crushed intake valve ring

This is a typical intake valve seat failure. It doesn’t matter that this is a 4.7 Dodge pickup truck head. It happens to other car models as well. In most cases it is the intake seats, occasionally the exhaust. I don’t know how much money Chrysler saved per engine but my cost difference between powdered…

It’s A Well Known Problem There are 3 engine families that have a well-known problem: the intake seats fall out which naturally causes internal engine damage. Unfortunately for the Chrysler/Dodge owners, Chrysler Corp. has 2 of them:  3.7 and 4.7 SOHC engines as well as the 5.7 and 6.1 Hemi engines. In addition (according to…

water in the oil

How a small mistake cost this shop owner 10’s of hours and hundreds of dollars! Since this happened this week, and it has happened probably half a dozen times before, I thought I’d mention it. Last month, a shop outside Orlando sent us a cylinder head saying it is cracked. After pressure testing it, I…

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