RE: Hemi Engine Noise problem ??
2004 with 12000 miles. Don't remember any noise when first got it but keeps getting noisier, it seems. Sounds more like "bearings rolling around erratically" (or something like that) rather than a "ticking", to me with mine. It's worse when motor is cold and has got worse since I put synthetic oil (Mopar) in the crankcase. I hear a "ticking" also but that is more consistent-type noise and is exhaust related. Took it to dealer and they said to "keep an eye on it and let him know if/when it gets any worse". Not very re-assuring.
A buddy of mine had a 2003 Hemi with same type of noise, only louder he says, and they ordered him a new bottom-end, said the motor had a couple bad pistons or rings, can't remember. He traded the truck before they finished the swap and bought the diesel.
I'm with hemiwolf, If I wanted a truck that sounded like a deisel I would have bought a deisel.
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 HD Reg cab 4x4 Laramie / 5.7 Hemi