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Old 10-31-2012, 01:49 PM   #1
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The kick in the teeth statement of the week
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.This really floored me when my boss,who just bought an '11 or '12 Dodge Ram 5.7l hemi w/ about 50 000 mi on it
still under warranty.
Now that it'* getting cold at night (sub freezing)
When he starts it in the morning it has a bottom end knock which goes away as it warms.
When it does get warm it has a top end tick
When he informed the stealership of this condition and expressed his concern of the longevity of this engine,he was told .....(with a straight face I might add...
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."they all do that" ..!!!
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And that it was normal
.Now ,,I'm no rocket scientist but....????
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He says its normal because he has seen it more than he could count. The 5.7'* are notorious for this issue and I think I seen somewhere that there is an issue with the lubrication system somewhere. For the life of me I cannot remember what it was.
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Either way Mike, it sounds terminal to me.
Lol...Why I drive GM
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I have the same opinion, but remember, all makes have issues.
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Sounds like he needs to find another dealer to take it to.
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That may be the route to go Mark

that'* true Mike ,Sure glad I don't have THAT issue though
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Here is the interesting thing; if using a multi-weight oil, say 10W-30 or even 5W-30; the oil is suppose to be starting out thinner and gets thicker as the oil increases in temperature. Perhaps draining the oil and using a single weight oil would help; if one can even find them these days. The idea here is that the pump is not building proper pressure with the thin oil at start and does better as the oil heats and gets thicker.

The other thing is maybe try keeping the oil warm with one of the oil warmers. I have one for my old '49 Ford Tractor to help it start on cold days in the winter. It is one of the magnetic kinds that sticks to the oil pan. I think they have dipstick versions as well.
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Thanks Kim
He'* running synthetic
The pan heater is a great idea.
Not sure how well it'll do when we hit the -40'*
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Here is the interesting thing; if using a multi-weight oil, say 10W-30 or even 5W-30; the oil is suppose to be starting out thinner and gets thicker as the oil increases in temperature. Perhaps draining the oil and using a single weight oil would help; if one can even find them these days. The idea here is that the pump is not building proper pressure with the thin oil at start and does better as the oil heats and gets thicker.

The other thing is maybe try keeping the oil warm with one of the oil warmers. I have one for my old '49 Ford Tractor to help it start on cold days in the winter. It is one of the magnetic kinds that sticks to the oil pan. I think they have dipstick versions as well.

Or, fix the underlying issue rather than mask it. Particularly if the vehicle is under warranty.
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Yeah Roy ,It would suck for it to pile up 2k after the warranty.
Especially for the coin these rigs go for these days.
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