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Old 09-12-2010, 04:51 PM
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Hey guys, I'm new here. I have a manual 2wd 97 ram 1500 5.2L and had a ticking sound coming from the valvetrain for a while now and recently it stopped and something gave up in there. I pulled the valve covers today and discovered my #8 exhaust valve is not opening all the way and when the engine runs, between shifts especially, there's an airy sound almost like an exhaust leak. Anyway, the truck has almost 200k miles and its definately time for a new cam and timing chain. I am just looking for an oem timing chain replacement, nothing fancy. However, I am interested in running a slightly more aggressive cam. I am in CA so I need to pass CA smog, I definately don't need a top fuel dragster cam, just a little more aggresive than factory. Any suggestions?

btw: the truck does have 4.10 gears, 35" tires, and an edelbrock header system.

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Old 09-12-2010, 04:55 PM
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Welcome to the Z. I don't have an answer for you, but I'm sure someone will come along that does.

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Well then, here ya go...


btw, havent taken any recent pics, but the truck now has halo projectors and instead of all four offroad lights being 6" lights, the two centers are 8" lights.

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That's a sweet looking Ram. Looks mean.
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Also, does anyone know the factory cams lift and duration?
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