Factory faulty 4.7L V8 overheating problems?
I have a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 4.7L V8 that is also found in the Durangos and Dakotas. At 50,000 miles the truck has overheated. The problems in hand are warped head and/or blown head gasket. The dealership has denied claim without any apparent reason and without opening the engine has called it "overheating and spun main bearings." The only offer given was a used motor out of a wrecked vehicle. There are no crate motors available for this engine, in fact the only "new" thing available from Dodge is a short block. They do not offer this motor complete. After contacting two respectable machine shops I was asked (before even giving information about my problem in particular) they immediately asked if I needed my heads resurfaced. Interestingly, Dodge is now offering free Hemi upgrades to anyone this year.This is now a big concern of mine and am curious if there has been any suspicionover the 4.7L V8that Dodge refuses to acknowledge. So, I come to you and have to ask...does anyone believe that there is some kind of faulty engineering on the factory's fault with this issue?
Thank you for any help.