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Cam failures or not. How many miles have you gone?

Discussion in 'Engine & Performance' started by Intercooler, Jun 7, 2021.

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  1. MudSkipper

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    Marspeed admits his 5% value is too high...




    The long version
     
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    My niece and her husband just drove off in my 03 2500 Hemi 5 speed stick I sold to them when I bought a used 2014 Cummins about 18 months ago . Still
    going strong at over 300,000. The only engine work was some upper throttle body stuff done around 50k. Nothing internal.
    Just drove off as in 10 minutes ago .
     
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    I had 109000 on my Ram and misfire cylinder 5 and dealer could not figure out problem so easy way replace engine 9700.00 got cam and lifters done for 1600.00 now runs great
     
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    I just traded a 2015 with 106k. Regular old oil at 5000 miles. It was running strong and they gave me $25k for it. Of course I bought another 5.7 Hemi not e torque.
     
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    2011 5.7 had to replace cam and lifters at 156k. I’m now up to 157k with no issues since the new cam.
     
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    I have a 2011 Ram Sport, bought it new, and the lifter/cam issue hit mine a little over 92,000 miles. This happened in April of 2017, a little out of the 5 year warranty, but under the 100,000 mile power train warranty. Ram Cares made an arrangement with me to pay to fix it if I would pay a 10% co-pay. That was a no brainer. I paid a little over $300.00 to get my truck repaired. I now have about 143,000 miles on the truck and have not had any issues with it.
     
  7. jwhitebird

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    2016 bighorn, bought with 45k miles…. Now have 11k, and misfire cyl 3…. Both cyl 1 & 3 had junky plugs(55k on them) so I threw new plugs in those cylinders and a new coil on #3. Anytime above 3000rpm cel flashes…. I’m guessing the lifter ate the cam!! My dealership quoted me 6000 for cam replacement! Personally idk what I’m gonna get if I even try to trade it in!
     
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    I’m extremely mechanically inclined but this would be my first ever cam replacement. Would you do yourself or pay to have it done?
     
  9. MudSkipper

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    its honestly not that hard... a couple hours and your heads are off... Get the OEM hellcat lifters from summit for 400$. AD lifters, non mds. You can remove MDS if you want. Cams are cheap... just have to make sure not too much damage happened. clean out the vvt valve... flush the pan if you have to (stick a tube down there maybe) run a magnetic oil pan plug if you dont have one. might do an oil pump while your down there. As long as you caught it fairly early.
     
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    I did the mds delete and installed a Jay Greene camshaft when I got the "tick" at 89,000. When I pulled the lifters out, there was nothing wrong with them. Camshaft same. It had been an exhaust manifold leak. If I hadn't been installing a performance cam anyway, I would have been mad at myself for jumping the gun and not going through the proper diagnosis procedures and ruling out catastrophe processes. It would have been easy to hold a length of hose up to my ear and then move the other end around the exhaust manifold flange. Food for thought I guess
     
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