Dodge Ram with the 4.7L Engine

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  1. controvert

    controvert OT Supporter

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    Anyone have a high mileage 4.7 engine?

    I'm buying a Ram as a beater (gas prices aren't a big issue to me) and I'm getting it at a great deal.

    It has 84,000 miles and I know about some of the oil sludge complaints some Dodge owners have. This truck was taken great care of (my bro's old truck) so I know it's history.

    :o
     
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    My friend's 2002 ram has 190k miles on it and they haven't replaced anything yet... I think all they had to do was get new battery terminals because theirs corroded. I'm not sure of the reliability as a whole, though.
     
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    Very cool, thanks for the input :)
     
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    every dodge is a "great deal" now. Get a 5.7L one.
     
  5. controvert

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    The new Dodges aren't as good of a deal as my Older brother is giving me his for, I assure you :)


    5.7 isn't needed for what I'll be using the 4.7 for. Most I'd ever pull is our Jetski and maybe our 17lb boat around.
     
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    ignorance is bliss.
     
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    My 4.7 has 140,000 miles on it. The sludge talk was just "talk," there isn't a sludge problem on the engine.
     
  8. controvert

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    It sure it in your case.
     
  9. controvert

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    Thanks for your input, this is what I was looking for :cool:
     
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    i mean you think you can get a better deal with a used, high-mileage dodge compared to a brand-new one, for a rediculously low price, with a $2.99/gallon gas guarantee for the next few years, AND a lifetime warranty.

    Believe me, YOU are the one living in a fantasy.
     
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    the deal on the used truck would have to be pretty amazing in order to refute that point!
     
  12. controvert

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    Based on my current situation, It is. :hs:

    I don't need a lifetime warranty, as this is a transitional vehicle to a more efficient one.
     
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    the studge problem is true in a sense. you should not run into it as you said it was well looked after. the problem is the engines are bad for getting codensation (sp?). ive seen a 4.7l dodge so sludged up the filler barely let oil through it.
     
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    :ugh:
     
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    so? Just because he doesn't really care about gas prices, doesn't mean that it's not a better deal to spend over a dollar LESS for fuel with the new dodge.

    You still get a newer and nicer vehicle, with a better warranty.
     
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    Why are you arguing about this? Do you know how much he's paying for the used one? Maybe he can't just drop 20K+ on a new truck?
     
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    :rofl: you idiots lack any bit of common-sense when it comes to vehicle purchases. :rofl:
     

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