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Old 03-06-2012, 04:56 PM
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my 04 3500 was totaled and i now have an 11 sport. as much as i like my 11, i like the looks of the 04 better than the new models. now, go out and enjoy your truck.
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You know the old saying if it seems to good to be true it probably is. I would be very careful this deal seems to good
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What year did Dodge address the 4.7 and 5.7 engine moisture/sludging issue? I think it was around 05 ??? not sure...I know my 03 4.7 had it. Personally I would stick with what you got, and do some mods to unleash a few more ponys.
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Sludge won't happen unless the vehicle is not properly maintained. The sludge issue was never a manufacturer issue. Think about it, how could an engine be the CAUSE of oil sludge buildup?
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THe sludging was infact a defect. improper engine ventialtion systems were the cause. I had reciepts and a record for every oil change my '03 ever had through 147,000 miles and never once did the maintence slide father than 4,000 miles between oil changes. I verified this beyond the scope of my own truck through 3 diffrent dealerships in Colorado, and there are plenty of reports online stating the same.
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The pcv and breather system didn't change in the early 4.7L's or 5.7L's. I think they changed around 2007-2009 for both engines(when both the engines were redesigned). Crankcase ventilation wouldn't have any effect on sludge formation anyway. Excessive sludge formation would be caused by two thinks, oil change interval(sounds like you were ok there) and heat. Maybe you're truck was running hot.

I have a lot of friends that have and had various rams from the 90's through the new 2012. Most were 3rd gens, early and mid 2000's and with both 4.7L's and 5.7L's, none have had sludge issues(we're talking about probably over a dozen trucks here...).

147,000 miles doesn't sound too too bad on an engine if that's what you got out of it...I'd expect 200,000 + miles but really 100,000-150,000 is more like what they're designed for before needing some work like timing chain, etc...

I've seen the claims online, no one has ever really backed it up it's all just claims.
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there's TSB's out there related to moisture build up even.

http://dodgeram.info/tsb/2006/25-001-06.htm

unfortunately, it can be difficult to verfiy what has been done. Living in a cold weather enviorment seems to be part of the issue according to the bulletin. Maybe I should move to Florida LOL
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JW, did yours quit at 147,000?
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No, i didn't. I loved that truck and was very happy with it. But the issue was just a nagging concern for me, especially when pulling 5k up the mountains. And if I was to be in a buying position like the OP, I guess I'd rather not have that concern is all.

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