Bad Lifter??? or Something Else??? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-04-2012, 08:48 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Posts: 1,537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
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!!!



Sent from my iPhone using AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-05-2012, 11:30 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Posts: 1,537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews


Anyone have an idea


Sent from my iPhone using AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-05-2012, 01:44 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Too close to snookie
Posts: 3,486
Thanks: 21
Thanked 57 Times in 41 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Putting gaser tech in the 6.0 section
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-05-2012, 01:50 PM
7.3 4 Ever! Nothing else!
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 4,169
Thanks: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
is the tick constant when he accelerates?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-05-2012, 01:55 PM
Compression Ignition Addict

 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,829
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-05-2012, 01:56 PM
7.3 4 Ever! Nothing else!
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 4,169
Thanks: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by g2shuck View Post
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
agree
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-05-2012, 02:10 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Moose jaw,saskachewan,canada
Posts: 2,022
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by g2shuck View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 12-05-2012, 03:56 PM
Compression Ignition Addict

 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,829
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
where you located?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 12-05-2012, 06:34 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Posts: 1,537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
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




Sent from my iPhone using AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 12-05-2012, 06:38 PM
7.3 4 Ever! Nothing else!
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 4,169
Thanks: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
Mopar no go far


Sent from my iPhone using AutoGuide.com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors