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Factory Spec: 4.7-liter V8 engine - 310 horsepower, 330 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 01-16-2012, 08:50 PM
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Yes IAC should provide all necessary idle airflow. And how'd you find the HO cams!? I thought they were back ordered everywhere??
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Yes IAC should provide all necessary idle airflow. And how'd you find the HO cams!? I thought they were back ordered everywhere??

Go figure, searched for months, then not one week after installling the new engine, I stumble across a local guy sitting on a set, still in Mopar wrappers. I won't say more until they are in my possession though. The engine on my shop floor may go in a different direction now...depending on how much other work is required to take advantage of the cams. I really don't need any more power so it will be a tough sell.

As for my current issue, I am really starting to wonder if my previous oil consumption was due to an idle air issue or if this is a new development. I have to research the control circuit a bit today to see what influences the IAC. I did replace the IAC motor and I observed it drive itself closed, I now have to confirm that it is opening back up. I replaced all sensors except for the MAP and IAT sensors. I cleaned the IAT because it was covered in oil and I may have damaged it. I still have not touched the MAP sensor so it's still an unknown at this point. I will purchase both tonight on the way home and see if that helps.

I rebuilt my engine because it was burning excessive oil and smoking from the tailpipe. If I was pulling oil up thru my PCV valve then that might explain my oil consumption issues. The old engine was in great shape when I tore it down so it was more of a refresh than a rebuild anyways.

How many miles should I put on the new engine before swapping to Mobil 1 Synthetic? I have heard as low as 1000 miles but will likely do it at my first oil change at 3500 miles.

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You can pretty much go to synthetic at any point, it is best to have the first start be with conventional though. When I break in a new engine I usually run it a couple hundred miles at most then change the oil and filter, then run it about 1,000 or 2,000 miles and change to synthetic.
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You can pretty much go to synthetic at any point, it is best to have the first start be with conventional though. When I break in a new engine I usually run it a couple hundred miles at most then change the oil and filter, then run it about 1,000 or 2,000 miles and change to synthetic.
Perfect, I ran this engine for 150 miles (one trip to work and back) and changed the oil. I have one more 5qt jug of oil on the shelf so I may run it as well and then swap over just to get rid of it. Should put me around the 7000 mile mark.
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LOL, that's just how they raise us in Canada. I am just very good at learning whatever I need to know at any given time. Apparently I have the "Knack".

I am actually a dual ticket Electrician/Instrumentation Tech working in the US as a PLC Specialist.
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800 miles and the lifters are still clickity clacking so I ordered new set of lash adjusters and will hopefully get them changed out saturday. Replaced the IAT and Map sensor tonight to see if that helps my whistle go away.

Gonna load up the skis and drive down to Jacksonville for some surf this weekend so hopefully all goes well.
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I wonder, how were your plenum gaskets on both engines, i heard that engine was hard on them
Many people are now using the Hughes replacement gaskets or the whole kit
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I wonder, how were your plenum gaskets on both engines, i heard that engine was hard on them
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The 4.7 does not have the same plenum gasket as what you posted.

Besides, the gaskets were brand new, replaced both times. The first set was from Advance auto and blue in color. The blue ones felt too soft so I swapped them out for a stiffer black set that came with the complete gasket kit I bought for the second motor.

I believe my whistle is because my IAC motor is not opening. All my idle air is being pulled thru the PCV valve and the high velocity is causing the whistle.

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