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ksss

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Posted: 01/03/20 06:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I cant speak to the 6.4 and I dont know if the valve train is the same as in the 5.7. However the 5.7 is a mess. The City here has numerous 5.7 Chargers that have been junked due to valve train failure. It is no secret. I also suspect the oil is the issue, but the police dept here has been told not to let the idle for extended periods of time due to the belief that it aggravates the problem. They have a very hard time getting parts and the costs easily outpace the value of the vehicle.


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I thought this was a thread about TFL getting a 7.3 truck. Instead, it seems to have morphed into the same nonsense as every other thread in here by the same nitwits as usual. Shaking head........

On another note, Koons is offering 8-12K off sticker on 2020's, so deals can be found if one isn't in a big hurry. Seems like TFL should have planned ahead a bit, but maybe it was a spur of the moment thing.

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Out of curiosity I looked at my dealers inv. 2 2020s in stock one 7.3 and one 6.7. Clicked on both the 6.7 was a 250 CCSB Lariat Ultimate Tremor which had an msrp of 75600. Holy moly!

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I think it's human nature for us to justify our actions. I'd say that everybody has done it because I know I have. I bought a car today and there are reasons why I bought it but I don't think everybody would agree with me because if they did there would be only one type of car on the road.

If the government isn't paying for part of the purchase price I really don't care who buys what or what reason they're buying it for.

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Posted: 01/04/20 04:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The 7.3L made 358hp and 407 lb-ft at the rear wheels on the same dyno where the diesel made it's numbers.


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Posted: 01/04/20 04:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dodge guy wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

ib516 wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

Bottom line... goducks10 got tired of cleaning his EGR on his cummins and he complained about a lack of heat produced in the cab so he sold his low mileage truck for a new truck and paid more for the optional 6.4 gas engine that requires a special oil to prevent the cam from going flat to get as much performance as possible.

I truly hope his new truck lasts a lot longer so we don't have to hear about these type of stories!

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2. I'm 100% seriously wanting to know about these cam issues. I no longer own my 6.4L and haven't been actively "following" the engine on forums etc. but I'm not aware of any issues with the engine. Do you have any links? Are they giving trouble? I only owned mine to about 35,000 miles if memory serves....


My cousin worked in the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram shop for several years and I heard from him there were some 6.4's that where having cam/lifter problems. Not sure it was the cam or the lifters but I believe they would install a short block when the failure happened. It's not a systemic problem.


The 5.7 and 6.4 suffer from the Cam/lifter issue. But the failures are few and far between. So much so that it really isn't much of an issue. I think the problem is from the too thin oil they spec'ed them to run. Before I bought my MH and after I sold my X I was looking at 5.7 and 6.4 2500 Ram Trucks. Came across a few but he 6.4 is hard to find in at least the term I was looking for.

And yes the 8speed will really wake up the 6.4 in the trucks!

My 2007 5.7L Hemi has 255,000 Km on it. That's 160,000ish miles. I don't think it was babied before I got it, but not abused either. The engine has the "hemi tick" but hasn't failed yet. It's 12 years old and has survived Canadian winters where oil is thick at -30 or -40.

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ib516, the early Hemis were solid and reliable. The issues arose when they went to the variable cam system around 2009 which is the Hemis in question.


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Posted: 01/04/20 07:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dodge guy wrote:

ib516, the early Hemis were solid and reliable. The issues arose when they went to the variable cam system around 2009 which is the Hemis in question.

Good to know, thanks.

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ib516 wrote:

The 7.3L made 358hp and 407 lb-ft at the rear wheels on the same dyno where the diesel made it's numbers.


Is that actually at the rear wheels or is it the number at the rear wheels adjusted for drivetrain losses? I think that those two numbers keep getting mixed up in this discussion.

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dodge guy wrote:

ib516, the early Hemis were solid and reliable. The issues arose when they went to the variable cam system around 2009 which is the Hemis in question.


I think the issues are more about the cylinder deactivation process more than the cam phaser.


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