I can take the heat...Give it to me straight

Scottly

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I may be a bit out of touch...So no offense toward anyone, but here goes...

I always viewed gasoline engines as being good for 100K miles...If you got more than that without major repair, it was a good thing. 150K miles? Trade-in time. 200K miles? Headed to a high school kid for his first junker or the boneyard.

So, when I see posts from guys with 150K miles complaining about wasted lifters/camshafts, etc., I just have to ask...Do you guys REALLY expect these things to run forever unabated? That's not insulting you, I'm asking you....How did we get to that point that we now believe this stuff is good for so many miles, especially if it's all local miles and not state-to-state highway miles?
 

turkeybird56

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Some of them run that long with good MX. But alas, a lot of "gasser" owners like me (previous ED owner, traded up, no longer needed the ED), not run many miles. Mine will be 4 years old soon and has 20K on odometer. It is definitely a driveway princess. This is strictly IMHO ...................................
 

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I can see both side of this. I have owned 5 different vehicles that have climbed into the 200's with no major mechanical issues other than a transmission (which I toasted). But I also see what you are saying. All I know is that if you do proper maintenance, you should get a lot of miles from your engine but there always those out there that just can't make it.
 

CheechDogg.0n37s

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I know plenty of people who have trucks and cars with over 200, 300 and even 400k miles and they run fine ..

My 1993 Corolla has 340k miles and still runs fine. If you properly maintain your gas engine vehicles they can run for a very long time.
 

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You could assign those categories of numbers to each engine type, but different for each type.

For a 5.7 Hemi, I would add 50k to those numbers, for a 6.4 Hemi, you are probably close.
 

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Should be able to easily get 200k+ IF WELL MAINTAINED on these 4th Gen RAMs without issue. I had a 2002 Ram that had 250k and never had a major motor issue. Had a 2000 GMC Sierra that had 275k that never had a major motor issue. THe problem I have is a truck failing IF WELL MAINTAINED for a issue that should not of been an issue ie CAM/Lifter prematurely. I mean how often do you hear of the 4th Gen Hemi engine failing due to other reason? 90%+ is due to the Cam/Lifter that should of never failed IMO.
 

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I've got around 150k~ on mine with only general/preventative maintenance done.
No tick, still runs like a scalded dog too.
I didn't realize the 3rd gens were considered more dependable though?
 

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My father used to say that his cars growing up (in the 50's) were shot at 70K. The materials, tolerances, lubricants and many other factors contribute to engines lasting MUCH longer now.

I traded in a 2006 Pacifica with 197K, never opened the engine or transmission for anything, ran great. By brother in law had a Dodge Magnum with a hemi, about the same year, junked it with 302K, because of rot. It ran fine and the motor and transmission only had basic maintenance.

The problem was chassis and body rot. The last 4 or 5 vehicles that I have gotten rid of had nothing to do with them not running well, and everything to do with the ravages of New England winters.
 

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My truck was 3500 miles new when it developed hemi tick, now I'm not sure where that falls in your rant. of course when you take it in you get the famous it is normal hemi noise from the dealer, lol. Like wait, it wasnt knocking when I bought it.

So is that normal for a "gas engine" to start freaking knocking at 3500 miles? Yeah ok. This is my first and last hemi, that is all I got. Never again.
 
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