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Old 10-10-2010, 02:05 PM
BobzRam BobzRam is offline
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Hey Guys,
I am on my 5th Hemi, and they have all exhibited the same tick. My first was in 04 in a Ram, in which I fought with the dealer about it for a long time. Afterwards only to find out that believe it or not, and like it or not, it is just fine. After running that truck to a hard 185k problem free miles, I believed them. That is just a characteristic of the engine and not a symptom of another problem. It happened in my 06 Magnum, my 08 Charger, my sons 05 Ram and now my 10 Ram as well. It does go against everything you would think. It was the same with the 80s GM cars that burned oil on startup, its just the way it was designed.(They allowed the oil to seep past the valve guides on purpose). I did find out though that certain additives decreased that noise. I used Z-Max (no I dont work for them, or represent them) and although it didnt completely eliminate the tick, it did lessen it. I guess you could try whatever brand you like. This is just my experiences.
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