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Old 11-17-2012, 12:31 AM
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So what does it take to replace the thrust plate or the timing set from a 6.1 to a 5.7? Is this something that can be done by your average home mechanic with a little bit of knowledge or something that needs taken to a professional to do?
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So what does it take to replace the thrust plate or the timing set from a 6.1 to a 5.7? Is this something that can be done by your average home mechanic with a little bit of knowledge or something that needs taken to a professional to do?
It's not difficult to do, but I have all the right tools and nearly 20 years experience on my side. It's really hard to define what exactly the "average" home mechanic can do, so I would say if you want to upgrade and you aren't 100% sure you can do it, take it to a professional.
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So what does it take to replace the thrust plate or the timing set from a 6.1 to a 5.7? Is this something that can be done by your average home mechanic with a little bit of knowledge or something that needs taken to a professional to do?
It's easy enough to do if you have the right tools. There are several great resources online with how-tos. I just did a head/cam/intake swap on mine this spring that required removal of the timing set, so it's not all that difficult. An impact is your best friend though. If you really want to do it let me know and I can forward the links to you in a PM. The 6.1L thrust plate just bolts right into place.
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It's easy enough to do if you have the right tools. There are several great resources online with how-tos. I just did a head/cam/intake swap on mine this spring that required removal of the timing set, so it's not all that difficult. An impact is your best friend though. If you really want to do it let me know and I can forward the links to you in a PM. The 6.1L thrust plate just bolts right into place.
I'll take the Links Kurtis if you could PM me. Want to see at least what is involved with this and the parts list. Would rather fix it sooner rather than Too Late if it's not too hard to do !!
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CdnoilRAM; if you please sir, I too would like a PM on this repair/replacement.
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Not sure I'd be digging into these engines if your still under warranty. The dealer I work at will no questions asked void a warranty if they see any parts on your engine that shouldn't be there.

About a year ago I had a 2007 ram 2500 hemi that had lifetime powertrain warranty on it, it came in because it was spitting tons of oil through the pcv system. He had broken piston rings in cylinders 1 and 3 that took out his cylinder walls, long story short he needed a short block. Well he had this weird ram air intake thing on his engine that had these big 5" air intake tubes that went behind his bumper. The service manager took one look at this thing, found a little bit of water in one of the tubes, called chrysler, they sent someone out to look at it and they voided his warranty right there, nice $5000+ bill for him.

Anyway its true that a timing chain thrust plate is harder to find than a air intake but if you bring your tuck in for a major engine repair and they find that 6.1L plate, unless it was installed by a dealer they have every right to decline your warranty. Just something to think about.

I say if its under warranty, let it blow up, you'll get a new engine. Now when my warranty on my 2012 r/t is over and if i decide not to buy the max care I will put the 6.1L plate it just for some piece of mind.
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Not sure I'd be digging into these engines if your still under warranty. The dealer I work at will no questions asked void a warranty if they see any parts on your engine that shouldn't be there.

About a year ago I had a 2007 ram 2500 hemi that had lifetime powertrain warranty on it, it came in because it was spitting tons of oil through the pcv system. He had broken piston rings in cylinders 1 and 3 that took out his cylinder walls, long story short he needed a short block. Well he had this weird ram air intake thing on his engine that had these big 5" air intake tubes that went behind his bumper. The service manager took one look at this thing, found a little bit of water in one of the tubes, called chrysler, they sent someone out to look at it and they voided his warranty right there, nice $5000+ bill for him.

Anyway its true that a timing chain thrust plate is harder to find than a air intake but if you bring your tuck in for a major engine repair and they find that 6.1L plate, unless it was installed by a dealer they have every right to decline your warranty. Just something to think about.

I say if its under warranty, let it blow up, you'll get a new engine. Now when my warranty on my 2012 r/t is over and if i decide not to buy the max care I will put the 6.1L plate it just for some piece of mind.
^^^^ That's some great advice you have posted. Of course I would not be doing anything until my warranty has expired.
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Yes I agree, if you want to maintain your warranty, then run it til it breaks. Will you feel the same about your truck after you get it back? Only time can tell. But for those that don't mind breaking out the wrenches, pullers, and pans and want to do the preventative repair/replacement yourself; go for it man, I sure won't be mad at ya.
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RamTech, since this problem is on Chrysler's radar now, do you think they'll be fixing the issue soon so the assembly plants aren't pushing out more of these problem engines?
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