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Dave2006 06-12-2013 01:27 AM

engine longevity
 
I have a 2006 3.7 liter with 135,000 miles. I want to make my engine run forever. I am looking to have the cylinder heads rebuilt. In my research, I have found some Ram owners have had rocker arms fall off after 100,000 miles. Would having cylinder head work done a good start to keeping my truck running. My Ram is good to me and I need to be good to it.

Dave

MidnightHemi 06-17-2013 08:17 PM

As things age they do get wear and tear, BUT.....
If it ain't broke don't fix it

But if your just dying to break in there then yes that would be a good place to start, while your already in there you could do your springs, lifters, pushrods, etc. might as well just throw a little bigger cam in just for fun

HemiLonestar 06-18-2013 03:44 PM

No pushrods, 2 cams. If you want cams you will have to get custom ground ones.

GTyankee 06-18-2013 05:09 PM

I was always told that if you do work on the TOP end only, you put a lot of stress on the Lower end & visa verse

if i were doing work on the top end
i would also do at least, inserts & rings
rings would also mean honing the cylinder walls to get rid of the lip & a quick deglazing with a flex hone tool, both can be done at home using a electric drill


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