DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums & Owners Club! - Ram Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums & Owners Club! - Ram Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, & Solutions - Maintenance & Repair > 3RD Generation Dodge Ram 2002 to 2008 Dodge Ram Trucks > Powertrain > 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics


Vendor Highlight! - Check these guys out for great deals on Parts and Accessories!
Place your Ad Here!

Thread Tools
Old 10-06-2011, 12:45 AM
Posts: n/a
Default New Ram Owner

I just purchased a 2003 Ram 1500, 4.7 engine , about 122,000 miles, the engine knocks or taps for a maybe a minute or two when it is cold then goes away, my girlfriend says the engine sounds like it is coming apart. But it does not smoke, does not knock or tap anytime other than starting up. I changed the oil when I bought it replaced with 10 - 30 and a Advance Auto Parts Filter, I changed again today replaced with 10 - 40 and a Fram filter, any advice as to the knock. I have some other issues as well that I need advice on such as replacing the heater core.

Thanks for any help or advice.

Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
Old 10-06-2011, 03:03 AM
BigH0ss's Avatar
BigH0ss BigH0ss is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 626
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram
Trim Level: Regular Cab 4x4
Color: Maximum Steel
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 6
BigH0ss will become famous soon enoughBigH0ss will become famous soon enough

Welcome and congrats on the purchase. The hemis do have a tick in the valves when u first turn them on because there's no oil up at the top of the engine.

Flowmaster 50 series HD muffler, Magnaflow y pipe, Resonator delete, Plasti dipped wheels, Plasti dipped RAM emblems, De-badged side emblems, Tinted windows, Receiver hitch, Shorty antenna, Mopar badge, Bed liner... That's only the beginning. Still to come, Wheels and tires, Lift and more...
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 09:14 AM
Posts: n/a

This is not a hemi. I have read were some people add the GM oil additive to help with this.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 03:01 PM
Maddevill Maddevill is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Age: 59
Posts: 617
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Grey
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Maddevill is on a distinguished road

I believe you need to run 5w30 in the 4.7. it has small oil gallery openings, thinner oil helps reduce the tap. I went full synthetic in mine.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Big Red and owner are not happy today!!! Stump3r LD RAM - General Discussion 12 06-19-2011 06:54 PM
Former ram owner, current magnum owner, hope to be a ram owner again!!!!! HEAVYJ Newbie Checkin! 10 01-23-2011 01:19 PM
new old ram 1500 owner in hollyweird... moofooga Newbie Checkin! 18 01-14-2011 09:33 PM
First time truck owner, first time dodge owner. user zero Newbie Checkin! 12 11-12-2009 06:02 PM
New to the Forum and owner of a 2003 2500 HD Ram Metalman38 Newbie Checkin! 16 11-12-2009 03:36 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:10 PM.

= Copyright a Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.