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Old 03-22-2013, 07:22 PM
99 V10 99 V10 is offline
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Vehicle: 1996 SLT
Trim Level: SLT
Engine: 1994-2001 488ci (8.0L) LA V10 300 hp 450lb/ft
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Originally Posted by Macatak74 View Post
Turned out to be a broken rocker bolt in cylinder #6. The rocker cradle bent up so that it couldn't actuate the valve and then the push rod fell down into the valley. I've got the heads off now, getting them rebuilt and looking for better than stock rockers to put it back together with...
So what caused this? These engines are almost bullet proof. Before I bought mine I called my brother-in -law who is a mechanic for a Dodge dealer & I asked him what problems I needed to be aware of with the V10. He told me other than not being able to pass too many gas stations they were Bullet Proof. He said he hardly ever works on them. Service work is about it.
I'm glad it wasn't worse.
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