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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