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Yea the Ford 4.6 was notorious in the Mustangs for broken plugs. Bad news for sure. It was so bad even the dealer couldn't get them out in one piece. I don't think any manufacturer or dealer has any way of checking to see if the work was done. Are they going to ask you for receipts? I don't think so! Even if you did follow through with the maintenance you might loose the receipts in a flood, fire, theft, they can't penalize you for that. I have to wonder also if you are looking at the Extreme conditions maintenance, because 30K for plugs sounds rather old fashioned. I know when I was looking at getting a Challenger last year I read through the manual online and on the V6 the plugs didn't need changing till 100K for regular maintenance. I would reread through your manual and make sure you got it right.
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BTW, could you actually be denied warranty coverage if you stretched your plug changes? I rarely went with the recommended service on my 300M and never had warranty issues, mainly because most suggested services weren't necessary. Not saying I'd skimp on the RAM, but...

Plus, how could a dealer ever prove you didn't change the plugs if you did them yourself?

Just curious about experiences you guys have had with getting the Ram serviced. My last NEW vehicle was back in 2004 and am curious if they are more stringent with warranty claims now?

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Personally, I think those are all valid points.
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i wondered the same thing about spark plugs at 30,000mi. so i took my truck to my mechanic with 36,000 for the 16 plug change, and upon inspection, he advised against it due to the fact they looked brand new. why waste the money.
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I do mine every 60K. They can't actually void it unless there are signs of gross negligence... I don't think anyone on this forum has to worry about that. I think
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I saw on Trucks about the F-150's and how they would break the plugs off in the heads and it just looked like a lot of work just to retap the head and etc. It wouldn't that bad if all of the plugs were easy to get too. The plugs on my Challenger are easy to get to unlike my Ram.
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my best advice for changing the plugs is to get all the tools together you'll need, throw em under the hood, then climb in and find a comfortable spot to sit cause you'll be there a while!
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Here is the deal with the plugs
1- Must be torqued to spec
2- New Plugs have a special coating that negates the need for anti sieze. If you go to the plug website, they tell you "not to use anti-sieze)
3- If you take them out and reinstall them, the coating gets scratched and then you need anti-sieze
4- Anti-sieze alters the torque values as it adds lubrication. The torque wrench will read a lower value.
5- tight areas on the Ram make it virtually impossible to use torque wrench

So every 2 years or so (30-40 K miles) I'll look for dealer specials and let them do it. If a head gets screwed up, they fix it.
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I plant to let the dealer do it. Truck is al;most at 50km (30Miles) .Im going to price out a whole wack of dealers.
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oh, i read the manual all right. matter of fact it said to change plugs at 30k and plugs and wires at 60k. i know my last truck 2006 ram that didn't have the hemi, the plugs didn't need changed until 100k. the 30k change must have to do with the hemi. anyhow, i will wait until 60k and then get the change done regardless.
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What the heck is the deal with engines having so many problems with plugs now days? When I read about the Ford 4.6 breaking plugs in the heads I thought it was just a Ford problem. Now I hear Dodge also has this problem. Is it because they use aluminum heads, different compressions ratios, what? In the old iron blocks you would never hear of such issues (at least I never did). I started replacing plugs when I was a kid some 30 years ago and even back then never broke a plug in the heads. These engines now are really delicate.
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