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I'm most curious where the guy was going to find and install a reman 4.7 for $2500.00
That's amazingly cheap. I'd venture to say that if you called 3 different reputable shops, you'd get 3 prices and all of them would be more than double that.
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Is this a 4.7L motor?


Yes, it is. Why do you ask?

Because once the 4.7 starts throwing valve/cylinder codes, you might as well get a new motor.
The oil journals and pickup tube on a 4.7 get clogged up restricting oil to the pats that need oil.
You usually do not notice until it throws a check engine light, and by then the motor has been starved for oil and the damage is already done.
This condition can happen with both Synthetic and Dyno oil motors.
I had a 2002 Dodge Ram with a 4.7, ran 10W30 dyno oil and change oil every 3k miles. This problem popped up at 230k miles.
I also had a 2001 Durango with a 4.7 that had Mobile 1 synthetic from day one. Same problem happened at $210k.
The dealers will deny their is a systemic issue, and throw parts at the problem, but it will just keep getting worse until catastrophic failure.
I would never buy a used 4.7.
The sludge issue has happened on 4.7 vehicles with less than 30k miles.

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4.7 l can be a nightmare , honestly if it sounds to cheap to be true it probably is. your issue is value worth cost . my guess is the head gasket leaks or the head is cracked causing a misfire. the engine could very well be slugged up . they make some decent flushes but if your losing coolant into a cylinder your wasting your time.  time to soul search the valve of a 15 year old dodge dakota . :twocents:
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Thank for all the feedback. Sounds like I have been getting good service, but have a truck with a poorly designed motor, and a mechanic who probably provided more warranty on a used motor than he should have. It turned out I was mistaken about the warranty, they provided a 2 year warranty, which currently has 1 month left on it. Last update I received, they were unable to find another used motor, so they are covering the cost for a re-manufactured motor but the warranty will expire in 1 month. They offered a new motor with a 10 year warranty for $2500, but I just don't have the money right now or I would have pounced on it.

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Thank for all the feedback. Sounds like I have been getting good service, but have a truck with a poorly designed motor, and a mechanic who probably provided more warranty on a used motor than he should have. It turned out I was mistaken about the warranty, they provided a 2 year warranty, which currently has 1 month left on it. Last update I received, they were unable to find another used motor, so they are covering the cost for a re-manufactured motor but the warranty will expire in 1 month. They offered a new motor with a 10 year warranty for $2500, but I just don't have the money right now or I would have pounced on it.
That shop should get ALL of your business FOREVER. They have gone way above and beyond IMO.
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Thank for all the feedback. Sounds like I have been getting good service, but have a truck with a poorly designed motor, and a mechanic who probably provided more warranty on a used motor than he should have. It turned out I was mistaken about the warranty, they provided a 2 year warranty, which currently has 1 month left on it. Last update I received, they were unable to find another used motor, so they are covering the cost for a re-manufactured motor but the warranty will expire in 1 month. They offered a new motor with a 10 year warranty for $2500, but I just don't have the money right now or I would have pounced on it.
That shop should get ALL of your business FOREVER. They have gone way above and beyond IMO.
:yeah: Sounds like they have really treated you right.  :tup:
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I still can't figure out how they're doing a reman engine for $2500.00 installed. Or why they're covering a reman engine for you at all to be honest.
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I still can't figure out how they're doing a reman engine for $2500.00 installed. Or why they're covering a reman engine for you at all to be honest.


And a 10 year warranty, I would have bought two!
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I still can't figure out how they're doing a reman engine for $2500.00 installed. Or why they're covering a reman engine for you at all to be honest.


And a 10 year warranty, I would have bought two!

Well the 10 year warranty was if I got a new motor instead of re-manufactured. I just got my truck back with the re-manufactured motor and it is running better than it was even before the first motor replacement. They went ahead and gave me 2 more months of warranty as well just to make sure that this motor isn't a dud. :o Based on what I have read in this thread I am pleasantly surprised, and they will be getting all of my future business, and as many referrals as I can generate. :) iirc advertising here is discouraged if not paid, so PM me if you want to know the name of the shop.  :tup:

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I still can't figure out how they're doing a reman engine for $2500.00 installed. Or why they're covering a reman engine for you at all to be honest.


And a 10 year warranty, I would have bought two!

Well the 10 year warranty was if I got a new motor instead of re-manufactured. I just got my truck back with the re-manufactured motor and it is running better than it was even before the first motor replacement. They went ahead and gave me 2 more months of warranty as well just to make sure that this motor isn't a dud. :o Based on what I have read in this thread I am pleasantly surprised, and they will be getting all of my future business, and as many referrals as I can generate. :) iirc advertising here is discouraged if not paid, so PM me if you want to know the name of the shop.  :tup:

Post it up!! It's not advertising, it's a referral

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Well the 10 year warranty was if I got a new motor instead of re-manufactured. I just got my truck back with the re-manufactured motor and it is running better than it was even before the first motor replacement. They went ahead and gave me 2 more months of warranty as well just to make sure that this motor isn't a dud. :o Based on what I have read in this thread I am pleasantly surprised, and they will be getting all of my future business, and as many referrals as I can generate. :) iirc advertising here is discouraged if not paid, so PM me if you want to know the name of the shop.  :tup:

Post it up!! It's not advertising, it's a referral

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