Thread: ticking noise
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:08 PM
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I have 2 trucks the 2012 hemi and the 2008 4.7 .

The 4.7 started ticking at about 196k its a company vehicle. The dealer told me it was piston slap which i find it hard to believe because it still ticks when hot. I red that 4.7 were bad for exhaust gaskets also lifters .

I have since then purchased the 2008 4.7 from my company . I own a camp in the woods and want to retire the 2008 from the highways to the dirt road. Since then I have done a oil change myself and I made sure to buy the original oil filters . "not sure if this engine have hydraulics lifters or not" . After the oil change I notice a big difference in cold starts. If its on warranty don't give up . It wasn't ticking before and now it does .... something changed . give the dealer hell if you have to.
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