Small bores are easier to clean up for emissions. The only non maintence issue is that some one put the pilot bearing in backwards. Fasteners are hardened M9 capscrews threaded directly into the rod, no nuts are used. On startup, guess what, same noise. You will now have to remove the the caliper….
Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Dakota for potential trouble spots. KenF answered 2 years ago Valve cover gasket is an easy fix. Carefully spin out the oil drain bolt and set it aside in a safe place. Although engine failure in the Dodge 4. In the past year I have installed two 4.
I guess my truck sits right. I use 6 quarts, Pure one filters. Temporarily spin on the oil filler cap, run the engine for a few minutes, shut it off, and allow the oil to drain down to the pan for about 5-10 minutes. Changed out bearing, clutch disk, pressure plate - no sign of wear. I have a 2003 dodge ram 1500 with the 4. He called up Chrysler and proposed a trade: a new, red 1932 Royal Eight, for a hood ornament to match anything from Rolls-Royce. I have told many people dodge should buy it back and put it in a museum or something.
The only reason why I purchased the truck was I was a few thousand dollars short from buying a newer Chevy Silverado truck like I wanted that I could not finance. You have to remember these are aluminum heads on steel blocks. So far it's been a good motor to me just not enough power would be my only complaint. First the weight and viscosity has a huge effect on cold start up, operating temp heat shearing protection, sludge build up, and mpg. You can do a top-end motor rebuild without pulling the engine, but it will not be cheap, especially if you're farming it out to a shop.
So, the main thing here is to keep in mind all these things. Don't worry about what the dipstick reads. Nothing is re-hashed here, and the combustion chambers are almost hemispherical! The cam however is not, and what exactly happened to the cam? Go with a good neighborhood mechanic and not a chain store. Makes this noise every cold startup and once the engine is warmed up goes to a light ticking noise the rest of the time it's running. The crankshaft is nodular cast iron, hardened and microfinished. Dip your pinky finger in some new 5W-20 oil and lubricate the rubber o-ring on the new oil filter. I have a 2003 Durango with 134k on it.
This article covers the 1999-2007 version. This is obviously to improve flow and reduce friction. Speaking of bores, the roundness is held to a maximum of 0. I'm only able to get about 5. So i can't agree that the 4.
I would personally stick with the manufacturers recomendation and stick with 6 qts. Drove it with well over 316k. Be careful when you remove the oil drain bolt since the old oil may be hot enough to burn your skin depending on how long you warmed it up in the first step. To combat this, the top ring land, and the area from the land to the head, are hard anodized. I've been doing that for 142,000 miles and my 4. I upgraded my radiator to one that has an extra row for flow. The thicker weight oils ie 10w- have thicker cold viscosity meaning hard on engine start up and more likely to cause sludge.
Once in a while smell coolant burn out tailpipe once in while, not all the time. . The engine is designed to operate 150,000 miles 240,000 km under normal conditions with only normal maintenance. Pop open the hood, twist off the oil filler cap on the right driver side of the engine by turning it counter clockwise and pull up the oil level dipstick on the left passenger side of the engine. Most cars use either 5W-30 or 10W-30. If that sounds small, remember that a medium sized Holley 4-barrel has typically bores of 1.
Secure the caliper with a hanger to the frame not the rubber lines, be careful the pads may come loose. The small bore helped reduce overall length of the engine. You may also want to lay down some newspapers first to help catch any drips. Check the oil level on the dipstick. There is a special 'lever' tool Miller 8516 for depressing the valve spring to remove the rockers.
If I could find the guy that designed this boat anchor I would. The long-rod Mopar tradition continues. Be sure to use a long life high quality filter like a Mobil 1 or other specialty filter. The bedplate is high-tech even to the material - compacted graphite iron. Did you lose a bearing? The thin walls cause excessive heat, which over time will cause oil to become gummy and the heads to crack.