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Old 08-10-2010, 12:46 PM
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Sludge is the most likely culprit. Since you said the oil changes were regular, I'd suspect either the truck simply wasn't worked hard enough to burn off all the combustion by-products or possibly the brand/grade of oil may have contributed to the demise of your 4.7. I do tend to agree that the first gen 4.7 really wasn't enough motor to really motivate the Ram down the road.
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