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Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 01-25-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By 440Magnum
No matter what you do to a 4.7, its never going...

No matter what you do to a 4.7, its never going to have Cummins-like torque. Truth be told, the old 230-horse 5.9 has more off-idle grunt than even the 310-horse 4.7. So GEARS (as already mentioned)...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 01-22-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,139
Posted By 440Magnum
Remove the old rack, and drain as much fluid from...

Remove the old rack, and drain as much fluid from the pump as you can. Raise the return (low pressure) hose above the level of the pump, then pour in some fresh fluid, let that drain through the pump...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 01-22-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By 440Magnum
Pick your poison... I've had very good luck with...

Pick your poison... I've had very good luck with most remanufactured pumps, starters, alternators, etc. from NAPA, O'Reilly, and CarQuest. REALLY horrible luck with the same parts from Pep Boys and...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 12-20-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By 440Magnum
Its probably just a bit of piston slap- modern...

Its probably just a bit of piston slap- modern engines are just prone to it more than older ones since they now use shorter pistons and centered wrist pins to reduce friction.

I disagree with...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 12-07-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By 440Magnum
Here's a picture that shows the two filters ...

Here's a picture that shows the two filters
http://www.4wdmechanix.com/images/A-T%2010.jpg

The one that looks like a small silver oil filter is the cooler return filter that has the drainback...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 12-07-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By 440Magnum
Sounds like an occasional misfire. You can really...

Sounds like an occasional misfire. You can really feel a misfire when the TC is locked up. How old are the plugs?
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 12-05-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By 440Magnum
Anything is possible, not everything is...

Anything is possible, not everything is practical. Guys transplant engines in hot rods all day long, but its almost easier to start from scratch. In your truck, everything from the engine and...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 12-05-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By 440Magnum
Its torque convertor drainback. Older Chrysler...

Its torque convertor drainback. Older Chrysler transmissions (60s-80s A904 and A727 plus the 90s-2000s 4xRH/4xRE series that are based on the 60s A-727) often did that, and just starting the car in...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-29-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,294
Posted By 440Magnum
Just to clarify what snrusnak said, Your 545RFE...

Just to clarify what snrusnak said, Your 545RFE transmission has SIX forward gears. Chrysler calls them 1,2,2',3,4,5 where 2' is pronounced "2 prime." In normal driving, the transmission shift...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-22-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By 440Magnum
I'm not super familiar with the transfer case...

I'm not super familiar with the transfer case options on Rams, but it sounds like you have a PART TIME transfer case (only 4 positions on your selector) just like my 99 Jeep.

You just learned why...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-18-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By 440Magnum
While its THAT far apart, I'd cover the whole...

While its THAT far apart, I'd cover the whole dash in Dynomat or some other sound deadener. Great opportunity...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-15-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By 440Magnum
I'd clean and dry everything and try to get an...

I'd clean and dry everything and try to get an idea how quickly the wetness comes back rather than just dive in and make possibly expensive repairs (especially the pinion seal since you have to...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-11-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,032
Posted By 440Magnum
I'd personally try a synthetic 0w30. Faster flow...

I'd personally try a synthetic 0w30. Faster flow when cold, just as thick or sometimes thicker than a 10w30 when hot. Mobil 1 0w30 "Advanced Fuel Economy" has been showing really good used oil...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-10-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By 440Magnum
Well, it sounds like you have good reason to...

Well, it sounds like you have good reason to suspect a head gasket. If it were me, I'd take those heads to a machine shop and have them gone over looking for cracks, and I might consider just...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-10-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By 440Magnum
First off, a cracked block is pretty unlikely...

First off, a cracked block is pretty unlikely (its cast iron, after all). On a 4.7 cracked HEADS are much more likely. Also a cracked intake letting some cylinders run leaner than others might cause...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-10-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,177
Posted By 440Magnum
Any chance you can take a quick cell phone video...

Any chance you can take a quick cell phone video of the "puffing" and post it to photobucket or something?

I'm trying to wrap my brain around why this is a problem worth spending thousands of $$...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-09-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By 440Magnum
Do you actually have any symptoms of a problem?...

Do you actually have any symptoms of a problem? Grinding or rumbling noise (wheel bearings), grease getting onto the brake disks (wheel bearing seals), oil dripping from the ends of the...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-09-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By 440Magnum
The clean cylinders are probably the ones where...

The clean cylinders are probably the ones where the head gasket was leaking. Water getting into combustion chambers or intake/exhaust ports while the engine is running steam-cleans away carbon...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-09-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,177
Posted By 440Magnum
One quart in 3000?!?!?! What are you even...

One quart in 3000?!?!?!

What are you even THINKING about having expensive repairs done for? Leave it alone until you need to fix it. Just my opinion.
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-04-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,019
Posted By 440Magnum
You might be completely right, but here's why I'm...

You might be completely right, but here's why I'm not convinced. If the hydraulic adjuster bore actually failed FIRST as you suggest, then when did the valve seat drop out? Because if the follower...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-04-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,177
Posted By 440Magnum
Regarding the Bardahl "no smoke," I wouldn't use...

Regarding the Bardahl "no smoke," I wouldn't use that stuff all the time, but honestly I don't think it'll hurt anything for one oil change. Especially in Florida.
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-04-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,177
Posted By 440Magnum
I've read almost the whole thread, but I can't...

I've read almost the whole thread, but I can't remember if you ever said how much oil it actually consumes. 1 quart per 2000 miles? 1 quart per 500 miles? Makes a big difference.

If it were my...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-03-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,019
Posted By 440Magnum
Maybe not overheating, but I'm convinced the...

Maybe not overheating, but I'm convinced the valve seat DID drop first and started everything else going bad.

Valve seats do sometimes drop out of aluminum heads for no dang good reason. Nature of...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-03-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,019
Posted By 440Magnum
Actually, failure doesn't even require the valve...

Actually, failure doesn't even require the valve to move sideways at all, and that would mean the guide was pretty worn anyway. The valve refusing to close all the way leaves the roller follower...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-03-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,019
Posted By 440Magnum
I think the valve seat goes first. This causes...

I think the valve seat goes first. This causes the valve to cock sideways slightly, which puts an unnatural side-load on the hydraulic lash adjuster (the 4.7 does NOT have "lifters" at all, by the...
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