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4.7L blown head gasket at 77,000 miles

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Old 12-15-2006, 10:50 PM
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Default RE: 4.7L blown head gasket at 77,000 miles

who knows, still waiting on what the factory to decide they are going to cover the motor.
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Old 12-15-2006, 11:08 PM
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Default RE: 4.7L blown head gasket at 77,000 miles

hemi has one prob i heard of and thats the valve springs, but im sure thats hit and miss, my dads truck is sexy strong
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Old 12-15-2006, 11:21 PM
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Have you tried going to the Dr. Z website?
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Old 12-15-2006, 11:42 PM
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how in the world did you get a 100k warranty on your drivetrain are you maybe thinking about rust protection or something else

My truck came with a 100,000/7year warranty .... They don't seem to offer that anymore.

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Old 12-16-2006, 11:55 AM
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Default RE: 4.7L blown head gasket at 77,000 miles

My buddy has a 4.7 in his Dakota with over 90K miles and zero problems.

I'm not being accusational here but people I've known that have had head gasket problems with their vehicles(mainly my DAD) have been a bit rough on the engine. My dads Ranger with a v6 blew a head gasket at about 70K, no excuse other then he had always been rough on engines. He bought a brand new VW back in like 1970 and burned up the engine in a matter of months.

If you run synthetic oil your warm up time should be minimal and in my experience and from what I've read you are better off driving at a slow speed for a couple of minutes for a proper warm up as this also lets the transmission warm up as well. FWIW
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:29 AM
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I had the same problem with my 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 QC. At 96, 000 miles my engine blew as well it was a V8 with 4.7 liters. I had all the work always done at the Dodge Dealer ie oil change, fluids and tuneups. After my engine blew it sat for well over 3 months while I contacted Dodge for a crate engine . Their reply we do not make that engine any more you either need to have it rebuilt, buy a wrecked dodge, or do an engine swap. Long story short I am in the process of having a local guy rebubild it for me since in NC the wrecked one would have been over 3500 dollars. SO I feel for anyone that has this happens to them. As far as the engine swap goes you would have to replace everything in the truck electrical and drive shaft to rear axle..
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:34 PM
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Sorry to hear about that....But I, as well as others on this website are a little curious. Can you tell us about your maintenance habits, i.e., Oil changes-what type of oil, how often? What type of oil filters-how often changed? driving habits? Warm up time, before driving?
And so forth.. As you can see I have a 02 Ram 1500 QC 4.7 LTR V-8, and anything you can share with us on this forum, about your vehicle will help alot of us hopefully, to prevent this from happening to us......
One other thing, did you get a chance to go to the Dr. Z website?
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:45 PM
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I have a 2002 quad cab 1500 with the 4.7 that has just over 80k I bought the truck 3 months ago and have put on 10k miles since I have had her. The motor is strong and runs like a tiger with its hair on fire. I drive about 50 miles per day round trip to work and not one problem so far. I did buy the extended warrenty on the motor and tranny just to be sure, but love that truck as it is my first time being a truck owner.
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Old 12-21-2006, 03:21 PM
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I had the same problem with my 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 QC. At 96, 000 miles my engine blew as well it was a V8 with 4.7 liters. I had all the work always done at the Dodge Dealer ie oil change, fluids and tuneups. After my engine blew it sat for well over 3 months while I contacted Dodge for a crate engine . Their reply we do not make that engine any more you either need to have it rebuilt, buy a wrecked dodge, or do an engine swap. Long story short I am in the process of having a local guy rebubild it for me since in NC the wrecked one would have been over 3500 dollars. SO I feel for anyone that has this happens to them. As far as the engine swap goes you would have to replace everything in the truck electrical and drive shaft to rear axle..
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Haha, they lied to you.. The 4.7L is offered in the 2007 models, and will be offered in the 2008 Models as well. It's a brand new engine! haha
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Old 12-29-2006, 11:40 PM
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my problem with the truck was this, i have a cracked head #2 cylinder the head was only warped on that cylinder. well i got my truck back and let me tell you what a trouble that was.I had to pay 2k for labor and the factory paid 7k+ for the parts. they told me they could not say if it was my fault or not so in return they would pay for the parts and i had to pay for the labor. i called chrysler and asked them some questions about my truck, like what did the independent inspector say, has a claim been filed on my truck, is this new motor new or rebuilt, etc but they only thing they would say was that all the information about my truck and the problem i was having with it was proprietary information and they could not say anything else. so i was a little upset. I asked to talk to his manager and he said that this was as far as he would let me go and that was it. Then i called the dealer that had the truck and asked who else i could call, they gave me the warranty number, now this was a joy to say the least, i got ahold of Mark and i told him that i would like to talk about the information that was given to warranty about the motor and i had a few questions.i asked him how i only warped the #2 cylinder head and everything else was ok, he told me that he was not a tech and did not know, so then i asked him if the crack in the head could have put compression into my coolant system causing my radiator to crack, same answer, i asked how i could have worked one cylinder more than the the other 7 to cause the head to warp only one cylinder, again same answer, so i asked if i could talk with the person who looked at the truck and he told me NO i asked why he said they do not give this info out. i asked if i could leave him my number and he could contact me again the same answer. i told him i just want some answers to my questions, he told me that he could not help me and that was that. i asked to speak to his manager he said that i could not and that he was hired to take care of these problems and that was as far as i could go. needless to say i was steaming by now but what could i do. i asked the dealer if they could get into contact with the person that looked at the truck and they gave me the same answer. well i paid the 2k because i need the truck oh yea i have a 7yr 100k powertrain warranty but i guess that doesn't mean anything ( i guess it beats paying 9k for a new engine). so anyway that is my gripe and if you have a 4.7 and need it replaced it takes 24 hours labor (4 hours to take off one head and 20 to replace the engine) the cost of the long block was 6666.95 and then there were some other things that go with it. oh yeah i also asked that if i overheated my head enough to fracture it how was my plastic intake not damaged they just told me that it was ok and i had nothing to worry about. yeah u bet Click the image to open in full size.. I work at a motorcycle dealership and deal with independent inspectors i have never had a customer of mine be treated like this!! If they had any questions (and they do) i would try to find outanything i could and get back to them. I feel that this could have been handled differently and my questions could have been considered or even answered.
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:02 AM
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I'm no expert.......but i would bet, that they are trying to snow you.....What happens if what they did to fix your vehicle, goes bad after the warranty is up? They never told you what caused the original problem, so you wouldn't know if the second problem was a result of the First problem.....DOSS i don't know................
How is the vehicle running now?
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:38 AM
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have only driven 50+ miles on the new motor and so far i'm ok with it. waiting for the other shoe to drop, have noticed that the fuel milage has went down 1.2 mpg. i assume that it is due to the motor breaking in, i'm going to file with the Attorney general about Chrysler and see what they can do. this is far from over as far as i'm concerned i hate to think that i've been taken advantage of!!! as far as the problem your guess is as good as mine they are not sure what happened and that is what i know. I would like to know how to stop this so i do not damage the new motor but oh well that is how they make their money i guess. i'm sure i will never own another Dodge due to this but i'm sure they do not care there are a lot of other people out there to take my place. i can not stand for this i expect to have my questions answered, that is what i what just tell me how i did this. i have been in the field for more than 15 years and can not say i have ever seen anything like this.
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:34 AM
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Aside from the people you're going to contact, make sure you contact the BBB.
These guys shouldn't be getting away with this nonsense......Do us a favor, and keep us abreast of both how the vehicle runs, and how the attorney handle's it....I'm sure everyone will like to here what happens...............................
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Old 12-30-2006, 11:00 AM
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Chrysler is privately owned the BBB can not do anything. Chrysler does notparticipate in the BBB, the BBB told me to contact the Attorney generaland fill out the form and send it in. I'll keep an update going on what is happening. have a good new year
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Doss, I know I am really reaching here, but i'll throw it your way anyway......Have you tried sending a letter along with all of the documentation to the President/CEO of Chrysler?
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Old 12-31-2006, 12:11 AM
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no i have not thought about that but one question about that is if i could not reach a manager (in the call center)how would i get ahold of the CEO? but it is a good thought and i'll try to find out how to get ahold of him. on the Chrysler web site there is a place to email thecustomer assistance placebut that is it. do youhave any uggestions on how to get ahold of the CEO?
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If i had to guess, I would say check the internet, Forbes magazine, or any other medium.... I really think you should forward this info to someone high up. You see, these flunky's you've been talking to, don't understand one important thing. And that is, if customers who buy/purchase are not satisfied they will show it by buying foreign vehicles. I really think the Presidents/CEO's of these companies understand that, but these middle guys dont.... Just my .02 cents worth.....
If i find out anything out about a CEO/President I'll post it..............Good luck.
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:03 PM
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Hey striper21, i think you should contact vville123, because if i'm not mistaken, he's having some problems with his engine also..
I think it blew, for no apparent reason. Maybe you guys should communicate, compare notes and make some notifications.
I contacted him also, and advised him to contact you in reference to this issue.
His post is either on page 1, or 2.
Let us know what happens.
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What about "Ask Dr. Z" I know its a long shot, but--------http://www.askdrz.com
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Is $9000.00 the price of a new engine?
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