Demon swap into 1500 Ram "Li'l Rex"

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MOPAR78

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I wanted to post this in a new thread for those who are interested in a 6.2 Hellcat or Demon swap on their Ram specifically 1500. The long block came in today. I just wanted to get it the garage and on the stand. Tomorrow I’ll start putting the 5.7 parts on it and we'll see how it goes. I can't wait to get her running. ;)


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Last night after work I installed the timing cover and water pump. I replaced the timing cover seal and gasket. When I tried to put the ATI damper bolt in to rotate the crank, I found my first hiccup. The bolt diameter was too small so I had to order a 6.2 engine crank bolt.


I also asked them about the difficulty I had putting on and taking off the ATI Super Damper. They said it had to be honed to remove the anodizing and heated prior to install. I must have missed that one in the instructions. Also after researching this on videos, it wasn't mentioned. But I am going to use the special tool used for installing dampers.


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Last night after work I installed the timing cover and water pump. I replaced the timing cover seal and gasket. When I tried to put the ATI damper bolt in to rotate the crank, I found my first hiccup. The bolt diameter was too small so I had to order a 6.2 engine crank bolt.


I also asked them about the difficulty I had putting on and taking off the ATI Super Damper. They said it had to be honed to remove the anodizing and heated prior to install. I must have missed that one in the instructions. Also after researching this on videos, it wasn't mentioned. But I am going to use the special tool used for installing dampers.


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Roll the engine outside and use a small "unlight" propane torch to cool the end of the crank,while you heat the balancer in the oven.
 
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Last night I installed the ATI super Damper. First I honed out the hub a tad. I had to modify the tool to get it to fit the hub. I used a torch to heat it up a bit (not hot enough to damage the seal). I got lucky a found a bolt to pull the hub onto the crank (used plenty of assembly lube). Once the hub was in place, I used the Whipple pin drill tool, set the pins in place and when the correct bolt arrives, I'll torque it in to specs.


Another thing to know is that the LB comes with spark plugs installed so don't jump the gun and purchase some like I did. They will get used later so not a total waste! It was reassuring to see that the pull was lined up correctly so no issues there. If you will notice, the ATI pully allows for a wider belt when the time comes. ;)

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Last night I installed the ATI super Damper. First I honed out the hub a tad. I had to modify the tool to get it to fit the hub. I used a torch to heat it up a bit (not hot enough to damage the seal). I got lucky a found a bolt to pull the hub onto the crank (used plenty of assembly lube). Once the hub was in place, I used the Whipple pin drill tool, set the pins in place and when the correct bolt arrives, I'll torque it in to specs.


Another thing to know is that the LB comes with spark plugs installed so don't jump the gun and purchase some like I did. They will get used later so not a total waste! It was reassuring to see that the pull was lined up correctly so no issues there. If you will notice, the ATI pully allows for a wider belt when the time comes. ;)

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Check the gap on the plugs it came with. Lately there's been a few reports of the 6.2's coming with plugs not properly gapped.Don't know if that applies to the long block crate engines or not,but definitely worth a check anyways.
 
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Check the gap on the plugs it came with. Lately there's been a few reports of the 6.2's coming with plugs not properly gapped.Don't know if that applies to the long block crate engines or not,but definitely worth a check anyways.
You read my mind!! They are way easier to get to now than later if I throw a cylinder misfire code on my retune. Also I like to hand spin the crank to see that the oil is flowing good though all of the lifters before putting the valve covers back on. Makes a bit of a mess but worth the piece of mind.
 

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You read my mind!! They are way easier to get to now than later if I throw a cylinder misfire code on my retune. Also I like to hand spin the crank to see that the oil is flowing good though all of the lifters before putting the valve covers back on. Makes a bit of a mess but worth the piece of mind.
A 1 gallon garden sprayer makes a good pre-luber. Use the upper port above the oil filter,as that's the pressure port into the oiling system,the lower port is just to the oil filter.
 

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One thing about the 6.2, it has no stabilizers on the valve train. I’m going to check on that. I’ll compare heads with the 5.7. The 6.2 might take care of this in the design of the head.
 

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One thing about the 6.2, it has no stabilizers on the valve train. I’m going to check on that. I’ll compare heads with the 5.7. The 6.2 might take care of this in the design of the head.
MMX has decent steel stabilizers,that are similiar to Ma Mopars old steel stabilizers,avoid Stanke's aluminium ones,they have a habit of galling over time.My steel Mopar stabilizers show no wear after 70,000 miles and 600 nitrous passes at the track,while my buddies Stanke stabilizers are pretty well junk at 80,000 miles,and alot less track passes.
 
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Yesterday I was trying to set up the oiling system. I wanted to prime it and make sure the oil was flowing before putting the valve covers on. 2nd hiccup was no threaded nipple for the oil filter. I wanted to pull one off one of the 5.7's to see if it would work. Unfortunately I did not have a 12 mm Allen head socket. I did get the plugs pulled for ease of rotating the crank. Also I can confirm the gaps are .028. For truck application (rear sump), you have to swap main cap bolts 1 & 3. Now the windage tray and pan can go on.

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