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4th gen 5.7s over 200k miles

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by socalledchad, Nov 21, 2020.

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  1. indept

    indept Senior Member

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    So the cam was replaced and they only replaced half of the lifters? Why not all 16 since there was a new cam?
     
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    I didnt find out about it until it was completed. I would have paid for the rest of them but there was nothing I could have done about it. It's all under a lifetime warranty.
     
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    i’ll probably sell mine in about 3 years for a trx so i probably won’t see 200+
     
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    I've never saw a mechanic or shop only replace half lifters etc.They already have it all torn down.
     
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    That is really sweet and thanks for being honest with the list of stuff that's been done along with the maintenance.

    I don't think I've seen or read of a 2009+ Ram 1500 hemi with more than that 160-180k mile mark without having at least some valvetrain work done.

    Your zf8 also did see a pan full of new fluid too I would presume, when the valve body was replaced. Not sure it would have gone the distance without that.
     
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    I'll hit 240k by this weekend. Engine was replaced at 170k. Warranty only provided for a used one with half the miles. I would have paid the 1K difference for a remanufactured. Anyway...no issues with the replacement engine. No issues with the tranny or transfer case. Rear diff rebuilt at 209k. Front bearings replaced at 210k. I disabled the MDS following the engine replacement. When the time comes I'll actually install a MDS delete kit.
     
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    How do you delete or turn off the mds besides putting it in tow mode? I just bought a 2012 this week and dont like mds.
     
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    Did it with a hand held tuner (in my case a Diablo). I don't remember the process to do it without a tuner, but I do remember that was an "every time you drive it" kind of thing.

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    Use the gear selector buttons on the steering wheel and choose the top gear - the transmission will still cycle through all gears but will never engage MDS. This is what I do almost every time I drive my truck.


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    Do i have that option? I just have the console shifter so what your saying is put that shifter so it says 5 or 6 on the dash gear selector indicator and mds will not engage?

    If i have to do that everytime it would be a little annoying. Is there a tuner i can buy where i can make mds off permanently?
     

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