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Old 01-15-2013, 06:50 PM
mrkell181 mrkell181 is offline
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Default Replacing valve covers ever other year

I have a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab. Starting in 2009 I've had to start replacing the valve covers on my truck every other year. Each time this has happened is when the outside temps drop in the single and negative digits. The service manage at the Dodge dealership tells me that he has never seen this. His only cause is that since the valve covers are plastic (or some sort of resin) and the extreme temps (outside freezing and below) an the heat of the engine is causing the covers to crack or warp.

Has anyone seen or have this issue?

It seems to me that this would be a defect in the part or the engine itself but I don't know that much about the workings of an engine. I'm just trying to find out info to give the service manager so that we can find the cause for this.

BTW the truck has 92000 miles and has been very reliable with the exception of the valve covers.
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