Cam replaced 85,000 miles

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2019 Ram 1500 3.6L V6
Intake Cam on passenger side excessive wear others are good no wear
Truck has the 85000 miles but should this part have lasted as long as the others in the truck? is there anything that I can do? It was a $3,500 repair
Not to mention last year replacing the transmission at $62,000 miles
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Unfortunately this is a common issue with the lifter rollers locking up and grinding off the lobe. Its why I still change my oil every 3k miles. Oil is cheap replacing a cam and lifters is not.
When you change your oil do you get an oil analysis?
Personally the only thing I've ever seen an oil analysis do is confirm that the part that broke wore out before it broke.
You don’t think it could give signs of a problem before it gets to serious?
It can but its only useful if you have the money to do something about it now. Most people I know that did it regularly and found they might have and issue still ran it untill it broke and just replaced the engine because it was still cheaper then paying for an overhaul. They just went about saving money for the new engine or started scouring junkyards for a used one to keep ahold of until the one in it finally blew.

Now if your in the business of over the road professional truck driving there's a huge benefit in that rebuilding a 15L engine is cheaper then replacing one, and you'd want to do one before catastrophic failure. but in a dodge ram. maybe on the cummins.
I’ve got the lifetime powertrain warranty, so if there’s a problem ram is fixing it.
Ummm... loook at your previous posts about axle leak and then get bak to us,,,
As soon as the leak happened the pickup was taken in. They covered that. Oil analysis wasn’t done on that.
and how much BS did they put you thru it according to posts on here? Sounded like a sh*tload
And my next truck won’t be a ram.
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