When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Ram 1500 and that the filter is being changed too. I am moving forward with Ford. This can happen for a couple of different reasons such as worn piston rings or leaking valve guide seals. I have taken my truck to 3 mechanics and 4 dealerships and have gotten nowhere. Not to mention the added cost to fix.
There is no patterns to the engine failure. Every Melling high performance oil pump is individually tested for pressure and flow under actual engine operating conditions. Since 1918, Dorman Products has supplied the automotive aftermarket with high-quality replacement parts, hardware and fasteners. He changed the unit and did an oil change and everything seemed fine. I stated to the service adviser that I have never had a problem out my radiator period. My 2004 Dodge Ram1500 had 167,496 miles on it at the time of the engine failure.
Had it flat bedded to my service garage. I got home and engine locked solid no reason, I am sure dropped valve but taking apart now. Thought it might be the Alternator. Got the truck towed home and tried to turn engine over with a bar. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.
After a number of years with nothing but problems with this truck, it finally had been very reliable. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. The monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. I took it in and was told it was sludge build up. We purchase cars to safety and sell and we also take them apart and sell the parts.
Engine acted like it was out of gas. The oil pumps pressure is adjustable by using the optional pressure springs. Dodge should be paying for this. This has happened to me well over twenty times in the past year. I stopped at an auto parts and changed the oil right there in the parking lot. So noticing the smoke i hurry through the intersection and less than 100 feet down the road with no warning or noise,vibrations roughness of any kind it just cut out like the key had been turned off but wasn't of course. I own an auto repair shop and have seen other Dodge's with the same problem, need us to bring them to account for it.
He also showed me the oil pump and th hole for picking up oil is way to small for this size engine. I went on a trip the same week I got it back. If the job was done in a hurry or incorrectly, the rings could've been destroyed almost instantly if they're too tight or too loose. Every time I leave I think the problem is fixed but then it happens again. Jeep and Ford also using this crap in the F150.
Took my truck to dealer under warranty at 65k miles for a tick. For most Dodges, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. My son is an apprentice at Dodge and he just finished doing all the codes. It sounded like it was just an exhaust tick. I changed the oil using Valvoline Synpower oil and Dodge or Purolator filters every 3000 miles. I am in it about 1200 dollars and now I am back to loosing oil pressure again.
Let up on the gas to let a car change lanes in front of me and when I tried to resume my speed it had no power. I tried to put it in neutral and restart it. He checked it out and said he thought the problem was just some crud got in the end of the oil sending unit. And the power plant is 56 pounds lighter than its predecessor. If not, let me know and I see if I can find one.
I observed that I never lost oil pressure, coasted down a highway off ramp, came to a stop and the engine died. My 2004 Dodge Ram had 119,014 miles on it at the time of the engine failure. Looked down at the dash and it had no warning lights. Truck restarted without any real problems, but the drop in oil pressure happened 3 more times within a 4 mile range from my home. On October 11,2011, I took the truck back to Gossett and explained to the service advisor that the engine was vibrating the whole truck, when I stopped at a red light, he stated that this was normal, but he would have a service technician to check it out. One little bit of that sludge gets in there and thats it, time for a new engine.
Pulled over to the side and started to diagnose. Vehicle Problems Find out what , view the , or keep up-to-date with the. Xtended Guard Oil filter from Fram is an. The idling problem may suggest you have a dirty or faulty idle air control valve. Each Mopar product is backed by a broad range of compatible parts and accessories to complete your customization, replacement or restoration needs. That sounds like excessive blow-by. It has a year warranty and he seems like he isnt wanting to fix it KenF answered about a year ago I think it is on the shop owner, and you're going to have to lean on him and hard if you want it fixed.