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Old 08-10-2010, 10:51 AM
lt173 lt173 is offline
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Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
Trim Level: SLT Plus
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Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
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Thanks for the correction, pardon the error. Am I correct in saying the valves were sticking due to the sludge? This truck saw regular oil changes. Shortly after this it started to blow anti-freeze, turned out to not be a head gasket but warped head, as well as warped intake manifolds. Techs at Chrysler said it didn't have blue on it representing a major over heating. Just that it happened over time motor had 170,000 K 80% highway. Truck did very little work under load. Never had any issues till the big one. My guess is in the 05 the motor was simply underpowered for a full size relatively heavy unit. As well I put 275's on and in retrospect I'm sure this didn't help.
Reason I bring this up is the start of my problems seemed to be the rockers, although I don't know if the two were related I did very well on trade. And love the new Hemi, even though I had the problem still stuck by the Rams.
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