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Old 01-17-2013, 11:55 AM
mrkell181 mrkell181 is offline
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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram
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Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
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Originally Posted by snrusnak View Post
I have a hunch that your pcv valve is clogged and the crankcase is building pressure, causing the valve cover gaskets to leak. Repairing the seals and not fixing the clog will only temporary solve the issue.

This isn't certain, but with the info provided, this is my best guess. I can't imagine the valve covers just cracking for no reason, or them over tightening them so much the crack(months later).

Thanks I hadn't though about this. I will ask the dealership about this.

There are two v8 engines that were available for your year truck. If it has one spark plug per cylinder, it's the 4.7L. If it has two spark plugs per cylinder, it's the 5.7L hemi. And if it says HEMI under the hood or on the fender, it's the 5.7L hemi. But if you had a hemi it would probably have the fender badge that says hemi, and you'd probably know that, so you probably have the 4.7L. Unless it is a v6.
I don't have a HEMI - I'm certain that it is the 4.7L engine. Thanks for clarifying this for me.
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