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How many miles is a 4.7 in an 05 durango good for?

Old 06-08-2012, 12:01 AM
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Orange filter typically means Fram. Fram is the cheapest junk you can buy, pretty much. Cardboard inside, and I am not kidding.

Wix are decent filters, Purolator, Mobil 1, K&N. I'm sure I'm forgetting some. And I've used each of them at one time or another on my wife's 2006 with the 4.7, and its always had the lifter noise. I was worried about it for the first 5k miles or so that we owned the car, until I read on here (and other forums) that it was normal.

My 2010 4.7 (newer and better/more powerful design) also has a slight lifter noise, and I have just barely over 18k on it.
Old 06-08-2012, 01:17 PM
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Royal Purple make great oil filters.
Old 06-09-2012, 12:02 PM
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Oil filters are like air filters , spark plugs , or "TRUCKS in general" ... You get what you pay for... Paper filters are paper filters no matter what's written on the side of it..
Old 09-11-2012, 12:51 AM
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I have no noise from motor now pushing 200,000 and is a daily driver. Like I stated before I only use recommended synthetic oil, good filters, use recommended spark plugs (yes I change them every 30,000 miles without fail) and use only Mopar sensors for replacements. My friend is a Dodge master mechanic and has seen these 4.7 motors pushing 300,000 before major issues if taken care of. My truck is paid for, so if it breaks, I fix it. I still get 15-16 city/18+ highway, QD Cab, 4x4, 32inch tires, 3.55 gears and every once in a while I get on it hard just to play (mpg goes down tho, lol).

I still believe these motors are very solid. You gotta use Syn oil and gently flush motor from time to time because the passage ways are so small.

Well, there's my .02, hope it helps.
Old 10-22-2012, 02:08 PM
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Default Seems maybe I should have read this thread first...

Hey y'all,

Had my '01 Dakota QC 4x4 with the 4.7 since around '05, it was a fixed wrecker with about 57K miles. I've used regular 10W-30 oil every 4K-6K miles (like to see the oil pressure at the higher side for reason, maybe I'll go the 5W-30 now), usually Castrol. As far as oil filters, used Fram and just about all the others and not seen a difference in the color or cleanliness at each change.

No engine issues since I've owned it. Steering ball joint, drive shaft u-joints, fuel pump and a couple batteries... usual stuff, IMO.

In the past year, I decided to fix the things that quit working with the hopes I'd get another 100K miles out of her. What was it, the MTC for door locks not working, the TCCM for 4WD, the metal brake line running to the rear corroded and burst, the steering column spring wire assembly, fan clutch, shocks and probably a few more things I can't remember.

Truck is running as good as it ever has with 203,500 miles.

Now reading, many feel that 160K miles is max for this engine, that one should only be using synthetic 5W-30, and (this one not from this forum) the rear ends are notorious for going out at 100K miles. Have to wait and see if this $4,500 investment in repairs was worth it, instead of buying something used I wouldn't know what was wrong with that would have cost some $15K.

I suppose I'm committed now.. if the engine fails before 300K, it seems I've read you can put in a HEMI to replace the MAGNUM.

Thanks for all the great ideas and wonderful hints!
Old 10-22-2012, 03:25 PM
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I've gotta reply to this thread. I have 2001 quad cab 4.7 w/manual tranny. Bought it new and did all the servicing myself. 322,187 miles and before it lost a fight with a guard rail a couple of Friday's ago, she's still going strong. Original engine. Original water pump. Replaced the starter at approx 290,000. Replaced the alternator at approx 300,000. All I ever used was Valvoline 5w-30. For filters I'd use Supertech, Fram, or whatever was the most inexpensive. It's been the best vehicle I've ever owned, and I certainly would purchase another one without any hesitation. (In fact I just did) I used to tow a racecar for 2 years and another 7 years of towing a 4400 lbs. yacht. I've got well over 20,000 miles of just towing alone. And when I mean towing, I'm talking about towing a 4400 lbs. boat from Colorado to the California coast annually. Not flatlands. In the beginning I changed the oil & filer the first 50 mi, then the next 100, then the next 500, a few times until 3000 mile intervals. From about 150,000 on, I slacked off and actually was pretty bad. Sometimes a long as 10,000 miles between changes. Again, I can't speak high enough of this vehicle.
Old 10-22-2012, 05:08 PM
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Default Oil Filter Info

Did a little research on oil filters and this is what I found:


I'm going to post this as an original thread (link) as well.
Old 11-02-2012, 08:00 AM
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I just passed 110,000 and it runs the same as when i biought it
Old 03-10-2013, 01:01 PM
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105,000 on my 05 Hemi rango. Running great. Mobil-1 5 20 every 3-5,000 miles.
Mobil filter.
This 4x4 is the best riding vehicle I've had.
Old 03-14-2013, 01:36 PM
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So I pulled a 18ft dual axle fully trailer (5000lbs) from Florida to NY with my rango and it did well... the rear end needs bags for sure, it was sagging pretty bad... My lifters on the left side are starting to make noise on start up...

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