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Archaea 01-11-2012 10:54 PM

How many miles on your 3rd gen 4.7 L engine?
Hi, All. I've only been here a couple of weeks, thanks for your help so far- its been great!

Here's a different question that just comes out of being curious. I've been reading a lot about 2002 4.7L engines having issues with head gaskets. I wouldn't really know if its any more or any less than any other brand, so I thought I would just come out and ask.

I'm not sure if this is more appropriate for the polling section of the forum so forgive me if I mis-post here. I am just wondering what your experiences have been.

How many miles do you have on your 3rd generation (02-08) RAM 4.7L, 2WD with no head or gasket or major engine problems?

I know this has no bearing on what mine will do, but I just want to see.

For the record, I have a 2002 RAM SLT 2WD Quadcab 4.7L with automatic. No towing (may get a pop-up soon though). I drive about 15 miles per day, a good mix of highway and city. Nothing fancy but its mine!

Thanks for your feedback!

RamEZ 01-12-2012 11:46 AM

I just turned 40,000 miles on mine so it is hardly broken in.

sweeney 01-12-2012 01:47 PM

I have 22,500 on my 08 Ram.

sweeney 01-12-2012 01:49 PM

Has anyone gotten any HID lights for there truck, maybe an 08 or so? I purchased some, have had a lot of trouble with flickering. Going to buy some Nokya Bulbs, I heard they are bright.

bigdaddyII 01-12-2012 03:09 PM

I have 166,xxx on my 2002. Im not sure about head gasket issues as Im not the original owner, but I do have reason to suspect that they were done before I bought the truck. I wouldnt think you have anything to worry about regarding that on an 08 though.

snrusnak 01-12-2012 04:37 PM

2008 is the new 4.7L. "1st" gen 4.7L is 2007 and prior, "2nd" gen 4.7L is 2008 and later.

Archaea 01-12-2012 05:31 PM

Thanks, Bigdaddy. I saw your previous post too- about not being sure since you're not the original owner.

To clarify, it is a 2002 Dodge RAM. In other words a 3rd generation RAM truck.

Thanks all!

GeauxHunting 01-12-2012 05:40 PM

Just hit 105,000 on my 2005 4.7 no problems besides having to replace my egr valve.

ramoreno 01-12-2012 06:52 PM

mi truck a 2002 4.7 have 203xxx km and change head gaskets at 200xxx km something like a 125000 miles

goatman65 01-12-2012 07:01 PM

133K - at least the third owner... have had it a month..
to my knowledge there has been no work done on the engine, except for a few mods... CAI and Cat-Back duels were installed somewhere during it's life. I did have the rear end bearings replaced before I handed over the cash...


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