Worth replacing 5.7 hemi engine?

Burla

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If the oil control valve was clean, I personally would replace cam and lifters with oem fur sure. If you do mds delete, make sure it is done right.
 

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if it's misfiring there's most likely metal in the oil control valve screen. mine was covered with metal flakes with a misfire starting at 4k rpm.
i've only been 5k miles or so since a new cam and lifters but so far so good. only time will tell.
 

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I also have a 2011 Ram 1500 with 88k miles. Took my truck into the Dealer for a diagnostic test. Turned out to be piston slap and scored cylinder walls. I went ahead and ordered a OEM remanufactured via FCA. That was July 15, 2022. Here it is September 23, 2022 and still waiting on my engine…..
 

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For the record the dealer is Anchorage Chrysler Dodge in Anchorage Alaska…..
 

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My 6.4 had metal shavings in the filter and the dealer is replacing the engine (under Maxcare warranty). $8500 for a 6.4 crate engine is what I found online. I'm far from an expert on this stuff but it seems like the deciding factor is if you have metal shavings. If the dealer is willing to replace an engine at their expense (or factory warranty, etc.) that must spell doom.
 
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If the oil control valve was clean, I personally would replace cam and lifters with oem fur sure. If you do mds delete, make sure it is done right.
I will find out tomorrow from the mechanic shop whether there was metal in the oil control valve. Hopefully not so i can just replace the cam and lifters. Not familiar with the mds delete? Since you mentioned it, I assume it is something that I should have them do as well?
 

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I have a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 with the 5.7 hemi. I know this year is famous for this issue.

I had a cylinder 3 misfire code. I took it in to get it diagnosed and have a bad lifter and cam shaft.

The vehicle is in great shape with only 134,000 miles.

Is it worth just changing out the lifters and cam shaft? or get a re-manufactured engine to replace?
I have a 2011 too. The engine is worth fixing. Mine has 165k miles on it and the only thing on the engine i have replaced is an exhaust manifold. It is a great drive train.

But...for some reason Dodge has decided to stop producing parts for a lot of their vehicles. Especially since Fiat bought them......... They do not make the fuse box. No biggie? in their infinite wisdom they incorporated the fuel pump relay into the box itself. When it goes bad, you have to replace the whole box...which they no longer make...........My power steering pump went bad. Not making them anymore and the aftermarket ones do not have the pully. Had to drive over 100 miles to a dealership that had one left............my AC control panel went bad. Not making them anymore. You have to fish junkyards for a used one and hope it works. I can not recommend keeping a truck where parts are hard to come by.

It is not just the 2011/12 trucks either. The input shaft on my 2016 challenger manual transmission ate the pilot bushing. Dodge does not make the input shaft...on a transmission they still used up until 2020. No stock, no aftermarket solutions. Junkyard or machine shop or buy a whole new transmission...........My brother has a transmission shop. Someone brought in a 2020 hellcat with a cracked bell housing. Dodge does not make the housing or a lot of the internal parts. 7k for another transmission from Dodge or junkyard unit for what should have been a 1500 dollar repair on any other vehicle. To be fair, it was a POS. Wrecked and put back together. But that is what you will all eventually face unless you trade in your car every 3 or 4 years.

So, i would recommend doing as little as possible to get the engine running and sell it. My 2011 has plastic parts falling apart on it regularly. Windshield washer sprayers, hoses, emissions parts, etc. Not a biggie.....if i can get the parts. Not going to keep a vehicle i can not get replacement parts for.
 

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Put a cam/lifters in it and go on your way about $1000 in parts I did mine at 175k now at 220k and mine was really bad im sure i have needle bearings at the bottom of my pan ahahah still runs great.
 

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If you really love the truck and don't want to spend a gazillion dollars for a new one, JASPERIZE it!
 
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