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Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 08-19-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,852
Posted By RidgeRock
I for one, am sick of hearing about the 4.7...

I for one, am sick of hearing about the 4.7 lunching motors because of a ticking noise, and I was recently told by dealer that bolts in the thermstat housing could break-off, because I wanted to...
Forum: Dodge Ram Dealer Issues - VIN and Order Tracking - Dodge Ram MSRP & Pricing Discussion 08-18-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,119
Posted By RidgeRock
I know what you mean by "working on my own...

I know what you mean by "working on my own truck", half the fun of owning a truck is doing the work on it yourself, and when the works done you know it was done right! Unfortunately I'm not able to...
Forum: Dodge Ram Dealer Issues - VIN and Order Tracking - Dodge Ram MSRP & Pricing Discussion 08-17-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,119
Posted By RidgeRock
Angry Service Shop Foreman Calls Me an Azz, and Refuses To Do Work!!

Here goes,...went to my local dealer where I bought my vehicle, to get an estimate on some preventive maintenance. I wanted to flush coolant, replace hoses, and install a new thermostat. He came back...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 03-17-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By RidgeRock
You can check into this, or not. When I had my...

You can check into this, or not.
When I had my cooling system flushed, and refilled at the dealership I watched the guy doing it, and he put a "small packet" of something in it when he was almost...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 03-17-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By RidgeRock
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Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 03-08-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By RidgeRock
Tranny problem or not??

My '02 Ram 4X4 just turned over 68K miles. Had trans fluid & filter(s) changed at 55K at the dealer service dept.. Truck is warmed up good when this happens.
What happens is, all of a sudden now,...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 12-09-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By RidgeRock
If you were wheelin' in the woods you obviously...

If you were wheelin' in the woods you obviously have a chipmunk or rat camping out in your engine compartment. LOL!
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 12-09-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,768
Posted By RidgeRock
You state you had two bent valves, therefore I'm...

You state you had two bent valves, therefore I'm thinking you have possible damage to lifters, rockers, camshaft, and/or pistons. You also say you replaced all the valves, so I'm assuming you removed...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-15-2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By RidgeRock
Do yourself a favor, and change out "all" fluids...

Do yourself a favor, and change out "all" fluids and filters in your vehicle! I suggest taking your vehicle to your local Dodge dealer to get the diff(s), transfer case, transmission, AND coolant...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-15-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,264
Posted By RidgeRock
This is what "I" would do. Change oil & filter...

This is what "I" would do. Change oil & filter using Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30, then check to see if your pcv is working properly if you have one, some do, some don't. If you drive a lot, change oil &...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-15-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,001
Posted By RidgeRock
Change your oil and filter every 3-4000 miles....

Change your oil and filter every 3-4000 miles. Hell of a lot cheaper than a new motor!
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-15-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,660
Posted By RidgeRock
Talking Like 4.7's

:smileup:So far I've had no problems with my 4.7, it has plenty enough power for what I do, and never ceases to amaze me at the power, and torque it has for 287ci. I get decent, if not amazing mpg...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-15-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By RidgeRock
Talking Question On Timing Belt.

I'm running 68K miles on my '02 RAM, and I'm starting to wonder if I should change the timing belt. Had the dealer check it a few months back, and they said it was ok. I'm not so much worried about...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 11-15-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By RidgeRock
Talking Evap leak code

Had the same code with my '02 RAM, got old Joe to hook up his analyzer, and that's what he told me,....then he said, "or it could just be the gas cap". Turns out that's what it was, so now when I...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 09-06-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,112
Posted By RidgeRock
Take it from Rootbeer, and myself, it is much...

Take it from Rootbeer, and myself, it is much better "to have 4WD and not need it, than to need it, and not have it"!! Take that from me, a person who lives in the snow 9-10 months of the year!! They...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 09-06-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,389
Posted By RidgeRock
Quad Cab 4WD "Hands Down"! Got all that extra...

Quad Cab 4WD "Hands Down"! Got all that extra room for camping gear, man's best friend etc.! Who knows, might be a couple of kiddies in the future for you?!
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 09-06-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,699
Posted By RidgeRock
Talking There Are Known Problems With The 4.7 V-8..........

But I will address "your" symptoms first. I have read many consumer complaints, and articles that describe your symptom to a "T". In most all cases the pressure drop was caused by oil sludge clogging...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-21-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By RidgeRock
Check gas cap first, click it 4-5 times when...

Check gas cap first, click it 4-5 times when tightening.
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 08-21-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,189
Posted By RidgeRock
Check your gas cap. Click it 4-5 times when...

Check your gas cap. Click it 4-5 times when tightening it.
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 08-20-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,908
Posted By RidgeRock
Talking Do As RBeer Said, then..............

Check your tires for stones or a foreign object in the treads, or it could be a lifter? What weight oil are you running? Gets awfully hot there in GA., you could run 20w50 and not hurt...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 08-20-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,614
Posted By RidgeRock
Question 4.7 oil sludge-rockers falling off

I'm not having these problems, and I hope I never do! I have read several complaints on the internet (google 4.7 complaints or reliability), about the 4.7 running to hot and creating oil sludge that...
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 08-20-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By RidgeRock
Somewhat of a pic of my truck. More later.

9203 picture of my truck.
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 08-20-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By RidgeRock
Thanx to everyone for the welcome! RidgeRock

Thanx to everyone for the welcome!

RidgeRock
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 08-20-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By RidgeRock
Talking New From Wyoming

Just wanted to say HOWDY! to everyone.:Hey:
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