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Worried about failed lifters? Read this.

Discussion in 'Engine & Performance' started by NY Andrew, Mar 24, 2020 at 10:37 AM.

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  1. Fitz-0518

    Fitz-0518 Veteran 66-68 Military

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    Baldwin B7444 long length
    NAPA Platinum 47045 long length. I am not an advocate for either filter. I simply have done some home work and studied what they have in them and how they are made. They are both synthetic medium filters. They are both well made. They both have the two critical valves that our engines need. They both have the flow rate needed and they both have high particulate ratings. There are others that are just as expensive and may do the same thing. But this is what I use.
     
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    LOL I was just being sarcastic
     
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    Great example and real world point. I watched a documentary on Deming. "He" flipped the quality issue on Japanese cars. Great reminder. Doubt that the managers running the big 3 today even know of him. They certainly don't give a damn about quality. It is all about economic value. Today, they believe quality has no value. The consumer buying habits have convinced them that what counts is style, price and I want it now.
     
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    "Hello McFly!!!!" Uhhh you bought a FIAT, And you are surprised?
     
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    Comments like this get old. Just Stupid.
     
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    But if the bearing is going out , you may be getting some then? 5/20, 5/30 will not make a different I would think, if you have a noisy lifter, it is screwed already, heavy oil will not fix it.
     
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    I agree 69. Always that 1 guy though that comes through with some sort of dumb comment,lol.
     
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    Owner's Manual states:

    Engine Oil – 5.7L Engine For 1500 trucks:
    RAM 1500 5.7 HEMI use 5W-20

    Engine Oil – 5.7L Engine For 2500/3500 trucks operating under a gross combined weight rating greater than 14,000 lbs/(6,350 kg.):
    Ram 2500 5.7 HEMI use 5W-30
    Ram 3500 5.7 HEMI use 5W-30

    For the same 5.7 HEMI V8 why the difference in oil... 20 vs 30 ?
     
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    Heavy Duty 5.7's don't have MDS.FCA also states in the big 700 page printed manuals for the 1500's before 2017 that it's acceptable to use 5W-30 if 5W-20 meeting Mopars MS specs isn't available.They also state 5W-20 is the best for gas milege,nowhere do they state its the best for engine longevity and i'd hazard a guess if they thought 5W-20 was best for engine longevity they'd be touting it. Do a search on here,somebodies already posted the page from the big manual showing where they say you can use 5W-30 in a 1500's 5.7 if 5W-20 isn't available.
     
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    That’s it, I’ve had it with my lifters! I’m trying Astroglide! Lol
     

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