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Old 10-08-2012, 05:36 PM
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well it looks like im just going to have to deal with what its doing for now. i have a few months to pull the money together to see what i can do. on a good note i have a second truck i can drive in the mean time should the ram die unexpectedly. also im thinking that if it comes to it and it does die before i can make any changes im going to turn it in to insurance and have them do the work under my comprehensive ins. dont know if they will work on it that way or not but its worth a try.
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If the heads or head gasket has an issue
I believe that you go to just about any garage or even Pep Boys
Have them put a pressure tester on radiator
they just remove the radiator cap & put the pressure tester on in its place
then they pump up the pressure & watch for leak down, that is the first step

i like the way Eric the car guy explains things



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Well I'm tearing into the engine tonight. Hopefully I'll have the heads off soon. Ill know more by Friday
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My '04 4.7 blew the head gaskets at 87,000 miles too, and they had been partially blown for a long time before I realized it. I kept smelling antifreeze from the front of the truck when i shut it off. Then one day they finished blowing. The orange antifreeze from the factory will turn to concrete inside the radiator if it isnt replaced on time. I put the green stuff back in it after I had the heads fixed and the head gaskets blew again at 136,000 miles. This time its K&W Blockseal to the rescue, and Im at 140,000 miles and so far so good. These damn 4.7s are known for that. And the rear end is my next issue.
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sorry it took me so long to get back on here to update everyone..

i got the heads off and took them to a machine shop locally and found out that one head was warped .006" and the other was warped .008" so i definitely found my leak and my loss of compression...

after about $600 all told im back on the road and doing good. no loss of coolant or discoloring of oil... yet. i have only put about 1k on it since the rebuild and everything looks good so far.

if any more issues arise ill let everyone know.

and thank you too everyone that helped me brainstorm on what was wrong.
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