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Bad Lifter??? or Something Else???

I know this is a Ford forum and all but I was wondering if y'all could help us out.

My friend owns a 2005 Ram 1500 with the 3.7L Magnum V6. Needless to say the truck has always had problems. It has a tick that had gotten progressively louder even after switching to synthetic and adding some Lucas additive. Were guessing its a bad lifter. The truck still runs good and has power. My question is what else could it be and what should we be looking for when we pull the valve covers???

I might also add that today when he started his truck after about a mile down the road it started shaking really bad, had a lack of power, seemed like their was a dead cylinder(s). He stopped the truck ad restarted and it did the same thing. He then asked me to come look at it and when he started it for me it sounded fine (granted the engine was warm now). We let the engine cool down for 6+ hours and started it again and all was well. No more missing/shaking as he described. We did notice that the tick seemed a lot louder than it did before.

I'm just not to familiar with gassers, all help/advice is greatly appreciated!!!



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Putting gaser tech in the 6.0 section

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is the tick constant when he accelerates?
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could be bad lifter, flat lobe on cam, weak valve spring, bent valve, bent pushrod...heck it is a gasser there cheap to work on thro a new cam, new heads, and new pushrods in it lol the he will not have to worry about it for awhile

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could be bad lifter, flat lobe on cam, weak valve spring, bent valve, bent pushrod...heck it is a gasser there cheap to work on thro a new cam, new heads, and new pushrods in it lol the he will not have to worry about it for awhile
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could be bad lifter, flat lobe on cam, weak valve spring, bent valve, bent pushrod...heck it is a gasser there cheap to work on thro a new cam, new heads, and new pushrods in it lol the he will not have to worry about it for awhile
Agreed, cam and lifter sets are pretty cheap, last bad cam I had though caused the car to backfire through the carb.
You could likely get all that done pretty cheap.


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Thanks for all the advice guys, it's really appreciated!

Now what do you think could have caused his spontaneous lack of power and rough running just on that one occasion? After that incident that tick had gotten much worse and a slight knock has started from maybe the bottom of the motor

I know, I know.....he should just ditch the dodge and go into a ford! He is actually strongly considering that.

I am located in Jacksonville, FL but were driving back to Boca Raton, FL tomorrow. Actually his truck is being trailered by mine




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