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Old 10-31-2011, 10:09 AM
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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..

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Old 10-31-2011, 10:20 AM
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Wink knock

that's absolutely, positively normal. all hemi engines do this. oil just drains back after sitting for a while or cold start.
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I have two HEMI's that do this...it's normal as long as it goes away a few moments after startup.
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Mine has a tick when warm at idle that seems to be normal as well I guess. Mine sounds good until the oil heats up. I cant believe dodge engineered these hemis with so much noise in them, pretty disappointing for my first dodge as well. I am hoping when I change to synthetic oil that I will see a improvement. Google Hemitick.
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Mine does not have it, yet... But i suspect that it will soon. I would recommend switching to 5W30 synthetic oil. Beings we have very. Old winters here, this is what i will be doing
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Both mine do it here too. It is a normal sound from HEMI's on cold starts. My old one did it too.
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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..

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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.
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Mine does not have it, yet... But i suspect that it will soon. I would recommend switching to 5W30 synthetic oil. Beings we have very. Old winters here, this is what i will be doing
Are you sure you didn't mean to state 'use 5W20' instead? You should never use anything higher than 5W-20 in the 5.7L Hemi engine, as that will defeat the MDS system and could lead to a problem with the engine that Dodge may deny as this could be considered voiding the drivetrain warranty.

Nothing wrong with using 5w20 Synthetic (I plan on switching to Mobil 1 on my next change), but telling someone to use 5w30 is poor advice.

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I very much agree with you Darin as well as most on here will.. Stick with the 5w20 or some are even using 0w20 in the colder climates but don't put the 5w30 in.... At least thats my 2 cents.. I put the full synthetic oil in at the first oil change and the hemi tick is minimized a little but always will be there, it's the nature of the BEAST..
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yep im new to dodge myself having just bought my first one last week. it is a 2003 1500 with the 5.7 hemi with low miles and it ticks/knocks as well.
i took it to the dealership yesterday and they assured me it was normal. dont like it but guess i will get used to it. i went today and changed my oil used mobile 1 synthetic and i did notice a lil noise reduction..
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