Originally Posted by imbigger21
Hi i am new to this whole thing. I bought a 2011 dodge ram 1500 big horn with a hemi in June. This is my first ever dodge.
I have notice as of later for the past couple weeks that when i start it up it has a slight knock (sounds like a lifter knock to me) when it is first started in the morning but goes away if i drive it down the road a bit and stop. It usually sounds like it is coming from the driver side of the vehicle. But goes away once driven or engined is reved up. It only seems to happen in the cold morning after a long day at work.
Its been colder around here so i don't know if it is natrual for the dodges or what to do thta in the morning. I use to own a Ford and it never did it with that.
I usually run 89 or better octain so i know it couldn't be any sort of gas/ engine pin i wouldn't think.
Any ideas would be appreciated..
Mine does the exact same thing as yours. Mine will quiet right down halfway down my street first thing in the morning on the way to work, and, quiet down after I leave the parking lot at work at the end of the day.
After reading threads on this issue in the past, I realized I was not the only one that experienced this and have learn to accept it as "Nature of the Beast". Not too high of a price to pay for loads of power.