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Brother, my $0.02 on this is that of you're in a position to have a dealer install a brand new engine, then screw the dealer altogether and have a properly built engine installed that has all the known B.S. dealt with, and get more stomp for your buck!!! Source a high level and credible engine shop that knows the 5.7 HEMI's!I don't plan to go the remanufactured route. If I do this I will do brand new Chrysler Hemi installed by dealer. How do I go about putting better lifters in it and doing MDS delete and do you think this would void any warranty that came with the engine? I've always heard the MDS was the issue in the first place but what do I know
Thanks for the info. I will try that with Ram Cares. I am hoping I hear back from Chrysler Corp soon. On Friday the chick told me she was reaching out to the dealership for more info and would call me this week to let me know what my "co-pay" will be. I'm trying not to get my hopes up with them tho. I do plan to go with a brand new genuine Chrysler Hemi and have the dealership install it. When you say brand new does that mean a 2023 engine? Or do they have crate engines from 2015 laying around? Have the issues with the older models been addressed? I'd like to think the 5th gens will not have some of the issues I've always heard about with the older models. Sorry just trying to educate myselfYou might want to get in touch with 'Ram Cares' on this site. And start some dialogue with them. A new Chrysler engine, if they'll work with you on the install (like they eat the install cost) ...then you basically have a new engine.
It might be tempting to buy an el-cheapo rebuilt from "Gee-whizz ("We Produce the higest product in the industry") Engine Rebuilders inc", or an unknown quality used engine from XYZ Dismantlers, but a brand new genuine Chrysler Hemi (dealer installed) engine with zero miles would actually increase the value of your pickup quite a bit, probably a couple thousand bucks, if/when you decide to sell it. Esp given the issues with 5.7's and that buyers might be leery of buying a high-mile pickup (say, when you get to 175k mi). So you might think of it as spending money now and getting half back later on.
There's no reason to believe there would be on-going issues with a factory rebuilt engine, if properly installed (I've installed several). Now, of course, anytime an engine is installed, there might be a few items like loose connectors or certain items that may need to be corrected. Kind of like building a house ..there are a few things the contractor has to come back and correct. Even good engine replacers run into that. But if a new engine is installed you shouldn't start jumping up and down and pointing your fingers when the brakes wear out ...or the generator fails, or a wheel bearing craps out. Items are going to wear down.
So, let them give you a price and see what you can do to swing an install deal.
I will verify before giving them the thumbs up on the engine and the install. I'm not interested in any 3rd party or any rebuilds. The dealership said they will install "new engine with certificate". Does this mean it's literally brand new or would they be talking about a rebuilt engine? Again, I will verify just trying to educate myself. Also, this might be a dumb question but are we talking about a 2023 engine? Is it a dumb question if I ask the year of the new engine? Thanks for the helpAlso, you start talking to people who've bought or installed enough 3rd-party rebuilt engines, many (if not most) buyers have had some issues to sort out. Sometimes major. Like my buddy who bought an Audi engine and upon start-up there was super-low oil pressure. He had to (out of pocket) have the shop dismantle the front timing set (no small job) and install a new chain tensioner and a new oil pump.
And their so-called 'Best-in-class-warranty' ...after days of letters, getting the shop to articulate the entire issue, and going thorugh various hoops they've set up to prevent most from trying to get money ...it wasn't worth anything. I don't think he got a dime back, or maybe a token $200. I don't think he even got that. By the time he was done, cost-wise he might as well have bought a genuine Audi-rebuilt engine. But now that the issues have been sorted out it's been working great, on yr 2.5. Stories like this abound if you talk to enough people. Not that every one is a dog, they're not. But a high number seem to have start-up issues. So trying to save a few bucks on the front end may not ultimately be as great of a savings.
There's a certain value of a dealer-installed engine (with paperwork). I'm guessing being in SC your truck is in pretty good condition. Not a rust-bucket..
Ask them!I will verify before giving them the thumbs up on the engine and the install. I'm not interested in any 3rd party or any rebuilds. The dealership said they will install "new engine with certificate". Does this mean it's literally brand new or would they be talking about a rebuilt engine? Again, I will verify just trying to educate myself. Also, this might be a dumb question but are we talking about a 2023 engine? Is it a dumb question if I ask the year of the new engine? Thanks for the help
Will do thanks for the info. Currently, I commute for work 110 miles per day. Filling up every four days with premium may be out of my price range LolAsk them!
What year is this new OEM crate engine, and what factory warranty does it come with!
Then, use RL 5W30 oil and the RP 20-820 oil filter, change is every 5,000 miles, use a minimum of 91 octane fuel, and move forward!
You're welcome.Will do thanks for the info. Currently, I commute for work 110 miles per day. Filling up every four days with premium may be out of my price range Lol