time2roll - but, I do not want to get stuck in the boonies at 9:00pm - and 320,000 miles is a lot, no?
klyross 12/06/20 01:51pm Truck Campers
RE: New Truck or New Engine

Always the issue of when to stop repairs - yep. Does not appear to be burning oil and the mileage never was very good, but, probably 1-2 mpg. worse now. If rebuild, heater core and performance upgrades could certainly be on the table. kohldad - we have a 2005 Lance 815 and I am coveting your 6.4 Hemi.
klyross 12/06/20 11:25am Truck Campers
RE: New Truck or New Engine

Thanks for the replies. For now, I was just curious if anyone had gone this route and I picked the TC Forum to ask the question as we put a significant 'load' on our trucks. I understand the issues of repair/remanufactured/new in crate/rebuild vs other truck parts will still be old, etc. and I have just started researching prices - I also know the relatively high cost of new trucks. Am also perusing the RAM forums. But, your responses have cut me to the quick, so ... 2005 RAM 2500 5.7 Hemi 320,000 miles no rust (no winters), few repairs over the years, still runs great although not as strong in the mountains, most miles with TC on maybe 35% hauling a 3000# trailer as well. I was considering having a trusted mechanic evaluate and price a repair, rebuild, overhaul, crate engine, remanufactured engine, etc. - a 'relatively' cheap 'fix' would likely render the question moot. And yes, this is definitely new truck price cost driven - but no, resale is not an issue.
klyross 12/06/20 09:42am Truck Campers
New Truck or New Engine

So, anybody rebuilding or replacing engines in their TC hauling trucks as opposed to buying a new or low mileage used truck?
klyross 12/06/20 05:40am Truck Campers
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