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I just was told today that I have to replace or rebuild my motor 2014 1500 with 90,000 miles. All service has been kept up. They found several rocker arm bearings and metal shavings in my oil pan. Has anyone else experienced anything like this?? Not enough miles to have such a issue like this to me?? Seems like dodge should do something about this as the service dept said this seems to be fairly common. They said it was prob just bad parts. What to do??
 

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Not sure of the specifics, but I have seen other posts on here about the 5.7 engine failing early. I do remember that some of them were cam related. Not a whole lot of them though, could just be the luck of the draw.
 

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Sorry to hear about your RAM. The 5.7 Hemi is over all a good reliable motor. Unfortunately you got a bad one. Like said I have read here about some cam failures but nothing on what happened to your motor. Being a 2014 does your RAM have the 5 year 100k powertrain warranty? Even if you're slightly over the 5 year mark I would contact RAMcares see if some cost reduction or sharing can be done. If you're planning on keeping the truck long term I would go with a new engine over a rebuilt. The new engine will also come with a factory warranty.
 

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It was definitely a lubrication issue if there were several rocker arm bearing failures. Maybe the oil pump wasnt pumping enough to get oil to the heads or there was a blocked passage way. Either way, I would NOT do a rebuild if it had a lubrication issue and you want to keep the truck for a while. You could have warped parts of the block that would cause other problems later. You could just swap in a 6.4 and never worry about it again!
 

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I would be going through your paperwork to check out the 5 year powertrain warranty specifics
 

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Eddie315, I wouldn't wish a 6.4 on anyone right now. I have a 2016 with the 6.4 and has the start of a bad ending at 17.500 miles with lifters making death sounds at idle. Service dept and Ram both deny this is happening and try to tell me I am hearing things and run it till it breaks so they can find out what was bad. Ram issued a lifetime warranty on the powertrain so me thinks that there is a little more that they know and aren't willing to tell me.
 

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Hmm, hemis are so bad, my 05 Magnum has only 375,000 miles. My 05 Ram only has 276,000 mi, glad I traded for an eco diesel
 

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Eddie315, I wouldn't wish a 6.4 on anyone right now. I have a 2016 with the 6.4 and has the start of a bad ending at 17.500 miles with lifters making death sounds at idle. Service dept and Ram both deny this is happening and try to tell me I am hearing things and run it till it breaks so they can find out what was bad. Ram issued a lifetime warranty on the powertrain so me thinks that there is a little more that they know and aren't willing to tell me.
I agree there are a few bad apples out there. And Ram tries to save its money wherever it can. But the Hemi is one of the more reliable engines out there today. They are much more expensive to fix than its competitors, but need repair far less often.
 

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I have a 2014 Ram 1500, 5.7l...bought it brand new in June '14. It now has 458,000kms on it. I did rebuild my motor at 300,000kms, same as you I had a rocker arm drop. The engine rebuild specialist said synthetic oil had failed to lube the motor properly and that my Hemi was not built to use synthetic oil. Dealer agreed with him, but they were the idiots doing my oil changes! Lol. Whatever! Now I run regular engine oil, as advised by my engine guru...and change oil regularly every 10-12,000 kms at an independent garage. Engine is stronger than when new and runs great. Rebuild actually brough the HP up to 430. I like my Ram 1500 Outdoorsman but I don't put much value into the ones supposed to know them...those Dodge Dealers!
A new motor won't benefit you much, quite expensive $17,000 installed and only 60,000km, 1 yr warranty. Go to an independent engine rebuilder instead, he will tell you if the block you have is worth rebuilding...job should cost about $6-7000.00 and take a couple days if he machines his own parts like my guy does, and give you a 20,000km-1yr warranty!
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The engine rebuild specialist said synthetic oil had failed to lube the motor properly and that my Hemi was not built to use synthetic oil. Dealer agreed with him, but they were the idiots doing my oil changes! Lol.



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I'm going to have to agree with Thunderhorse on this one. From my 2014 1500/2500/3500 owners manual:

"Synthetic Engine Oils - You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recommended
maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes are followed."

I've been running Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic since the first oil change. It flows better when cold than conventional and handles higher temps as well. My use falls more towards the severe maintenance schedule as my daily commute is only 5 miles each way and almost all my highway miles are towing a ~4000lb travel trailer through the Cascade mountains and the high desert heat in Utah/Arizona.
 

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I have a 2014 Ram 1500, 5.7l...bought it brand new in June '14. It now has 458,000kms on it. I did rebuild my motor at 300,000kms, same as you I had a rocker arm drop. The engine rebuild specialist said synthetic oil had failed to lube the motor properly and that my Hemi was not built to use synthetic oil. Dealer agreed with him, but they were the idiots doing my oil changes! Lol. Whatever! Now I run regular engine oil, as advised by my engine guru...and change oil regularly every 10-12,000 kms at an independent garage. Engine is stronger than when new and runs great. Rebuild actually brough the HP up to 430. I like my Ram 1500 Outdoorsman but I don't put much value into the ones supposed to know them...those Dodge Dealers!
A new motor won't benefit you much, quite expensive $17,000 installed and only 60,000km, 1 yr warranty. Go to an independent engine rebuilder instead, he will tell you if the block you have is worth rebuilding...job should cost about $6-7000.00 and take a couple days if he machines his own parts like my guy does, and give you a 20,000km-1yr warranty!
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$17,000 for a Hemi installed? Talk about getting taken for a ride.
 

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You can get a rebuilt engine online for less than $3000 and have it swapped in a weekend with some friends. With the engine, food, tools, and beer, you could still be under 3k.
 

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I got the same response from mechanics. I was told to get a new motor because there is some ticking in the motor. It's a 2014 Ram 1500 Sport with 172k. I removed the valve cover and found that the rocker on cylinder 3 was quite loose. Now, I'm not a mechanic, but have no problem messing around with my own stuff. My question is; is there some way that I can remove and replace the rocker? The compression is normal. From what I can see the springs are intact. Anyone have any idea as to what it could be?
 

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I got the same response from mechanics. I was told to get a new motor because there is some ticking in the motor. It's a 2014 Ram 1500 Sport with 172k. I removed the valve cover and found that the rocker on cylinder 3 was quite loose. Now, I'm not a mechanic, but have no problem messing around with my own stuff. My question is; is there some way that I can remove and replace the rocker? The compression is normal. From what I can see the springs are intact. Anyone have any idea as to what it could be?
If you have a loose rocker then there is something else messed up. The rockers are all mounted together so just one cant come loose. You can pull the rocker rail off and look at the push rod and maybe its bent. Or something is wrong with the lifter.
 
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