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Old 12-03-2009, 11:52 PM
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I've seen some dealerships hire some real winners . Thats what gives some of these dealerships bad reputations . Poor quality workmanship .
So true, and many service managers are hesitant to invest thousands of dollars in factory training until they're reasonably sure the tech will be work out and be around for a while.
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What strikes me as kind of sad is that there aren't enough techs in the independent sector who know the basics, like how do perform a leak down test to check for a valve that's stuck open. People often gripe about dealership prices, but there's a reason we're higher. We have brand specific training and factory support, not to mention the hundreds of special tools required to do a job right. I know not every tech in every dealership is ASE and Chrysler level 4 across the board, but we generally are better where our brands are concerned. I also know that there are people in dealerships who are not always straight up, but you risk that anywhere. If you find a particular dealership or tech that you trust and does a good job at a decent price, stick with them.
The leak down test will tell you not only if there is a leak, but indicate where that leak is. Remerson228 is right, get a good diagnosis before you throw any more into it. Best to know what you are dealing with first.
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I say go for the engine swap! That would be awesome!
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I say go for the engine swap! That would be awesome!
I got on the forum hoping someone would jump out and say "We can do it!!"
But seems to be no one in houston willing to do the swap. I'm even willing to get a 6.1 engine and tranny thrown in there with computer and all. But not sure if the guages will work or what other issues will have to be erected to be a successful swap. Or someone else that has had the 4.7 upgraded would give some input or advice and point me in the right direction. But no luck so far...
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If you were to spend the money involved, you might want to go with a carbureted 426 Hemi. That way you wouldn't have to resolve any computer issues. Tuning and maintenance is so much simpler since there are NO electronic sensors that control all facets of life. You would need to consider your local smog control laws though.

Any way you go, you'll need to redesign all mounts, linkages, drive shaft, exhaust, fuel delivery, along with other stuff that's gonna crop up along the way. You're also gonna have to find a rear end that can handle the load. As for gauges, you might want to remove the stock panel and custom design your instrument panel with gauges that would work with your setup. There are custom panels available on the internet.

A swap wouldn't be a quick drop in process by any stretch of the imagination. If you can find someone with enough talent to properly install a swap, you'd have one awesome ride in the end!
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Well, a 5.7L or a 6.1L HEMI should fit!
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I've seen some dealerships hire some real winners . Thats what gives some of these dealerships bad reputations . Poor quality workmanship .
Well got my truck back from the Stealership.
They charged me $700 bucks and the truck ran ok for 20 days and did the same thing. Started missing and check engine light came on again.
This is the 3rd time now. Took it back and they said it the number 3 piston misfiring this time. Not number 5 as was the original problem. So they want another $700 to fix it. I feel scammed. No gooodwill warranty. Just taking my cash. Keep saying my truck is old, even though it smells like brand new inside and only has about 56K miles and still looks like new.

My advice, stay away form Northwest Dodge Service Dept. in Houston.
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More to the story today. Stealership called to tell me that the current diagnosis is at $500+ and I need to spend $6,500 for a USED ENGINE and $8,500 for a NEW ENGINE.
Not THE NEW engine (310 hp) but a new (240hp) 4.7 engine. I called 3 times to speak to the Service Manager, but she was in a meeting or not available and did not return my calls after leaving a message for her to call me back. I'm pissed.
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Well got my truck back from the Stealership.
They charged me $700 bucks and the truck ran ok for 20 days and did the same thing. Started missing and check engine light came on again.
This is the 3rd time now. Took it back and they said it the number 3 piston misfiring this time. Not number 5 as was the original problem. So they want another $700 to fix it. I feel scammed. No gooodwill warranty. Just taking my cash. Keep saying my truck is old, even though it smells like brand new inside and only has about 56K miles and still looks like new.

My advice, stay away form Northwest Dodge Service Dept. in Houston.
What was the diagnosis ? What did they do this time ?
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What was the diagnosis ? What did they do this time ?
They still have my truck.
Called us and said it would be $500+ for the diagnosois.
Then called back and said I needed another engine.
No specifics. The Service guys seem to be fresh out of high school.
Don't seem to know much about anything.
Didn't give us any specifics.
Just going to get my truck back and have the engine rebuilt for $2800 bucks
to get it over with...... and hopefully my truck will be like new again.
At least for a lil while.
Hopefully get more than 56K miles out of it this time......
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